Pinterest Makes It Easy to Search for Healthy Recipes

A new filtering system can help you search for specific types of recipes

Pinterest is trying to make it easy for its users to locate certain recipes by improving its built-in search feature.

The company has now made it possible to filter for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and paleo ingredients or recipes when looking for anything related to food.

The announcement mentions that the feature is currently being rolled out on the web, but the mobile versions should also get it soon.

Pinterest has also added another button called “Indulge me.” As you’d expect, it will direct you towards dessert recipes that are more tasty than healthy.

“You can search for pantry staples or specific ingredients, like avocados, black beans and bell peppers to discover great dishes like quinoa salad, pork tenderloin with red bell pepper chili rub and black bean quesadillas. Each Pin will show extra information like cook time, ingredients and servings,” Pinterest’s Jeff Miller, software engineer, wrote.

Basically, all you have to do is search for a specific dish or ingredient, click “All recipes” and then narrow down the results depending on your preferences. Recipe pins will include cook times, ingredients and details about servings.

The feature is definitely beneficial for those who often look for inspiration for their kitchen adventures on Pinterest.

Just recently, Pinterest has also enhanced its platform with a new addition – GIFs. Given how loved animations are on the Internet, it would have been a pity for Pinterest not to support the format.

The company has started rolling out the feature to all users, but it might take a few more days before it reaches everyone.

The GIFs can be uploaded in the same manner as pictures and users can add a description to them, a source and add the pins to a certain board.

“We've heard from the community that they'd like the ability to post and view GIFs as Pins, so we're testing ways to make that happen,” a Pinterest spokesperson said.

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