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
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Grocery Gadget Shopping List
We once scrawled our grocery list on a sheet of paper, took a pen with us to the store, and hope we hadn’t forgotten anything essential by the time we got to the last aisle. But with Grocery Gadget, we can put together a monthly menu, categorize it by food type and even brand name, calculate our quantities, and hit the store with maximum efficiency. While the app also accommodates the non-food items on your list, it’s especially helpful for menu planning (not to mention budgeting). And because it’s managed through the Grocery Gadgets website, we can set up groups that enable family members to add to the monthly grocery list. (Of course, because we control it, we can eliminate all the unhealthy snacks others add before finalizing the list.) It takes some effort, but for hyper-organized moms, Grocery Gadget is a great way to stay in control.