Nothing gets my mouth watering more than a plate full of healthy food. Maybe it’s age, but I’m more likely to load up on a healthy meal and pass on dessert these days. It’s not that I don’t love me a good fattening dessert because believe me, I do. But serious cravings for things like sauteed greens, roasted beets and brown rice send me into a cooking frenzy. Has this happened to you too?
A lot of my cooking inspiration comes from food blogs. Most of the time, I’m not even looking for a recipe, but I check out the blogs for ideas, inspiration and new food combos. Like mixing black beans with mango and cilantro or roasted carrots with honey, butter & apple cider vinegar. That kind of thing.
Would you like to see some of the food blogs I’ve been drooling over lately?
Sprouted Kitchen – The collaboration of a gal (Sara) and her boy (Hugh) who both have a major passion for veggies, Sprouted Kitchen is my go-to blog for healthy food porn. I really do drool over the photos (taken by Hugh) and I love that they don’t just show the finished product, they showcase the ingredients and often include step-by-step photo instructions for making the dish. (I’d love to show you a photo or two here – but they keep them protected (smart move!) – so you’ll have to just go to the blog and see for yourself.)
Kath Eats Real Food – This lively blogger named Kath loves to talk about all things healthy. Mostly food but other stuff too like exercise and life-in-general. My favorite part of her blog is the Tribute to Oatmeal where she shares her special instructions for making extra creamy oatmeal and goes on to show us an amazing number of oatmeal variations including oatmeal with peanut butter, oatmeal with pumpkin and oatmeal with spinach, yep spinach!! (haven’t tried it yet but I’m awfully curious)
Herbivoracious – Seattle Dad, Michael Natkin whips up mouthwatering vegetarian meals for his family and is kind enough to share them on his blog. His recipes really run the gamut….from Smoky Macaroni & Cheese to Chana Masala (spicy chickpeas) to these Crispy Polenta Cakes with Braised Cabbage & Beans. Serious drooling going on here.
Dana Treat – Another Seattle vegetarian, Dana is a professional caterer and personal chef. I dig her healthy recipes as well as her ‘treats’ (when she cooks for a family, she always provides a treat – how fun is that?) This Spring Risotto looks awfully good too.
Simply Sugar and Gluten Free – When I do get a craving for something sweet I prefer it to be healthier than the typical decadent dessert. That’s why I’ve been stalking this blog for fabulous deserts made healthier. Trust me, these Almond Butter Blondies are totally delish – even though they are sugar and gluten free!
Do you have any favorite healthy food blogs? Please share – there’s always room for more on my feed reader!