Remember the days of cooking alongside Mom as you read the ingredients from a much-loved, oil-stained recipe book? Ah yes, the glory days (and stained recipes) will hold a nostalgic place in our hearts, but things have since changed. We live in a digital era, juggling schedules packed with family and work, all while trying to stay in shape and eat healthy. When was that genie in a bottle supposed to come into play, anyway?
What if we told you there’s an easier way to search, save, and organize your go-to meals and recipes? Hint: There is.
Pinterest has emerged as the go-to place to visually share what you love via online pinboards. In fact, it’s now the third most visited website in the United States. On Pinterest, you can virtually “pin” a photo that leads to a link anywhere on the web.
As the number of users grows, so does the content. By pinning between friends (repinning) or pinning links from a favorite site, you control what you want to be saved. Think of Pinterest as a online poster board covered in clippings of photos; as you click on each photo, you’re taken to the associated web link.
Because of the way it’s set up, we’ve found Pinterest to be an ideal tool for planning and organizing your weekly recipes all in one place. It just takes a few minutes to set up, and off you go.
You’ll quickly find that repinning is the quickest way to save recipes that you can categorize in any way you wish. Thus, following great pinners means you get to nab killer recipes and (ultimately) eat more good food. Win! Here are a few of our favorite healthy food pinners for you to follow.
- Bob’s Red Mill is a great resource for tasty, healthy recipes including meatless and gluten-free options.
Rachael Ray Magazine is chock-full of enough meals to last a lifetime. Find 30-minute meals, “veg with an edge,” and even how-to’s for the newbie cook.
- Food That’s Healthy by women-focused website How Does She features healthy meals with weight loss tips, including healthy and fun meals for the kiddos.
- Healthy Food that Looks Good is exactly what it sounds like. We’ll let your taste buds be the judge.
- Eat Up by fashion designer Michael Kors must be how the Project Runway king can stay looking sharp. When you’re stuck sitting next to Heidi Klum all day, you better hope you’re eating right.
- My Healthy OC features fresh, healthy options for apps, kids’ lunches, dinners, salads, and even a board dedicated to smoothies.