There are so many reasons to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Maybe you decided to go vegan to lose weight, to live a healthier life, to be environmentally conscious, for ethical reasons, or just because you wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Choosing to go vegan can be daunting and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Luckily there are lots of apps to help you succeed. Learn what products are vegan, discover meat-less or dairy-free alternatives to your favorite foods, and locate vegan-friendly restaurants.
Eating vegan isn’t always easy but these apps make vegan life much simpler and will guarantee no vegan goes hungry.
HappyCow is the best vegan restaurant finder app out there.
The app helps users locate healthy, vegan, and vegetarian options at restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores in over 180 different countries. This is especially handy for those who travel.
HappyCow has been around since 1999. It has a robust community of over 860,000 reviewers and more than a million photos of food experiences.
Food options can easily be searched using different filters so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s great for those times you’re in a pinch or just looking for a little inspiration.
HappyCow – Vegan Food Near You will set you back $3.99 but it is well worth every penny.
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen is hands down the best nutrition app for vegans and, honestly, anyone looking to eat healthier.
This app is brought to you by New York Times bestselling author of “How Not to Die”, Dr. Michael Greger. Greger is also an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen provides tons of free resources to encourage people to eat healthier. The app contains an extensive list of the healthiest foods out there and they happen to be plants. The app includes daily checklists to ensure you’re getting enough fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes, and whole grains each and every day.
The app is packed with information. You’ll learn something new every day.
All of the proceeds from Dr. Greger’s cause are donated to charity. So not only are you going to be armed with knowledge, you’ll be supporting a good cause.
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen is free to download.
See the positive effects of your decisions with Cowculator.
It doesn’t matter why you chose to live a vegan lifestyle. Not only will you be feeling healthier, you’ll be feeling happier after you see your actions positively affect the environment.
Cowculator calculates how much water you’ve saved, how much forested land has been salvaged, the amount of CO2 you’ve kept out of the air, and how many animal’s lives you’ve saved just by eating vegan.
Simply enter the day you became vegan and witness the power of your decisions.
Cowculator – Friends, Not Food is free to download.
Forks Plant-Based Recipes
Forks Plant-Based Recipes is the number one food and drink recipe app on The App Store and for good reason.
This app brings you hundreds of delicious whole-food, plant-based recipes. There are more than 400 inspirational vegan recipes from over 50 top chefs. Plus, new recipes are added weekly so you’ll never get bored.
Each recipe includes simple, step-by-step instructions and allows you add notes and mark favorites. You’re also able to create a shopping list right from the app.
Forks Plant-Based Recipes is a premium app with a one time fee of $4.99.
Not sure if something is vegan but you are short on time and don’t want to read through a long list of ingredients you’ve never heard of? No problem, Vegan Pocket to the rescue.
Vegan Pocket makes it easy to quickly determine whether something is vegan or not. Simply scan the barcode of any packaged food or drink to see if the product is vegan. The app works for both food and beauty products.
If you’re new to reading nutritional labels a good rule of thumb is jump to the bottom of the nutrition facts. In bold letters after the list of ingredients you’ll see the word “contains” followed by things like milk, soy, and nuts. This makes it easier for anyone with a food allergy or limitation. But it’s still good to have Vegan Pocket in your back pocket just to be certain.
Vegan Pocket – Is it Vegan offers weekly subscription plans for $4.99, monthly plans for $9.99, yearly plans for $29.99, and an unlimited plan for $49.99.
Final Food For Thought
Eating vegan isn’t just a diet, it’s a way of life. Like anything in life, you’ll learn and find your groove as you go. But in the meantime check out these super helpful vegan apps. You’ll be happy you did, because after all, you are what you eat.
Do you have any other favorite vegan apps not on this list? Drop a comment below and don’t forget to share these apps with your vegan friends.