Monday, May 14, 2012

Healthy Eating

Eating healthy does not mean that you have to survive on bland, boring foods for your meals. There are so many wonderful cookbooks, websites and blogs that promote healthy eating. For those of you who are stuck in a rut and feel like you are out of options for knowing where to turn to for healthy and delicious meals, have no fear because I have compiled a list of my favorite resources to share.

Cooking Light is like my healthy cooking Bible. I have a monthly magazine subscription and pour through it immediately, turning pages and making lists of new things to try. If you have never cooked out of this magazine before I urge you to pick one up next time you visit the grocery store. There are lots of magazine sites where you can get a really good deal for a year's subscription. Another alternative is to buy the a Cooking Light cookbook. My Cooking Light Five Star Recipes is fantastic. If you don't want to make the commitment to either, at least visit their website. I guarantee you will find lots of things that are very tempting and delicious.  

 Gina's Skinny Recipes over at has an incredible amount of wonderful recipes. Each one has the health facts {calories, fat, etc.} and tells its Weight Watcher points. There has not been one recipe from Gina's site that has not been a hit in my home. Some of my all-time favorites come from here!

Another site that lists health information and counts Weight Watcher points is Eat Yourself Skinny. Kelly has gobs of fantastic healthy recipes, plus you get a little mixture of her life thrown in there, too--she is such a cutie!

I first came across Family Fresh Cooking when I was in a slump about putting together healthy lunches for Bryan to take to work. Enter the Lunch Box Survival Kit. Moms, you are going to love this; Marla is going to become one of your favorite people. I have gotten lots of wonderful lunch ideas from her site.

Marina may not give you a list of calories with each recipe she post, but what I love about this lady is her constant effort to cook fresh food not just for her family, but with her family on Yummy Mummy. Her two darling girls are shown helping her cook tasty meals throughout her blog. {In all seriousness, I want to be this incredible woman when I grow up--she is that amazing!}

These are just a few of the resources that I use on a frequent basis. Of course, Southern Living is my all-time tippy-top favorite and has healthy recipe sections. And I look forward to my Real Simple each month in the mail. It has lots of healthy recipes, as well as meals that are budget-friendly. What are some of your sources for healthy eating? I am always looking for new meals to cook and share!


  1. Thanks for sharing these! I am checking out each link now!

  2. Love Cooking Light, SL and Real Simple! Deff going to check out those other links!

  3. Thanks for sharing! Have you tried Skinny Taste and Healthified Kitchen? Those are two healthy recipe blogs that I love!

  4. Thanks for sharing the websites! I love Maria but have yet to read the others!

  5. YUM!!! I always forget about Cooking Light, but may just have to pick up one today! Also…follow RS on pintrest…great recipes! XOXO