Top Tools for Smarter Snacking and Shopping
With so many websites, blogs, apps, and other media for nutrition information and recipes, it can be a little overwhelming. So when I tap into a new resource that cuts through all the clutter and is worth your time, I must share. Here are two new faves well worth a peek:
Fooducate — Given the fact that it was Apple’s Best App for 2011, I’m guessing you might be onto it already. It was so named for good reason: IT’S AMAZING. Fooducate allows you to use your phone to scan a barcode (or you can type in the name) of any packaged food. It then spits out immediate data on how the product measures up nutrition wise. Each food is given a letter grade plus all sorts of other useful info such as teaspoons of sugar per serving, any controversial ingredients, and, my favorite, better options on the shelf. I don’t expect I’ll be scanning my way through the supermarket, but do find it one more handy resource in my mom’s shopping toolbox. Love it.
Snack Girl –Thinking about, shopping for, puzzling over, and prepping snacks can feel like a parenting part time job. No worries, Snack Girl to the rescue. This user-friendly blog written by a smarty pans Ph.D. mom is full of fresh ideas. The site includes recipes for homemade snacks, brings to light healthy store bought options, and gives readers the heads up on what might be best left on the supermarket shelf. Love her.
Got any favorite resources on the food and nutrition front? Please share your top picks with the rest of us.