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Last week we looked at apps that help manage weight by offering simple tools to get nutritional information. In keeping with that healthy theme, this week we look at recipe apps for those seeking to add more veggies to their diets, for vegetarians and even for vegans. These apps are full of healthy and tasty choices for anyone looking to make a change to, or maintain a healthy lifestyle with the help of their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Vegetarian How to Cook Everything
Part of the wildly popular How To Cook Everything series, this cookbook, written by Mark Bittman, offers over 2000 recipes for delicious meat free dishes - by far the most we've found in one app. The emphasis is on great taste, but also keeping it simple. The app includes vegan recipes along with tons of how-to's, illustrations and planning guides. Easy searching and shopping list creation that can be sent by email make this the ideal choice for anyone, whether a person looking for the occasional veggie pasta dinner or a true tofu addict.
Do Eat Raw
There are health conscious meat-avoiders, idealistic vegetarians, hard-core vegans and then there is the raw foods movement. Touted as being not just a way to lose weight and stay fit, but also to increase longevity and health, it may not be for everyone. If raw is on the menu, however, Do Eat Raw is the app to get. The app has over 300 raw vegan recipes along with information on everything from how to dress up a dish to what to drink. The app is divided into sections for easy browsing, and users can rate dishes and see user ratings to see what's, well, cold?
Whole Living Smoothies
Prefer a nice refreshing drink of fruits and veggies to a full-on vegetarian meal? From the kitchen of none other than Martha Stewart herself comes Whole Living Smoothies. Assembled by dieticians, this recipe app comes with 12 Essential Recipes, 12 Meal-in-a-Glass recipes and 12 Allergen-Free recipes. Additional sets for Weight loss, Immunity Boosting and Detox are available as in-app purchases. The app also contains a comprehensive glossary explaining the specific health benefits of the key ingredients, tips on buying organic produce and even email and Facebook sharing.
Veggie Love Cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens
While not for vegetarians, this app from Better Homes and Gardens provides 50 family-friendly recipes that teach moms and dads how to sneak veggies into everyday food so their kids will get the required servings without having to give up burgers, tacos, pizza or even bacon. This is not a weight-loss cookbook, but with a good search function, cook-together tips to get families interacting and invested in what they eat, a shopping list creator and built-in timer it's sure to help kids - and parents - get their daily allotment of veggies. And not just by hiding them, but by showing them how fun and tasty they are to cook and eat.
Guess what, America? There are people who really don’t crave burgers, steaks, and gobs of meat for every meal. There are people who don’t even eat food that contain products that come from animals of any sort. This group of people runs under the Vegan flag. Those of you curious about trying this lifestyle should continue reading.
21-Day Vegan Kickstart is an app geared toward folks looking to jump onto the vegan bandwagon, or just take a gander at what the eating lifestyle is like. The app sports step-by-step recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a snack. The recipes are easy to read and offer a decent variety of fine dining choices.
Here is where the problem lies in the app. The description goes on to comment about improving and regaining your health. That statement makes it sound like the rest of us are all living some atrocious life style of eating sin. This just rubs me all kinds of the wrong way.
Eating a vegetarian meal can be just as healthy as eating a vegan friendly course. Both of these can be just as healthy as eating a fat slab of slowly cooked prime rib. What makes it healthy is how people live their lives and what they do to burn off those calories from the prime rib.
The benefit to this app is it gives some pretty easy and simple recipes for people to follow. Even if you are not considering a vegan lifestyle, some simple meals are presented that take almost no time to prepare. Just perfect for today’s non-stop running around society.
The app is currently free and available for the iPhone. Regardless of your dietary preferences, there is sure to be something in here to suit just about anyone’s taste buds. Why not give it a look and see just what your taste buds have been missing all along?