iOS: When people ask me how they can start eating healthy, I usually encourage them to cook at least one or two more homemade meals per week. If they’re not used to cooking, even that is asking a lot. ForkIt makes it more fun (and less daunting) thanks to some gamification elements.
ForkIt’s interface is cute, pleasant and easy to use. You can find all sorts of familiar and exotic recipes in the fairly expansive recipe database. It’s designed for cooks of various skill levels, from something as simple as avocado toast to the more complex coconut curry with rice noodles. For each recipe, you get easy, step-by-step instructions with GIFs and pictures. Then you can share your culinary creation with others and be motivated to explore more recipes.
The free app makes sure you don’t stay in your comfort zone by challenging you with video game-like quests and letting you experiment with new ingredients. Being able to set weekly goals, which include becoming healthier, losing weight or improving your cooking skills, is a neat touch, too. Now you can watch your progress bar inch along as you don your chef’s hat and fry up a fork-ing storm in the kitchen.
ForkIt – Cooking Challenge (Free) [iTunes Store]