I am so glad that you’ve decided to take control of the food you put in your belly.
I have hundreds (at last count we had just reached 400+) of healthy(ish) and delicious recipes, lots of tips and tricks, and I am always coming up with new ways to help you on this journey.
I like to keep my whole food eating routine pretty simple, but if you are just starting out it may be handy to have a quick and easy guide like this one to help get you off on the right foot.
I am Donna, and I am the recipe creator, content writer, and ideas lady behind Whole Food Bellies.
I started life in the corporate law lane but quickly got out of there when the kids came along and I wanted more flexibility (and fun) in life.
I was born in Sydney Australia, raised in Belfast Northern Ireland, had a quick stint in Perth Australia before heading back to Belfast.
Ventured on to Tasmania where I met my now hubby, moved to Newcastle Australia, followed by Sacramento California, and now back to Newcastle.
I have 3 little ones, a hubby I have been with since I was 19, and a mini dachshund called Odie.
I moved out of home at 17 to start uni and could not cook a thing, so I lived on:
- Bake at home rolls
- Mashed potatoes
- 2 minute noodles
- James Boags beer
Can I tell I love carbs?
I met my husband at 19, we finished uni, and traveled the world together with stints in Samoa, Tonga, Mexico, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, England, Ireland, Copenhagen, Canada, and have lots more adventures on the books when life calms down.
This is how I became obsessed with food.
We live at the beach and you will find us there most weekends.
About Whole Food Bellies
At Whole Food Bellies I focus on fresh, seasonal, healthy(ish) recipes that can easily be made in your home kitchen without too much of a time commitment to cooking, or tracking down weird ingredients.
All of my recipes are tested at least 3 times before being published.
I have been working on this site since 2017 when it was 'cool' to include stories about the recipe....I am slowly updating all of those old posts, and making them more informative.
Please bear with me.
I LOVE Thai and Indian food but you won't find any of those recipes on this site because it just never tastes as good as something done by a professional who spends hours making the most flavor intense curry pastes and spice mixes.
I am low-key obsessed with Mexican food and chia puddings.
My FAV recipe on the site is this Spicy Chipotle Tofu Burrito Bowl, and I eat this all the time.
My kids FAV recipe on the site is this The Best Strawberry Milkshake Recipe With Real Strawberries, and they ask for this after school all the time.
Hubbies is this Instant Pot Lasagna Soup, but he is all of a sudden against carbs, so only wants it on special occassions he likes to call cheat days.
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