Free Vegan Apps
There are a lot of apps on the market designed to make going vegan easier. Here is a list of some free ones that are pretty cool. Great for new vegans who need a little help.
- 21-Day Vegan Kickstart - This app maps out the first 21 days of being vegan with recipes as well as suggestions on what to order at restaurants. It includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack, and Dessert.
- Animal Free - This is basically a dictionary of all questionable ingredients. They tell you if weird ingredients like “Isinglass” or “Glucose Isomerate” is vegetarian, vegan or neither. It’s a nice little pocket dictionary specifically for shopping vegan.
- Whole Foods Market Recipes - This app lets you put in what type of meal you want (dinner, soups, breads, etc.) Then you can actually put in a “budget” option to find you inexpensive meals! After that you put in any dietary restrictions and the app finds recipes for you to choose from. Once you decide on a recipe, the app creates a shopping list for you!
There is also an option where you type in what you have in your kitchen, and the recipe finder will find a meal to match the ingredients you already have.
- The Eatery - This isn’t specifically a vegan app but it’s a great way to stick to a vegan diet if you’re worried about falling off the wagon. What you do is you snap photos of your food and people rate them healthy or unhealthy. There is no exact science to this app, but if you get friends to join in it can be helpful.
First you tell them you’re eating vegan from now on and you agree to use The Eatery. Then you make a point to update every meal. This makes you accountable for what you eat and will make it less likely for you to “cheat”. It’s also fun to read comments and see what scores you get.