Go to www.ohsheglows.com, or www.fatfreevegan.com, although these ladies are vegan, they have some really amazing recipes out there. I myself am not vegan, but I am vegetarian with a little seafood in my nutrition.
www.awakeatthewhisk.com is another good one.
Tosca Reno has some really good clean eating recipes to try.
Grace aka Triathlonbabe
MOTIVATION COMES AND GOES, BUT COMMITMENT IS FOREVER!!!
BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN!
Fitness Minutes: (18,213) Posts: 525 9/6/12 2:31 P
Thanks so much! I'll have to give the quinoa a try. I've bought some in a healthy salad from an awesome grocer nearby, but haven't yet taken the plunge to buy a box to use at home. I appreciate the tips!
AndreaG89 ----------- "You have to fall in love with the process of becoming great." - Oklahoma Sooners basketball coach Jeff Capel
Pounds lost: 4.8
Fitness Minutes: (6,249) Posts: 73 9/6/12 1:16 P
Another resource is the Weight Watcher's Power Foods cookbook. It has an unfortunate emphasis on pre-packaged sauces and weird stuff, but I've found I can make substitutions pretty easily. One surprise favorite is a meatloaf made of ground turkey, quinoa, and zucchini (with egg whites to hold it together). My husband would swear on his life that he hates all of these ingredients but he LOVES this recipe. I've been substituting cooked quinoa for half the ground meat in all kinds of recipes now. It reduces the amount of meat we eat but the texture is the same (if not better) and the protein count is about the same as well.
-Nan- You don't get what you want; you get what you work for.
I just checked out a great cookbook recommended by sparkpeople's dietician Becky Hand called Simply in Season... you can also find it on Amazon.com. It is organized by foods in season, and not just freggies but also has recipes with grains, beans, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, alternative protein, etc., The recipes are easy to follow and has great customer reviews. I just picked it up today and am excited to cook some recipes:)
Edited by: PAMAPPLE at: 9/5/2012 (23:19)
~ Pam from Michigan~
Co-Leader Daniel Plan
Co-Leader Daniel Fast
current weight: 141.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,249) Posts: 73 9/4/12 10:57 P
Welcome Andrea. If you go to the middle tab at the top "Healthy Lifestyle" and go to "Sparkrecipes.com", once you're there type in "clean" in the search bar. You'll pull up tons of great recipes and to the right side of the screen you'll see whole collections of clean recipes. Good Luck!
I have a perfect body. I just pad it for protection.
No matter what your life is like make sure you have a perfect soundtrack for it.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.... It's about learning how to dance in the rain" - Unknown
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (18,213) Posts: 525 8/7/12 1:19 P
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.