Monday, August 18, 2014

Apps for your Mobile Device

Looking for some Paleo or Whole30 or Primal apps for your phone?

They're certainly out there: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Here's a short list, with the recommended apps first.  If you have any to add, please either comment with the app name and a short "why I like it" or email me with PALEO APP in the subject line.


RECOMMENDED

MARKS DAILY APPLE FORUM
Recommended
I love this one. While Mark's Daily Apple is a Primal site, recipes are easy to adjust. There's tabs for the forum, for recipes, you can bookmark favorites. One of my favorites!

FAST PALEO
Recommended
I like this one; it's laid out well, easy to read the recipes with a separate tab for the ingredients.

NOMNOM PALEO
This is a cookbook application by Michelle Tam, author of cookbooks and website by the same name. This is for iPad only, and highly recommended.

PALEO DIET PLAN
Recommended
This one I'd recommend. Real simple book with 2 weeks of Meal Plans. You can choose Beginners, Simple, Delicious, or Ultra Easy meal plans. It also has a full shopping list for whatever category (beginners, etc.) you choose.
Caution: This one does have some non-compliant ingredients (one recipe had peanuts) and for Whole30 folks, they do have some smoothies -- but swapping out those meals with something else is fairly easy.

PALEO PLATE
Recommended
Recipes by category, laid out nicely. Some recipes require the paid-for version but most are not that way. Good but not great, I'd recommend at least checking it out.


RECOMMENDED, WITH CAUTION

PALEO COOKBOOK FOR BEGINNERS (101 Paleo Recipes):  
Recommended, High Frustration Tho!
Looks good at first, but when you open a category, there is no index, and one recipe scrolls into the next.

PALEO DIET RECIPES
Recommended, with a lot of caution
Meh, not so nuts about this one. About 6 recipes per category, total of 100 each and some aren't all that good.


NOT RECOMMENDED

PALEO DIET - PALEO APP
Not Recommended 
This is just a very short book, laid out pretty badly, about what Paleo is....no recipes etc. Not recommended.

MY KITCHEN  (by Primal Palate)
Not Recommended
Read the reviews on this one--they all pretty much say the same thing, the app isn't ready for release. This one irritates me to a point as it locks me into the app and won't let me back out of it when I was signing up. Also once signed up, there's no way to exit the app (I usually just use the back key on my phone...that doesn't work). Not the most user friendly app--this is for creating your own menu plan and recipes. For me, I'm removing this one from my phone today as it is pretty useless, but wanted to list it as an app that is available.

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