Getting Started with Cozi Meals & Recipe Box

Cozi Recipe Box makes it easy to plan meals, store recipes and let the whole family know what’s for dinner.

Adding recipes from folders

Cozi editors collect our favorite recipes into Folders, which you can add to your Recipe Box. These collections are updated periodically – so if you see a recipe you like, be sure to save it!

Recipe Box Folders

On the web

  • In Recipes page, click on Collections. The dropdown menu will display Cozi-curated folders, as well as your own folders. Select a collection to view the recipes in that collection. Click on a recipe to view it.
  • If you want to save a recipe, click on the blue “+” sign and then tap on Add to My Recipes.

Note: This feature is not available for the mobile web version of Cozi. 

 

Recipe Box Folders in App

In the apps

  • In Recipes , tap the top dropdown menu to display your recipe folders. The menu will show Cozi-curated folders, as well as your own folders. Select a folder to view the recipes in that collection.
  • Tap the recipe to view it.
  • If you want to save a recipe, click Add to Recipe Box.

Adding recipes from other websites

On the web

  • Click the 3 line menu in the upper lefthand corner.
  • Tap Recipes.
  • Tap the blue “+” icon on the bottom righthand corner. From there, paste the URL into the Recipe URL field, copy and paste the ingredients and prep instructions and tap Save. Voila! You will see the full recipe.

In the apps

Use one of the ways described below to quickly add recipe data (ingredients, prep steps, and even recipe images) straight into your Cozi Recipe Box from other sites.

Note: Some websites do not use standard formatting and/or do not allow recipes to be shared to a third party sites. If you share the recipe to Cozi and the recipe is not displayed properly, you may need to save the recipe manually from the web version of Cozi.

In iOS:

  • When you find a recipe you like, tap the share button in Safari.
  • Swipe through the apps (on top row), and tap more.
  • Turn on Cozi Recipe and tap done.
  • Tap the Cozi icon to save the recipe.

In Android:

  • When you find a recipe you like, tap the menu button in Chrome.
  • Tap share.
  • Tap the Cozi icon to save the recipe.

Editing recipes

Edit recipe on the web

On the web

  • In Recipe Box, select the recipe you’d like to edit. Tap the three dot menu in the upper righthand corner, tap Edit, make your changes, then tap Save.

 

Edit recipes in app

In the apps

  • In Recipe Box, select the recipe you’d like to edit. Tap Edit, make your changes, then tap Save.

Creating a meal plan

On the mobile web

To create a meal plan, go to Recipes. Tap on the recipe you would like to add to your calendar, next tap the blue “+” icon in the lower righthand corner, then tap Add to calendar, schedule the meal on your preferred date, and then tap Save.

Note: This feature is not available for the web version of Cozi. 

In the apps

Schedule a recipe on iOS:

  1. While viewing the recipe you’d like to add to your calendar, tap the Add to Calendar icon in the top menu bar (see calendar with a + sign).
  2. Select the date and meal to which you’d like to assign the recipe.
  3. Voila! The recipe is now visible on that day on your calendar.

Schedule a recipe on Android:

  1. While viewing the recipe you’d like to add to your calendar, tap the menu in the upper right corner and choose for which meal you’d like to schedule the recipe.
  2. Select the date on the calendar to which you’d like to assign the recipe.
  3. Voila! The recipe is now visible on that day on your calendar.

Other useful Meals features

Keep your screen lit

When viewing a recipe, tap Cooking Mode (iOS) or the sun icon (Android) in the upper left hand corner. Your screen will stay on (not dim and turn off from inactivity) so you can prepare dinner without touching your device with messy fingers!

Add to Shopping List

Make grocery lists, fast

Cozi lets you make a list of all your recipe ingredients with one touch. Add items to your Shopping List from any recipe in your Cozi Recipe Box by selecting “Add to shopping.”

Cozi Recipe Box Favorite Recipes

Save your favorites

You can add notes and tags to any recipe in your Recipe Box by clicking Favorite. This information is searchable, making it even easier to find a favorite recipe.

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