Okay ladies, give it to us straight — have you kept your eat-healthy New Year's resolutions? It's okay. Before you hang your head in shame, allow us to introduce you to one of our favorite local foodies, Lauren Godfrey, the brains behind the food blog obsession, Golden.
"My philosophy is all about celebrating the food that makes me feel really good," says the S.F. resident who worked as an art and creative director for 15 years before heading to culinary school and honing her skills with apprenticeships at SPQR and Bar Tartine. Lucky for us, she's shared five super healthy recipes that are also plate-lickin' delicious — we swear! From roasted sweet potatoes and apples dressed in tahini and crispy quinoa (we're infatuated with this crunchy stuff), to a punched-up brussels sprouts salad, guilt-free gluttony has never tasted so good.
Photographed by Maria del Rio