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Featured Fitterati: Healthy Eating Blog Skinny Taste

Written on June 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm , by

Gina creates healthier versions of traditionally fatty fare.

In case you missed it, each Tuesday for the next six weeks, we’re highlighting one category of winners from our Fitterati Blogger Awards! This week, grab your aprons because we’re talking healthy eating blogs.

Gina Homolka

  • 42, Oceanside, New York

For the past four years on her blog, Skinnytaste, Gina has been testing and tasting healthy recipes. To keep things fresh, she doesn’t just focus on dinner. Gina shares slimmed-down options for every occasion (you’re covered at the Fourth of July barbecue, holiday cocktail party and Valentine’s Day date) or time of day. Readers can’t get enough of her recipes—check out Pinterest for proof.

Portion control trick “I fill my plate with a salad, which leaves less room for more calorie-dense protein and carbohydrates. My plate never looks empty, so I never feel deprived.”

My healthy indulgence “Plain baked or grilled bananas taste just like bananas foster without all of the butter! For a treat, serve them with a scoop of frozen yogurt.”

Favorite fat-cutting tip “Greek yogurt makes a great swap for mayonnaise in salad dressings, spreads and dips. Try it in my lightened-up tzatziki.”

Featured Fitterati: Healthy Eating Blog Iowa Girl Eats

Written on June 26, 2012 at 9:29 am , by

More than 400 blogs were submitted for consideration and after nearly 19,000 votes, 12 winners rose to the top to be part of the FITNESS Fitterati Blogger Awards. Read about them beginning on page 26 of our July/August issue (on newsstands today!) and visit The Fit Stop on Tuesdays, beginning today, to learn even more about the winners. We’ll be highlighting one category each week. First up: Healthy Eating Blogs!

Kristin likes to take advantage of local produce for her recipes.

Kristin Porter

  • 29, West Des Moines, Iowa

Kristin lives by the mantra “eat well, run often, travel far” and chronicles her adventures doing all three on her blog Iowa Girl Eats. From Pinterest-perfect round-ups to crowd-pleasing dinners, she keeps readers entertained—and inspired—day after day. Her current quest: To help her meat-loving husband, Ben, go vegetarian for 10 days! Can she do it? We’ll stay tuned!

My kitchen MVP “For everything from chopping and grating veggies to blending soups and even making homemade nut butters, I turn to my Cusinart 14-Cup Food Processor. The fact that it’s dishwasher-safe is a huge bonus!”

Quick-fix weeknight meal trick “Every Saturday or Sunday, I take a couple hours to meal plan, grocery shop and prepare anything I can ahead of time, like assembling casseroles and mixing sauces or marinades.”

Sanity-saving tip “I think it’s healthy to spoil yourself with a gooey brownie or a muffin as big as your head every now and again. Willpower is not infinite, and I find that occasionally treating myself ‘resets’ my resolve to make healthy eating choices the rest of the time.”