50+ Recipes to Foster Healthy Eating
Healthy eating means different things to different people. Since we’re constantly barraged with conflicting information about everything from gluten sensitivities to Paleo diets to supplement-popping propensities, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Even those with years of study in nutrition science would agree that there’s no one answer to healthy eating.
Here’s the thing, though. Most of us — when we really pay attention — understand how different foods affect our bodies and minds. We know how we feel after we eat too many potato chips. We know what it feels like to indulge in too much chocolate cake. And we know how much — when we eat that certain food for which we have a food sensitivity or allergy — we’re going to have to pay for it later.
Here’s a revolutionary idea for healthful eating: let’s pay attention to the food that we eat. When we do, often we make better food choices — ones that still taste great.
We’ve gathered a health-minded collection of recipes that we hope will become a great resource for mindful meal planning. Will every single recipe here make sense for your own personal vision of healthfulness? Of course not! Everyone has different needs and ideas about food.
But whether you’re someone who is lactose intolerant with a nut sensitivity, a vegetarian who eats bacon on occasion, a hunter gatherer of the raw food persuasion, or a straight up omnivore, we think we’ve come up with one healthy-eating rule that almost anyone can get behind: eat a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods in moderation. Oh, and don’t eat anything that makes you feel terrible. Whet your appetite with these…
Recipes for Healthy Eating
Squash-Black Bean Enchiladas by Yummy Mummy (pin it)
Chicken Escabeche from BetsyLife (pin it)
Caribbean Tacos from Snappy Gourmet (pin it)
Roasted Veggie Pizza from Drool-worthy (pin it)
Healthy Energy Bars from BetsyLife (pin it)
Squash-Chickpeas-Kale Couscous by An Edible Mosaic (pin it)
Asian Quinoa Salad from Damn Delicious (pin it)
Leaner Green Beans by Noshing with the Nolands (pin it)
Collard Green Wraps with Yam and Black Beans from Feasting at Home (pin it)
Kale-Pine Nut-Mint Stuffed Acorn Squash from Drool-worthy (pin it)
Berry Cantaloupe Salad from Damn Delicious (pin it)
Cupid Kabobs from Katie Meyer (pin it)
Watermelon Salad from Drool-worthy (pin it)
Cleansing Garlicy Bok Choy Soup by An Edible Mosaic (pin it)
Vegetable Soup from Cooking Classy (pin it)
Vegan Lentil Soup from BetsyLife (pin it)
Lighter Greek Ranch Yogurt Dip by Cooking Classy (pin it)
Arugula Salad Bites by Flour Arrangements (pin it)
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from BetsyLife (pin it)
Homemade Fruit Snacks by Mommy Loves Trees (pin it)
GF Honey Oat Protein Bites by Brittany’s Pantry (pin it)
Road Trip Lunches by BentOn Better Lunches (pin it)
Healthy Breakfast On-the-Go by An Edible Mosaic (pin it)
Whiteout Smoothie by Brittany’s Pantry (pin it)
Detox Green Apple Smoothie by Pinch of Yum (pin it)
Blackberry Chia Seed Smoothie by Del’s Cooking Twist (pin it)
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