{guest post} Starting Out Vegan: 3 Apps for the New Vegan

In the spirit of resource-sharing, and making healthy living a little easier, here's a really informative guest post for your Friday with some great tech solutions for living well. I love the idea that better choices are just a tap away on your Smartphone. Read on for some nifty new apps that can help make your best body a little more accessible. - amy

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Many of us have friends who approach us asking for help when switching to a vegan diet. This is great news for us as we try and spread the word of the benefits that going vegan and generally eating healthier can have, not just on your body, but on your brain as well. This can be a big transition, so it can be helpful to have tools on hand that rewire our food brains and make healthful choices earlier. 

Those looking for a resource that can help guide their journeys 24/7 might not need look any further than their mobile phones. Gaming Realms, the company behind Spin Genie, says that "There were an estimated 1 billion Smartphone users at the end of 2012, representing 17% of total mobile users." This number has continued to grow, and in an effort to appeal to this growing demographic, developers have made apps for just about anything, including vegans just starting out.

Here are some of the best apps for new vegans:

21-Day Vegan Kickstart It’s often the first few weeks that are the toughest when it comes to adjusting to a new lifestyle, and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart is the perfect app to help guide you through these tough times. The app offers great recipes for preplanned meals to last you through to the very end. The recipes progress from nice and simple for those on their first day, into more complex recipes with bolder flavors for those nearing the end of the program.

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Vegan Life If you’re looking for more information on veganism as well as some pointers on how to survive the transition, Vegan Life is for you. It also has a vegan map that lets you locate vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes in your area. It can even give you information on some easy food substitutes for your recipes. But speaking of substitutes…

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Substitutions Gormaya’s app isn’t specialized for vegans per se, but the array of items on the Substitutions app is impressive. Even if you’re not cooking for yourself and are just preparing something for a friend, the app has loads of healthier alternatives to what we often use at home.

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Did you (or do you) use any other apps to help you get started on your way to wellness? Let us know in the comments below!

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