5 iOS and Android apps to keep you healthy in 2017

dinesafeNew Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but oftentimes hard to keep. Use these five apps to keep you healthy into 2017 and beyond, and find out how Atlanta chefs stay healthy, including three recipes you’ll want to get into your daily rotation.

DineSafe: If food allergies or dietary restrictions make eating out a hassle, DineSafe should make things a little easier. The app allows users to identify restaurants that cater to allergies and restrictions, sort a menu by comparing your allergies to allergens in each menu item. DineSafe is in the process of adding information for overseas restaurants and larger restaurant chains.  dinesafeapp.com/

Epicurious: One easy way to get healthy is to start cooking more, and Epicurious is making it easier by adding original video for the first time. The app also offers cooking tips, recipe collections, and holiday menus, along with 35,000 tested recipes, a seasonal ingredients finder and a smart kitchen timer. epicurious.com/services/mobile

Foodstand: If calorie counting isn’t your thing, Foodstand will be your dream come true. The “anti-diet” app uses behavioral strategies to teach users better overall food habits: personalized education that offers guidebooks, shopping lists, recipes and advice from experts; monitoring that asks users to check in on one task at a time; and community support, which connects users with each other. Think less processed foods, more plants, fewer animal products and mindful eating. The app is available for iPhone and Android. thefoodstand.com

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Lose It! The weight loss app offers a new feature, Snap It!, that identifies foods in photos uploaded by users and provides nutritional information, including calorie counts. Lose It! also allows users to set goals, track food and exercise and connect with a weight loss community. loseit.com/

ZipongoThe healthy eating app provides personalized meal plans, healthy recipes and mobile shopping lists. Users can also check out grocery store sale items and coupons. zipongo.com/

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