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Avoiding gluten isn’t always easy. But the right app can give you gluten-free recipes, offer helpful lifestyle tips — even find nearby restaurants with gluten-free menu items.

We chose the year’s best gluten-free apps for their excellent quality, high user ratings, and reliability. Whether your choice to avoid gluten comes from necessity or preference, they should be able to help.

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Eating out when you’re gluten-free can be tricky — unless you have Find Me Gluten Free. Use the app to find restaurants filtered to your specifications, like pizza or breakfast. Check out locations on the map, and get directions or a number to make reservations. You can also bookmark your favorites and find gluten-free menus from popular chain restaurants.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This simple app makes finding gluten-free foods a breeze. The barcode scanner provides an analysis on four levels for more information and greater accuracy. The app’s database has over 500,000 products and growing, so you can check for gluten in all of your favorite foods and beverages.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free

ShopWell helps you scan food during your grocery trips to understand how they affect you within the context of your own personalized Food Profile, which calculates the nutritional value of your food based on your desired diet, health issues, or food allergies. The app can use your location to tell you exactly which products are available in your local grocery store to better plan when and where to buy healthy food.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Make a personalized meal plan for your week and choose from thousands of recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less. This app can be a huge help if you’re busy and want to eat healthy but can’t seem to find the time to fit in a quick, healthy meal. It can help you optimize your grocery lists to consistently buy nutritious food and even follow a meal plan to makes sure as little food as possible goes to waste.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Choose from literally millions of recipes to cook anything you want, especially if you need something healthy and quick. Keep running lists of what’s in your fridge right now and can select recipes that’ll help you use what you have and let nothing go to waste. You can also schedule recipes on your calendar so that you can plan your meal preps ahead of time and reduce how much you have to think about your weekly meals.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.7 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Keep track of what you’re eating, how often you exercise, and how healthy your calories really are rather than just how many you’re eating. Scan food barcodes to see their grade on an A to F scale and detailed information about their nutritional content and hidden dangers like empty carbs and added sugars. Sync the app with your Apple Health app so that you can see your diet along with other crucial health information like your sleep quality.

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

Search through a huge database of recipes for any type of meal or occasion along with detailed nutritional information for each recipe powered by the app’s companion site SparkRecipes.com. Keep a list of your favorite recipes, share your recipes with other app users, and sync your diet information with the SparkPeople fitness and exercise app.

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: $3.99 for iPhone, free for Android

Fit Men Cook founder Kevin Curry didn’t like the way he looked on a friend’s social media post, so he aimed to get fit: starting with cooking more thoughtfully and healthy. His Fit Men Cook app offers all the tools that worked to make his dieting journey easier. These include a shopping cart feature that syncs with Apple Watch, meal-prep guides, step-by-step video recipe instructions, and a big database of recipes that are easy to search using ingredients that you already have.

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Whether you want to start losing weight or just be more thoughtful about the ingredients you’re putting in your recipes to reduce gluten, this app contains a variety of recipes for any type of meal, celebration, fitness plan, and diet types (including gluten-free). There are also many Crock-Pot and slow cooker recipes so that you can set up a healthy meal that’ll be ready for you by the end of the day.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Turn your kitchen into your smart food operations room with the SideChef app. Get personalized recipe recommendations based on your diet and food allergies, use a variety of tools like timers, automatic Amazon Fresh delivery when you buy foods and ingredients in the app, and step-by-step image instructions to see what foods should look like at each step. Best of all, prepare recipes with automation capabilities for compatible smart-home appliances to make sure you don’t miss any steps.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: $6.99 for iPhone, $4.99 for Android

Food intolerance can feel like science — because learning how your body responds to thousands of different vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is a big, complex task. Get all the info you need for gluten-free eating with the Food Intolerances app, along with numerous other food allergy information, including carbohydrate malabsorption and histamine intolerances. Build your gluten-free diet around your new knowledge of food intolerances as they specifically apply to you.

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