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 sidekicks next to me. That would be my eldest daughter, Taylor, my son, Luke, and the baby of the family, my other daughter, Cameran. We make most of my meals together. I usually find something fun and easy for them 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, dinners, even snacks and appetizer. I've also 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!