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.
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.