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Find healthy takeout with the HealthyOut app

It can be tricky to find healthy meals for delivery, pickup, and dining out.  If you are trying to lose weight or improve your diet, the HealthyOut app can help you quickly identify healthy meal options in your neighborhood.

How it works

HealthyOut is free to download on iPhone and Android devices. The app allows you to find healthy dishes at nearby restaurants based on your personal nutritional needs and preferences. You can currently search restaurants in over 500 cities.

You can filter your search by nutrition preferences (i.e. vegan, vegetarian, low carb, heart healthy), ingredients, or type of cuisine.  Many of the recommended meals include photos, detailed descriptions, member ratings, and nutrition information.  Some of them even list ideas on how to make the dish even healthier.  For example, it may recommend that you ask for no bread or to request the dressing on the side. Once you find a meal that looks appealing, you can order it directly through the app.  After your purchase is completed, you will receive an email and/or text message to confirm the delivery.

Pros: Users can have a healthy meal ordered and delivered within a short amount of time. This app is very filter-friendly to help ensure that you find and get exactly what you want to eat. In addition to having the ability to set specific nutrition preferences and guidelines, you can also filter out fast food restaurants. If you travel on a regular basis, this app can help you find healthy meals in areas you’re not familiar with. The app is also aesthetically pleasing.

Cons: While they are working on expanding their coverage, the app may not currently serve your neighborhood.  Also, other reviews indicate that several have experienced errors when using the app.

Overall consensus: If HealthyOut is available in your area, it’s definitely worth checking out.  HealthyOut takes the guesswork away, making it simple for you to uncover healthy meals that meet your nutritional needs. Users love its easy-to-use interface along and the many details that are available for each restaurant and meal.

If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the Wellness Coaching program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for assistance with finding the right wellness resources for you!