Tracking your nutrition has so many benefits, from helping to manage food intolerances to increasing energy, avoiding mood swings, and fueling the rhythms of your day. Whatever your reasons for logging your meals, a good app can help.

We gathered the year’s best nutrition apps to make the job a little easier. Between their impressive reviews, quality content, and reliability, these apps are designed to make tracking nutrition as simple as tapping a few buttons.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.1 stars

Price: $4.99 with in-app purchases

Anyone following a restricted diet or trying to reduce exposure to problematic foods will find this app helpful. It features more than 900 foods rated for a variety of allergies and intolerances. Sort, filter, and find all of the information you need to effectively manage your intolerances and avoid common mistakes.

iPhone rating: 4.2 stars

Price: $4.99

Nutrients (formerly known as Foodle) offers comprehensive nutrition information at your fingertips. Find fast facts on tens of thousands of foods, including your own recipes. Plus, the app lets you track your own meals, and it supplies a complete breakdown of your daily nutrition so you can make adjustments as needed.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

MyFitnessPal is a powerhouse app, with an enormous food database, barcode scanner, recipe importer, restaurant logger, food insights, calorie counter, and so much more. Whether you’re monitoring your nutrition to lose weight, change bad habits, build muscle, or just hold yourself accountable for what you’re eating, MyFitnessPal makes it easy.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

With a fresh, modern aesthetic, MyNetDiary is your personal virtual assistant for weight loss and diet. It’s the perfect multitasker, with features like a food diary, calorie counter, and exercise tracker. Plan your meals in advance, dial in those macros, check out nutrition facts, and get useful insights based on your data.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

MyPlate is a user-friendly app designed to help you lose weight and improve your health. The LIVESTRONG.com app offers easy-to-use nutritional facts, as well as personalized daily calorie goals, healthy meal plans, a barcode scanner, extensive food database, and detailed statistics about your nutrition.

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

Ever wondered about the vitamins and minerals in an apple? Nutrition Facts gives you all the details about more than 8,700 food items, conveniently sorted into categories and accessible via a quick, simple search.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com


Jessica Timmons has been a freelance writer since 2007. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady accounts and the occasional one-off project, all while juggling the busy lives of her four kids with her ever-accommodating husband. She loves weight lifting, really great lattes, and family time.