6/9/16

#HealthyBirdy Food "Pinspiration"

Is Pinterest sinking amongst the sea of social media platforms these days? I hope not, but it doesn't quite have the same hype as it did several years ago. Which is a shame, because I personally think it's an amazing research tool! I'm still a big fan and often find myself scrolling through DIY ideas, home decor examples, eyeshadow techniques and most importantly...RECIPES!

There are so many talented food bloggers and photographers in the world that have made cooking fun again, simply by sharing #FoodPorn images. I love trying new ingredients and experimenting with flavours, but I'm definitely not creative in the kitchen to brainstorm recipes myself. Which is why Pinterest is my go-to 'cookbook' for when I need a little food inspiration.

Today I'm showing the social media platform some love and sharing five pins I have saved, of drool-worthy healthy recipe ideas that I hope to try, someday very soon. Warning...this post may make you hungry. Grab a snack!

Carrot Cake Raw Bars via Beard and Bonnet
Carrot cake is one of my favourite kind of cakes. Especially when it has cream cheese frosting! Which these do not...

But these gluten free and vegan carrot cake bars are a little more tummy friendly and contain good, wholesome ingredients that won't cause unwanted belly bloating. The post for this recipe actually breaks down each ingredient and talks about their benefits for our bodies. The bars seem pretty easy to make and could be a great snack for when sweet tooth cravings attack.


Pasta...my guilty pleasure! It's not so bad if it's vegan though, right? 

These ravioli look and sound delicious, but seem tricky to make. I'm thinking it would be a great mission to attempt during date night when my beau is there to lend a hand!


Is your mouth watering yet? 

I can imagine cooking this for a small group of guests at Christmas instead of one giant bird (not that I've ever cooked a bird before...but when I do). I'm normally a fan of side dishes rather than a slab of turkey meat anyways, and this could be a unique spin on a traditional dinner. 


Ahhhhhh, a recipe for my favourite meal of the day...BREAKFAST! Healthy pancakes seem to be all the rage right now! I've tried a variety of flourless versions myself, but never have I thought to add chickpeas. I'm intrigued!


Spaghetti Squash with Thai Peanut Sauce via LeelaLicious
I LOVE thai food...pad thai, pad see eiu, stir fried glass noodles, green curry with coconut rice...give it all to me! I have made thai peanut dishes at home several times, but they generally involve rice or soba noodles. Using spaghetti squash instead seems like a smart way to sneak even more veggies.   


Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you thought!

Ps. Come find me on Pinterest if you want to see plenty of other healthy dishes I have saved.

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