Eating out doesn't have to blow away your diet. Save your waistline and use an app like HealthyOut, which will help you find a nutritious meal even in the greasy burger joint down the block.
HealthyOut allows you to customize your menu options based upon your eating plan. There are 20 plans that range from a basic balanced diet to the paleo diet and everything in between. You can select one plan or multiple plans if your eating habits overlap. You can even select fast food results, if you don't mind the occasional stop at Mickey D's. Don't worry if you change your mind; you can always open the settings and adjust the meal plans as needed.
You need an account to use HealthyOut and you can sign up for one using your email or your Facebook account. The sign-up process is painless and can be completed on the phone. HealthyOut uses your phone's location to search for a meal at a local restaurant. You can customize your search based on cuisine type, ingredients and other factors like how you will get the food (delivery, take out or dine in). When you have found matching meals, you can view them in a list of meals or a list of restaurants. There's also a handy option for viewing the results on a map.
Each meal includes some basic nutrition information about the dish and details about the restaurant where it can be found. These meals can then be shared with friends or saved for future use. The UI is arranged nicely, making it easy to go from search to meal to restaurant phone number in just a few taps.
HealthyOut is available for free from the iOS App Store. There are no ads and no in-app purchases, but it does require an account. It is compatible with the iPhone and requires iOS 5 or later.