People often ask me where I get my recipe inspiration from as generally we eat quite a variety of foods. Being no Nigella Lawson I have to admit most of the things I cook start out as recipes from other places and I tweak things a little here and there for flavor, to reduce sugar etc.
Some of my favorite sources of healthy recipes for kids and adults alike are:
Yummy, healthy snacks and treats. Most recipes are simple to make and don’t require any “out there” ingredients. Sha uses Natvia (a natural sweetener), which I don’t like the taste of (or Stevia for that matter), so I substitute for rice malt syrup.
I really like Sha’s (the creator of SFK) take on eating sugar free.
Quick and easy recipes for the whole family (with a focus on healthy snacks and meals for kids). Although the recipes are low in sugar, they are not fructose free so given my approach to eating I am selective about which ones I cook or substitute where required.
Recipes that are simple and easy to make with basic ingredients. Again not sugar free (most recipes do have dates, which are quite high in fructose) so I substitute, or when making something with dates make sure it is a “treat” only.
Fructose free recipes and healthy eating tips. Although I don’t follow the paleo way of eating or follow everything published on this site, they do have some great recipes (their program was how I got off the bad stuff after all!). One point to note is you often need to experiment with the quantities in recipes to get the taste as you like it.
General health and wellbeing, focused on eating wholefoods. Jenine publishes lots of information on general wellbeing, with topics such as chemical free make up and foods to eat to boost immunity on her blog.
Easy to make recipes, with a few ingredients and steps. Lee focuses on recipes that are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar free. I like her approach to eating wholefoods and how that can heal your body.
An awesome raw chocolate book! Delicious recipes for anything and everything chocolate – brownies, biscuits, drinks etc. Once again although healthy, the recipes are not fructose free so you need to substitute if you wish.
Interesting recipes, using lots of “superfood” type ingredients. Teresa publishes some “different” recipes, providing information on the key ingredients and why they are good for your health.
I will be publishing recipes on Loulou Zoo but full credit will be provided to the original source of inspiration – as I say generally I start with a base from one of these places and tweak it as I go!
Are there any amazing sites I have missed? Let me know your favorites!