With many restaurants and fast-food chains still closed, you are probably tired of eating frozen food and ramen noodles. Before the COVID-19 situation, nothing was easier than grabbing breakfast from a nearby cafe and ordering a tasty pizza after a long day of classes. Now more than ever, it’s important to eat healthy, nutritious food, and you surely have the extra free time now to learn this important life skill. You can learn how to cook like a pro remotely using these great cooking apps, all available on both Android and the Apple App Store.
This is one of the best free cooking apps available, not only does it feature dozens of recipes, but it also offers video content for basic kitchen tips. It gives you a photo display or video guide for each step of the recipe. But it doesn’t end there! The app can also automatically create your grocery shopping list and allows you to save the recipes you liked or ones you want to try out later on.
This app is the most convenient if you’re trying to waste less food and use your leftovers to make a tasty meal. You start by selecting the ingredients you already have in your fridge and cupboards, and the app suggests the best recipe you can cook with what you have. You can filter the recipes by choosing what you’re craving, whether it’s a casserole, soup, or a simple salad. You can also create your own profile containing your favorite recipes and ingredients.
Allrecipes is one of the most popular cooking apps and rightfully so; it’s easy to use and has hundreds of delicious recipes. The best thing about this app is that it contains many categories based on ingredients, cuisine type, dietary constraints, meal-type, or technique. Like Supercook, the app also allows you to select the ingredients you have to hand or omit the ones you don’t have so you don’t waste food or have to go to the grocery store. There is also mobile-friendly video content if you want to watch the steps while you cook.
If you already have a few great recipes up your sleeve that you’d like to share with others, then Cookpad is the perfect app for you. It’s more of a social cooking app where you can learn other people’s recipes and follow those who make things you enjoy the most. You can also join conversations in the app with people from all around the world sharing their recipes, cooking skills, and techniques.
You’ve probably seen one of the mouth-watering videos on social media by Tasty with step-by-step instructions. It became so popular that they launched their own app where you can search for your favorite recipes filtered by meal type; breakfast, brunch, or dinner, etc, or even by your dietary restrictions. There are also special recipes under the ”30 minutes or less” category for whenever you want to whip up a quick, healthy meal before class.
This app is perfect for those following certain diets or lifestyles. The app helps you create your diet through your own recipe list and will recommend things that suit your preferences. Whether you’re on a high protein diet, an all-carbs diet, or you’re a vegetarian or vegan; you’ll definitely find recipes that will make your mouth water among the one million recipes that the app boasts.
Whichever app you choose to use in your cooking journey, make sure you pick recipes that have the nutrients you need to strengthen your immune system. Also, remember that while cooking is an important life skill, it can also turn into a fun activity to enjoy in your free time.