Inspiration

Pantryy was created to reduce the amount of unused and therefor expired ingredients in a user's pantry. The meal planner component of Pantryy also allows for healthier eating by sticking to a pre-defined meal plan whilst at the same time making grocery shopping a breeze.

What it does

A simple app that allows users to keep an inventory of the contents of their pantry. Users can monitor the number of ingredients along with the expiration and best before dates of each item. Pantryy will also provide recipes for meals that can be cooked from the ingredients stored in the user's pantry. Weekly meal plans can be selected, with Pantryy adding missing ingredients to a shopping list for users to order through online supermarkets (future feature).

How we built it

We built this application using the MERN stack with calls to the 'edamam' API for both food data base and recipe search.

Challenges we ran into

The main challenge that we ran into was due to hackathon experience. For all member in our team this is our first hackathon and for some the first time coding in a team. We ran into a few challenges with time and cutting features but overall didn't have too many issues.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are all really proud of how much all members of the team have learned through this experience. Two of the members had never used the MERN stack before this hack and have managed to learn so much over the 24 hours.

What we learned

Throughout this hack we learnt heaps, but most importantly the ways in which working in a team improves our code. By splitting tasks, assisting others and performing code reviews the quality of our code was greatly improved.

What's next for Pantryy

To finish implementing the shopping list features and even partner with supermarkets to streamline the ordering process of groceries through online shopping.

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