It’s that time of year when we’re hyper-focused on clean up our diets, renewing our gym memberships, and starting to use the tools needed to reach our health goals. One way to make the process a lot easier? Download a healthy recipe app. It’s just like having a nutritionist in your pocket – always having the know-how to shop and cook your way to a healthier body – but a lot more convenient!
We’ve compiled a list of nine healthy recipe apps that will help you make your wellness-related resolutions a reality. From vegan, gluten-free and raw recipes to tips and tricks on how to make the best green smoothies, you’ll be whipping up Instagram-ready superfood concoctions in no time. Recipes like immune-boosting smoothies, vegan sweet potato brownies, smoked aubergine with tahini, and raw buckwheat porridge with goji milk are just a click away. Here are our top picks for health at your fingertips…
9 Healthy Recipe Apps you need now
Forks over Knives
Coming from the high-powered team behind one of our favorite documentary films, Forks Over Knives, this app empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way they understand nutrition and address food. Discover over 160 hearty and decadent meals from over 20 leading chefs, with new recipes added weekly. Using step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-manage shopping lists, changing the way you eat couldn’t be simpler.
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The Blender Girl
Following her well-received cookbook, this app will have you elbow deep in smoothies. It also contains a unique search function that lets you punch in what you feel (happy, sluggish, wired), need (a detox, to lose weight, to chill out), and crave (light and fruity, clean and green, an exotic ride) to find the smoothie to match your daily needs. Featuring gorgeous photographs of every recipe, an extensive ingredient glossary, shopping lists, blender tips, both imperial and metric measurements, and other handy tips and tricks, this app makes it fun to find your perfect blend.
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Developed by Natasha Corrett, blogger behind Honestly Healthy, this is the quick and easy way to get alkaline. It includes over 60 alkaline recipes, including an all-too-decadent breakfast recipe for almond milk poached pears. Lots of healthy snack ideas are in there too, like raw hazelnut chocolate brownies and smoked eggplant with tahini. Each one is perfect for cleansing and just so happens to be mind-blowingly delicious too!
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Seasonally relevant and beautifully designed, the Foodie Recipes app is filled with the best recipes from food bloggers and culinary professionals around the world. Each month new recipes curated by the Foodie editorial staff are added to inspire meals for the season. Featuring some of our favorite bloggers like Erin of Naturally Ella, Ashley McLaughlin of an Edible Perspective, and McKel of Nutrition Stripped, it’s the best of all things healthy and tasty.
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With her ever-so-fashionable and green-living lifestyle, Ella is the Brit to follow. We’re dedicated admirers of her blog, and quickly found that we couldn’t live without her app either. The Deliciously Ella app is all about celebrating naturally healthy food. It has over a hundred simple, plant-based and gluten-free recipes, which you and your body will love, and also has five different detox menu plans. It’s the perfect introduction to the world of delicious and healing living – keeping you happy and energized from breakfast to dinner and everything in between!
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Incorporating raw food can sometimes be a bit daunting, which is why we love the app by The Rawtarian. With over 100 recipes to choose from, most contain only a few ingredients and are simple to prepare. From raw chocolate pudding and raw pumpkin pie, eating healthy never seemed so painless and decadent.
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30 Raw Food Breakfasts
If you’re looking to jump-start your resolutions this year, download 30 Raw Breakfasts. This app, designed by Eleanore of Earthsprout, will walk you through a month’s worth of recipes that will have you feeling energized, vibrant and satisfied. Each breakfast can be assembled in less than 30-minutes, and will help you lose that holiday weight. It can be an awesome detox or simply the start of your new and improved way of eating healthy.
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Created by TCM favorite Lauren Glucina of Ascension Health, we couldn’t be more excited about having more than 55 healthy dessert recipes at our fingertips. The Raw Desserts app offers an introduction to a healthier way of eating, without missing out. The recipes are entirely free from refined sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast, and artificial colors, but full of mouth watering, party-pleasing favorites. Get prepared to use avocados, cashews, raw cacao, nut milks and even herbs and flower essences to make the wildest, yet tastiest desserts ever.
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Another killer app from Ascension Health, this Green Smoothie app has everything you need to become a blender pro. With 30 recipes to choose from, you won’t have to worry about fancy ingredients or expensive superfoods. Everything in this app is easy to find at your local green grocer or farmer’s market, making it accessible and affordable to everyone, no matter what their situation. Drinking green smoothies provides the next level in nutrition for our bodies, so start using this app for tackling inflammation, while boosting your energy, immunity, digestion and beauty.
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