Christmas has been hard on our waistlines, there’s no denying it, there’s no better time to start eating a little healthier.

Here are some great apps to help you get started…

Easy Meals

This free app from Public Health England can help you plan more healthy meals. With recipe inspiration, calorie counting and a shopping list feature, you’ll be ready to start living a healthier life. Available on iOS and Android.

Change4Life Smart Recipes

Another great free app from Public Health England. Change4Life is perfect for families looking for delicious, healthy meals on a budget. You can also access tips, advice and support. Available on iOS and Android.

Change4Life Food Scanner

If you ever find food labelling confusing, this free app can help simplify the numbers – revealing how much sugar, fat and salt your food contains, with eye-opening visual comparisons. Just scan the barcode of your favourite food, drinks or sauces. Available on iOS and Android.


Choose your goals, track your food and get handy hints and tips to keep you motivated. MyFitnessPal helps you stay in control of your eating and exercise habits. It’s free to download, but optional subscriptions offer additional features. Available on iOS and Android.


The Vegan Society’s VNutrition app helps people eating a plant-based diet get the nutrition they would previously have consumed from animal products. The simple checklist helps you track how close you are to hitting our nutritional targets. Available on iOS and Android.

SideChef: Recipes+Meal Planner

According to SideChef, dinner has never been easier to prepare. Get personalised recipes and weekly meal ideas to help you plan your entire week’s meals in less than 10 minutes. Available on iOS and Android.


Noom’s psychology-based fitness program can be taken at your own pace, with mini-courses which cover specific themes and provide you with the tools and skills you need to change your habits. Available on iOS and Android.

NHS Weight Loss Plan

If you are looking to develop healthier eating habits, be more active and lose weight, then the NHSWeight Loss app is a 12-week kick-start to a better lifestyle. Available on iOS and Android.

With all these amazing digital tools available, there’s never been a better time to try and eat healthier. And the sunshine can’t hurt either.