Delicion (Version 1.2)

Platform and Price
Apple iPad only, free with in-app purchases beginning at $1.99 per recipe collection

Synopsis of the App
Delicion is an iPad only cooking app that offers collections of gluten, grain and soy-free recipes.

RD Score
4 out of 5


  • User-friendly design.
  • Beautiful colors and appetizing food photography.
  • Easily adapt recipes to meet additional dietary needs such as vegan and vegetarian, paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and low carb.
  • All recipes are reviewed by a registered dietitian who provides the nutrition facts and healthy tips regarding the recipes like what’s considered moderation.
  • Step-by-step instructions with photos.
  • Easily add notes to each recipe to personalize the experience.
  • Easily scale recipes for a small or large group.
  • With the exception of some unfamiliar ingredients like coconut aminos, recipes feature fresh and easy to find ingredients.
  • Well integrated and accessible shopping list that can be organized by aisle or by recipe and shared via email.
  • Recipes are categorized and themed with ideas for occasions such as brunch with friends, picnic anytime and BBQ Beyond Brats.
  • App includes a free, fully functional collection of 6 recipes.
  • Additional recipe collections are available and priced at $1.99 per collection.
  • Recipe collections include staging tips to help start conversation and carry out the theme of the collection.
  • Provides an equipment section that suggests basic kitchen equipment for the recipes and including pictures.


  • iPad only.
  • Limited recipes in free version.
  • Serving sizes may not be based on typical portions or reference amounts customarily consumed. For example, a 1/8 cup serving is suggested for the Honey Nut Granola likely to keep calories in check.
  • Nutrition facts exclude fiber data.
  • Includes Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD®) and Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diets specifications which may not be familiar to many using the app.
  • No apparent way to save or share recipes or easily return to favorites.

Bottom Line
Delicion is a winner for those seeking gluten, grain and soy free recipes and inspiration. With appetizing images and easy step-by-step instructions, Delicion makes eating with special diet needs a bit easier and fun.

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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.