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How to reach your health and fitness goals on the cheap with the help of Android

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When it comes to the SAD, or Standard American Diet (oh, irony), sodium is usually king, mostly because so much of the food consumed is prepackaged. Whether you’re looking to control your intake of certain nutrients, trying to eat more natural, or just plain want to save money on food cost, learning to cook is extremely valuable. Here are a few apps that can help you find new, delicious meal ideas.


Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner

Cooking: Not as scary as it is on TV

Cooking: Not as scary as it is on TV

Allrecipes.com is great site. It has a ton of recipes, with a plethora of user feedback on most, and is very easy to use. The Dinner Spinner app not only gives you access to all that great content; it also allows you to either select or spin a type of dish, main ingredient, and a “ready in” time to generate a list of dishes that meet that criteria. The app is completely free and makes a great kitchen companion.

Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner [Android Market Link]


Healthy Recipes by SparkRecipes

If you find yourself on AllRecipes just looking at desserts and bacon, or even worse, bacon desserts, give Healthy Recipes a try. It offers exactly what its name implies. This free app has access to thousands of healthy recipes complete with calorie, fat and other nutritional information.

Healthy Recipes [Android Market Link]


Recipe Convert Free

How to reach your health and fitness goals on the cheap with the help of Android
You might be thinking, “Hey! This isn’t going to help me cook healthier!” If that is the case, we must ask, did you know there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon? If a recipe calls for 100 grams of all-purpose flour, did you know that is the same as 1 cup? Probably not. Recipe Convert Free enables you to keep handy cooking conversions at your fingertips. If you're halving a recipe, doubling it, or just come across a unit of measurement you’re unfamiliar with, having a conversion app on hand will keep your masterpiece moving along with all the correct proportions.

Recipe Convert Free [Android Market Link]


So there you have it. A handful of Android apps that can help you track what you eat, track your exercise, and help you cook healthier meals, all without breaking the bank. Do you think you have the perfect Android health kit? Let us know in the comments below which of these, or other, Android apps have helped you reach your health and fitness goals.

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