This probably isn't the post you expected from me but one thing I've found to help with my eating is by making my own food. I've decided that when I move to uni I'm going to try a plant based diet (or at least eat more plant based). I feel a lot more comfortable eating this because it is lower in calories which makes me feel less guilt when eating. Also it's way better for the environment, I mean seriously watch Cowsiracy because it will change your life. Anyway I started looking at food blogs and adapted recipes for my recipe book to help me cook for myself when I'm at uni. Granted I have made the portions smaller and currently if I Cooke then this is the only meal I have a day but it's progress. Anyway, here are my top five plant based food blogs in no particular order. 

So I first found Rose's YouTube channel and instantly subscribed because most people think veganism is kinda expensive and requires you to only use fresh ingredients. Her recipes are really simple and require minimal ingredients making them affordable, perfect for any student. Fun fact, the recipes I've tried taste really good and you should defiantly try the creamy pumpkin pasta recipe (go to archive and click October 2016) because it's so simple but will change your life. 

This is another one I found on YouTube first and I found Sadia's channel very easy to follow and relaxing to watch (sounds dumb I know). She's a nutritionist which makes me feel very reassured that what I'm eating is healthy and good for me. Her recipes also taste really good and are easy to make which is a bonus. One of my favourite posts was the vegan pantry essentials which will help me a lot at uni to make sure I have all the right foods in my cupboard. 

Now I've been following Livs blog and channel for the longest. I think the first video I watched was her lunch bento box video (because I was looking for food to take to work) and I just find her explanations really easy to follow and her recipes always sound and look amazing. Obviously she does really healthy home cooked recipes but she also does a huge amount of baking and vegan comfort food. Honestly I don't really want to eat any of that at the moment but I love her healthier dinner recipes and I feel like I can eat loads of her recipes without worrying and without feeling guilty. 

This is written by Caitlin Shoemaker and I find her recipes are perfect for students. She makes easy five minute the recipes and recently posted 5 Mexcian recipes for $5 each which is worth a read. I also love the fact she does t cook with oil which makes all her dishes really healthy and lower in calories and fat. She also does a lot of meal prep which is ideal for students and they can save money by not wasting food. 

Now one of the main reasons I love this blog is that it also tackles eating disorders and body image mainly because Gena has battled anorexia. For me I find this really comforting and helpful because I need help improving my relationship with food and I feel like there are recipes that are helping to improve that gradually. She also offered nutritional counselling which is amazing if you want to talk to someone who understands where you are. There are also some really lovely recipes on here so the blog is perfect for anyone. If you're not convinced check out her Instagram, it will give you food envy. 

So those are the food blogs I reccomend you follow. Cooking defiantly helps in my ED recovery because I like to know what goes into my food but it may not work for you. Just know every person is different and if you start to slip again (we've all been there) please go back to the doctor or a specialist. Also you don't have to be in recovery to follow some great food blogs. Go check them out and let me know some of your favourite recipes. 

Who's you're favourite food blogger? Let me know in the comments below. 

Speak to you soon, 
Love Georgie xxx


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