Eat better! Apps for healthy dining

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Fall is in full swing and that means one thing. Home hibernation. This is the time of year that folks start heading inside and doing a lot more of … well … nothing. Fall brings on bulky sweaters and jackets and the inevitable hearty, warm meals. This is the time of year that many people start to put on their winter weight, however it does not have to be inevitable. With a little bit of help from these apps, you can still eat to your heart’s content and not grow in the wrong direction.


Lose weight, eat real food and get healthy. Fooducate grades your groceries, explains what’s really inside each product and offers healthier alternatives. They’ve got the largest database of UPCs with over 200,000 unique products and growing. (iOS and Android)


Gojee recommends top quality, hand curated FOOD and DRINK recipes from over 200 of the world’s best bloggers. Recommendations are personalized to you — just tell them what you crave, have, or dislike and your personalized recommendations will be in the palm of your hand. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and non-alcoholic options are available. (iOS and Android)


Are you craving a meal at a restaurant, but trying to make better-for-you choices? Download the HealthPartners yumPower iPhone app to find restaurants and meals near you that are better-for-you and yummy too! All restaurants and menu items featured on this app are approved by Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians, so you can treat yourself well, wherever you are. (iOS)


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