Happy Valentine’s Day! I can’t wait to see the Wildcats play tonight, it’s been way to long! I wanna get decked out but I do realize I will be in Sun Devil territory and I don’t want to get egged or something, are there rules on going to far in the rival teams territory? Anyway, looking for some tips on how to dine out tonight without wrecking your diet? Check out some easy tips here.
Healthy Apps Review
This week I’m going to quickly review two helpful apps for shopping for produce. The gist of both apps is that they help identify what local foods are in season. Why should you care? Buying local foods in season is when you get the best taste and the most bang for your buck for your produce purchases. Generally, produce that is locally in season is cheaper than when its out of season so your money goes farther for better taste and quality. So I like to try and stay up to date on whats coming in season and whats on its way out.
Harvest is a neat little app that shows you whats in season each month in your state. Apparently there isn’t anything in season in Arizona till June.
So I looked at the next state over. Once you get a list you can click on the produce item for shopping and storing tips.
It also has a pesticide residue meter and list which is developed by the EWG. (——————> They put out their own App for shopping which rates most contaminated and least contaminated fruits and vegetables which I reviewed last week, click here to see the review).
Overall I think the bests parts of this App are the picking and storing tips. I kind of question the accuracy of the app when it comes to what produce is in season (at least for Arizona). I’m also not sure if the app has updated to the most recent EWG Pesticide list, it doesn’t seem like it. However, the app is extremely user friendly and easy to use, it is a good choice for those that are just looking to get an idea on what produce is in season locally. Unfortunatley I purchased it so long ago, I have no idea what the cost was.
The overall gist of this app is similar, it is designed to let you know what is coming into season, what is in season now, and what is about to go out of season.
I like that this app uses your GPS so you don’t have to input a state. It also gives you the option to look at whats being imported this time of year, or you can just look at what’s local. This app also goes a bit more into detail if you chose to look at a particular produce item individually.
While this app doesn’t include any shopping tips like the previous one, it does include a market locater. It found two near my house that we are thinking of trying this Sunday! Unfortunately, I also don’t remember the cost of this app either. However, I think that overall this app is highly user friendly and gives you what you need to know to buy produce in season. I have less questions about the accuracy of this one, and I like that it includes not just produce but mushrooms and herbs as well. Overall I would recommend this app for someone interested in purchasing produce in a seasonal pattern.
Past Healthy App Reviews:
*Note I am not affiliated with the makers of these Apps in any way and I was not compensated for my review, all opinions expressed are my entirely my own.