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The mobile phone revolution has taken over every aspect of life, so why not food? Here are some of the best mobile food apps which go way beyond any fitness routine, diet recommendation or cookbook. And, most of them are free! Let’s have a look…
Fooducate analyzes information found in product nutrition panels and ingredient lists. Users scan labels to discover things food manufacturers don’t want you to notice, like how much sugar the product contains and the types of preservatives used.
Lose It! is an app that helps the user lose weight in a healthy, natural way. The goal is to avoid pills, vitamins or dieting and shedding pounds by keeping track of caloric intake.
What sets MyFitnessPal apart is that in addition to monitoring calorie intake, the app recommends a daily, varying workout routine which is designed to burn the right amount of calories to lose pounds and keep them off.
Rise generates specific workout routines without resorting to dietary recommendations. Premium plans include a personal fitness coach to help keep you motivated.
Seafood Watch offers up to date information about specific seafoods, including known Mercury content. It identifies which body of water the seafood comes from and reports on the environmental impact humans are having on any particular species of seafood you are eating.
Food Labels Exposed
Food Labels Exposed goes beyond the labeled ingredients and exposes whether or not the food company has been involved with product recalls, legal disputes and if any “food fraud” has been reported in the past by individual manufacturers.
Locavore helps you find local food purveyors who offer up the freshest ingredients and gives directions, operating hours and contact info.
Can’t be bothered leaving the house for groceries? Instacart allows the user to order food from virtually any market around the world and have it delivered to your door. Domino’s? Sure. But wouldn’t you rather have a pizza… baked in Rome?
Oh She Glows
Oh She Glows is an app designed for the truly dedicated vegetarian and takes up where the wildly successful recipe book, written by Angela Liddon, left off.
Yummly goes beyond the standard recipe format by generating shopping lists and pointing you to local stores which offer those exact ingredients at the best prices.
Ratio takes the standard practice of recommended weights and measures in recipes and breaks them out into a more balanced method of mixing ingredients, reducing the art of flavoring, texture and taste to an exact science.
NYT Cooking is pretty much just like the New York Times Food section of the daily newspaper, all in the palm of your hand. So, basically, it’s “All the food that’s fit to eat…”