Recently, it seems that there’s a trend towards eating healthy, so where can you find healthy recipes to get started? Here are my top three choices for healthy eating websites:
EatingWell is dedicated to healthy recipes, organized into a manageable number of categories, including: Recipes & Menus; Healthy Cooking; Diet, Nutrition and Health. Readers can also join virtual communities, share food photos and review recipes, a unique feature among healthy eating websites.
Recent featured recipes include “Healthy Breakfast Recipes in 15 Minutes,” and “How to Cook 20 Vegetables,” helpful for people looking for quick ways to eat more healthily on a daily basis. Recipes can also be found for specific health conditions (e.g., diabetes, gluten free), and all recipes include nutritional information.
Although I found the navigation a bit confusing at times, overall, I found this site to be a one stop resource for anyone interested in healthy eating.
Although not prominently featured on their website, Epicurious has a Healthy Eating Guide with not only healthy recipes and tips, but also interesting articles (e.g., a comparison of the 5 most popular diets).
An advanced recipe search function allows readers to check off dietary considerations (e.g., high fiber, gluten free), and exclude foods (e.g., dairy, eggs), which is especially helpful for specific dietary restrictions or food allergies. However, I have one word of caution: read through the ingredients carefully to make sure they meet specific diet needs. One of the recipes that came up when I searched for high fiber recipes was Chocolate Pudding with Orange Whipped Cream, leaving me to wonder where the fiber was.
While there are a few glitches in the recipe search engine, Epicurious’ Healthy Eating Guide does offer an easy way to peruse delicious and healthy recipes.
101Cookbooks was one of the first blogs that I followed after I started my own healthy living blog. Created in 2003 by Heidi Swanson, photographer and cookbook author, 101 Cookbooks focuses primarily on natural, whole foods and ingredients. In addition to a collection of creative and aesthetically appealing vegetarian recipes, 101 Cookbooks also includes tips on building a Natural Foods Pantry. What sets 101 Cookbooks apart from the traditional publication websites are the personal stories behind each recipe, the amazing photography and Heidi’s unique collection of healthy recipes. While you won’t find any nutritional information on this site, the photos and stories for each post will leave you drooling and inspired to get in the kitchen to try some of Heidi’s wholesome healthy recipes.