Everyone in our group has a passion for healthy eating, and so once we found out that we could create any project, we spent some time brainstorming and quickly came up with this idea. We know it can be hard to plan out meal plans for the week ahead and decided to try and come up with an easily customizable and responsive website capable of assisting the user. That is how our team came up with the idea for weekly plates.
What it does
This project currently takes in how many calories per day the user wants to consume and outputs a table showing suggested meals for the user to eat throughout the week.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The majority of our team is working out of Georgia, and managing the time difference has been a real hassle. Not only that, but we have been experiencing tornados throughout the hackathon that took our power out for three hours. Needless to say, this has been an extraordinarily unique experience. We also faced many technical challenges. Among these was trying to use Google Cloud to host everything for a team without any Google Cloud experience.
What I learned
What's next for Weekly Plates
We were a bit overzealous when we first came up with the idea for this project. As such, it is clear where we want to take weekly plates going into the future. We hope to expand our database of foods and ingredients by taking advantage of already available data. We also want to add options for the user to control their macronutrient intake and eventually provide cost estimation and cheap meal plan creation for people who don't have enough money to sustain an expensive meal plan but still want to eat healthily.