The Goods: Favorite Healthy Food Blogs
This week’s The Goods: Favorite Healthy Food Blogs is for you to find a new-to-you blog, or perhaps some healthy recipe inspiration but above all, I hope this list inspires you to get your butt in the kitchen and start cooking!
One of my blog goals for 2016 is to get back into some sort of rhythm. I hesitate to use the word schedule because a) I swear I’m allergic to schedules. No seriously. And b) the pressure. It’s too much for me. I prefer to roll with things. That’s just how my life is right now. And I really miss doing The Goods. It was such a fun way for me to share things other than food on the blog. I’m starting it back up but switching things up a bit. Instead of a random list of link love, each post will be somewhat more focused. The themes will change weekly but the feel will be the same- recipe and shopping links, articles and videos I’ve found around the net I think you should read/see and a peek into my personal life. In the spirit of the New Year- because I know so many of you are trying to eat well and exercise more– I thought I’d share some of my Favorite Healthy Food Blogs + a few other healthy links to keep you motivated in 2016.
my Favorite HEALTHY Food Blogs:
Cafe Johnsonia: gluten free recipes + amazing photography
Lindsey does gluten free and often vegan too like no ones business. Her sense of flavor and combing ingredients is the best and her photos are drool worthy.
Cookin Canuck: family friendly + healthy lifestyle
Dara is a personal friend and total inspiration. She’s a runner, mom and in the past few years has lost and maintained a 30 lb weight loss the old fashioned way- diet and exercise. Her recipes are family friendly and I love how her blog embodies the whole healthy lifestyle package.
Skinnytaste: low fat + Weight Watchers
Gina is all about portion control. Lightened up versions of the recipes you love and if you’re doing Weight Watchers, she offers the points with each recipe.
Karista’s Kitchen: seasonal + whole foods
Karista is a fellow personal chef living in the Pacific Northwest. Her food is seasonal and approachable. It’s conscious comfort food and I’m all over it!
The Lemon Bowl: healthy lifestyle + whole foods
Liz has lost and maintained a 60+ lb weight loss though exercise and portion control. Oh yeah, and also had two kids along the way! Her food speaks to me- she’s big on Mediterranean flavors and she’s is without a doubt the smoothie queen!
Naturally Ella: seasonal + vegetarian fare
Erin is the master of whole grains.. Her recipes are vegetarian, her photography is mouth watering and she always gets my psyched to try grains in a new-to-me way with her seasonal recipe offerings.
Letty’s Kitchen: healthy desserts + vegetarian
Letty is a fellow Park City blogger and retired Pastry chef. Her dessert recipes are healthified by using whole grains and natural sweeteners. All her savory dishes are vegetarian as well!
101 Cookbooks: whole foods + lovely storytelling
While Heidi’s recipes are awesome, it’s all about her storytelling. She doesn’t just share recipes on her blog. It’s like a virtual dining experience.
The Vintage Mixer: seasonal + whole foods
Becky is a dear friend and local Utah blogger. She is the epitome of what it means to eat seasonally and locally. Her recipes are un-fussy and her old fashioned sensibility speaks to my core!
Kalyn’s Kitchen: low carb + South Beach recipes
Another Utah blogger, Kalyn offers up low carb and no sugar recipes. I use her site all the time for dinner ideas as my husband is a meat + veggies kind of guy and Kalyn does it best. I’m a fan of her salads as I often make them early in the week to nosh on for lunch over a few days.
Favorite Healthy-ish Cookbooks:
Totally old school but I still love going through old (and new cookbooks) to find recipe inspiration. In fact, I prefer it to the internet. Here are a few of my favorite cookbooks for lightning your diet a bit!
–The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolkin
–The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
–Thug Kitchen Cookbook from Thug Kitchen blog
–The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
–Gluten Free Girl Everyday by Shauna James Ahern
–Super Natural Everyday by Heidi Swanson
–Maple by Katie Webster
–Recipes from a Vegetarian Goddess by Karri Allrich
Favorite articles and shopping links to keep you active and inspired:
Who doesn’t want to feel good working out? LOVE these tights by Athleta. Bonus that they’re high waisted!
I posted about these workout shoes a few months ago and I’m here to tell you again after 3 months of wearing them daily, I love them. Best cross trainer sneaker I’ve ever owned.
One of my 2016 goals was to drink my water. I downloaded the idrate app for $1 and it’s a great way to keep me on task and track my hydration.
And speaking of hydrated, my favorite water bottle are these ones. 24 oz and they fit into the drink holder in the console of my car!
With all the diets and detoxes going on right now, I’m choosing instead to keep up with what I do all year and that is eat healthy-ish. There is a great article in The Atlantic this month on just that. #Healthy-ish
I don’t do many workouts at home as I’m all about getting it done at the barn a few time a week + a game of tennis here and there and, of course, as much time on my snowboard as time allows. As you can see, I prefer a more social workout environment! BUT if you’re looking for some killer workout inspiration either at home or while you’re traveling, this Pinterest board has you covered!
Have a GREAT weekend, everyone, and thanks for being here! xo, Kelley