FAIRFAX, Va., March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wasted food and subpar nutrition are closely related problems of the Standard American Diet; now, a new mobile app called eGrocer is ready to tackle these challenges and deliver immense benefits to consumers. eGrocer (http://www.egrocer.us/) launches on April 14th for Android and later in the month for iOS users. But visitors to the website can sign up with an email address to receive early access to this powerful new kitchen tool.
"eGrocer does what all other food apps do plus all the things you would want it to do for you," says Richard Messier, founder of Rich Thomas LLC. "This is the first lifestyle app which is able to make the best decisions for you. Families are strapped for time more than ever, but eGrocer gives people the ability to create and implement a meal plan quickly and within their budget. In fact, eGrocer generates a precise meal plan faster than most people order a pizza. The app will ultimately help everyone save money at the grocery and send less food to landfills."
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the US loses up to 40 percent of its food supply after factoring in all stages of production and consumption. At the level of the average household, American families will toss out around 25 percent of all the food and beverages they purchase. For a family of four, that amounts to anywhere from $1,365 to $2,275 every year. The team behind eGrocer is committed to significantly reducing this waste by utilizing simple, intuitive mobile technology.
eGrocer's core features all work together to help individuals and families to plan smarter, eat healthier and throw away less food which is cost saving. From a fitness and wellness perspective, the app makes meal and diet suggestions based on users' body mass ratios and activity levels. Less time spent agonizing over shopping lists and scouring recipe books equals more quality time for busy families.
Efficient pantry management is how eGrocer tackles the problem of food waste in households. Users create an inventory of their ingredients, then the app automatically updates shopping lists based on what's remaining. eGrocer can also offer advice on how to make optimal use of the pantry. Ultimately, the app will provide a rich source of data that can introduce a new level of efficiency in home cooking.
Finally, eGrocer offers a "smart" approach to recipes. Rather than just a collection of ideas, the app actually makes suggestions based on saved user preferences. Likes and dislikes, allergen information, past favorites, difficulty and prep time all factor into the app's presentation of recipes. Every eGrocer recipe includes important data like calorie counts, ingredient counts and prep time. Users can review and comment on each recipe, helping others to know what to expect when trying something new.
Future updates of eGrocer will include an integrated food ordering system that will link local producers with consumers, which could go even further in trimming food waste. Consumers will enjoy all the advantages of farm-fresh foods, while also benefiting from convenient ordering and delivery. Those interested in learning more and staying updated on the problem of food waste can follow eGrocer on Facebook and Twitter.
eGrocer app is the product of Rich Thomas LLC (www.richthomasllc.com). The company advocates for food loss prevention and makes products (apps) that help prevent food loss in supply lines as well as in the kitchen via better ordering systems and food/leftover management applications.