Cooking your own food is one of the best, health habits that someone can incorporate into their lifestyle. When you cook your meals at home, you can help decrease the amount of processed food you are consuming. Home cooked meals have the potential to contain less sodium, more potassium and be richer in healthier proteins and fats than meals purchased from fast food eateries or restaurants. Many people ask what recipe books I have or where I go to find new recipes online. With the rise in nutrition awareness, more and more food blogs are popping up all over the internet. With so many sites to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to decide if a blog is worth your time or not (Author’s credibility, Do the recipes match my health needs? Do the recipes even taste good?). With the help of my new dietitian, Jessica Harris, we put together a list of some of our favorite go-to recipe/food blog sites. We both believe that health and healing should start with whole foods and more emphasis should be placed on the quality of foods in the diet. Let the cooking begin!
www.paleomg.com: Juli Bauer not only entertains her readers with her day-to-day adventures, she also provides some of the most scrumptious recipes I have ever tried. Her recipe combinations are exciting and always consist of using whole, real foods.
www.againstallgrain.com: After years of battling an autoimmune disease, Danielle Walker decided to heal her body with food rather than extra medications. In her recipes, she focuses on natural ingredients that are easy on the digestive system but powerful in taste.
www.health-bent.com: Brandon and Megan Keatley, a fit and active husband-wife duo shares their beliefs on eating for health. They believe that healthy food does not have to be bland or boring and I couldn’t agree more with their recipes I have tried.
http://springfieldclinic.staywellsolutionsonline.com/Library/Recipes/ : Here, you can find a home for all of my recipes I have posted on somethingtochew.com as well as a disease-specific or ingredient-specific recipe library.
www.penzeys.com: This is one of Jessica’s go-to cookbooks and is also home to where she purchases many of her herbs and spices. Jessica adds, “I like their mantra, “love to cook, cook to love” as it truly shows through the quality of ingredients used in their recipes.”
www.wholefoodsmarket.com: A popular grocery store chain that focuses on less-processed foods and products. Through their website, one can learn more about organic foods, special diet considerations as well as a large library of nutritious recipes to try.
www.thejoykitchen.com: Jessica adds that these recipes are creative and of high-quality. This website is especially good for those who get bored with the same-old ingredients and spice combinations. It also features a variety of tutorials on cooking and techniques to use in the kitchen.
www.halfbakedharvest.com: As a flexitarian, this is home to some of Jessica’s inspirations for vegetarian meals. “I love the summer grilled mexican street quinoa salad but I also added grilled bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms to make it a veggie-packed summer dish”