I wasn’t able to read blog posts for much of the end of April/beginning of May due to my eye surgery, but I found that actually made this a bit easier than usual to put together!
Usually I have way too many great posts to choose from, so this time I just focused on the ones that stood out to me from the few I got to read. On average I am now making my way through my blogroll maybe once every three days – I’m sorry, people, I’m really trying! But between work (which is computer-based) and blog writing, it’s still just too much reading for my poor healing eyes.
Here are my top 3 posts from May thus far:
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes
- Five Total-Body Yoga Poses
- April Photo-a-Day Challenge: Wrap-Up!
And here are my picks of the best from the blog world so far this month!
- Sara‘s tips on building the best salads ever (My Less Serious Life)
I am always looking for inspiration to rejuvenate my salad-making so this post is one I will come back to time and time again! Sara’s salads look FABULOUS.
- Chelsey’s Sweet Pepper and Artichoke Penne Pasta with Lemon Vinaigrette (Clean Eating Chelsey)
I am always on the lookout for more dinner recipes. Don’t get me wrong, I love to bake – as is evident by the slant of treat recipes to meal recipes that have appeared on my own blog lately – but realistically, we all eat far more meals than we do treats, right? (Or at least, we should…)! So when I see a new, delish, healthy and vegetarian meal, I am super excited. That is how I feel about this pasta dinner Chelsey posted. For sure on my to-make list for this month! The flavours sound so spring-appropriate too!
- Char’s Espresso Buzz Cocoa Oatmeal (Char’s Kitchen)
Just because I am super sensitive to caffeine doesn’t mean I don’t LOVE the taste of coffee. So I just use decaf when I’m making coffee-flavoured recipes. Char’s oatmeal recipes always amaze me (and I love discovering new oatmeal flavours) – and she posted a stovetop Nanaimo Bar Oatmeal recipe on this blog when she guested for me in March! (Teaser: I made a protein smoothie based off of that oatmeal recipe and it’s delish – I finally photographed it so will be posting it soon!)
Char’s latest flavour of oatmeal will have everyone drooling. I can’t wait to get this cookin’ on my stovetop!
- Kelly’s N’Oatmeal bars (The Spunky Coconut)
Kelly’s blog is the latest addition to my blogroll but it was such a great find! She blogs gluten-free, sugar-free recipes that look heavenly. Case in point? These N’Oatmeal bars, which are egg-free, grain-free and low on the GI – which we love here at The Guiltless Life!
- Kate’s raw tacos (A Healthy Passion)
- Katie’s arrival at Blend Retreat! (Healthy Diva Eats)
I wasn’t able to attend Blend Retreat this year but I wish I could have – it sounds like the ultimate weekend party for healthy living bloggers staying out in beautiful cabins in Colorado. The good news for those of us that didn’t go this year is that it sounds like it was such an amazing success that hopefully it’ll be held next year too! Here is one of Katie’s round-up posts – check out her blog for the rest!
- Ari’s Baked Acorn Squash Rings (The Diva Dish)
How much do I want to try Ari’s healthy alternative to onion rings? Ari can honestly make any dish healthy, and I am always looking forward to recipes that show me new ways to use squash. I can’t wait!
- Jenn‘s Creamy Tomato Soup with Baked Mozzarella Balls (Peas and Crayons)
Can we say holy yumminess? I have loved tomato soup ever since I was a little girl. My dad would give me canned Heinz Tomato Soup – still my favourite (British so you can’t get it in Canada without paying $4 something at the British import stores, so it is definitely a treat only now!). Cheese on tomato soup only makes things better so I look forward to recreating childhood memories at home with this recipe!
- What are some recipes you want to try right now? Funnily enough the recipe I really want to try was posted on People.com, for Cinco de Mayo: Squash Quesadillas in Avocado Cream Sauce – yum!