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Every day, I am looking for exciting new healthy recipes to cook and prepare for my family. I have surfed through dozens of websites looking for easy-to-prepare healthy meals.
Some of my favorite recipe websites include:
• Supercook.com http://www.supercook.com/ This site is fantastic. You type in the ingredients you have on hand and it delivers a plethora of recipes you can cook at home.
• Allrecipes.com http://allrecipes.com/ This is the TripAdvisor of cooking websites. It delivers photos, ratings, reviews and recommendations for recipes.
Read the reviews for recommendations on how to cut the fat content of the recipe. You can also sign up for a daily and weekly email which delivers “the week’s hottest recipes.”
• Eating Well.com http://www.eatingwell.com/ also offers a plethora of healthy recipes. It offers low calorie recipes for your crock pot, diet/health/nutrition tips, and features.
For example, this week it features ʺthe best and worst girl scout cookies.ʺ
• Cooking Light.com http://www.cookinglight.com/ is another spectacular healthy recipe website. This beauty is well-organized and has something for everyone.
A perfect example is one of this week’s features called ʺGuy Foods Lightened.ʺ http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/smart-choices/guy-foods-lightened-00412000067595/ The site tweaks ʺguy foodsʺ with easy recommendations on how to prepare the meals in a healthier manner.
However, the downside to many of these recipe websites are the calories and fat content of each recipe. Another downside to finding recipes online are the “special“ ingredients a recipe may require.
For example, Oprah’s Favorite Turkey Burger recipe (link: http://www.food.com/recipe/oprahs-favorite-turkey-burger-from-donald-trumps-mar-a-lago-401510) requires Major Grey's chutney. This chutney has to be ordered online since my grocery store doesn’t carry it.
One key recommendation is to read the comment sections of the recipe. People are really helpful in volunteering information on how to prepare a reduced calories and fat content in recipes.