GreenLiteBites is all about my adventures in cooking low fat, high fiber, whole foods for my family (and sometimes just me). I strive to limit sugar and avoid processed flours while including as many fruits and veggies as possible.
I’ve been posting “food ideas” on my weight loss blog for some time now. The ideas started out very vague, really being, just, well, ideas! Slowly I became more detailed (and obsessed) about measuring ingredients, calculating nutritional information and taking photographs. Food was taking over my blog!
So I decided to expand. GreenLiteBites is a complete creative outlet for me. I post what I’m eating and feeding my family. I photograph every recipe and calculated the nutritional information for most. Sometimes I will know what I’m talking about and sometimes I’ll be asking the questions. Overall this blog is my experiences with FOOD!
How do you come up with your ideas?
I’m not sure. It’s probably a combination of family tradition, what I see on the Foodnetwork and read in cookbooks. I’m an experimenter. I try to stock my pantry with lots of good healthy stuff and then just see what I can come up with. It is really a creative outlet for me (as is the site and photos.)
Who are ‘the Toddler’ and ‘the Husband’ and ‘Little Bean’?
Well I guess it’s pretty self explanatory but I’ll give you a bit of background.
The Husband: I am married to the world’s pickiest eater. For years, the only vegetables he would eat were corn and broccoli. If it were up to him, macaroni & cheese, burgers and chips would be his staples. Sometimes he likes what I make, sometimes he doesn’t and sometimes I don’t even bother. :~)
The Little Guy: I had the Little Guy in 2005. Well, he was “the baby” and then "the Toddler" back when I launched the site. He was my ultimate inspiration and motivation to change my life and eating habits. The Little Guy tries just about everything I make, although as he’s getting older he’s getting picker. I blame the husband.
The Little Bean: Our latest addition. He doesn’t eat much more than breast milk at the moment but I’ve started pureeing veggies and will be sharing my adventures in feeding a baby and toddler all over again.
How do you calculate the Nutritional Information for you recipes?
I use a combination of websites, nutritiondata.com, fitday.com, and sometimes sparkpeople.com. I measure everything on my handy dandy electronic scale and tally up the totals. It’s really not that hard, just time consuming.
I have a question, how can I contact you?
You can also email me directly using the address firstname.lastname@example.org