If you’re like many parents, by the time you get into the kitchen and start making your family’s dinner, you’re already physically and emotionally exhausted from the day. The result — many parents to opt for take-out, or less healthy options in order to quickly get through dinner and onto other nighttime tasks. Technology is providing solutions for many families. One to consider: the Innit meal app.
Kevin Brown, CEO of the mealtime app Innit, doesn’t believe dinnertime has to feel like just another chore at the end of the day. Instead, he believes it should be an opportunity for families to come together and create delicious and nutritious meals everyone can enjoy. “When families eat and cook together it promotes healthier habits and better performance in school.”
A Mealtime Platform
The idea behind Innit is a simple one, yet it stands to make a big impact. Brown, a father himself, tells Parentology the idea behind the platform was a desire for families to be able to push a button and get something perfect and personalized.
The company began five years ago, and was geared towards people who didn’t necessarily grow up in the kitchen. “We built the platform to help people who struggle to go from a recipe to cooking.” The benefits of Innit have evolved over the years so if you don’t struggle to navigate your way around your kitchen, you can still enhance your mealtime experience.
Most appliances these days have WiFi hookups, and if your appliance has one, and is one of the four manufacturers Innit is compatible with — GE, Bosh, Electrolux and LG — you can benefit from the seamless connection between the app and your phone. Which gives the added benefits of being able to remotely preheat your oven, set temperatures and let your oven know exactly what recipe you’re following, all of which will make for a much tastier meal.
In the Store
The app will add the ingredients from any recipes you choose to your shopping list, as well as allow you to scan the items you’re purchasing for anything — ranging from detecting possible allergens, to making sure items will work with your Paleo Diet. Brown calls the platform a “culinary GPS system” which seems accurate since it gives you step by step instructions on how to go from a recipe to serving a complete meal.
Perhaps the best part of the app is it allows for cooking hands-free as long as it’s hooked up to a device like the Google Nest Hub. This will cut down on the number of times you have to stop scrolling to wash your hands while cooking.
Increasing Family Engagement
Since so much of the technology makes it easy for even the most novice chef to take part in cooking, kids may be inclined to get involved. Brown says the time Innit saves can restore family time usually missed out on while dealing with everything from meal planning to execution.
Kitchen App Innit: Sources
Kevin Brown, CEO with Innit