Welcome to Sunkissed Kitchen
Hi, I’m Michelle. Welcome to Sunkissed Kitchen, the place I pour my heart and soul into to share my passion for healthy eating.
I grew up overweight, and at a young age, I decided I wanted to take control of my life. I started learning about healthy eating and exercise, and by the time I was 15, I had lost over 50 pounds, through committing to a healthy lifestyle – one that I work to maintain and improve every day, 20 years later.
It was through that experience, desperately wanting to have a “normal” life, that I began creating my own delicious and healthy meals. Through the years, I’ve met many other people on the same path I went through, who are seeking out the knowledge and understanding of the foods that help our bodies be the healthiest they can be.
Now, as a mother, my desire to create healthy meals that appeal to everyone is even stronger. I thought with my healthy eating habits, it would be easy to pass them along to my child, but his will is stronger than I imagined, forcing even more creativity in the kitchen.
Despite your weight, or reason for wanting a healthier diet, you’ve found a great resource here at Sunkissed Kitchen. Weekly, I post recipes that are full of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, and also discuss the health benefits of the ingredients I choose to incorporate.
All of my recipes are gluten free, and I really emphasize the importance of lowering the sugar in your diet. I find natural alternatives to processed sugars, and also use some creativity to slash the added sugar in baked goods by over half, to create delicious treats you can feel good about sharing with your family.
If you are new to a clean eating lifestyle, I recommend starting with my eBook, The Clean Eating Detox. This resource outlines what foods should be eliminated in your diet, what foods should form the basis of your diet, and even discusses how to meal plan, so that it’s less stressful to transition to having a clean eating kitchen.
Read More about Clean Eating
The Food Additive The Nix List
Clean Eating Guide to Healthier Sweeteners
Clean Eating Guide to Gluten Free Flours
Top 12 Clean Eating Recipes of 2017
Marcia Roan says
As a vegetarian, coach and runner, I love all things healthy. Thanks so much for the awesome recipes-can’t wait to try them out (making Superfood Kale salad tonight!).
Hi Marcia! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I love healthy food too– glad we connected! I look forward to hearing from you after you’ve tried some recipes!
Just made your date bars…..they are so delish. My sister and I have started eating really clean…..no processed food, no deep fried garbage and mostly no refine sugar of any kind. These are just the ticket. Thanks so much for sharing these recipes. I am going to make your chocolate date bars this weekend. Keep ’em coming girl!!
Kathleen, so good to hear from you! I am glad you enjoyed the date bars- they are a favorite at our house. My husband and I typically eat no refined sugars– but we just had a baby, and I have found exhaustion and possibly also all the calories breastfeeding takes has made me crave sugar– I am starting to wean myself back off the sweet stuff, and these date bars would be a delicious way to go!
Plan to try the great “metabolism” smoothie. I have the spinach and the bananas but need to get to the store for the rest….thanks for this great tip..
Thanks for letting me know Debbie! It’s just a great combination 🙂 Besides being full of energy boosting ingredients. I hope you enjoy it!
Dollie Raymond says
Hi Chellfish! So glad I found this site! I am always looking for good healthy recipes. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. Miss you!
I’m glad you check it out Dollie! I have lots of new good stuff I’m getting ready to post. I am not teaching this yea, so I am planning on doing a lot with my blog… of course, as the little one will let me!
I’m so excited to make the Mocha Almond Fudge frozen yogurt – and lots of other recipes on your site. One complaint, though – your mobile site’s ads fill almost the entire screen, leaving just a little slit of text from a recipe or something else you’ve written (and I have an Iphone 7 plus, so the screen is as big as it gets on a phone). Anyway, I’m sure you aren’t aware of this – hopefully your web person can fix this. Thanks!
Yes Julie, you are right! My ad network added those last week and I already sent them the same complaint. Hopefully they will have them fixed in the next day or two. Thanks for letting me know!
I love coming here and picking healthy recipes for the week! Great new blog Michelle!
Thanks Caitlin! Glad you stopped by 🙂
enoch bowerman says
yes i used to buy sunkist coconut macaroons at walmart bought them for years really enjoyed the flavor and taste but unfortunate they were taking off the shelf,can you give me an explation and can i still buy them from someone else
I wish it was me selling them at stores — but I only publish recipes online!
Just came across your site. Looking at sweet potato pizza crust. Hope to try soon.
Thanks for letting me know Brenda! The sweet potato crust is amazing. If you’re looking for a crust more like a regular crust, I have a paleo pizza crust made from almond flour and potato that uses yeast and is so good!
This blog is going to be my favorite now!!! I am so happy that i found low sugar recipes and gluten free. Most of gluten free recipes full of sugar and unpronounceable ingredients thank you for simplified recipes and just a really kind blog.
So good to hear from you, Manshuk! Glad my recipes resonate with you! Let me know if I can help you find anything in specific — either a dish or ingredient use!
Super excited that I found this blog!! I’m going to make the healthy chocolate frosting, for my moms 75 th bday!
Hoping to get my roasted sweet potatoes right the first time!! ha ha.
If I fail at roasting the potatoes…do you think canned might work?
Will report back!!
Michelle Miller says
Yeah, Yvonne! I am so glad you’re excited about my healthy, low sugar recipes. I’d love to hear how you and your whole family liked the frosting. I have lots of fruit sweetened recipes for you to try!
hullo Michelle, i love your special story and your recipes are delicious,, I have added comments in other cooking sites about our popular Shepherds Pie, but i keep getting the message “you have already said that”. when i am on different sites,, i dont understand why ?? are all cooking sites under one umbrella?? can you help ?
I need to share my comments about our beaut pie ,,,
Michelle Miller says
Strange, no, not all blogs are connected so you should be able to leave your comment on the Shepherd’s Pie! That recipe is so good 🙂 Come back and explore, and reach back if you have any questions!
i just wanted to throw in some love all the way from (mostly) sunny malaysiaaa! definitely have been your number one fan from day dot, chellybelly and i just cannot be prouder of your growth and success—you are a female force to be reckoned with and THANK YOU for having always been and for continuing to be, both inspirational and aspirational. i’m so here for your success, girlfriend! big ♡, always.
Michelle Miller says
Love you Mel. Staying busy over here for sure! Send some of that sunshine this way — we’ve had thunderstorms. Means summer is here!
Avenue Sangma says
Inspiring message given in your story!
I would like to say the life is all about happiness to create again and again. Every mom should explore the things in the kitchen like you!