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    Pinterest Friday: Healthy, Delicious Recipes!

    Have ya’ll ever been to Foodgawker.com? If not- first of all, STOP reading this post and head there IMMEDIATELY.  If you love beautiful food, you can spend hours scrolling through impeccably photographed, tasty treats. I generally pin them to my Pinterest board, as I love the combination of gorgeous aesthetics and meal ideas together and it gets them all in one place. My food inspiration starts at Foodgawker a lot of the time!

    So today I’m going to share some of my favorites with you. Most of these follow my general nutritional guidelines (high protein, lots of veggies, lower carb, healthy fats- Precision Nutrition style) and a few healthier desserts thrown in, too 🙂 The majority of these recipes would fall under the labels of “clean eating,” “paleo” or “low carb,” but I didn’t hold them to any strict nutritional barometer necessarily. I just enjoy eating nourishing foods that aren’t terribly carb heavy overall.

    When I’m at home, I like to cook pretty on-target to my nutritional guidelines- so that I can enjoy “cheat” meals when I’m out with friends or in social situations. However I don’t really call it a “cheat”- I just call it moderation and eating mindfully. I don’t restrict myself of anything, so I end up not going all out “CRAZY” when I do. I just enjoy myself when I feel like I want to, then rein it in at home.  (You can read more on my general nutrition philosophies here if you’re interested. I also recommend checking out Jill Coleman at JillFit Physiques– she’s like the mindful eating goddess and has excellent advice on her site and all of her social media accounts. I particularly enjoy her newsletter!)

    Enjoy! And my apologies if this post makes you hungry.

    Click the photos for recipes:

    from BonAppetit.com

    Ranchero Breakfast Tostadas- BonAppetit.com

     

    Power Salad by Two Peas and their Pod

    Power Salad by Two Peas and their Pod

     

    Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa from Closet Cooking.com

    Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa from Closet Cooking.com

    Herb and Citrus Roasted Chicken from The Comfort of Cooking

    Herb and Citrus Roasted Chicken from The Comfort of Cooking

    8 Beet, Tangerine and Blood Orange Salad with Goat Cheese, Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios from Bourbon and Brown Sugar

    Beet, Tangerine and Blood Orange Salad with Goat Cheese, Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios from Bourbon and Brown Sugar

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Aioli from Lifestyle 365

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Aioli from Lifestyle 365

    Pan Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice and White Gyro Sauce from Lifestyle 365

    Pan Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice and White Gyro Sauce from Lifestyle 365

    Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing from Pinch of Yum

    Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing from Pinch of Yum

    Artisan Tropic and BBQ Chicken Plantain Nachos from Jessi's Kitchen

    Artisan Tropic and BBQ Chicken Plantain Nachos from Jessi’s Kitchen

     

    Korean Short Rib Lettuce Wraps from No Spoon Necessary

    Korean Short Rib Lettuce Wraps from No Spoon Necessary

    OKAY! Now on to the fun stuff…

     

    Protein Oreos

    Protein Oreos from Protein POW

    Healthy Red Velvet Fudge Protein Bars from Desserts With Benefits

    Healthy Red Velvet Fudge Protein Bars from Desserts With Benefits

    Chocolate Avocado Popsicles from The Little Epicurean

    Chocolate Avocado Popsicles from The Little Epicurean

    Now I dare anyone to tell me eating healthy is boring! 😉

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