Quarantine pushed us to stay home with not much to do, and many spent a large amount of time baking goods and cooking new recipes. This led to developing a few unhealthy habits that were used to cope with the unprecedented circumstances. However, as things slowly begin to return to “normal,” we are all looking for new recipes that will help us create a healthier lifestyle. Luckily, there are experts out there creating and innovating recipes to help us reach our new goals.
The Trail to Health
Blogging has become very common in the last few years, and plenty of individuals have used this platform to share their knowledge and help others who may be facing challenges similar to theirs. One of those bloggers is Erika Schlick, the writer behind The Trail to Health. Schlick is a cookbook author and health coach. In recent years, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, among other health conditions including Alopecia, Celiac disease, food allergies, gut issues, Hashimoto’s, and Psoriasis. Because she did not want to face the side effects of antibiotics, she found other ways to control these conditions and keep her Lyme disease in remission. One of the things which helped her the most was changing her diet and adapting it to her new needs.
Her new eating habits and the special attention she had to pay to the food she consumed, made her an expert in healthy recipes. For the last few years, she has been sharing her new cooking ideas on her blog for her readers to be able to cook healthy meals that will boost their immune system. Nowadays, those recipes can still be found on her website and readers can take advantage of them to take control of their life post-quarantine.
Schlick has provided a long list of healthy recipes ranging from appetizers, bakery and desserts, beverages, breakfast, dressings, instant pot, main courses, sides, salads, sauces, soups, and stews to quarantine specific recipes. Each of them aims to cater to those looking to eat gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and even Keto meals.
Her posts will provide a list of ingredients and instructions for you to follow as you cook. The great thing about Schlick is she takes into consideration the amount of time people actually have to cook–as everyone goes back to a semi-normal routine–and she adjusts the prepping time to this. Therefore, every meal or snack will be done in the matter of minutes, and you will be able to enjoy a healthy option that will get you back on track.
To make matters even easier, Erika wrote a cookbook titled The Wandering Palate where she complied a 28-day meal plan with gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo recipes. In it, readers will find a shopping list already created for them to buy the specific ingredients. And for the next four weeks, every meal will have been planned for them ahead of time. This is a great option for those who do not know how to get back to healthy eating habits. It is a start to a healthier lifestyle.
The last years have shown an increased interest in people to eat healthy. Influencers and other social media users have continuously motivated their followers to consume healthy foods that would be good for their bodies. As quarantine hit, it became harder for individuals to stick to a beneficial eating routine. However, as things begin to heal, everyone is looking for resources to get back on track with their healthy eating habits. Erika Schlick, her blog, and her book bring a great guide and combination of recipes for you to achieve the healthy eating you are looking for.