5 Apps to Help in Planning Meals and Counting Calories

Cynthia Clifton  |  2/28/2014 1:31:22 AM

How would you like to not have to worry about what to cook for dinner tonight or how many calories you are taking in or have used up? It can be a daunting task to keep up with meal planning and calorie counting. However, these tasks can become easier if you have the right app.

So, let’s check out these 5 apps for planning meals and counting calories:

Five Plates

Do you hate trying to figure out what to eat or make for dinner? Well, Five Plates provides you with a grocery list of whole foods that is delivered directly to your home weekly with ingredients for five different meals. This app is free.

Menu Planner

Is your recipe board too full on Pinterest? Do you know what’s in your pantry? You can create meal plans, import your favorite recipes from the Internet, inventory your pantry and integrate all of that to create a weekly grocery list. No more stress. This app is $2.99.


This app is used for losing or maintaining weight. With one of the largest food databases, it allows you to enter your own recipes and the app figures out the nutritional content. It includes other features such as an exercise database, goal tracker and friend tracker to help you stay motivated. This app is free.

Lose It

This app keeps track of the calories that you have eaten and how much exercise is needed to eliminate those extra calories. This app is equipped with a bar code scanner which is much easier than putting in your food information. It helps you in that it subtracts calories when you have exercised. This app is free for the basic version, but costs $39.99 per year if you enroll in the premium weight-loss program.

Restaurant Nutrition

Eating out and traveling frequently can make it hard to count calories and plan meals, but there is an app that can help you navigate the food choices in restaurant menus. It includes over 250 restaurants and 60,000 food items with all the nutritional information needed. This app is free - can you believe it!

Well folks, now that you have apps that can help you in your quest for a healthy lifestyle, let’s get this done the right way. Happy eating.

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