July 5, 2011
Most things in life worth having take time and effort, and creating a healthy lifestyle for you and your family is no exception. Combing through nutrition labels and planning a well-balanced diet, as you hurry to check “grocery shopping” off your to-do list, can be a challenge. Throw in a kid or two with food allergies, and you’ve got your work cut out for you.
CarrotLines is a new iPhone app that helps shoppers make healthy choices by taking the guesswork out of food shopping. If you get frustrated reading food labels or wish you could find the items you’re looking for more quickly, you can use CarrotLines to scan barcodes and know instantly if an item meets your dietary needs.
Whether you’re kosher, gluten-free, vegan, or simply looking for foods that won’t pack on the pounds, CarrotLines helps you decide which items to put in your cart. Setting your preferences is easy. Just click on the attributes that you care about most in a product:
- Nutrition: Fewer calories, low fat, low sodium, less sugar
- Allergens: Peanuts, dairy, gluten, wheat
- Lifestyle: Vegan, kosher, halal, organic, country of origin
My favorite thing about CarrotLines is the country of origin attribute, which helps you find local food quickly and easily. You can buy this app for your iPhone or iPad in Apple’s app store, and you can meet the team behind CarrotLines at the Tech Cocktail Vancouver Mixer event on July 9th.
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