Eating well on the road is not all that difficult when you can prepare your own meals in your RV’s kitchen, but the availability of an abundance of health-focused smartphone apps has made it even easier.
Here are four free apps you can download to make it easier to find healthy dining options and shop for wholesome foods while on the road.
1. Locavore (Free)
Locavore is a must-have app for anyone who likes to sample local fare and indulge in the freshest produce possible. This great app uses your location to let you know where to find the nearest farmers market or farm selling fresh, local, in-season foods.
You can learn more at www.getlocavore.com.
2. Open Table (Free)
RV travelers have the benefit of cooking healthy meals for our families while on the road, but that does not mean that we really want to spend every night of our vacation whipping up a full meal. Open Table is the perfect app for those nights when you feel like dining out. This easy-to-use app allows you to search for restaurants in your area, view their menu, read reviews and even reserve a table.
Find out more about this free app at www.opentable.com.
3. Fooducate (Free and Paid Versions)
When shopping on the road, no one wants to waste precious sightseeing time reading food labels to make sure we are making the healthiest choices possible. With this handy app, you can save time and eat cleaner by simply scanning the barcodes on products you are considering adding to your cart.
Using a grading system designed by a team of dieticians, scientists and parents, Fooducate provides a letter grade for each product, as well as calories per serving and things to consider when making your purchase. Alternatively, you can search the database for the type of food you are looking for to find the best options.
With the paid version, you can even input your goals, health conditions, dietary preferences and allergies to personalize your experience.
Learn more about the Fooducate app at www.fooducate.com.
4. Find Me Food (Free and Paid Versions)
This app uses your location, your budget and how many miles you are willing to drive to show you your restaurant options in the area. While most of the restaurants are fast food chains, the app can at least help you find the healthiest fast food options. You can also check out the menus on your phone or tablet to look for healthy options and choose the menu items you are considering to get an estimated cost for your meal.
Learn more at www.findmefood.org.