Top 50 Food Apps for Moms
Whether you're placating hungry kiddos, planning the week's menu, or getting ready for an all-too-rare date night, you're constantly answering the question: What's for dinner? Luckily, with its ability to keep you organized, map store routes, and gather reviews and recipes in seconds, your smartphone was built to solve this daily dilemma.
For Babble's roundup of the top 50 iPhone, iPad, and Android food apps for moms, we tried to cover the range of food-related thinking: from grocery shopping to meal preparation, all the way to food allergies and other dietary specifics that might be concerns for your family. In the end we were happy to find that many of our picks were available across not just the iPhone and iPad, but also the Android - because, unlike smartphone preferences, the love of a good meal is universal. We've broken down our top 50 food apps by category, price, and platform (iPhone, iPad, Android, or all of the above). We tried to find free versions of the apps wherever possible, but the truth is, many free apps either include ads or limit the number of features you can use. So if the paid version of an app felt stronger, then that's the app we recommended. We hope you have as much fun checking these out as we did testing them.
- Aaron Burgess
38 / 50
The difference between yummy! and yuck, I’m sick often comes down to proper cooking times. Cooking Thermometer gives you a quick guide to safe cooking temperatures both on the grill and in the oven. Simply pick the food you’re cooking – meat, presumably – and how well you want it cooked, and Cooking Thermometer shows you the “done” range. Meats are classified by type and cut, while the app gets a little more scientific with ranges for non-animal recipes. For instance, do you know the ideal cooking temperature for angel-food cake? What about drop cookies and custard? All of the above and more are accessible – although we should add that you still need a real cooking thermometer to get the most from the app (and confirm that its suggestions are correct). Your smartphone, unfortunately, doesn’t fare well in the oven.