Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cooking Healthy

Anyone! Help! I am on a new health kick, but the only problem is that I don't know how to cook healthy. I love comfort food. Usually if it has at least 1/2 cup of butter and a cup of whipping cream, then I make it (and love it). What do health conscious people eat? That tastes really good? :) I know there are lots of healthy good things to make, I just don't know about them. I would love to hear your thoughts!


Janey said...

I would like to hear them, too!!! Lately I eat celery and peanut butter all day and then by 10 pm all i want is ice cream and i usually give in...so much for healthy! I do add strawberries and bananas to pretend like my ice cream is healthy though! Ohhhh, Seth has been subsituting Vanilla Almond Milk for ice cream and he loves it!

Jan said...

I need help too. I'll post a few healthy recipes I like. But I need more healthy options.

Heather said...

I'm not the best at giving healthy eating advice... as I'm a complete carb monger.

But I'm on a spinach kick lately. I add spinach to smoothies. We eat a lot of spinach salad with carrots, cucumbers, craisins, etc. My kids are really picky but they will eat fresh spinach leaves too.

I also have been experimenting with adding FlaxMeal (high in Omega3s) and wheat germ to waffles, pancakes, muffins, breads, smoothies, etc. I really just need to go all whole wheat and grind my own flour.

One of my friends recently got rid of EVERYTHING processed in her pantry/freezer. She read a book about healthy eating and decided to just eat more fresh foods. She did say that it upped her grocery bill to eat fresh and non-processed foods, but it was well worth it to her.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's recipes for healthy eating.

Jan said...

check out greensmoothiegirl.com. When I can afford it I'm hoping to get invest in a good veggie mixer and start making green smoothies everyday. And I agree with Heather, get rid of all your processed food and start eating more fresh raw foods.