The site's homepage features a photograph catalog of healthy foods divided into categories, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, meat and seafood, with one food per category. Innovative recipes for each featured food help site users get on track to eating healthy and avoiding the drudgery of dieting. With recipes like "Grilled Halibut with Tamarind Stir-Fry Vegetables" or "Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes," dieters will be excited to continue their healthy eating plans.
Another great feature of A Daily Apple is the selection of videos that accompany each featured food. Users can watch a hands-on tutorial of how to distinguish a crimini from a portabella mushroom or how to prepare spaghetti squash "pasta."
The site's continual updating makes it addictive for those looking for cutting edge healthy recipes and nutrition information. But for those who miss a day's featured food, a vast collection of resources can be found on the site's archive.
Publisher Narayan launched A Daily Apple because he knew that many people struggle with healthy eating when they get bored with eating another limp salad or "run-of-the-
"A Daily Apple takes this burden off of your shoulders," Narayan says on the site, "by facilitating a healthy lifestyle and helping you expand your culinary horizons."
For those interested in sampling the exciting foods they've learned about on A Daily Apple, the site's store connects customers to a full range of healthy food and ingredients. From organic quinoa to authentic Tibetan goji berries to dried wakame seaweed, the Daily Apple store has a comprehensive catalog of healthy foods.
Additionally, all featured foods are accompanied by a link that allows the user to purchase the food if they're interested in trying it.
To fit in with today's busy lifestyles and reliance on technology, A Daily Apple also features a free iPhone app and a $1.99 premium app that gives smartphone users access to fun and useful trivia, information, quizzes, recipes and tips for preparing healthy foods.
People who are too busy to log on to the website or are away from their computer can connect with A Daily Apple right as they're shopping. The app features advice on picking out the best produce and gives lists of ingredients needed to prepare the featured menus of the day. And those too busy to get to the store can connect with a unique vendor for each ingredient in the recipe. Another bonus, the app synchronizes information, such as favorites lists, with the user's account once they log back on to the account at home.
Narayan believes the site and the app are tools that can help any person interested in learning more about the health benefits of nutritious foods. He sees A Daily Apple as “your one-stop source of information on what foods are good for you,” and the tips people need to incorporate healthy food into their daily lives.