5 Free and Useful Healthy Eating Apps for Android

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It’s something that you’ve been meaning to do but never seem to get around to it. You know you need to start eating healthier, but those nachos with cheese are too tempting. But you’ve decided it’s time to eat healthier, but you want an app to help you in the process. The following list of apps will offer you some features that will help you in the process of eating better.

5 Must-Have Healthy Eating Apps for Android

You have all sorts of healthy eating apps to choose from. Some apps offer recipes you can follow, while others provide a feature that counts calories. Some apps may keep it simple regarding features, while others may come with so many features you don’t know where to start. One app you can start with is the following.

1. Eat This Much

Eat This Healthy Eating Android App

One popular healthy eating is Eat This Much. It’s an app you’ll need to create an account, but you have various sign-in options. For example, you can sign in with your Google or Facebook accounts or on the app. Once your account has been created, the app will ask you questions about yourself and what you want to achieve.

There are some features that are only available on the Premium plan, such as planning a week of meals at a time, instant grocery lists, grocery delivery, and automatic leftover planning. The monthly plan will set you back $8.99, but you can save 56% but going with the yearly plan and only paying $47.99. The app will give you a tour of how to use the app and will suggest meals you can eat to achieve your goal. The app will show you suggestions for Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner, and a snack suggestion.

If you’re unhappy with one of the suggestions, tap on the dots to the right and choose the List Alternative option. But if you want to change all the suggestions, tap on the dots at the top and select the Regenerate Day option. The app also has a Recipe section where you can choose from existing recipes or create your own. You’ll also have an area where you can save your favorites.

2. My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Tracker Android app

With My Fitness Pal, you’ll also need to create an account, but you can sign in with your Facebook account or create one on the app. You’ll also need to answer questions about yourself and what you want to achieve. The app has a very nice design and various things it can keep track of. For example, you can see how many calories you’ve consumed and how many you can eat (remaining calories).

You can keep track of your steps, calories burned, and weight, and there is also a diary tab. Here you can add notes for food and exercise. With this app, you can also control your water intake. You can choose from the available goals or add your own. There is also a Newsfeed tab where you can read up on all sorts of health articles, such as Are You Eating Enough Protein? or How Do I decide What Diet Is Right for Me? Here you’ll find articles and videos.

Don’t forget to check out the Plans tabs, where you can check our meal and workout plans. At the top, you’ll see options such as:

  • Free
  • Meal Plan
  • Nutrition
  • Walking
  • Workout

The app is free, but you can enjoy additional features if you go Premium. If you upgrade, you can enjoy features such as:

  • Barcode Scan: Skip the search and log faster
  • Custom Macro Tracking: Find your balance of carbs, protein, and fat
  • Zero Ads: Track and reach your goals distraction-free.

If you want to try out these features, it’ll set you back $19.99 a month or $79.99 a year.

3. Healthy Recipes

Healthy Eating Android App

If the idea of tracking every calorie gives you a headache, you can also try Healthy Recipes. With this app, all you’ll find are what the app’s name says healthy recipes. When you open the app, you’ll see various sections you can choose from. There are sections such as:

  • Healthy Low Fat
  • Healthy Vegetarian
  • Healthy Low Calorie
  • Healthy High Fiber
  • Healthy Diabetic Friendly
  • Healthy Pasta, Rice and Grains
  • Healthy Salads
  • Heart Healthy
  • Kimchi
  • Spirulina
  • Paleo
  • Quinoa
  •  Fish Recipes
  • Chicken Recipes
  • Potato Recipes
  • Dessert Recipes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Healthy Juicing
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Weight Watcher
  • Turkey Bacon

When you access one type of recipe, you can save them to your favorites by tapping on the heart icon. By tapping on the uneven limes at the top, you can sort the recipes by relevance, favorites, and latest. You can access the video tab if you’re more of a video person. Remember that you can bookmark a video if you find one you want to save.

When you find a recipe you want to follow, you can tap on the minutes’ icon on the side of each ingredient, and the item will be added to your shopping list. That way you won’t forget what you need to buy. You’ll find the items in the Shopping List tab at the bottom. A great feature you’ll find on this app is the Recipe Finder. You’ll see various ingredients, and you only have to tap on the ones you want the recipe to have and press the search icon. The app will suggest recipes with the ingredients you choose.

4. MyPlate Calorie Counter

MyPlate Android App

With MyPlate, you can keep those calories under control and register all your data. There are various things you can keep track of, such as your goals and progress. The app also has a community section where you can help others with their health questions by answering them. Or, you can post a question of your own. As you set up the app, you’ll see the option to connect with Google Fit. Connecting is not an obligation; you can always do it later.

You can search for breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes by tapping the plus button in the middle. There is also a snack section as well. If you usually forget to drink water, you’ll like the Water section, where you can keep track of that too. The app is free, but you can enjoy more features if you upgrade to Premium. If do you, it’ll set you back $9.99 a month, $29.99 for a 5-month plan, or the one-year plan that goes for $44.99. The benefits of going Pro include the following:

  • Daily Average Macros – View the breakdown for protein, fat, carbs, and more
  • Macros by Meal – See how your macro and micronutrients stack up for each meal
  • Top Food Sources – Know what foods rank highest in the nutrients you care about
  • Calories Burned – Keep track of your daily burned rate
  • No Ads
  • Clean Eating Guide – You get seven days of recipes for breakfast

5. Healthy Diet

Healthy Eating Android Free App

Last but not least, you can have the Healthy Diet App. The app is free to use, with the option to go to Pro. You can keep track of all sorts of things, such as protein, carbs, and fat. The app will suggest the number of calories you should take based on the question it asks when you first install the app. At the bottom, you’ll see different tabs such as Diary, Recipes, Plans, Meal Planner, and Settings.

You can also keep track of how much exercise to do, and there is even a long list of exercises and how many calories each burn. When you search for recipes, each will be labeled with the number of calories they have, and you can also add the recipes you like to your bookmark for an easy find.

Further Reading

Now that you have taken care of your health don’t forget to look out for the health of your computer. You might want to read up on how you can check your computer’s GPU health or check the health of your Windows 10 hard drive. By check-in to see how your computer is doing, you can help avoid more significant problems in the future.

You can also keep an eye on your health by using your Apple Watch or see how the battery is doing on your tablet and phone. You can start with these articles, but if you feel like reading some more, you’ll find a lot of reading material in the search bar.

Conclusion

When you watch what you eat, you can help prevent so many health problems. The body will run perfectly if you give it the right foods, such as leafy greens and fruits (among other healthy foods). The apps mentioned on the list can help you track what you eat and find various recipes for a healthy lifestyle. The apps are free to use but will give you more options if you upgrade to Pro. Which app do you think you’re going to start with? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.

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