PadGadget Weekly App Series — Special Diet Cooking Apps

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found five great apps and one iBook to add to your iPad collection. We have included six essential digital cookbooks for special diets in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

This week’s category is: Special Diet Cooking Apps

1. Vegetarian How to Cook Everything ($9.99) – Popular chef and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman brings his inclusive approach to the world of vegetarian cookery. This universal app includes 2000 vegetarian recipes. It expands on the print version of Bittman’s cookbook, allowing users to search, bookmark, and create grocery lists. Like its cousin, Vegetarian How To Cook Everything also includes built-in timers, a how-to section, and the ability to share recipes by email.


2. Veggie Meals for iPad ($3.99) – Vegetarians can never have enough meal creation choices. Veggie Meals for iPad includes recipes for 55 vegetarian meals, with beautiful photos to inspire and educate. Veggie Meals for iPad eschews pre-packaged ingredients in favor of healthier, more wholesome ingredients. The app also includes a number of vegan recipes. The recipes are carefully prepared in regard to nutrition and vitamins, with natural combinations of different food.


3. Cook IT Allergy Free ($6.99) – Cooking for the food allergic can be challenging, but Cook IT Allergy Free (iPad only) aims to make the process easier for chefs and diners. The app targets allergies to gluten, eggs, dairy, and nuts. It offers safe substitutions for these common allergens as well tips and tricks that will improve any allergy free recipe. The app also integrates a shopping list and lets users save notes and opinions about particular recipes in the app’s built-in recipe box.


4. Is That Gluten Free? ($7.99) – Anyone who needs to avoid gluten, or cooks for someone who is gluten-intolerant will appreciate Is That Gluten Free? This universal app is a reference that lists over 23,000 products that are certified to be free of gluten. Simply search the app’s database to access critical information such as potential cross-contamination and manufacturing background. The app requires no internet connection to use, and at a tiny 6 MBs, it won’t hog your iPad’s hard drive either.


5. Quick & Healthy — Easy Recipes for Diabetics ($4.99) – As the prevalence of Type II Diabetes continues to rise, so does the importance of finding healthy, delicious recipes that address the nutritional needs of diabetics of all ages. Created in collaboration with the Whitaker Wellness Institute, Quick & Healthy keeps it healthy, and helps to get dinner on the table. See our full 5-star review of the app here.


6. The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen ($9.99) – Whether a cook’s family keeps kosher all year or wants Kosher recipes for the holidays, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen, an iBook that will run on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, is a wonderful digital resource. The cookbook requires iBooks, which is free to download from the App Store. The Whole Foods Kitchen makes cooking healthily both easy and delicious. This veritable volume is filled with more than 250 recipes, plenty of color illustrations, and advice on which foods are (or aren’t) okay when powdered, canned, or frozen.




Note: For additional information, check out the PadGadget Apps Tracker. Our tracker provides an easy way to constantly monitor the App Store to find the best iPad apps for you. If you loved these apps, be sure to check out our Weekly Series list of apps for the iPad.

About Emily: Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite