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Find recipes, substitutes, and more with these kitchen apps

Posted at 2:11 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 14:10:04-05

Cooking can be a hassle, especially if you're a working parent. There never seems to be enough time between work and taking care of the kids to even think about what your next meal is going to be.

Thankfully there's some apps that can help busy parents out with meal time.

With Dinner Spinner, you'll never run out of any ideas of what to make for dinner. The app operates similar to Pinterest, but it only has recipes.

You can search for dishes to make based on dietary needs, ingredients you have in the house, and even prep time. There are step by step cooking videos and instructions so there's no confusion on what to do.

The app is also useful when you're grocery shopping. When you walk into a store, it will suggest recipes based on what ingredients are on sale in the store. When you find a recipe you love, you can save it to your favorites, so it's easy to find again and again.

But what happens when you find a recipe you love and the serving size is too small? Instead of trying to convert complicated measurements in your head, use the Recipe Calculator.

It's simple and easy to use, just like a real calculator. Just enter all the measurements of the original recipe and how many people it serves, then tell the app how many servings you need to make.

Within seconds, you have the correct measurements to feed the entire family.

Or have you ever been in the middle of making dinner, only to realize you're missing one ingredient to complete the recipe?

Don't panic, there's no need to rush out to the store to buy it if you have the Food Substitutes App.

Food Substitutes has a list of over 100 foods and over 230 substitutes.

Search for the ingredient that you're missing and the app will provide you with a list of substitutes. This is very helpful to change up a recipe to fit dietary needs, allergies, or if you're a Smart Shopper like Leigh Ann more budget friendly alternatives.

When you find substitutes you like, add them to your favorites for easy access. You can even add your own substitutes, or if you can't find the food you need, send in a request.