What’s your health worth to you? Even Steve Jobs’ billions can’t make him a healthy Apple employee.
Health seems to be one of those things that, when you have it, it’s taken for granted. When you don’t have it, you’d spend whatever it takes to get it back. Here’s a simple way a Mac user can start working on good health. All it takes is a little discipline and an app to help.
Here’s one that gets you on the road to delicious food, not necessarily healthy food.
There’s An App For That
Everyone knows that chicken soup is good for you. It’s not so good for the chicken, but one fowl sacrificed means you could be on the road to better health.
YummySoup! is a Mac app that makes it easy to eat right. Follow the directions, add a pinch of discipline, and a dash of effort, and what you eat could make you a better person.
This is a combination recipe and food management app you can get your head around. It isn’t just recipe management. It’s about sharing recipes, finding recipes online, and then using the recipe to build a better diet.
A better diet means better health. A tasty diet is another thing altogether.
Like iPhoto or iTunes For Food
Think of YummySoup! as a familiar, easy-to-use app. There’s a Library for recipes in the left hand column, right above Groups of food types.
Now the fun begins. Recipes for healthy food in YummySoup! can be shared in several unique ways. Email is so 1999. Print out gorgeous 4” x 6” photo recipe cards and share with friends at a dinner party.
Or, try the built-in Recipecast. Select a Group, publish it to MobileMe (as long as that lasts), subscribe to other’s Groups, as they add more recipes, you get updated, too.
It’s like automatic broadcasting of your most sacred recipes. It’s easy to share when you get something in return.
Recipes can be imported from other websites by highlight the recipe, and importing into YummySoup!
Recipes are automatically added to the proper Group, including keywords, ingredients, and step-by-step directions.
Of course, you can edit any recipe in YummySoup!, and with a simple click, it automatically adjusts ingredients for the number of servings you need.
Images are all drag and drop so you can have photos of your latest creation. There’s a built-in Weekly Planner, a Full Screen view, notes for each recipe, but what’s missing is any attention to calories and nutrition.
YummySoup! is actually fun to use, fun to share, but could use a focus on healthy eating, too.