Posted Apr 24, 2015
Transform Your Kitchen with These Nine Innovative Apps
Organizing your kitchen might not be at the top of your to-do list, but we have ways that make it such an easy task, you shouldn’t shy away from it. From categorizing your wine collection to finding kid friendly recipes, here are nine innovative apps that will help you streamline your kitchen.
ShopSavvy makes the otherwise tedious task of comparing grocery prices painless and fast. Simply scan a UPC barcode, Data Matrix, or QR Code of a product, and ShopSavvy will price match the item for you. Whether the product is online or at your local grocery, ShopSavvy makes finding the most competitive prices a cinch.
Paprika is a recipe app, plus a whole lot more. Not only can you clip, save, and organize recipe information from any website, but you can store nutritional information about your meals. This app also lets you pin active recipes and switch between them while cooking to make meal prep easier.
Good Housekeeping @Home
No list of kitchen essential apps would be complete without including the Good Housekeeping @Home app. From tips on cleaning the stovetop to removing food stains from clothing, this app is your go-to resource for a slew of kitchen related advice. Printable kitchen checklists and access to a comprehensive list of Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval products round out the reasons this app is worth downloading.
If you hate long lines and crowded stores, you owe it to yourself to download Instacart. Noted by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies list, Instacart’s personal shoppers deliver your grocery items to your door, within an hour of placing your order. Order from multiple stores at once, reorder deliveries with just one tap, and even make changes to an order that’s in.
If your perishables often spoil before you use them, download The Fridge. This clever app keeps track of all your perishable items, from lunch meat to fruit, and lets you know when they are about to spoil. It will even recommend recipes to use your perishables before your only option is to put them in the compost pile.
Use CellarTracker to keep track of wines you’ve tried, scan UPC barcodes of wines that interest you, plus organize your wine collection and determine its value. If you prefer a cold brew over a glass of vino, Next Glass will help you discover one your taste buds will enjoy.
A top ten rated iTunes app, LaLa Lunchbox takes the stress out of meal planning for your kids. Fun and easy to use, the app allows kids to plan their own healthy meals, and then generates a shopping list for mom or dad based off of their meal choices. Use LaLa Lunchbox and you’ll not only be teaching your kids how to make healthy food choices, you’ll also save time, money, and your sanity.
Buy Me a Pie!
This intuitive grocery list app will help ensure your kitchen remains well stocked. In addition to creating and managing your grocery list, Buy Me a Pie! also allows you to sync your list with family members, so they add items or find out what they need to pick up on the way home. Selected as an App of The Week by iTunes, Buy Me a Pie! offers color coding, predictive text and a massive database of common food and household items which make using it a breeze.
HelloFresh delivers fresh ingredients and simple yet tasty recipes, right to your door. Meals come complete with nutritional information, and on average only take 30 minutes to prepare.
From making healthier choices to helping us around the house, technology can improve our lives in a number of ways. Download a few of these helpful apps today and then let us know how you used them to make the most of your time in the kitchen.
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Sarah Pike is a freelancer, college writing instructor, and small apartment dweller. When she’s not writing, teaching, or obsessively organizing her home, she’s probably binge-watching RomComs on Netflix or reading home décor magazines. She also enjoys following far too many celebrities than she should on Instagram. You can find Sarah on Twitter at @sarahzpike.