Happy August, homies! My last meal in July (and second in August thanks to leftovers) came courtesy of Whole Foods. It’s no surprise that each WF store is a treasure chest of healthy foods, but fortunately this extends beyond their supermarket aisles. Over the weekend, I downloaded their app and have been addicted it to it since. Thanks to the Internet and other blogs, I rarely (okay, never) feel the urge to pick up a recipe book…and now this app gives me even less of a need to.
More than just being a compilation of recipes, the Whole Foods app caters to individual preferences. For example, you can refine your search by course (Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts, Main Dishes, etc), category (Budget, Entertaining, Family Friendly, etc), or special diets (Dairy Free, High Fiber, Low Sodium, etc).
Alternatively you can list ingredients which you currently have at home and it’ll suggest suitable recipes.
There’s also a nifty shopping list feature and a store locator. The latter has no use to me…at least not for 4 more days when I’m in London baby!
I was craving chickpeas last night and after swiping through their recipes, I opted for their Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad. Before I rave about just how fresh & delicious it tasted, I’ll tell you one thing:
If I’m trying a new meal on a weeknight, recipes with over 10 ingredients are automatically vetoed.
I stuck to their recipe for the most parts, but also made a few amendments:
- I sautéed the veggies with onions and then chilled in the refrigerator
- I nixed the kalamata olives
- I added in rotisserie chicken for a bit more substance
- If I had feta (or any cheese for that matter) at home, it would have undoubtedly made an appearance
….and in case you were wondering, yes it is a free app :).
What was the last recipe you tried?
And for my fellow Apple users: what app can you vouch for?