iCookbook Diabetic

Apple (Free for a limited time via the Apple App store)

5 out of 5

Synopsis of the App
This app comes from the editors of Diabetic Cooking™ magazine and the original iCookbook app. iCookbook Diabetic delivers recipes and nutrition information for people with diabetes on the go.


  • Colorful and attractive design with photos of all recipes.
  • More than 500 diabetes-friendly recipes under 350 calories.
  • Wide variety of recipes sorted by theme including 30 minutes, low-fat, low carb, vegetarian, slow cooker and kid-friendly recipes.
  • Enter and save personal recipes into the app and take notes on existing ones.
  • Easily scale recipe ingredients up or down to suit the number of people served.
  • Voice command function makes hands free preparation a breeze without getting food on your phone or tablet.
  • Each recipe comes with a complete nutrition analysis and dietary exchanges.
  • Each recipe highlights the number of carbs per serving on the first screen making it easy to see how the recipe fits into a meal plan easy.
  • Bells and whistles to make cooking and shopping easier include the meal builder, favorite recipe box, multiple timers, an integrated shopping list and the ability to print, email and share recipes directly from the app.
  • Additional resources include conversions for pots and pan sizes, food ingredient substitutions, timers and diabetes-related health articles.
  • Includes several health and diabetes-related articles written or reviewed by registered dietitians.
  • Recipes are updated monthly.
  • No advertisements in the version reviewed.


  • The article bank is a little limited.

Bottom Line
An asset to anyone using carbohydrate counting, this is a first rate app for discovering diabetes-friendly recipes. The shopping list, meal builder and photos encourage cooking with ease. Though created for people with diabetes, this app is useful for anyone striving to cook and eat healthier.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.