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

Olio

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, restaurants and 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. Also, if you are looking for a specific recipe with a piece of kitchen equipment, like the best food processor, you can do this as well! 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 out and 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 travelers 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.) Happy Cow

happy cow food app

PETA/HappyCow

Are you trying to cut out animal products or are you a vegan/vegetarian/health foodie? Well, HappyCow is the best choice for you! The app is available in 175 countries and it is even better if you are traveling around the world or wanting to explore new places.

How does it work?

The HappyCow app can help you search for vegan and vegetarian restaurants or restaurants that have vegan and vegetarian options all over the world. This app can save you time when you are traveling around the world, especially if you are vegan or vegetarian. This is one of the few apps out there that are made just for a small population of people.

You can receive the same information on other review sites, but it’s not easy to search for vegan and vegetarian restaurants. It is also more difficult to find people who are vegan or vegetarian on normal review sites. You can search for nearby vegan and vegetarian restaurants or health food stores that cater to vegans and vegetarians. People who are vegan and vegetarian can review each restaurant on the app to let others know their experiences.

Price: Free on Android. $3.99 on iOS.

 

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