We all want to eat healthier but finding recipes that are actually good for you can be incredibly time consuming. Many recipe sites and apps boast thousands of recipes but most aren’t “healthy” and finding the right choices can be difficult. While AllRecipes and Betty Crocker are all well and fine, if you want to healthify your diet you need to look in the right places. Let’s take a look at the five best apps to find healthy recipes right on your phone or tablet.
Good Food Healthy Recipes ($3.99)
This BBC created app provides over 170 healthy recipes that you can sort through using photos, nutritional information, and ingredients. The app provides full nutritional details on the dish like the amount of protein, carbs, and fat. If you’re watching your weight, the app contains 35 recipes that have less than 200 calories per serving. The app also provides cooking lesson videos, a timer, and access to the BBC Good Food site that features 8,300 additional recipes.
Epicurious is a much larger app than Good Food, featuring more than 28,000 recipes taken from top magazines, cookbooks, and restaurants. You can sort through recipes based on a huge number of categories and keywords, find recipes based on ingredient and meal type, and create shopping lists to make sure you don’t forget any key ingredient. The app also provides nutritional information on thousands of their recipes so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Whole Foods Market Recipes (Free)
You don’t have to shop at Whole Foods to get the benefits of their healthy recipe app. Whole Foods Market Recipes offers more than 3,000 recipes that you can search through by course, cuisine, dietary guidelines, and more. The app also suggests recipes based on the ingredients you already have in the fridge, creates shopping lists from recipes, and even let’s you budget your food spending for the week and month. If you do shop at Whole Foods, the app will also alert you to any store deals or sales so you can save even more without skimping on quality.
While the other apps are all carefully curated by the creators, SparkRecipes is a user driven app that offers more than 450,000 user submitted recipes. Luckily, you can sort through all the recipes by rating, cuisine, course, special occasion, or prep time. You can also sort through recipes based on special dietary needs like vegan, gluten-free, and low carb. All recipes include extensive nutritional information like calories, carbs, and fats.
Simply Organic (Free)
If you want to cut the genetically modified and processed food out of your diet, Simply Organic will set you up with hundreds of recipes and ingredients. The app provides a variety of healthy recipe categories based on course, cuisine, or mealtime. Once you’ve figured out what you want to make, the app will locate organic stores in your area that carry the necessary ingredients and even help you save a few bucks with handy exclusive coupons and deals.
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