So we’re talking all things Trello and today, I’m going to walk you through the steps to “pin” from Pinterest directly to your Trello meal planning board. So when you pin a new recipe, it will ✨poof✨ show up in your digital recipe box. I can’t even explain how excited this makes me – it’s like unicorns pooping rainbows in my book… (I may need to get out more…)

colored milk shakes with straws

 This is post #2 in the How to Use Trello to Organize Your Entire Life series. You can find the rest here:

1 How to use Trello for Meal Planning

Connect your Trello Meal Planning Board with Pinterest

3 4 Ways to Organize Your Home with Trello

HOW TO “PIN” TO YOUR TRELLO MEAL PLANNING BOARD

1 You need your Trello meal planning board set up – you can see how to set it up here or just click the image to copy mine:

screenshot of Trello meal planning board example

To copy the board, click on the picture then go to Show Menu, More, Copy Board.

2 You’ll need a Pinterest board (name it the same as your Trello board for simplicity!) with at least one recipe on it and a Zapier account (FREE) for this to work.

The best recipes on Pinterest for this have small horizontal/square images without words, and when you click on the pin you can see all the ingredients listed. BUT this will work with all pins.

Use one of your current Pinterest boards or create a Pinterest board that is used just for connecting to Trello. I created this board just for my meal planning Trello board.

>>> Make sure you have at least one pin <<< on your Pinterest board before you proceed! Create a free zapier account and go to Make a Zap! Zapier is going to pull your most recent pin to use as a template (I’ll walk you through that below).

SET UP ZAPIER TO PINTEREST

Trigger

  1. Trigger App = Pinterest
  2. Trigger = New Pin
  3. Connect your Pinterest account
  4. Choose board

SET UP ZAPIER TO TRELLO

Action

  1. Action App = Trello
  2. Trello Action = Create Card
  3. Connect Trello
  4. Set up Trello Card

screenshot of Zapier Pinterest to Trello meal planning tutorial

MATCH UP THE PIN WITH THE TRELLO CARD

Basically, here Zapier is asking you to match up the parts of the Pinterest pin to the right parts of the Trello card. Click the box on the right with the lines and plus sign, then scroll through the items to match them up.

screenshot of Zapier Pinterest to Trello meal planning tutorial

Here’s how I set mine up:

  • Name (Metadata Article Name or if it’s blank, use Note)
  • Description (Link)
  • Label (Red)
  • Custom Labels (I typed Pinterest Zap)
  • File Attachment (Image)
  • Checklist Name (I typed Shopping List instead of choosing something)
  • Checklist Items (Metadata Recipe Ingredients Ingredients Name) **this will only work if your pin showed the list of ingredients on it)

And here’s how that looks:

screenshot of Zapier Pinterest to Trello meal planning tutorial

Now just continue to test the step and you should get a confirmation like this.

screenshot of Zapier Pinterest to Trello meal planning tutorial

Hit finish and don’t forget to turn your Zap on! Go check your Trello board to make sure it worked.

CHECK YOUR TRELLO MEAL PLANNING BOARD FOR THE RECIPE

Here is how our recipe looks now that it’s in Trello:

screenshot of Trello meal planning card

WHAT TO DO AFTER

  1. Click the Pinterest link in the description to go to the recipe
  2. Copy and paste the ingredients and steps from the recipe into the description
  3. Add labels
  4. Drag to the proper list on your meal planning board
  5. If you’re OCD like I am, I usually copy a different picture. One that shows just the dish and is more horizontal than vertical.

That’s it! I love how easy this makes meal planning for me, and how I can have it at my fingertips with the Trello app. Stay tuned for the next post in the series!

 This is post #2 in the How to Use Trello to Organize Your Entire Life series. You can find the rest here:

1 How to use Trello for Meal Planning

Connect your Trello Meal Planning Board with Pinterest

3 4 Ways to Organize Your Home with Trello

Don’t forget to copy my Trello Meal Planning board (with a bunch of recipes and all!), and then download the Ultimate List of Trello Boards (there’s 101 of them!) that has ALL my sample boards here:

My Trello meal planning board makes it so simple to menu plan! Now I can