Cook & Count App Review

For diabetics, it is essential to have a varied, healthy and nutritionally dense diet in order to improve overall well-being and management of our condition. Carb-counting is also an excellent tool to gauge our insulin requirements for any meal.

Cook&Count is an App designed by health professionals which is NHS approved and uses trustworthy UK & US government nutritional databases to provide accurate data. It’s not a calorie or macronutrient tracking app, but one that provides a whole range of recipes from gluten free, low carb, desserts, mains and veggie mains – along with a range of others.

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Each recipe contains a description, preparation and cooking time and the amount of people it serves. It also has a detailed list of ingredients and a full outline of the method required to make the recipe.

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For anyone who is interested in their macronutrient and calorie content – each recipe has a complete breakdown of its nutritional information.

Cook&Count also allows you to build your own cookbook within the app – using it’s incredibly extensive database for ingredients and nutritional information so you can keep tabs on your favourite recipes and exactly what is in them. This is very useful for diabetics if their favourite recipes from other cookbooks doesn’t contain the amount of carb’s within. These recipes can then also be easily shared with your friends and/ or family.

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What Cook&Count isn’t is a macronutrient tracking tool (like MyFitnessPal for example) and in all honesty, I’m glad it isn’t. It’s pretty much perfect for it’s intended use and what it does, it does extremely well. Having my favourite recipes and nutritional information all stored in one place, as well as access to many other ideas for my meals throughout my day is always interesting to see! I would highly recommend this to both diabetics and non-diabetics if they’re interested in good, delicious recipes and understanding the carbs and/ or macronutrient value of their food!

Cook&Count is available on both iPhone and Android smartphone app stores.

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Dan has been a Type 1 Diabetic since November 2011 and writes about his experiences living with two autoimmune conditions (Type 1 Diabetes and Ulcerative Colitis), nutrition, exercise and living an overall healthier life on his blog and via his social media platforms.

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