About

Lauren KeatingI’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember. Like many little kids, I would always follow my mother around the kitchen and “help” as much as she could.

Starting when I was about 10, it was one of my chores to completely plan and cook dinner one night every week. The dinner had to be a balanced meal – no getting away with saying we’re having ice cream sundaes for dinner! At first, it was a little overwhelming – I still remember the first time I tried to manage a stovetop full of boiling pots – and there were failures when mom had to come to the rescue for sure. But the excitement and pride that came with pulling off a successful meal couldn’t be matched. It was this early experience with cooking and menu planning that contributed to my love of cooking today. Cooking was never scary to me – it was a chance to create what I wanted to eat.

In the summer of 2015, I completed the Plant-Based Professional Course through Rouxbe Cooking School in order to build on the skills I had learned on my own. Although I’m not a vegan, the plant-based techniques I learned in the course have helped me incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into my recipes in unique ways.

My work has been featured by Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Parade Magazine, Yahoo! News, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post, among others.

What is healthy?

I feel like every time you turn around there’s new information about what’s “healthy” and what isn’t. I’m not a doctor or nutritionist by any means, so please don’t take my word for what’s healthy.

If you read back in my archives far enough, you’ll see that I started this blog as a Weight Watchers blog. I started Weight Watchers after I graduated from college. Back then, there weren’t nearly as many prepared options made with natural, whole foods available as there are now. It was the era of Snackwells, and “health food” was either hippie food or tasted like cardboard. I love food, and don’t want to waste time on things that don’t actually taste good, so I had to learn to make my own! Just because something is healthy, doesn’t mean that it can’t be enjoyable! Before I eat anything, I try to ask myself “is this delicious?” because if it isn’t delicious, it isn’t worth eating. I’d much rather eat 1 really good cookie made with natural ingredients, than 3 not so great cookies that are full of artificial chemicals. 

New to Healthy Delicious? Here are some of my favorite recipes to get you started: 

Short on time? You love these 20 Make-Ahead Breakfasts and 20 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners for Busy Weeknights and well as my extensive collection of healthy weeknight dinner recipes

You can also check out my cookbook, Healthy Eating One-Pot Cookbook, available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “About”

  1. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this
    blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts
    from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has
    inspired me to get my very own website now 😉

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    • I am a food lover and reading your posts inspired me to start my new food blog. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. Your website is giving me some great ideas on incorporating my recipes/favorites into my new website blog. I also love to dine in restaurants. Love your food photos!

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  2. Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with after that you can write if not it is complex to write.

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  3. Hi Lauren!
    I found your website through cook eat share! It’s fabulous and I cook pretty much the same way. I’m new at this and just started my blog but maybe we could recipe swap! Would love to try a few of yours!

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