Preparing and making meals for a family with a variety of dietary needs is not easy. Collectively, we have sensitivities to dairy, soy, gluten, and most legumes. Although this seems woefully limiting, I find it exciting to experiment in the kitchen using whole, organic foods. It also compels us to eat a clean and minimally processed diet.
I always keep an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables stocked in my fridge, especially dark leafy greens, root vegetables, citrus fruits, and avocado. Staples in my pantry include a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, nut butters, and coconut and almond flour for baking.
Although I love finding a fantastic cookbook in the bookstore or library, the Internet and device Apps makes finding recipes relatively quick and generally free. However, there are SO many recipe websites, food blogs, and Apps to mull over. Where does one begin?!
Having a gamut of food sensitivities certainly shears the search. Here is an assortment of my favorite food blogs with easy, efficient, and healthy recipes:
- Bonberi. Bonberi is “A curated guide to food, fitness, and well-being.” I love that this blog not only shares delicious recipes (try this, this, and this), but incorporates six additional facets of what they believe “living healthy” means.
- Deliciously Ella. It was only a few days ago I stumbled upon this blog. Ella Woodward creates recipes that focus on whole, plant based foods. After being diagnosed with the rare illness Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, she completely revamped her diet and lifestyle and began this blog as part of her healing journey. I cannot wait to make these this week!
- Simply Quinoa. Shout out to my childhood friend for creating this amazing blog with amazing recipes. You will never be bored with quinoa again, ever. I promise! Here is a great recipe for the kiddos. Her newsletter and e-book full of recipes are great (and free when you sign up).
- Green Kitchen Stories. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. Everything! The recipes; the photos and videos: and the loving family behind the scenes. David and Luise create “healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruits and vegetables.” This is one of my favorite salads. David and Louise just finished their newest book Green Kitchen Travels, and I plan to buy this one! Be sure to follow them on Instagram!
Great list – I am adding these to my bookmarks! Some of my allergy-friendly recipe sites are Againstallgrain.com and Nomnompaleo.com. I also highly recommend the books Well Fed and Well Fed 2 – I think we’ve made almost every single recipe – all delish and not too complicated.