In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are some apps to help you cook healthy meals for your family, learn more about fruits’ health benefits, and a fun game that teaches kids about healthy food choices.
Fooducate: This app allows you to scan a product barcode to see what’s really in your food. Scan to discover unhealthy ingredients including excessive sugar, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup and more. Fooducate will show you healthier alternatives. Fooducate analyzes information found in product nutrition panels and ingredient lists. Free iOS, Android
Healthy Recipes Free: Do you want to kick-start a new lifestyle with healthy recipes? Start planning healthier meals for a complete year with these quick healthy recipes (both sweet and savory). All the healthy recipes shared in this app have gotten approval from dietitians and this tasty selection is presented along with its analysis of nutritional value. Here you can find some healthy recipes menu options that will suit your diet and soon become a part of your lifestyle. Free Android For iOS, check out Healthy Recipes - By SparkRecipes
Jamie's 20 Minute Meals: Celebrity chef Jaime Oliver is known for healthy meals. He even created a TV show about making school cafeteria food healthier. This app features 65 mouth-watering recipes to try, each one taking around 20 minutes. Every recipe has stunning step-by-step photography, so you really can't go wrong! You'll also find 21 videos with useful tips, tricks and kitchen skills from sharpening a knife to chopping an onion. There's also a shopping list feature that sorts your ingredients by aisle so you'll be really speedy in the supermarket. $7.69 Android, $6.99 iOS
Fruits For Health: We all know that fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that help our bodies stay healthy. This app provides a list of many fruits – along with colorful pictures – and their health benefits. Free Android
Awesome Eats: This game is designed to teach children about nutrition and wellness. Sort, stack, pack and plate a rainbow of fresh-from-the-garden foods! And now recycle items after lunch! In each level you’ll stack and sort fruits, veggies and whole grains across wacky contraptions to win stars and score big points! Be on the lookout for thieving birds and tap to shoo them away for extra points. You and your kids will unlock hours of challenging game play and get loads of healthy eating tips along the way. Featuring 64 challenging levels, a cast of over 70 characters, healthy eating tips, skill bonuses, obstacles and fun surprises to keep you on your toes! Free iOS, Android
Sprint has a broad offering of mobile devices, accessories and applications to help families stay in shape. www.sprint.com/fitness
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