I Took Charge of My Health by Changing My Diet
Hello. Welcome to Recipe Idea Shop. Thanks for visiting. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, the website that my husband Don and I created to share our simple recipes for healthy living.
Are you ready to take charge of your health? “How I Healed Myself With Food,” explains how I changed my life by healing my gut and losing 40 pounds without going on a diet. Many people think it’s an interesting story. I encourage you to read it.
I’m just happy I am alive and healthy. Being fat and in pain is no fun!
Simple Recipes for Healthy Living
Most of our recipes are easy and require little preparation. We give you simple, step-by-step instructions, a picture, and the nutrition of each recipe. (Read Why Read Nutrition Labels.) When you know how many calories, fats and carbs you are eating, trust us—you will choose to eat a reasonable portion size or make a better food choice.
We hope we inspire you to eat a variety of fresh, whole foods and grains. That’s what we do, and we are healthy (even though we are older). We try to eat a balanced meal every time we eat. Sometimes that doesn’t happen; sometimes I make a meal of popcorn or Don eats a big piece of prime rib. But overall, by knowing what’s in our food, starting with fresh, whole foods, making everything from scratch, watching portion sizes and taking our time eating, we eat more healthfully and truly savor our life. And when we cook at home, we save money.
Recipe Idea Shop: New Recipes Twice a Week
Finding a terrific recipe here is simple. You can search for recipes by category using the navigation links above, or simply type in your primary ingredients or common recipe name in the search bar at the top of the page. Or you can scroll down and see what’s new.
Don’t you just want to taste that butternut squash? Roasted Butternut Squash is totally amazing. So sweet. So packed with nutrition and goodness. And super easy to make. Check out the recipe.
We also offer some takes-several-hours-and-some-skills recipes. Try Don’s Apple Cranberry Tart for one of these (you will be glad you tried it).
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Your Cooking Mentors
If there is something you don’t understand, feel free to comment or contact us directly. Since we have been cooking forever, we might not know we are using terms a new cook wouldn’t understand. If you need help, contact us. We will do our best to answer your questions. But really, you got this.
We are glad you stopped by Recipe Idea Shop and hope you find recipes you love. We love them. Each and every one of them. We have personally made every recipe and know they are good. Take a look around, try some recipes and let’s start talking about food.
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