“I CHALLENGE MYSELF TO EAT HEALTHY!”
I’m sure we’ve all, at some point in our lives, uttered that phrase. Whether it’s that time of year again (New Year’s Resolutions anyone?), a health concern (not cool, but let’s be real, they happen), an event (20-year high school reunion, ACK!!), needing more energy (zzzz…), or that nightly double choc brownie with two scoops of French Vanilla ice cream that isn’t playing nice with those gorgeous jeans you want to get into again…
Please, just make healthy food not taste like cardboard!
Whatever reason fits you, you’re likely here because you’re looking for healthy food that doesn’t taste like cardboard. With so many amazing options out there, we all have the issue of information overload! Where to start?! Well, Pinterest is great, with so many… you getting squirrely yet?! Yeah, it’s great, but so easy to get sidetracked with organizing, vacation spots, event (wedding?) or party planning, DIY projects, crafty stuff, quotes, hairstyles, man caves….
Round up: 19 Healthy Food Pinterest Boards!
So…. We’ve done the dirty work for you. We’ve rounded up 19 of our favourite Healthy Food Pinterest boards that you should absolutely follow to meet your health and fitness goals in 2016. Of course we have to also mention our Pinterest Boards as well, check out our Healthy Nutrition Board as well as our Healthy Recipes Board.
But, on to the list, here it is in no particular order…
Why: MotherEarthLiving.com is the home site for the hard-copy magazine of the same name (minus the .com of course 😉 ), a ‘zine that prides itself on being “an authority on green lifestyle and design”… which of course includes cooking with a nutritious and whole-foods focus! Most of the pins are from their own site, with the odd pin from around the web thrown in the mix.
- Easy Nut Milk Recipe
- Vegetable Fermentation: History and Healthy Benefits
- 17 Healthy Snacks to Pack in a Mason Jar
Why: TaraLynn originally started out blogging on Tumblr, but was so successful that she moved to her own site where she blogs about fitness, food, and lifestyle. She’s walked the walk, including battling eating disorders, to get herself to a place where healthy = life. Her boards and her blog are great inspiration.
Why: Over 500 pins from the Skinny Ms. website, with lots of posts with multiple recipes – great browsing for being efficient and getting that menu plan done… FAST.
- 29 Healthy After-School Snacks to Pre-Make for the Kids
- Skinny Iced Chai Latté
- 16 Delicious Ways to Make Your Own Chips
Why: Like myself, Nicole is a certified personal trainer, but based on the other coast, in Boston, MA. With almost 1K pins on this board, there are a lot of healthy takes on classic foods, like slow cooker chicken, fish in foil, and tacos.
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies
- Easy Salmon & Potato Foil Packets
- Sweet Corn & Black Bean Tacos
Why: This college student has a great eye for yummy, good-for-you recipes. There are a lot of vegan and paleo pins on this board, if that’s what you’re looking for. Over one thousand pins though, so be vigilant and don’t spend TOO much time on this board! 😉
Why: Almost four thousand pins. Need I say more? Be vigilant though, you could lose a day here… but it might be worth it.
- 33 Delicious Paleo Recipes to Make in a Slow Cooker
- Low Carb, Paleo Shrimp Scampi
- 7 Healthy Eating Tricks You Should Try This Week
Why: She’s a “makeup guru on YouTube” (her words, not mine), who is now an avid pinner (over 55k pins!) with a “healthy” following of over 100k. Her Healthy Food board has a huge collection of varied pins, including a great deal of vegan recipes, or vegetarian ones with vegan options in the captions, and lots of salads.
- 40+ Healthy Ingredient Substitutions
- How to Make Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls – Step by Step
- Popeye (Spinach) Muffins
Why: Even though the site is centred around “Vegetarian Recipes even Carnivores will Like,” Susan’s Healthy Food Board has some meat on it. Amongst pins from her own site, she shares stuff from Kaylyn’s Kitchen, the Foodista, The Iron You, and more.
- Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos with Spicy Slaw & Avocado
- Meatless Monday: Asparagus Fries with Sriracha Dip
- Low Carb Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots
Why: Sometimes, the amount of followers a board has doesn’t do the board justice. With only 536 followers, Elizabeth has curated a diverse healthy board that includes an assortment of pins that have tips to keep on track, healthy recipes that include bacon (mmmm!), Weight-Watchers-inspired recipes, and gluten-free goodies too.
- Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich
- Healthsomeness Healthy Food Finder
- Maple Roasted Vegetable & Crispy Bacon Flatbread
Why: While so many boards will often have a few meat recipes here and there, vegan and vegetarian definitely dominate the healthy eating sphere. While it’s good that people are more open to plant-based diets, it means that sometimes it can be hard to find healthy meat recipes. If you’re looking for some paleo-friendly meat dishes, this is the board for you. The majority of the pins are from the POPSUGAR Fitness site, but they’ve added some others too, like from NomNomPaleo, Against All Grain and Paleo MG.
Why: There aren’t a lot of details about Zoe, but this board is fantastic. Her pins are super-varied, coming from FoodNetwork, A Beautiful Mess, The Stir… including everything from Paleo to Vegan to Chicken and Fish (which are likely paleo 😉 ).
Why: Victoria Scudamore is an artist in Vancouver, BC who is a prolific pinner (24k!) with a good-sized following (almost 30k), but her fantastic Healthy Food board is a hidden gem with only 2.5k followers. She pins a mixture of different healthy foodie things from around the web, including cooking for one, freezer meals, and quick fixes.
Why: 458 pins of vegetarian goodness, with a fair few vegan pins thrown in as well. (She has no description for her board, so it may be completely vegan, but I don’t want to get your hopes up in case it isn’t. 😉 )
- Whole Fruit Popsicles
- Nutritionist Approved Pre- & Post-Workout Snacks
- Clean Eating on a Budget at Trader Joe’s
Why: EverydayHealth.com is a great site with so much fantastic information to help us all play a more active role in our own healthcare. Their Healthy Food Recipes board has over 1000 pins from the site, ranging from different meal solutions, to recipes to help with weight loss, and even foods to combat specific ailments.
Why: If we completely abstain from ALL sweets, some of us might just go crazy. Sometimes, IN MODERATION, we can have some sweets…. especially if they’re created with our health and fitness goals in mind. This healthy desserts board has some great health-grounded dessert recipes that help us indulge, while still keeping our goals in sight.
Why: This board is pretty huge – NOT for the easily distracted. It’s a collaborative board with over 180 different contributors, and well over three thousand pins. However, even just within two rolls of my scroll wheel, I found half a dozen pins that I added to my own personal boards. Again, be vigilant, and definitely make sure you’re on this board ONLY when you have some time.
- Ginger Switchel: Traditional Natural Electrolyte Drink
- Apple Cider Brandy Roasted Pork Loin
- How to Make Your Own Dried Cooking Herbs
Why: After recovering from chronic fatigue through detox, Sandy is passionate about sharing information about detoxing. This particular board contains healthy recipes for after one has done a detox or cleanse.
Why: No info on Ves shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the wonderful pins on her Healthy Food board. Despite only having 315 pins, this board is filled with different types of meals, including black bean quesadillas and Moroccan fish with mango and couscous, but it also has tips and tricks, inspiring quotes, and the odd little meme to give you a giggle on your healthy food journey.
19. Skinny Taste (ALL of it!)
Why: The bio for Gina’s Pinterest account says: “Easy, light recipes for all diets from Vegetarian, Weight Watchers, Clean Eating, Gluten-Free, Paleo, etc. All recipes include macros and WW Points.” So for anyone following anything that has specific “rules,” the Skinny Taste Pinterest will be a great resource. And this lady knows her stuff. Dr Oz even featured her, awarding her 2014’s Healthiest Pinterest Winner. Again, a lot of pins are hers, but with more than twelve thousand pins across 121 boards… Yeah… there’s a lot of pins from around the globe on there.
- From the Best Skinny Recipes for Busy People board ~ Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce
- From the Skinny Gluten Free Recipes board ~ CrockPot Chipotle Chicken Zoodle Soup
- From the Kid Friendly Recipes board ~ Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
We hope you enjoyed our Pinterest Healthy Recipe Board Round Up, and we hope these boards help you keep on track with your health and fitness goals for 2016!
Tell us below in the comments if we missed any boards that you feel are absolutely necessary for your healthy food journey! Did we introduce you to any that you’re really excited to follow in 2016?