We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people eating a paleo diet. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The paleo diet movement was most recently popularized with a book by Loren Cordain, PhD, who posits that returning to a diet of Paleolithic humans can put us back in optimal shape. This means cutting out convenience foods and placing an emphasis on items like meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and nuts. But it also means eliminating many things that came with the advent of agriculture, like grains and legumes.
As with any diet approach, changing to a paleo lifestyle requires organization. The best paleo diet apps of the year can help with that and more.
Paleo Diet Plan
Paleo Diet Plan is a basic primer on the paleo diet as well as a useful tool for getting started. You can learn about paleo, get a meal plan, and start tracking your diet. If you need meal or snack inspiration, this app has you covered there, too. Perhaps best of all, the app features an entire collection of paleo desserts.
Mouthwatering meal inspiration is Paleo Leap’s forte. You’ll find delicious looking photos and numerous paleo-friendly meal plans. More than 900 recipes fill this app, including some specifically made for folks on autoimmune diets or people who prefer to prepare meals in a slow cooker. The variety is nearly endless here.
If you’re a foodie following the paleo diet, Paleo Plate is the perfect app for you. The photos in this app are so appetizing, you can nearly smell the food. The app features more than 150 recipes for breakfasts, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. The app connects to social media, so you can show your friends what you’ve made.
Nom Nom Paleo
With Webby award-winning app Nom Nom Paleo, you get more than 145 recipes along with more than 2,000 delicious-looking photos that walk you through the recipe process. You can choose your recipes and make a grocery list, save your favorite recipes by bookmarking, and email your recipes and shopping lists, too.
Stupid Simple Paleo
Looking for an easy way to track your meals while on the paleo diet? Stupid Simple Paleo lets you do that and more. To help you stay on track with weight loss goals, this app helps you set caloric and macronutrient levels and log your daily foods. There are currently more than 500,000 foods in their database, but just in case your favorite isn’t there, you can scan barcodes and add them to your food list.
The ketogenic diet has some similarities with the Paleolithic diet, making KetoDiet a useful app for folks on the paleo diet. Use this app to log your daily food intake. According to the maker, they don’t crowdsource their nutritional details, so you can rest assured their data is accurate. You’ll also find numerous different keto-friendly recipes along with nutritional facts and customizable ingredients.
Paleo French toast, blueberry espresso brownies, sweet potato pasta, and caveman shepherd’s pie — with Caveman Feast, you’ll find all of these recipes and more. The app contains more than 250 paleo recipes to help you reach your weight loss and health goals. You can organize your recipes into a shopping list, customize recipes by serving size, and add notes to your recipes. If you’re into meal prep, you can plan a week’s worth of meals in advance with the app.
Paleo Diet Recipes Pro
You don’t have to worry about being short on inspiration with Paleo Diet Recipes Pro. This app features more than 300 recipes and photos. You can bookmark your favorites, plan your shopping trip with a list, and share recipes on social media with this well-designed app.
Paleo Diet for Weight Loss
A well-designed app for dieters eating paleo, this app has a section just for beginners. It also has numerous recipes to keep your meals inspired. You’ll find a complete section for ultra-easy meals, perfect for weeknights when you don’t have a lot of cooking time on your hands.
Yummly Recipes and Recipe Box
You may be familiar with Yummly, the website that features some of the most delicious recipes online. But if you haven’t downloaded their app, you’re missing out. Paleo dieters will find the app especially useful as you can sort recipes by ingredient or special dietary needs. There are videos, articles, and mouthwatering photos.
Total Keto Diet
Paleo dieters have many habits in common with ketogenic dieters. Total Keto Diet is packed with paleo-friendly recipes. You’ll find numerous delicious recipes and even educational articles on why eating low-carb is a healthy choice. Bookmark your very favorite recipes, make a shopping list based on your selections, and even post your own low-carb recipes.
Eat This Much
If you’re looking for more than just recipes, Eat This Much can help you reach your diet goals and more. Input your goals and the app will help you reach them, tracking your calories and macronutrients throughout the day. Another tracking app? Not quite. Eat This Much plans your meals for you. You simply follow their suggestions and you’ll stay within your caloric goals.
MyKeto - Low Carb Counter
Some folks on a paleo diet like to track their carbs. MyKeto will help you do that by not only counting your carb intake, but by suggesting delicious low-carb and paleo-friendly recipes. The app will also suggest a reasonable macronutrient goal for each day. This will help you determine just how much fat, protein, and carbohydrates you should be eating to reach your goals.