All of the opinions on TheSkinnyFork.com are my own. I know that not everyone with agree will all of my food beliefs, but I do ask that everyone be respectful. This blog is a true labor of love and takes up a lot of my personal time and effort everyday. This is what I do to make a living and help support my little family. While some constructive criticism never hurt anyone, I simply will not tolerate rude comments to myself or anyone else.
Where do you get your nutritional information?
I get my nutritional information from a couple of different online resources. Each recipe goes through my own editing process to help me verify that the information is as accurate as possible. However, this does not mean that the nutritional information I provide is always 100% flawless. I am only human, after all! The smallest of changes to a recipe can make major differences in the end nutritional count, this is why I will often mention a brand or two for a specific item that I feel matters greatly to a recipe.
If you feel that I have something marked inaccurately please feel free to let me know!
Why don't you post Weight Watcher point values?
I did really consider posting WW points in the nutritional information for each recipe. However, I decided not to for a few different reasons. There is a handy tool that you can use to calculate the points easily and quickly using the information that I have provided though!
My recipe didn't turn out. Where did I go wrong?
Everyone makes mistakes!
Troubleshoot a recipe by first reviewing the ingredients and instructions. It's very easy to read something wrong, skip a step, mis-measure, use the wrong ingredient, or forget an ingredient all together.
If you still can't find the problem, feel free to ask me. I'll try my hardest to figure it out, but a lot of times it's just not possible without having been there!
Sometimes the problem could be on my end. Feel free to contact me if you feel I've made an error in one of my recipes. On occasion, between the kitchen, my handy-dandy-notebook, and the computer... an ingredient or step can be listed wrong or be forgotten all together! We're all human after all... I think.
Don't you know that food/ingredient/item you used is unhealthy for you?!
I believe in the whole 'everything in moderation' thing! It's what works best for me. We all have different dietary needs and opinions. My only goal here is to forge and share healthy, delicious, inspiring recipes that are portioned as I would offer them to my family.
I am not a dietitian or nutritionalist and have never claimed to be.
I do try to use as many whole and healthy ingredients as I can without making recipes too daunting or time consuming. I'm a stay-at-home work-at-home mother, so I must find a balance between ease and health.
Can I post your recipe on my blog/website?
I don't mind at all! I request that you take/use your own photos though and that you clearly give credit and a link back to me.
Can I pin your recipe(s) and/or photo(s)?
Where do you get recipe ideas from? Are all of the recipes on this site yours?
I get my inspiration from many places! Family/friends, blogs, websites, Pinterest, restaurants, my pantry and what I have on hand, etc. Many of the recipes here are my own while others are shared from various other sources. I make a conscious effort to always include credit where credit is due and expect others to do the same!
Hey! I tried to friend you on Facebook and you haven't accepted... why not?
I know there are a lot of bloggers out there that readily friend their viewers, and I would be more than happy to do so if say... a few emails or conversations were exchanged and we were to become acquaintances or even friends! But, I do have a little girl and the safety of my family to keep in mind. You are more than welcome to message me here, Facebook, Twitter, email, etc!
I just try to keep my personal Facebook as that, personal.
Why do you use certain terms such as 'Healthified' and 'Skinny' in recipes? And is there a difference between them?
I use certain words to help let you know what you're in for with a recipe! Below is my description and reasoning for some of the main terms I use in a recipe.
Healthified - These are the recipes that are often thought of as the more indulgent foods that I've done my best to make as guilt-less and healthy as possible.
Healthy - This often means that it is just a flat out healthy recipe for one reason or another. Just keep in mind that not everyone has the same idea of what the word 'healthy' means. For me, this usually includes clean eating and using whole fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
Skinny - The skinny recipes are ones that I've significantly reduced the calorie count on by making simple swaps and/or changes. These are often not 'clean' recipes, but are low in calories.
Light/Lighter - These recipes are the ones that are always going to be naturally higher in calories, but I've done my best to lower the count as much as can be without sacrificing taste and/or flavor.
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All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.