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Research suggests the people who cook at home six to seven times a week eat less calories than those who cook only one time a week. Cooking has also been linked to a healthier overall lifestyle and longer life expectancy. With all the research out there today it is no wonder many people are attempting to cook more at home. Cooking apps help with this by providing easy to read recipes, shopping lists and nutrition facts. Check out three of the best cooking apps for iphone and Android below.
Epicurious works by pulling recipes from around the web and putting them in one place. Search more than 30,000 recipes by categories like main ingredient, fast and fresh and occasion. Favorite recipes can be saved to the digital recipe box to go back and use at a later date.
Recipes feature photos of every dish as well as a grocery list. Check the items needed for each recipe and then view them on a master list while at the store. View a list of produce that is in season. When cooking go hands-free through the use of voice controls.
BigOven lives up to its name, giving access to more than 350,000 recipes. Use these recipes to create menu plans and groceries lists days, weeks or months in advance. Recipes can be searched by type of food, season, specific diet and more. BigOven also makes cooking social, allowing you to follow friends, family members and even favorite food bloggers. Possibly the best feature of the app is the “Use up Leftover” widget which allows up to three leftover ingredients to be entered and then brings up recipes that include those foods.
Everyone has heard the saying, “My eyes are bigger than my stomach.” GoJee uses this to their advantage by featuring high quality images that entice users to the app. Every recipe in the app is hand picked by food experts on the GoJee team. They carefully scour the web to find the best recipes and photographs created by world renowned food writers.
The recipes for each photo can be viewed and a grocery list can be created accordingly. If you love a recipe, the app includes options to see more recipes from the creator, or more recipes like that specific one. Have random ingredients laying around? Search for recipes based on these ingredients. Its seamless social media integration means sharing the recipes online via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and email is easy.
Take the guesswork out of cooking by downloading one or all of the cooking apps mentioned above. Use them to find new recipes to love and start making cooking a part of your daily routine.