Grab These 5 Food Apps That Will Totally Change The Way You Eat

The old saying goes “you are what you eat,” and in this age of technology, apps are increasingly working to help us eat smarter and more healthily. Whether you’re looking to eat healthier ingredients, try some new restaurants, learn to cook or even help save the planet, there are plenty of options out there for you. We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite food apps to help you change the way you eat.

5.) Olio

Food app olio helping people rescue food


Did you know that over 30% of all food that’s produced ends up being wasted? Olio is one of the first food apps to help people around the world reduce this number. The app was originally launched in London but now spread to include the U.S. and much of Europe.

How does it work? 

We’ve all been there: Something looks great in the supermarket, so you buy a whole bunch. When you get home you realize that either you don’t like it or that you’ll never use it all up before the expiration date. Instead of letting your unwanted food become part of a scary statistic, simply list it on Olio so that someone else can claim it.

What’s more, restaurantsand cafes can also use the app to share their unwanted food. A friendly Olio volunteer picks up the excess, lists it on the food app, and arranges for it to be collected. So restaurants reduce their waste, and you get tasty food and a chance to help the planet.

Price: Free. Download now for Android and iOS.

4.) Noom 

Noom food app

If you’ve struggled with traditional diets, then Noom might be just what you’re looking for. This clever new app pairs you up with a personal coach as well as your own health buddies who will be with you on your journey.

How does it work?

The app helps you rate foods based on their calorific density so that, instead of dieting, you’re setting yourself up to select the healthiest and most fulfilling foods. There are no “diet” foods and nothing is “off-limits” – the app simply helps you choose a balance of foods and make healthy choices. Logging your meals and exercise is super-easy and you get helpful reminders through the day. It’s so friendly and simple that it will quickly become one of your favorite food apps. The app operates on a subscription basis, but offers so much and is cheaper than most personal trainers.

Price: $59 US per month, but a free trial is available. Sign up on Android or iOS.

3.) Pepperplate

pepperplate food app

Do you ever find yourself standing in the grocery store or in front of the fridge with no idea what to cook? I used to until Pepperplate became one of my go-to food apps. Now I have hundreds of my favorite recipes at my fingertips.

How does it work?

Pepperplate is a two-part app. The recipe book remains on your phone or Kindle so that you can access recipes and shopping lists on the go or have them in your hand while you cook. The other part is a browser bookmarklet that allows you to easily import recipes from almost any website. Now when you stumble across an interesting recipe, you can add it to your phone immediately so you’ll remember to try it next time you’re shopping for ingredients.

You can easily add notes and tags to your recipes. For example, I have a range of dishes tagged as “vegetarian,” “easy dinner,” “healthy eating,” “grilling,” “baking,” “Japanese,” “dinner party” and many more, so that I can easily browse exactly the kinds of recipes I want. It’s also easy to scale recipes to match the number of people you’re cooking for and add the ingredients for all of your recipes to a shopping list and meal planner so you never forget to buy anything you need.

Price: Free. Download for Android or iOS and install the bookmarklet.

2.) OpenTable

Food Apps Open Table

Open Table

Trying to organize a romantic date or a last-minute dinner with friends? Or maybe you just want to check out someplace new for dinner. You need OpenTable.

How does it work?

OpenTable makes it easy to book a table and you even earn credit every time you dine out. Browse by cuisine and location, check out reviews and photos, browse menus and book instantly and for free. OpenTable is one of the best food apps for getting out of your food rutand trying new cuisines. Fancy a burrito but don’t know where to start? Simply filter the results and browse through the user reviews until you find something you like the look of.

OpenTable is also great for travellers and digital nomads who are looking to find a bite to eat in a new city. No more wandering the streets weighed down by a heavy backpack, just select your restaurant, book your table and you’re good to go.

Price: Free. Get it now for Android, Windows and iOS.

 1.) Fork It

Food Apps Fork It

Fork It

Want to become a better cook but don’t know where to begin – or lack motivation? Food apps are a great way to challenge yourself, and Fork It is one of our favorites.

How does it work?

Much like a fitness app, Fork It lets you set personal goals and track your progress. However, instead of tracking exercise, it tracks your achievements in the kitchen. Be creative, try new ingredients and share your results with friends. You can even sign up for quests, such as Breakfast, where you’ll learn to make a whole range of recipes based on a single topic.

Whether you’re living on your own for the first time and need to learn the basics or simply want to brush up on your skills, the app is a great way to try new recipes. It’s also great for parents who want to get their kids interested in healthy home-cooked foods: Work together as a team to achieve your daily goals; children will love the cute design and sense of achievement they get from creating something tasty to feed the family.

Price: Free. Download now on iOS.


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