When you first clean up your diet, it can be really hard knowing what to eat. Most of the time you just start by eating the basics because you’re worried whether or not you’re eating the right thing, but then there comes a time when you just need to spice it up; both literally and figuratively!
If you’re anything like me, food makes your world go ’round. I LOVE food. Eating it, cooking it, sourcing it… anything and everything food related interests me. So when it comes to cooking food, I need variety and depth of flavour. Whilst my website here is filled with loads of healthy recipes and I like to make up most of my recipes, sometimes I want to make someone else’s recipe! I do have cookbooks, but in all honesty they are rarely used in comparison to recipes I find online.
I thought I’d compile a list of my favourite places to find recipes and why!
Pinterest is a mecca of anything and everything online, especially if you’re a creative. You can use it as an app, or a web browser. It’s an easy platform to save, share and display recipes. You can make simple searches such as “paleo dinner ideas” or “whole30 food” and it will come up with hundreds and hundreds of suggestions. I love being able to save it to my foodie board for visiting at a later date.
- Just Eat Real Food
Just Eat Real Food is a Facebook page I discovered years ago. It has both sweet and savoury, but it’s definitely ideal when it comes to sweet food. They have tons of mouthwatering recipes and they post several times a day, every day. I’ll usually go into the photo section of their page and just scroll until I see a picture that takes my fancy and go from there. It’s fairly American based, but there is still some incredible recipes on there.
Simone from Zenbelly has to be one of my favourite Paleo cooks. Not only is she a trained chef, but she creates some of the most insane Paleo recipes too. I have two of her cookbooks and her website is also filled with loads of delicious meals. Out of all of the paleo bread type recipes I have tried, hers is hands down the best. All of the food I have seen from her is mouthwatering! Check out her website and you won’t be disappointed.
- Whole30 Recipes
The Whole30 is one of the original clean eating challenges. Huge in America, the Whole30 has received a cult-like following online. And for good reason – the protocol is simple, effective and something I am 100% behind. Their online recipe section however? Even better! I follow their Instagram account @whole30recipes but they do also have a Facebook page. I love that they have a rotating guest paleo blogger on all the time who shares a few of their recipes over the duration of their takeover. This is definitely one of my favourite places to find inspo! I’ve made greek lamb burgers, pickled onions and sesame chicken from their posts. YUM!
Last but not least, and it may seem like a no brainer, GOOGLE! When it doubt, Google it. I use Google probably most frequently to search for recipes. Usually I’ll have an inkling with what I want to make and all I do is type it into Google and follow it with the word ‘paleo’ and a whole lot of suggestions pop up. I’ll scroll until I find one I like and go from there. Simple, but effective.
What’s your favourite place to find recipes online?
I hope you enjoy mine! Happy creating.