Healthy Cooking at Your Fingertips
A collection of the best apps to use in the kitchen
In the last decade, technology invaded our lives. With our phones we can receive calls, emails, read novels, listen to music and much more; virtually anytime, anywhere.
We can also track our health and lifestyle through apps that count steps, calories, and hours slept. Every aspect of our routines now have an online support system that can help us stay on track with our health, helping us keep up with our fitness goals through beauty tips or motivational quotes.
Our phones and tablets are now playing an important role in our kitchen too!
They support healthy living, helping us cook delicious and creative meals. Whether you are trying to lose weight, stay healthy, or cook for a picky family, you can now find inspiration on your phone. You can pick your recipes, send your partner the shopping list, or get it delivered.
I also love to browse recipes for the holidays that are a crowd pleaser but still healthy and delicious. I don’t need to stress about cooking family meals in advance
BWB had a look at the apps available out there and was eager to share our favorite ones for every kind of chef!
Don’t want to go grocery shopping? Do you only have eggs, kale, and apples and don’t want to play head chef? This app will find the perfect recipe for you, using the ingredients you have at home. Their meal kits are also super convenient when you need to plan meals for the week. They will give you the list of all the ingredients you need for three meals. Each dish is described with comprehensive pictures and details that make the process very easy.
Do you want to know what kind of fruits and veggies are in season right now? This app helps health-conscious foodies stay up to date on food and events, giving updates on recalls and latest diet trends. It gives you tips on picking the best fruits; from squeezing avocados to knocking watermelons.
photo by Joanie Simon
Is my food safe?
Can I still eat the unopened yogurt which is past its sell-by date in the fridge? How do I unfreeze meat? How long should I keep spinach?
If questions about safety and food is dragging you down, this app should calm your tired mind and answer your questions about cooking time, kitchen safety and food storage.
Tired of the same old kale/ banana/ berries smoothie? This app proposes tasty recipes with creative ideas and a full description of the nutrients you will get. Packed with over 100 quick recipes, all are vegan, gluten-free and 100% plant based. The app follows your mood, whether you want to lose weight, fight a cold or get glowing skin.
With over 290 easy to follow recipes, this app is a gem for the eyes and a feast for your palate. All the recipes are vegetarian as well as gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. With its easy to use features, this app is my secret weapon when I am out of ideas on what to make for dinner.
Cook + Cure | Food is Medicine
This nutrition app is tailored to you. If you have a health issue and want to adapt your diet so it fits your need, this is your best tool. It also includes lifestyles tips like meditation, herb usage? and exercise. It is the ultimate wellness app.
photo by Mikael Cho
If you have a hard time finding recipes that fit your lifestyle, this smart app will help you find tastier meals, respecting your peanut allergy or lactose sensitivity. The app is compatible with Instacart, so you can sync your order to the app and receive the ingredients directly at home.
Healthy Desserts by Green Kitchen
From the Green Kitchen stories blog, this app is an inspiring source of tasty desserts. The app is filled with recipes using whole grains, healthy fats and natural sweeteners for every sweet tooth out there. A special mention is deserved for their gorgeous photos and graphics.
When you want to eat organic and limit the amount of nasty chemicals that you find everywhere, this app is for you. Scan, search, and browse products so you know if they are safe for your home. So the next time you choose a product without knowing what’s in it, do yourself a favor and scan the product to make sure it’s safe and healthy.
feature photography by Jeff Sheldon
Anne-Sophie is a French born adventurer who grew up skiing, dancing and cooking. She started making her own beauty products at age 17 and since then has been passionate about health, beauty and nature. She lives in New York City where she practices yoga and meditation and enjoys the eclectic restaurant scene of the city. As a teacher she is very curious and loves learning new skills.