Why is healthy eating so tedious sometimes? I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a glowing complexion all the time and feel awesome in your own skin. I blame it on Starbucks cranberry bliss bars and Golden Oreo cookies. Both of which I’m known to have a craving for. The sad truth is that cravings are code for minerals our bodies are missing. You see, if we just ate that kale salad we wouldn’t crave the Oreos. Myself personally, 98% of the time I’m toting quinoa and kale salads, with an apple and almonds for a snack. I am that lady. I eat raw kale by the handful from the garden in the summer.
Healthy, simple eating isn’t as hard as we all make it out to be. It’s quite easy. I bet you’re thinking – but it doesn’t taste good. Well my friends, it can taste good. Like swiss chard with lemon, thyme and white beans. Super yummy! And who doesn’t love a good smoothie?
Simple, healthy eating is possible and doesn’t take up gobs of time.
Don’t believe me?
These 6 Healthy Food blogs I’m addicted to will make you rethink reaching for Golden Oreos or grabbing takeout for dinner.
6 Healthy Food Blogs That Make Eating Well Simple
1. Oh She Glows
Angela Liddon is a genius when it comes to simple healthy eating. She makes it uber easy in her cookbooks (and blog) to stock a pantry and have the basic tools without breaking the bank. While I haven’t tried every single recipe, the ones I have tried have been delish and super simple to prepare. My only beef is the number of recipes requiring cashews. That’s the only thing I don’t like about a vegetarian regime is cashews. It’s used as a thickener and often is a replacement for cheese. Well, that or nutritional yeast which doesn’t sound appealing either.
2. Minimalist Baker
This site is new to my list. I discovered Minimalist Baker about a month ago while searching the googleverse for simple living sites. Minimalist Baker is a wife husband duo who love making food everyone can enjoy. The recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. And even if you don’t make one, you can drool over the amazing food photography.
3. Against all Grain
Danielle Walker shows us that even with an autoimmune disease, one can still eat healthy, delicious food. I couldn’t say it better myself: “Omitting grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar doesn’t correlate with omitting taste in these recipes. Easy-to-follow instructions are complemented by mouth-watering photos that seem to burst off the page with flavor. Danielle’s recipes are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and exhilarated, rather than deprived.”
Plus, she’s got several books.
4. One Green Planet
One Green Planet is an amazing resource for all things green. Not only do they have recipes but they also have some fantastic DIY beauty product recipes. I found them while searching “how to make your own body cream”.
I love how they call their food section “food monster”, funny and appropriate.
“Our goal is to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet.”
5. The First Mess
Yay! for Canadians. Laura is from Southern Ontario, went to culinary school, and apparently has an embarrassingly larger collection of cookbooks than I do. Laura believes that living simply, cooking and staying connected to the earth are at the heart of living for her. “A meal is nothing to take for granted.”
Her cookbook is focused on plant-based recipes that you can use throughout the seasons.
6. Sprouted Kitchen
What’s not to love on that plate? Sprouted Kitchen makes healthy eating super simple. And what’s better? They have a book!