Welcome to another edition of Faces of Fitness! Check out past features here.
This week, I’m switching it up again… 🙂 The whole idea behind Faces of Fitness is to profile the best health and fitness influencers on the web that offer motivation and inspiration in some way or another.
And one of the most important ways that these influencers help —> eating.
I’m not talking about “clean eating” or “eat a plate of kale with these ingredients to make it taste awesome” because honestly… I don’t want to live my life that way. I am totally all about the
frequent occasional bowl of ice cream or cookie, let’s not lie.
Anyways, I love these healthy recipe resources because they provide a) options that have ingredients you can find at a normal grocery store, b) they don’t require you to cook for like two hours, and c) they actually taste good.
So, here are my favorite resources:
I stumbled upon Gina’s blog way before I even thought about blogging myself. If I read correctly, I think she started the blog to share tweaks to recipes that were Weight Watchers friendly. She has a TON of recipes up on her site and there are some “skinny” versions of old favorites, like Skinny Taco Dip and Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks. Usually I can jump on Skinny Taste in the afternoon and have a recipe I can make for dinner all by grabbing things that I already have in my pantry.
You may remember Slim Sanity from a previous Faces of Fitness feature… Alysia recently got her Ph.D., which makes her really smart. And she uses that smartness to create some yummy recipes. I love her list of healthy snacks — separated between savory and sweet. I find that most of her recipes are easy and twists on old favorites.
Jessie Loves 2 Run
I am not sure how I stumbled upon Jessie’s blog, but it’s pretty awesome. She has a pretty fantastic life and I love seeing all of her beautiful pictures of food. She is your go-to girl if you are looking for smoothie recipes, but also has a bunch of other recipes. Pumpkin coconut muffins, lemon thyme turkey meatballs and white and black raspberry smoothie top my list of favorites.
The Lean Green Bean
Lindsay is a registered dietician so you know she knows what she’s doing when she’s coming up with recipes. Her recipes vary from traditional ones like whole wheat flatbread to more interesting combinations like chickpea buckeyes. I use her as a resource to find some dinner recipes (sometimes I do tweak them a bit so I don’t have to go to the grocery store…). P.S. She started the Foodie Penpals program, which is a great way to introduce yourself to new foods and meet people in the process.
Where do you find your recipes? Favorite quick dinner recipes?
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