My favourite food blogs
Deciding on what I will have for lunch is definitely one of the most tantalising decisions of my day. I enjoy eating healthy, fresh food that gives me energy to carry out my physical work. As a vegetarian, I prioritise getting protein as it's not always easy to stay balanced. However I am a foodie too, and love the variety of taste and colour that good food provides.
There's been a surge of food bloggers in the last 3-5 years, and social media sites such as instagram and pinterest offer a behind the scenes look at their foodie worlds in a way that we just don't get with traditional chefs. I look towards bloggers for recipe ideas for smoothies, soups, salads, healthy snack bars and sugar free but taste packed desserts. Many recipes require a high speed blender such as a Vitamix, which I will write about soon, and a dehydrator, (on the wish list), but often the recipes are quick, easy and fun to make. I also recommend food blogs to clients who are looking to prepare more of their own food, but who want ideas and variety so it stays interesting.
My favourite ones are;
This was one of the first blogs I came across and I love the ideas for dressings and sauces as they make a simple meal taste so much better.
It shows the power of social media when a young 20-something blogger gets a book deal on the back of her huge following. Her recipes are always quick, easy and surprising- my recent favourite was a batch of cookies made with black beans and oats!
2014 has seen a lot of press about the issues with sugar for inner and outer health. This blog is great for sugar-free desserts, and also hosted a sugar-free challenge to get readers motivated and making major changes.
The aesthetic of this blog is just as pleasing as the recipes. I've been meaning to try making almond-ella - a healthy version of the dangerously addictive but junk-filled Nutella.
Let me know if there are any food blogs that you enjoy reading and getting ideas from.