Not for me those $5 apps or games. Nope, ever since I started my new fitness programme (20/20 Lifestyles) I've been looking for a good mobile meal tracker. $15 later through the iPhone AppStore, I ended up with Absolute Fitness.
So far so good. It seems to have most of what I want though it's food database is lacking for branded stuff.
Desired future features include a web interface for tracking and better data entry through a real computer and the ability to export the data.
There now follow some pictures of the app.
Main food and exercise log screen
Drill down into specific foods. Nutrition information is shown for the exact quantity specified rather than serving size
Daily summary showing that I'm over my carb allowance. These daily allowances can be autocalculated based on your weight, height, age and sex, or manually entered if you are following a specific diet.
Tapping on the a line item on the daily summary screen shows you a ranked list of foods contributing to that item - in this case carbs.
Adding a custom food type
Selecting a pre-defined food type
Lists of different exercises, or define a custom one
Another way of entering a food or exercise is to search for it