Quick, Nutritious, and Delicious are the 3 factors that determine the recipes I select for this blog. The recipes are created by myself or my husband, unless otherwise noted. While there are some exceptions to Quick, all are reliably taste-tasted and healthy. You will find nutritional data at the end of most recipes, and you can instantly input whatever serving size you want. All recipes are sampled outside of our immediate family and require at least a “4 out of 5 stars” rating to be considered for my final cut.
My recipes aim to fit in with the daily dietary recommendations put out by the American Heart Association (AHA), and those included in the USDA Dietary Guidelines. I organized these guidelines into a compressed table, which is presented in the Quick section of this blog.
You will find a good mix of poultry, seafood, and vegetarian main dishes, and all the sides. While my recipes are lower in saturated fats, I do believe fats are very important in food palatability. You’ll see plenty of flavorful unsaturated fats in these recipes, like olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados. Desserts are low and no sugar. The sweets recipes are the ones that have generated the most surprising reactions, as in, “I can’t believe there’s no sugar!”
Because I have a child to win over and because my husband and I are both foodies, we do prioritize taste as much as nutrition. We regularly host dinners in our home, so we’re used to pleasing a wide variety of palates. I’ll be sharing our best solutions for combining delicious and nutritious. This includes such strategies as not skimping on healthy fats and being generous with herbs and spices. I also emphasize optimal cooking techniques to maximize the textures, appearance and natural flavors in our foods.
I offer a lot of substitutions in the recipes, with kid tastes in mind. You will see the ideal recipe in terms of nutrition, and then realistic substitutions and additions to make them more appealing to skeptical audiences. While it’s a noble goal to try newer nutritional recipes, kids generally need enough familiarity to keep their minds and mouths open.
Other Blog Features
In addition to recipes, which will be posted once a week, you will see an equal amount of entries on healthy eating and healthy living topics. Primarily, these are the ideas that have helped our own family be healthier. The following are some of the regular features you’ll find:
There’s nothing that inspires me like a thoughtful exchange of healthy eating ideas. Please feel free to contact me with your feedback
I currently do not receive any type of compensation from the links and recommendations that I’ve posted on this blog.