Living a fantastically inspired life of food, fitness, and fun? That’s the tagline for Amy Clevenger’s blog, Fit Fun and Fantastic. The site is so bright and cheery, I wasn’t surprised to learn it actually started as an Instagram account before it blossomed into a legit foodie blog.
More from Amy including her recipe for Pumpkin “Ice Cream“ featuring a non-dairy alternative for sensitive bellies –
Why did you start your food blog? I actually started my Instagram account first (@fantasticallyfit) as a way to share recipes and hold myself accountable. Then, after a few months, and at the request of some of my followers, I started FitFunandFantastic.com!
How would you describe your approach to eating/health? My eating approach is focused on intuitive eating. I listen to my body. If I am hungry I eat and if I want candy I have it. That being said I try to primarily eat wholesome ingredients that are unprocessed and rich in nutrients. I also believe that eating healthy does not mean you have to live in the kitchen! Most of my recipes take less than 10 minutes to prep.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life? I definitely was not always this interested in healthy eating. My main sources of food before I taught myself how to cook were: cereal, pizza, and fast food. Until about 3 years ago the only thing I knew how to cook was a box of mac n’ cheese!
What is your favorite ingredient to use in the kitchen? Whoa, I have so many favorites, but, some of my staples are: nutritional yeast, old fashioned oats, peanut flour, protein powder, chia seeds, pumpkin puree, coconut flour, vanilla, butter and maple extracts, non-fat greek yogurt, berries, cottage cheese, eggs, and unsweetened almond milk.
Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? Not really, just that I have to try and make my food look a lot prettier then I would if I were just eating it.
Favorite recipe to date? “Cheesy” Crusted Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Amy is featured in our series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy blogger in our midst.
December 29th, 2013