Cooking for a family sometimes means coming up short in the “idea department.” Between food sensitivities, childhood obesity, anti-inflammatory diets, and the notion that at least ONE meatless day per week is of benefit to humans AND the planet… Who can keep up???
And while you’re at it, check out the links on nutrition, creating a healthy environment and other ways to build value. Here are a few blogs and sites I like for inspiration.
- All Recipes: Searchable database with “personal recipe box” for saving, noting changes, etc. It also creates shopping lists!
- Serious Eats: Good food, an online community, recipes, blogs and fun.
- 101cookbooks.com The author calls this a “recipe journal.” I call it breathtakingly beautiful. (And the recipes focus on healthy, natural ingredients.)
- Nutrition – Information about ‘what we eat and why’ continues to change. Here’s a place to check what you know.
- The Paleo Mom is a scientist turned stay-at-home Mom. She has a great website along with books explaining the science behind the “paleo” diet and how to make modifications for various auto-immune illnesses.
- 4-H – Take a closer look at 4-H and their new interactive website, for kids, adults, volunteers and staff.
- Healthy Child is inspiring a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals.
- 10 Ways to Promote Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits It’s a lot easier to create healthy habits in childhood than later in life!
- Gardening at Home with Kids Do your kids know how their food grows? Here’s a list of resources to stimulate any green thumb.
- Boosting the Iron in Your Toddler’s Diet Red meat is a good source of iron, but what if your little one won’t touch it?
- A Family Affair: The Science Behind Creating Culinary Masterpieces with Your Young Chef Looking for an activity that increases independence, creativity, communication and good health? Excellent article.
- 25 Fun and Healthy Snacks for Kids — Healthy recipes that look like lots of fun!
- 7 Ways to Help a Picky Eater with Autism Keep calm and check out these tips.
- Eating Disorders: What Families Need to Know Excellent overview with additional resources.