The last ten or so Ideas were all about food, managing it and potentially maximizing the customer’s food bills. You can encompass all these problems into one big problem, which is fixing the food at home problem. From that general idea a lot of related ideas were already talked about, but I think there can be more, but some of these ideas in a vacuum don’t really help but bundle together it might become something more viable.
What we have at home
With “Idea #35: What is in your fridge?“, knowing what you have at home can prevent you from buying unnecessary things and making something from what you got instead of going to the grocery or getting food delivered. Is that food still good?
Tracking leftovers (track them, plan them, when they are going to expire)
Except for Idea #36 (tracking expiry date), there are no ideas about tracking leftovers. Perhaps track what meal are left in the fridge with the Idea #35. Leftovers could be incorporated to your meal planning (Idea #37: A family Meal planner apps & Idea #38: specialized Meal planner apps) saving you make a meal or two.
When your food is going to expire
With Idea #36: Rotten or not, you can check when your food is going to expire and have meal suggestions to prevent spoilage.
These services could be used when we are grocery shopping, to know what is missing and how much we got.
What should we eat?
A service like my fridge food .com can help you create recipes from what you already have in your fridge. If you want to plan ahead you can use a service that plans your meal (Idea #37: A family Meal planner apps & Idea #38: Advance Meal planner apps)
If you’re looking for idea what to cook look around different recipe site or use Idea #40: A social network to share geotagged recipes.
What we can make out of the fridge and what missing (ingredient I have at home) to make X
A service like “Idea #35: What is in your fridge?” help you find what you have left and what is missing to do the meal you want. You might need grocery delivery service like in Idea #41: Do my groceries if you’re too lazy to go to the store.
Best place to buy these grocery (Where and what to buy)
Now that we know what needs to be bought for the week, how to know where the best place to have the cheapest grocery bill is.
Using a site that allows you to check the flyer for each store and Idea #32: A crowdsource grocery Apps you know in advance the price of the supermarket near your home and plan where to buy your groceries. With Idea #33: Coupon app for grocery and retail shopping you can know the best coupon and free product you can get while shopping.
Making extra money with your grocery shopping
While you shop you could scan item with Idea #32: A crowdsource grocery Apps and get community points and if the service is viable it could translate to coupons and saving. With Idea #34: Receipt scanning app for grocery, retail shopping, you could receive cash payment for sharing your receipt and shopping pattern.
This is (almost) all the previous ideas related to food packages in one big story, what if an app could do all of this?