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This local blogger and mother of two aims to not only provide healthy meals, but to teach life skills for how to practice and maintain that lifestyle through tasty food and meaningful choices. Keep reading for the delicious details.

A Healthy Life For Me
A Healthy Life For Me focuses on healthy recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free and soy-free.

Looking for healthy recipes that are simple enough for the home cook, but delicious enough that you will want to make them time and time again? Look no further.

On A Healthy Life For Me, a blog created by Amy Stafford, you can expect to find recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free and soy-free.

“A Healthy Life For Me is a site I created to share my favorite recipes – no fuss recipes made with the freshest ingredients available,” says Stafford. “I also sprinkle in some how-to’s about organic gardening and some kick-butt fitness workouts that you can do at home. All of my inspiration stems from things I desire in my own life.”

Not only does Stafford share original, healthy recipes that she develops and photographs herself, but she also shares tips on how to grow your own organic produce. “I have a large organic garden, as well as backyard chickens and honeybees that allow me to create my recipes around what is the freshest and in-season ingredients,” she says.

“I try to encourage readers to grow their own produce, even if it is just a pot of herbs,” Stafford continues. “Connecting to the earth by growing your own food helps us all to understand better what we all put into our bodies. I also encourage readers to shop local and in-season, not only to be healthy but to save money as well.”

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Amy Stafford, Founder of the blog A Healthy Life For Me.

Since launching the blog in 2012, her readership has more than doubled just this past year alone with many of her recipes highlighted on Self, well + Good, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness and Huffington Post.

As for the future of A Healthy Life For Me, Stafford wants to continue creating recipes that inspire people to eat healthy and make daily changes to live a longer, fuller life. To make this easier, Stafford is currently working on a new blog design that will allow her readers to search for recipes not only by special diet needs, but by ingredient as well.

“I love when my readers make a recipe request – then I have the opportunity to transform one of their favorite recipes into a healthier version or recreate a delicious meal they had at one of their favorite restaurants,” says Stafford. “There is nothing more rewarding than when a reader lets me know how much they enjoyed my recipe or that a workout is helping them become stronger and more confident.”

“Having this blog has been an outlet for me to express how I live my life day to day – growing food and preparing it as healthy as possible all while keeping it delicious,” Stafford continues. “Through A Healthy Life For Me, I hope to encourage women and men to realize that the human body is a remarkable creation, but that it needs to be cared for with proper nutrition, movement and rest.”

To contact Stafford regarding A Healthy Life For Me, visit http://ahealthylifeforme.com or send her an e-mail directly at ahealthylifeforme@gmail.com. You can also find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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