Technology is at the forefront of day-to-day living, so if you are on a mission to lose weight or simply want to keep on track of your eating habits, now is the time to take advantage.
Owning a smartphone these days means you have access to a wide range of applications (‘apps’) which are designed to help you keep pace and in touch with everyday essentials.
Among the most interesting apps from our perspective is the selection of healthy eating apps, which do everything from counting calories to checking food labels.
Below is a guide to some great healthy eating apps for you to consider downloading to make healthy living just that little bit easier.
LifeCafe Healthy Pantry (Android and iPhone)
This handy app helps you spot artificial ingredients and common allergens in a wide variety of packaged foods and drinks. By scanning a barcode, you will receive information about the product’s ingredients and based on your profile settings, the app will identify how these ingredients will impact your health. LifeCafe Healthy Pantry is simple to use and features easy to understand green, yellow and red symbols.
Healthy Recipes (Android and iPhone)
This app is free and perfect for home cooks looking for new and interesting nutritious meal ideas. In just one click the Healthy Recipes app gives you access to over 500,000 recipes from the website, Sparkrecipes.com, and you can quickly and easily search by meal, cuisine, occasion or prep time.
Garden Plate (Android and iPhone)
Vegetarian and gluten-free eating can be tricky to navigate, but this highly visual app features over 65 delicious recipes to choose from, including desserts, salads and raw foods.
This calorie counter is one of the leading apps for promoting weight-loss and is completely free to download. With a barcode scanner and a food database of over 4 million foods, it can track pretty much anything you eat. It also features a recipe calculator and automatically remembers frequently used foods and regular meals.
Your brand new kitchen companion, Epicurious allows you to search for a range of professionally created and tested recipes to put the enjoyment back into cooking. You can also build shopping lists and follow step-by-step recipe instructions.