We’re approaching the second week of January, AKA the time when those New Year’s Resolutions start to slide. Like most I’ve resolved to live a healthier lifestyle in 2015, and to stay motivated I’m surrounding myself with positive influences – both online and in the real world. If you’ve already found yourself craving a sticky toffee pudding here are four great sources of healthy eating inspiration to keep yourself on track…
Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley’s Pinterest Page
2014 was undoubtedly the Hemsley sisters year! Jasmine and Melissa were profiled in every glossy magazine on the newsstand and their book The Art of Eating Well had pride of place in every foodie’s kitchen. If you’re a fan of their nutritious recipes then you need to start following the Hemsley + Hemsley Pinterest page. It’s packed with healthy eating inspo to keep you on track, including the helpful board “how to eat well in 2015”.
Love & Lemons Blog
As you may have gathered from The Weekend Reading List posts, Love & Lemons is my favourite food blog. Texas-based Jeanine Donofrio shares new health-focused, plant-based recipes every week, and all are beautifully photographed. It’s a great source of salad inspiration, so if you’re taking packed lunches to work as part of a healthy eating plan definitely try some of Jeanine’s creative ideas. [Pictured: Baked Parsnip Fries and Grilled Peach Salad & Mint Pesto]
Honestly Healthy Cookbooks
My mum introduced me to the Honestly Healthy cookbooks, as she regularly follows Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson’s recipes (their sweet potato brownies are delicious). Honestly Healthy for Life: Healthy Alternatives for Everyday Eating is a great source of inspiration and will help guide you through a New Year lifestyle change. It provides a helpful checklist of list of nutritious ingredients to add to your weekly grocery shop; plus, all of the recipes work for typically unhealthy occasions when you might break good habits – Sunday lunches, movies nights, BBQs, breakfast in bed etc. [Pictured: Raw Chocolate Mousse]
Local Farmers’ Markets
And, of course, one of the best things you can do is get out of the house and visit a farmers’ market for fresh ingredients that are sure to inspire. Use the postcode search on localfoods.org.uk for details of farmers’ markets in your area. And if all else fails there’s always Whole Foods – my favourite place!
Where do you go for healthy eating inspiration? Leave a comment below if you’re happy to share your sources…