10 Healthy Eating Recipe Spreads For Your Bullet Journal
Hello everyone! It is Erin Floto from @erinflotodesigns here. I am sharing some wonderful healthy eating recipes that you can include in your bullet journal. Each of these bujo spreads is a fun way to write down some of your favorite recipes that are also healthy! There are some more minimal styles and doodly styles that can be included. So let’s go ahead and see the 10 healthy recipes!
But first, here are the items you will need:
- Any Pens - I used Calliograph pens as well as Microns in the 05 and 02 sizes.
- Archer and Olive Notebook - You could include this in your everyday bullet journal or maybe even a recipe journal!
- Recipes - I have 10 recipes here but you can also look up your own recipes to fit the type of diet is best for you.
- Creativity - You can include some decorative washi tape, as I’ve done here, but you could also create scrapbook style and print photos of the food. You know what they say, you eat with your eyes.
Healthy is Subjective!
Let me first start by saying that “healthy eating” is subjective. For example, certain medical conditions have restrictive types of diets so some of the recipes I’ve listed below may not be appropriate. And as someone who does a lot of strength training, carbohydrates are important for me to fuel those types of workouts; however, that may not work for someone else. Healthy eating means something different to every single person and it may be helpful to consult a doctor or nutritionist to help you reach your healthy eating goals. First and foremost, listen to your body!
Most of these recipes have made substitutions to make them healthier alternatives. If you want to adapt these to fit your restrictions, by all means! I’ve also linked to all of the recipes and blogs used so I can get into some of the design choices instead of the meat of the recipe. Some of these recipes have optional add ons or adjustments within the blog that may be helpful to read.
As they say, this is the most important meal of the day. Start your day off by energizing your body with some delicious food.
The first recipe I’ve curated in this list is California Eggs Benedict. This recipe is from Tastes Lovely Blog and is Whole30 and Keto compliant for those who are following those dietary restrictions. This is a simple take on a classic by substituting the english muffin for a sliced tomato, adding avocado, using sugar-free bacon, and dairy-free hollandaise sauce. This recipe page is unique because it is a simple doodled version of the eggs benedict and I also included labels for the doodles.
The second is a personal favorite of mine because it satisfies my major sweet tooth by adjusting with healthier alternatives. This recipe is the Strawberry Oatmeal Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie and is vegan compliant. What I love about this recipe in particular is that this is such a good option for a big family because it creates 12-16 servings and can be used as a sweet treat for breakfast or dessert. In this recipe, I chose a healthier alternative for the flour (oat flour), used a sugar substitute (such as Swerve), and a healthier sweetener (Stevia) as well. On this recipe page I’ve made it much more minimal since there are a lot of steps. If you wanted to add decoration, there are some wonderful strawberry decorations from the recent March 2023 subscription box “Charming Picnic.”
If you like the egg bites from Starbucks, you would love this next recipe even more. These Vegan Egg Muffins from Okonomi Kitchen and, as the name suggests, vegan compliant and also a high protein breakfast option. This is a more savory version and while it takes around 45 minutes to make and that may not be a viable timetable to make breakfast each morning, these egg muffins are great to freeze and pop in the microwave so it can be a good option on the go. This option is not only good for the amount of protein you are getting but also incorporates veggies into your morning meal. In this recipe page, I’ve opted to highlight the ingredients and then made doodles to spray down the muffin tin since I am notorious for forgetting that step. Then proceeded to list the directions.
Most of these lunch recipes can also be used for dinner but this first recipe in particular I love as a lunch option because it is light, refreshing, and you can attempt to clear out your fridge! The Mediterranean Chickpea Salad by Homemade Mastery. *Please excuse my typo in the spread! This recipe is more of a concept than a recipe. I included a few different sections including, fresh raw vegetables, roasted vegetables, cheese and dressing with multiple options for each. If you have carrots, tomatoes, eggplant, and feta in your house, let’s use those options and clean out the fridge! I also have some staples of the Mediterranean flavor like olives and chickpeas as well.
The next lunch option is the Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup recipe by Her Highness Hungry Me and is low-carb and keto-friendly. This soup is simple with only a few ingredients and includes some optional ingredients like broccoli, cauliflower, or rice if being low-carb is not in your dietary restrictions. I also included the nutrition information for this bujo spread for those who are calculating their macros (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) for a keto diet. This spread is kept fairly minimal with headers and simple dashes.
The first option for dinner is also a good lunch option if you are meal prepping! It is the Marry Me Chicken recipe by 40 Aprons. This is a chicken breast recipe in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. I kept the recipe as is on the blog but the author also has alternatives listed such as making is low-fat by switching to half-and-half instead of heavy cream or Whole30 and Paleo compliant by making it dairy-free. This is such a delicious recipe and I love that the blog highlights how easy it is to adapt a recipe to fit your dietary restrictions. This has a ton of ingredients and steps so I kept this spread very minimal with those two sections and simply added color to the headers.
Another option good for lunch and dinner are the Curried Chickpea Lettuce Wraps by Beauty Bites. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and great anti-inflammatory. There are two main elements for this recipe so I’ve included two sections, one for the chickpea filling and the other for the salad portion before adding doodles and directions for cooking the recipe.
The next recipe is a personal favorite because I love everything buffalo chicken. I love it so much that I even created a printable doodled recipe for this one that you could include in your own bullet journal. This recipe is the Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers by Nyssa’s Kitchen. This particular recipe is compatible with Whole30, Paleo, low-carb, Keto and gluten-free diets. The other best part of this recipe is that there is so little clean up because most of it is mixed in one bowl! Check out the printable below!
The last dinner recipe is the Spinach Turkey Meatball recipe by Eat Well 101. This recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. For this recipe page I’ve opted to have the very long ingredient list down the left-hand side and a more doodle approach to the directions on the right side.
We already had one option for breakfast/dessert but this one is just a delicious No Bake Cookie Bark by Beauty Bitesfor dessert. It is a vegan and gluten-free recipe. This recipe reminds me so much of the Bark Thins brand but a healthier alternative. This recipe page is simple because the recipe is so simple and for a busy person that is just perfect for me. I doodled the ingredient list since there were so free ingredients on this list and then used arrows to include the simple steps of this recipe.
If you are more visual and auditory learner, I’ve also included a video going through each of these recipes. I hope that they are helpful for you in your journey to have a great and healthy relationship with food.
I hope this blog, video and printable gives you the inspiration you need to create recipes in your bullet journal! Thank you so much for joining and please tag @erinflotodesigns and @archerandolive and #aoshare on Instagram with any recipes journals you have!