Apple, Android, Blackberry (Free; Available via Apple App store, Android Market, Blackberry)

4 out of 5

Synopsis of the App
The SparkRecipes app mirrors SparkPeople's healthy recipe website as a way to access thousands of healthy recipes from anywhere.


  • Easy to use.
  • Clear and simple navigation organized by category, course, cuisine, occasion and dietary needs.
  • Community ratings and reviews of recipes add to the cooking, learning and trial experience.
  • Includes a limited number of instructional and informational videos on popular questions like cutting a mango, slicing an avocado and essential kitchen tools.
  • Easily recall favorites by saving them to the favorites list.
  • Includes a handy conversion tool to easily convert common cooking measures.
  • Integrated sharing tools allow you to easily share a favorite recipe via email, Facebook or Twitter.
  • Includes nutrition analysis for most recipes.


  • Some recipes don't include pictures.
  • Most recipes are user-generated and may not be properly tested before appearing in the database.
  • Nutrition information may be submitted by SparkPeople community members and may not be reliable.
  • Advertisements appear on the recipe pages.

Bottom Line
This app puts the healthy recipes available on the SparkPeople website at your fingertips to make finding a recipe on-the-go a breeze.

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