Apps these days are borderline ridiculous. There is literally an app for anything and everything you could ever want or need in your life. So of course, I have a million of them. I want to share my favorite apps I use when purchasing products at the local grocer.
Fooducate – I really like Fooducate. You can scan hundreds of items, easily upload new ones in to their data base, plus they have different sections of the app that are fun! There is a health tracker, it helps you keep track if you are losing weight. Food finder – scan, search, and browse different foods. A community board, recipe board, and even diet tidbits!
Dirty Dozen – I love this app because it’s the dirty dozen list of what produce you should definitely buy organic – strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes, celery, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, potatoes, (+1 hot peppers). It also shares the clean 15 list which you have to worry less about when buying. The foods are more safe from any kind of chemicals or pesticides – sweet corn, avocados, pineapples, cabbage, onions, sweet peas (frozen), papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower, and grapefruit. The lists goes on and on with this app. It’s frequently updated and you can read further in to the lists. They also have a free download guide you can print and use while you shop. And if anyone can think of a fun sing song to memorize either list, let me know!!
Shopwell – Shopewell is another rating app. The app opens up and you can choose what you are trying to avoid. IE Gluten, corn, peanuts, wheat, eggs, fish, meat, poultry, lactose, etc. You also have the option to shop for – general health, weight management, heart healthy, digestive, athletic training, vegetarian, vegan, and healthy pregnancy. Then it goes on to what you want to manage (heart healthy) and what you want to manage (high cholesterol) and your wants in your diet – think fiber, whole grains, low calorie, protein, calcium, etc. Although it doesn’t have all of the items in their database, they make it super easy for you to upload them to it. Another bonus to this app is that you can upload your receipts and link your shopper card to the app.
Think Dirty – Another scanner app. I have used this app for my body washes, lotions, face products, etc. Again, they don’t have it all but they have a pretty good database being built up.They rate 1-10, 10 being the worst. Also, if you want something in the database, it’s super simple to submit.
Healthy Living – I do like this app but there are a few things they need to get on board. First, they don’t have many products. I’ve scanned at least 4 items and they didn’t have them in their database. That’s frustrating.But I like when I do get a rating on an item! They rate on a 1 (being best) to 10 (avoid) scale. It’s also color coded green, yellow, and red. Other apps allow you to upload your product, but Healthy Living does not. I do like this app but they need to get it going better.