Hi friends, I'm Jillian and welcome to Jillian's Healthful Eats! However you found me - I'm so grateful you did 🙂 I absolutely love cooking and being able to share all of my healthy recipes. I am a firm believer that if you include your kids in the cooking process they are more likely going to eat the meal. So, I usually have my little sidekick next to me. That would be my daughter, Taylor. We make most of my meals together. She is only one, but I usually find something fun and easy for her to do. I am constantly looking for ways to change dishes into a more healthier version. There will be tons of recipes for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. This site also consists of healthy snacks that I eat throughout the day. I also recently started adding desserts, as well 😉 Now, that's an added bonus for sure! I love creating new meals for my family to enjoy and hopefully you will enjoy them too!
WHY THE HEALTHY ROUTE?
Throughout my life I have always been really active. I was always involved in sports growing up and when those days came to an end I needed another way to stay in shape. My Mother was always an avid gym goer and so I decided to see what the hype was all about. At that time I joined a gym and really got into working out and exercising. I then started thinking of other ways that I could become even more fit and healthy. So, I started focusing on the things I was putting into my body.
Let me just tell you I was not always super healthy growing up. I loved my junk food and let's be honest, sometimes I still do! Well, when my husband and I first moved in together I started experimenting with every type of healthy food out there. That has now become my way of life.
A couple years ago I started an Instagram page called "jillianshealthfuleats". Followers began asking for recipes and there wasn't much room for me to post them or get creative, so that is why I decided to start this website. Since becoming a Mother, I know that I want to continue being the best role model for my children that I know I can be and teach them that eating healthy and staying fit are important things to know in life!
I hope that you truly enjoy what I have to offer and share as much as I know I will take pleasure in posting!