Here is a very useful article from Bridget Sandorford about the top apps to look for healthy eating, a very informative list for the tech-savvy as well as people looking for healthy foods and lifestyle choices on the run.
Top Apps for Healthy Cooking
A lot of people want to eat healthier but just don't feel like they have the time. It can be too much trying to plan out meals and learn about healthy ingredients -- let along actually finding the time to prepare and to cook meals. This is where your smart phone can be your ally.
There are a number of great apps that can help you with everything from meal planning to recipe substitutions so that you can cook healthy meals effortlessly. Here are a few of our favorite apps for healthy cooking:
Learn how to make over 100 healthy recipes that take less than 10 minutes to prepare with this app. You'll also get lots of information about the benefits of organic and raw foods and how to use more of them in your diet. The app is a great resource for anyone looking to eat healthier. $1.99.
Buying foods that are local and in season will not only save you money, it will also help you to eat healthier. This free app will help you find farms, farmer's markets and CSAs near you so that you can get great local products to jumpstart your healthy eating. You can also get recipes for seasonal ingredients.
This free app offers 200 recipes that are both healthy and easy to prepare. All of the recipes can be made in less than 45 minutes, but most are ready in only 15 minutes. You can get full nutritional information for each recipe and create easy shopping lists. It makes eating healthy fast and easy.
Smart Chef Substitutions (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-chef-substitutions/id319592815?mt=8)
Maybe you already have some favorite recipes that you like to cook but they don't use the healthiest ingredients. This app can help you make smarter choices by providing you a list of healthy substitutions for some of the most common ingredients. You can sort ingredients by category, such as dairy, spices and gluten for easy reference. $1.99.
Sometimes, knowing what not to eat is as important as knowing what to eat. This app can help you by providing a directory of known harmful ingredients, with information about the problems associated with each one. You can search the database or browse it to discover new information. $1.99.
You don't have to spend hours a day planning and creating healthy meals. You can cook healthy meals that are fast and easy to make. These apps can make it easy to create a healthy eating plan that you can stick with no matter what your schedule is like.
What apps do you use to eat healthier and to stay on track? Share your favorites in the comments!
About the Author:
Bridget Sandorford is a freelance food and culinary writer, where recently she’s been researching culinary arts schools in Iowa. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.