I stopped drafting resolutions awhile ago. I always hate when people/companies over promise and under deliver and it seemed that every year, I would do it to myself. However, I do like to hit the reset button around this time. I take time to reflect on what is important, what has been good, and what I can improve. M turns 30 this year and our conversations have been focused on general life aspects: what is our plan of attack for paying down debt? How soon should we consider trying for a baby? Are we both currently satisfied with our jobs? (the list of questions could go on for a bit.)
One big question we talk about is how do we get/keep ourselves healthy? Even with the knowledge I have, we are not the best people for routine. Pizza delivery happens more often than it should and trips to the gym are few and far between (although, I’m learning that I’d much rather go for a long walk/do yoga/bike ride then go to the gym). However, the one thing we’ve learned is that it takes baby steps for us. We’re not “make a big change and stick with it” kind of people (and that’s okay.)
This post is a giant list of links to resources on this site, other bloggers that inspire me, and books that I love. All the images are links, so feel free to click around. Some images will take you to the original post/page while others will take you to a specific page. My hope is that you can find a bit of help/inspiration in your journey towards unprocessed, whole foods (no matter the diet you follow).
Links, books, and blogs you love or find inspiring? Leave them in the comments!
I’ve also started devoting my pinterest boards to dividing recipes by produce ingredient just incase you need even more information.
Favorite Recipes from Naturally Ella
Favorite Whole Foods Bloggers
Fellow bloggers are where I find a good chunk of my inspiration. All of those listed below are extremely creative and push the envelope of creating healthy, whole foods. While I’m sure most of the sites are ones you have perused before, it’s worth digging into their archives. Many have years of recipes and resources nestled among the content.
This is another list that could have the potential to go extremely long. I love books of all kinds and more often than not, any time I order something from Amazon, I usually toss in a Cookbook.
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
Tender by Nigel Slater
Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck
The Art of Simple food by Alice Waters
Whole Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon
The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara and Hugh Forte
Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson
The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
Moosewood Restaurant Favorites
Home Made by Yvette van Boven
(These books are full of good information and usually a nice swift kick to eating a bit better. Some information gets repetitive but there is some important items about the food industry tucked in the pages.)
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
What to Eat by Marion Nestle
Sugar Salt Fat by Michael Moss
The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan