Being vegan has never been easier. The increase of technology has only added to this, with the internet being a powerful pool of information on how to live plant-based. You’re probably one of the billions of people out there who have come to use this interweb of incredible knowledge. You’re probably also one of the billions of people who use their smart phone to find out a variety of information too, perhaps even that surrounding plant-based living and a vegan diet. Smart phones give us the world at our fingertips, and apps are a great way to make things easier and convenient. Plant-based eating, environmental, and wellness apps are becoming increasingly more popular and are making our lives easier one touch at a time.
Below are some apps you may enjoy if you’re a plant-based eater. Most of them are free on iTunes, and all of them are extremely beneficial for vegans and non-vegans alike.
1. 21-Day Vegan Kickstart (free)
Regain your health and get your plant-based diet back on track. This 21-Day Vegan Kickstart app includes a step-by-step guide to help those transitioning into veganism. With easy recipes, nutritional information and healthy eating tips, download this 21-Day Vegan Kickstart app to launch your plant-based eating lifestyle.
2. Do Eat Raw ($0.99)
Trying to eat raw but feeling stuck? Download Do Eat Raw! This app will answer all your raw food qualms, while also providing you with over 300 raw food recipes that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. This app is great for planning out all your meals, making it super helpful for those on-the-go. Download this Do Eat Raw app to help eliminate any plant-based eating stress, making your life more manageable right at your fingertips.
3. Animal-Free (free)
Animal-Free beholds all of the hidden animal products found in foods. This app will help with more aware shopping decisions- who knew that “nondairy” creamers and some beauty products contain the milk protein Casein?! An ever-expanding database, Animal-Free allows users to share hidden ingredients they know of or to review certain products. Making it simpler than ever, this app contains a bar code scanner to check out any questionable product. Download the Animal-Free app to be in the clear.
4. American Farmers (free)
American Farmers uses the most up-to-date technology to locate farmers markets across the United States. Farmers markets go hand-in-hand with plant-based eating as they offer the freshest and most local ingredients, being an environmentally sound way to eat. This app will give you directions to the closest farmers market near your location, making it ideal for those who don’t want to go to a typical grocery store or who may not know how to find a market. The American Farmers app is a must-download for helping to sustain accessible and local communities.
5. Happy Cow ($2.99)
Whether you’re traveling in a new city or just want to try out a new restaurant, Happy Cow is the leading app for locating veg-friendly restaurants. This app will let you see and write reviews for restaurants, offers sample menus, and can help you organize hotspots for food destinations. Perfect for the vegan, vegetarian, or plant-based eater, download the Happy Cow app and you will be sure to get your eatin’ on.
6. Stop, Breath & Think (free)
A vegan lifestyle goes far beyond just eating habits. With compassion towards animals and the planet, plant-based eating is often correlated with meditation and yoga practices. Stop, Breath & Think can help further these practices with offerings of breathing techniques, stress relievers, and meditation exercises. Download this Stop, Breath & Think app and you’ll find that once you’re connected to yourself, it makes it that much easier to connect to the world around you.
7. Food Truth (free)
Food Truth emphasizes clean eating habits. This app gives nutritional information about 100+ ingredients and three recipes for each of these foods. Food Truth is perfect for any cooking skill level as the recipes range from “cinch” to “simple” to “sensational.” Plus, the foods here are all plant-based, gluten-free friendly, and entirely real food based. Download the Food Truth app to get in the know of plant-based eating.
8. GoodGuide (free)
Download the GoodGuide app for an encyclopedia of environmentally friendly and animal-free products. This app helps with navigating the products found in the beauty and cleaning aisles. Rated on a scientific scale of 1-10, all products are based on social and human rights responsibility, environmental impact, and the safety of ingredients used.
9. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian ($9.99)
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian is one-stop cookbook for both vegans and non-vegans. Author Mike Bittman has over 2,000 no-nonsense recipes, a grocery shopping guide, and in-depth illustrations on how to cook vegan food. Whether you’re a vegan newbie and looking to try a Meatless Monday dish, or you’re a plant-based eating guru, this cookbook offers a little something for everyone. Download the How to Cook Everything Vegetarian app to make all your meals a little simpler.
10. Tofu Go! ($0.99)
Enough will all the recipes and facts, it’s time for a little mindless fun. Tofu Go! is just that. Play as a cute little block of tofu and and avoid the evil chopsticks! Download Tofu Go! for a protein-packed game and an addicting play … just make sure to save the last piece!
With technology changing everyday, more and more vegan-friendly apps are on the rise. These are only 10 apps that could benefit a vegan lifestyle, however there are so many more out there that a plant-based eater would love. From wellness practices to healthy recipes, these apps are sure to make your life a little more convenient and easy.
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