Are you craving something new? Something mouthwatering and delicious yet healthy and satisfying? I have recently had many clients who are seeking the same things as you. Often, we get into a food rut and tend to eat the same things and feed our families the same dinners week after week. Have no fear, finding and cooking new recipes does not have to be as daunting as one might think. Listed below are great resources for you to use when trying to find something new to make for dinner or maybe making a family favorite meal just a little healthier without sacrificing taste.
If you have not signed up for Pinterest, it is a must. There are so many great recipes right at your fingertips and they are really are easy to find. You can use specific words to search such as “healthy” or search for an ingredient that you wish to use such as “chicken” and you will have an abundance of recipes to search through. It usually doesn’t take me long to find a recipe that looks great.
If Pinterest is not your thing, here is a list of food/recipe blogs that I really enjoy. There are plenty more recipes to be found, here are just some of my favorite go-to food blogs.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks www.thepioneerwoman.com
Simply Recipes www.simplyrecipes.com
Skinny Taste www.skinnytaste.com
Pinch of Yum www.pinchofyum.com
Sally’s Baking Addiction www.sallysbakingaddiction.com
When I need to revamp my snacks, I almost always look up energy or protein ball recipes. They are usually loaded with nuts and seeds and help to satisfy my salty yet sweet tooth afternoon cravings. A suggestion to make breakfast more interesting is to search for egg cups, overnight oats or protein pancakes. These are great grab-and-take-with-you breakfasts in the morning when time is short and you’re running late out the door. These can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to eat. I make extra pancakes and then heat in the toaster, delicious. Since Old Man Winter is here for a few more months, it’s a great time to make casseroles and use your crock pot. Pinterest or any of these other food blogs have great recipes that can help with this type of cooking and do it with a healthy flare.
Don’t be afraid to try new foods and experiment with old family favorites to give them new life. Enjoy the foods you eat. Just because it is healthy doesn’t mean it must be time consuming or bland tasting.
Please feel free to share any recipes you find that you absolutely love. We always like to pass them along to your fellow AlaskaFit family members. Share the love of food.