Keep Healthy Eating Habits on Track with These 5 Apps

Well Being Thursday, February 6, 2014 Written by

Are salty snacks and sugary sweets a constant temptation? Do you know how certain foods affect your body, both in good ways and bad?

Following a healthy diet can be difficult for many reasons, but you can stay on track better with the support of a few of our favorite food apps. So stop with the excuses and do your body a favor simply by knowing where to find the best local, healthy and sustainable options.


Eat healthier and achieve diet goals with the Fooducate app. It offers a personalized experience with easy-to-use food and exercise tracking features. The app also helps you select and buy foods that are good for you: simply scan the barcode to see instant nutrition information and find healthy alternatives with Fooducate’s recommendations. Fooducate is available on iOS and Android.

Finding local, in-season food is a breeze with the Locavore app. It uses your phone’s GPS location to find nearby farms, farmer’s markets and CSAs, and lets you browse what foods are in-season. The app even gives recipe suggestions for the items you just picked up! Locavore is available on iOS and Android.

Seafood Watch
We are lucky to have access to fresh seafood in the Northwest, but do you know what types of seafood are sustainable? The Seafood Watch app provides detailed information to help you find ocean-friendly fish that’s been caught or farmed sustainably. The Project FishMap feature uses your phone’s GPS to locate businesses where other app users have found sustainable seafood, and even allows you to add new stores and restaurants to the list. The Seafood Watch app is available on iOS and Android.

Serve it Up!
This all-in-one food app will help you shop smarter and eat healthier through a variety of tools, including a comprehensive food finder, daily recipe ideas, a nutrition fact database and a grocery list creator. Serve it Up! also brings together a community of like-minded people to connect with and lean on throughout your healthy eating journey. You can even share your go-to foods, recipes and shopping lists with the community to earn rewards. Serve it Up! is available on iOS and is coming soon to Android.

Avoid impulsive buys at the grocery store with ShopWell. The app recommends healthy foods based on your age, gender, health goals and diet needs, and grades them on a scale of 1 to 100 based on nutrition facts. Use this knowledge to create a healthy grocery list and avoid the temptation of unhealthy choices. ShopWell is available on iOS and Android.

What healthy eating apps do you use? Share with us in the comments below.