I'm a picky app downloader. I know there are a zillion and one healthy eating and recipe apps on the market, but I'll tell your right now I own maybe two. For a healthy recipe and living app to be successful on my iPhone, it needs to be:

  • drop dead gorgeous with an easy to explore user experience.
  • I need it to be a step above all others, making it easy for me to switch between instructions, ingredients, a timer etc.
  • And I need it to not have recipes that are filled with six weird protein powders or be called healthy because it has whole wheat pasta smothered in cheese and bacon. Hell no.

The two healthy eating apps currently on my iPhone/iPad are Green Kitchen  and Martha Stewart's Smoothies/Cookies/Cocktails (not all healthy, but I use them as starting points when creating a recipe).  But there could be a third, and you totally need to know about it: The Whole Pantry



The Whole Pantry is a constantly updated app with great resources and a 'back to basics' approach to vegetarian recipes. Even their website simply states that The Whole Pantry believes in the 'food is thy medicine' approach to living. Um, me too, which may classify you as an automatic download app. Plus, part of the money they make is donated to environmental and community support charities around the world.  

I haven't had the chance to play around with this app enough to give an in depth review, but I will say my interest is piqued. With only a few days on the market, you've got the inside scoop (thanks design husband)!

Let me know what you think! 


Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.