06 Dec Review: Meal Makeovers Recipe App
By: Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger
During my dietetic internship in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss, also known as the Meal Makeover Moms.
Both registered dietitians, these moms have made it their mission to help parents meet the nutrition needs of their family. Through training in both nutrition and culinary arts, Janice and Liz have become experts in creating healthy, “mom-tested and kid-approved” recipes.
So far, their list of accomplishments includes an award-winning website and blog, and two wonderful cookbooks. More recently, they’ve expanded into the mobile world with the release of a new recipe app!
About Meal Makeovers Recipe App
The new recipe app brings the Meal Makeover Moms directly to your pocket. Available on their website or iTunes, it features more than 50 of the moms’ original recipes, with plans to continually add more recipes each week.
The recipes are conveniently sorted by category. There is also an option to search for the recipes by keyword, ingredient, or tag. They’ve included recipes for each meal, from breakfast to dessert. You can also find unique categories, such as “holiday classics” and “kid meal makeovers”, as well as “gluten-free” or “vegetarian” for those with special dietary needs.
All recipes include a description, which might highlight particular nutrients or fun facts about the recipe. There is also a list the ingredients, easy to follow directions, and full nutrition information.
In addition to the recipes, the app also includes a variety of other useful features:
- Video Tutorials: helps walk you through the steps of preparation and cooking.
- Shopping List: collects any ingredients for a recipe that you are missing.
- Favorites: keeps track of recipes you’ve made or wish to make.
- Kitchen Timer: keeps track of cooking or baking time.
- Table of Measurements: calculates standard unit conversions.
With the holiday season around the corner, it makes a fun and inexpensive gift for friends and family. Most importantly, all of the recipes are easy, nutritious, and absolutely delicious!