I am a 34 year old living outside of Boston with my wonderful husband, energetic daughter, sweet son, and playful dog. I have degrees in both psychology and guidance counseling, and have worked in a variety of school settings.
I strive to find a balance between the two basic food philosophies of “eat to live” and “live to eat“. I believe that food should be (and is!) one of the great pleasures of leading a healthy lifestyle.
My enjoyment of preparing and eating healthy food burgeoned during my graduate school years, when I started to prepare homemade meals. I found myself drawn to the eating habits instilled in me by my health-conscious parents; gravitating towards unprocessed foods and cooking with fresh ingredients. I became enthralled with The Food Network, subscribed to a handful of recipe catalogues, and scooped up a wide variety of cookbooks. My goal was to make food that was simultaneously wholesome and delicious.
Over the past few years my culinary ambition has not wavered, but my confidence in the kitchen has grown. Although I still consider myself somewhat of a cooking novice, I am thrilled to share my recipes with you. Many of the recipes posted on this blog were inspired by and/or adapted from others, whereas other recipes are “Lauren originals”. Regardless of the origin, every recipe on Healthy Food For Living features whole foods that are sure to please your palate!