A big part of a successful fitness and weightlifting program is having a nutrition plan that keeps your energy levels high and provides your body with the nutrients to rebuild your muscles.

The problem is that without being an expert in diet and nutrition, it can be hard to know exactly what you should eat for optimal performance when you’re doing a lot of cardio and weightlifting in the week. Fortunately, there is an app for that!

These apps for iPhone and iPad will help you make healthier choices when you’re shopping at the grocery store, they will give you whole food recipes that you can cook up in 20 minutes and some of them allow you to track your calories and macros over time.

As you can imagine, there are a lot of nutrition apps on the iPhone but we’ve found that these 10 iPhone apps provide the best user experience and the highest quality recipes for maintaining a healthy diet when you’re following a daily fitness and weightlifting program.

✅ Fit Men Cook ($2.99)

Kevin Curry, the creator of Fit Men Cook focuses on giving you budget-friendly recipes, helping you prepare your food in advance and tracking your calories and macros so you can achieve your healthy eating goals.

✅ Yummly (Free)

Search over 1 million recipes from authoritative websites like AllRecipes, Epicurious and the best food blogs. Collect your favorite recipes and create smart shopping lists that stretch your food budget. Their recipe recommendation engine is excellent and the overall interface design of this nutrition app is world class.

✅ Epicurious (Free)

Search more than 30,000 of the best recipes from well-known publishers like Gourmet, Bon Appetite, Random House. We really like their hands-free mode and the integrated timer, which you can control with your voice when you’re cooking in the kitchen. You can also quickly create shopping lists of the necessary ingredients for any of your recipes. You may also want to try out a similar iPhone recipe app called Big Oven.

✅ Forks Over Knives ($4.99)

Discover 180+ whole food, plant-based recipes and step-by-step cooking instructions from 20 leading chefs. You can also create shopping lists and this nutrition app is stuffed with great tips on achieving optimal healthy through a plant-based whole food diet.

✅ MyFitnessPal (Free)

What sets MyFitnessPal apart is its massive database of over 5 million foods, which allows you to quickly count your calories, track your diet and measure your progress toward your goals in less than 5 minutes per day.

Fooducate (Free)

Fooducate is great for scanning product barcodes and getting a detailed nutrition information and the iPhone app will even recommend healthier alternatives. Basically, Fooducate teaches you how to eat a more healthy and balanced diet. You can also track your daily food intake and the quality of your calories in this app.

How To Cook Everything ($9.99)

The digital version of the best-selling cookbook “How to Cook Everything” from New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman. This app contains over 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of other great features. There is also a version specifically for vegetarian cooking.

Jamie Oliver’s Recipes (Free)

Learn how to cook like a professional from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Get Jamie’s best new content, instructional videos, and seasonal recipe collections, which are all updated each Monday. The app is free for 15 taster recipes and then to unlock all the recipes there is a monthly subscription fee.

GrillTime ($1.99)

If you do a lot of summertime barbecuing with your family and friends in the backyard then this grill guide will help you set the perfect grilling time and temperature. It also provides handy notifications on your iPhone when it’s time to flip your meat and when it’s finished to your specifications. Great for those lazy summer days when you’re hanging out with your close friends.

✅ MyMacros+ ($3.99)

MyMacros+ is an excellent diet tracking solution created by professional bodybuilder Jason Loewy to help you track your food. The app provides you with a detailed nutritional breakdown for your food items that includes calories and the macro breakdown of protein, carbs, and fat.

That’s it! Which nutrition app do you find the most useful in your daily life?

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