Helping me along the way…

In the past week I have been searching the internet for good sites I can leverage to support my journey. This is harder than it sounds. I have found that many sites are incredibly difficult to navigate and in the end present ideas that are either stale or super preachy. I am looking for down to earth, real life living types of sites. So far I have two that I am really excited about.

I didn’t have to look too far to find the first. The Guiding Stars website is wonderful. Having worked for Hannaford Supermarkets in the past and having two close friends who both work for Guiding Stars today, I knew about the site but hadn’t really looked at it through my new lens.

Guiding Stars in itself is going to be a tremendous help to me as I try to navigate the grocery shelves but the site is an added bonus. It is very inviting and easy to navigate. I love the blogs because I know they are written by real people, in some cases people I know! (My husband even wrote one!)

The second site I stumbled on through a twitter post. As I was perusing my twitter feed I saw a post about a link to a Roasted Cauliflower recipe. I followed the link and ended up on the Summer Tomato website. Darya Pino is the creator of the site. She is a research scientist and San Francisco foodie who has managed in my opinion to create the perfect blend of down to earth, real people healthy eating tips. In just a couple of visits I have already found no less than 10 recipes I want to try (including the Roasted Cauliflower).

An added surprise, when I subscribe to the site I received a 27 page booklet “How to Get Started Eating Healthy” by Darya. I saved it to my Good Reader app so I always have it with me. It was exactly what I needed.

What websites would you recommend for down to earth, real living healthy eating tips and recipes?

Sydney Clifton lives in South Portland with her husband Steve and her teenage daughter Megan. She spends most of her time working as a retail manager and volunteering with the Maine Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program. Early this summer she set out on a “journey to a healthier existence” and is sharing that journey on her blog,