These days I am spending a lot of time on Pinterest. No, I do not have an account. I never signed up to yet another new social media forum. (You don’t need one to browse!). But I am using it, almost daily, for myself as well as for my patients. In case you don’t know, Pinterest allows people to “pin” their images and videos to a virtual pinboard for everyone to see. I like using it for the sole purpose of finding new ingredients, recipes and ideas for healthy cooking. Meal planning is an art, especially when you are making all or most of your food from scratch. My patients always want new healthy meal and snack ideas. I have found that using Pinterest is a helpful and quick way to organize and find new delicious ways of cooking/preparing nutritious food. This is how you do it: go to the google homepage, in the search bar type in ” ______ (your healthy ingredient or meal idea here) pinterest” and click search. You will be taken to a google results page and the first few hits will contain the pages of pinterest that will contain your healthy recipes. Click on the first result and marvel your eyes on the pictures that people with interest accounts have posted. Click on which ever picture appeals to you, then click on it again to take you to the recipe. Try it out a few times, like I said you don’t need to sign up for an account to be able to do this. The search terms are endless, you can try “kale pinterest”, “coconut kefir pinterest”, “vitamix recipes pinterest”, “healthy snacks pinterest”, “dairy free pinterest” etc. You will be amazed at what will inspire you! Here is a picture of a side dish I made the other day from looking at “brussel sprouts pinterest” (my son loves brussel sprouts I was looking for new ways to make them tasty).
The original credit goes to: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com which was where I linked to for the recipe once I found it in pinterest.
Dr. Agnieszka Matusik, ND