THE APP REVIEW: Love Food Hate Waste

September 06, 2012

Hate wasting food? You're not alone. Check out the Love Food Hate Waste app review, and see how this app compared to the others.

What it says it does: The Love Food Hate Waste iPhone app is here to help you put that money spent on trashed food back in your pocket! With a mouthwatering total of over 350 delicious meal ideas, the recipe blender generates even more inspiring recipes for your leftover ingredients. Among other things, the app boasts a meal planner that can be used to plan your meals for the week ahead and build a shopping list as you go – all leading to reduced food waste by only buying what you really need. The Love Food Hate Waste iPhone application is the ultimate tool for hints, tips, and recipe ideas to help you make the most of your food.

What it actually does: The Love Food Hate Waste app provides a variety of services to users. Have leftover foods you’re not sure how to combine? Enter your leftovers or unused veggies into the “blender” function and see what recipes come up. Not sure how to plan on portion sizes? Use the Portion Size Planner to help you prepare the right amount and avoid cooking too much or too little food.

How useful is the information for target audience?: The information is fairly useful for the app user, but the recipes that come out of the blender function are not entirely specific to the three selected ingredients – for instance if chicken, pasta and cabbage are selected, recipe options appear that include all three (if possible) two and one item – this isn’t very useful as you might not have the other necessary ingredients on hand. The portion planner is great if you are eating all of the items separately, but a meal that includes a lot of different vegetables is hard to calculate portions based on the feature.

Ease of use: The app is fairly easy to use. The interface is straight forward but a little boring.

Who would best benefit from the app?:
The app is great for someone who wants to know portions sizes of certain fruits, veggies, grains and more. The app is also useful for someone who wants to plan meals in advance as well as create a shopping list using a very straight forward feature, but you might as well use a pen and paper or the notepad function on your device to create a similar no fuss list.

Cost: Free