Little Lunches app

Little Lunches app

  • Little Lunches is an app designed for parents and caregivers when planning and cooking meals for children up to 2 years old.
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Little Lunches app By Little Lunches


  • Nutrition information for recipes.
  • Video tutorials.
  • Ability to scale recipes depending number of people you are wanting to feed.
  • Allergen notification on recipe.
  • Ability to filter recipes based on cuisine, child’s age, meal type, cooking time and dietary restrictions.
  • Recipes tagged with suggested age ranges.
  • Automated meal planning and shopping list.
  • Advice on how to cook and serve food based on age group.
Country of origin USA
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No (Weight, height, date of birth, etc)
  • Require a login? Yes - Facebook, Google, or email
  • Have password protection? Can be password protected (password required for initial sign up but not when reopening app)
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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  • Annual fee or free 7 day trial with limited recipes and features ads.
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How to get the app

The Little Lunches app provides weekly meal plans which can be tailored to meet allergy and other dietary restrictions (red meat free, pork free, sesame free, gluten free, vegetarian, egg-free, peanut-free, fish free, shellfish free, soy-free, tree nut free, dairy free). In addition it produces a weekly grocery list. Recipes are provided in written and video format and the app includes evidenced based advice on healthy eating.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link)Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


Clear and easy to navigate.

Has video tutorials and written recipes.

✔ Ability to make meal plan and shopping list based on recipes.

✔ Scalable recipes.

Allergen information.

✔ Little library contains guidance on specific foods, when to introduce them to children and how to cook and serve the food.

✔ Educational videos on common food related issues in children.

✘ Some of the advice provided in the educational video is not aligned with New Zealand current recommendations for children under 2 years(external link).

Clinical review

4 star review

: Frances Arenhold, Registered Dietitian
Date of review: March 2023
Platform: Android
Version: 2.1.6
Comments: This is a user friendly app which provides balanced meal ideas and recipes for young children. It supports parents and caregivers to plan and shop according to the meals selected and provides an overview of nutrition and allergen information. In order to manage some of the content not being aligned with current New Zealand advice, users are encouraged to cross check nutritional advice with a New Zealand health professional or reputable web source, like Health Navigator.
Safety concerns: Yes, some of the advice provided in the educational videos is not aligned with New Zealand current recommendations for children under 2 years(external link)(external link).
New Zealand relevance: Yes, this app is relevant to a New Zealand audience, but some of the advice provided in the educational videos are not aligned with New Zealand current recommendations for children under 2 years.

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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