I have to be honest, December probably wasn't the best time to start Operation Disco Pants. However, any slight change to my diet has to be a good thing and I wanted to share two of my favourite places on the internet to find healthy but tasty food ideas.
I think all of my friends and family are absolutely sick of hearing the words 'Skinny Taste' but Gina's blog has become my go to website for food ideas. I think about 80% of my evening meals are now comprised of Skinny Taste recipes.
Gina has such a wide variety of recipes, each accompanied by beautiful photography. Skinny Taste started life as a Weight Watchers blog and while the WW points are still given for each recipe, there is also listed the calories, fat, protein, salt etc for each recipe which is extremely useful when using My Fitness Pal. Some of my favourite Skinny Taste Recipes include Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side, Chicken and Mushroom in a White Wine Sauce, Buffalo Turkey Burgers and Chicken Rollatini with Prosciutto and Cheese.
To me, these recipes do not sound like diet food! I also love that Gina gives you lots of ideas for healthy side dishes, something I always struggle with - sometimes veggies need a little something extra! Some of my favourites include Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Courgette Sticks , Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties , Roasted Parmesan Green Beans.
I have also become addicted to Jason Vale's Juice Master site. While I don't think I could adopt a diet comprised entirely of juicing, it's something that I have tried to incorporate into one of my meals a day (normally breakfast). If this is something you're interested in, you should watch some of Jason's videos - his enthusiasm is infectious and I have spent more time than I'd like to admit just watching him juice different combinations of fruit and vegetables. I've shared two of my favourite recipes below.
Don't blame me when you've wasted your whole night watching an apple sandwich getting juiced! I discovered Jason after watching an amazing Food Matters documentary called Hungry for Change. If you're interested in finding out what is in your food (especially food that is marketed as low fat, low sugar etc) watch this...I will now find it difficult to drink Diet Coke ever again!
I would love to know if you have any favourite healthy eating/lifestyle blogs or websites - and also please let me know if you've become addicted to Jason's videos like I have!