Hey friends! I didn’t take many photos this week (we ate our usual faves + did our normal at-home virtual workouts), so instead of sharing my thousandth microwave banana oatmeal photo or solo run selfie photo I thought it would be fun to mix it up and do a little survey of favorite/most popular posts instead.
Read on to learn more about the blog posts on my site that receive the most traffic, the post I wrote that was most controversial, and more!
Feel free to play along in the comments with your all-time favorite/most useful posts, too, if you’d like!
Most Popular/Favorite Posts Survey
1. My Most Viewed Post so far in 2020:
My Healthy Stir Fry Recipes post (one of those meals is pictured above)!
That post seems to be a big hit for quick and easy dinner ideas. It’s one of my “mix + match” style posts, which are recipe posts that involve a few key components that you can switch around based on what you have on hand.
In the case of stir fry, you can mix & match vegetables, proteins, and sauces to your heart’s content, and that post has a bunch of different combination options for you to try – check it out!
A close second for most viewed post so far in 2020 is my Banana Spinach Smoothie. That recipe is originally from back in 2009 or 2010 – it’s one of the older posts on my blog – but it remains popular because it’s so simple!
It’s a super basic green smoothie recipe that you can use as a base and then add in extras to your heart’s content. Give it a shot and let me know what additions you like!
Neither of these posts are from 2020 but they continue to get a lot of views/love from Pinterest (follow me over there if you’re into it!) + Google!
The next questions aren’t related to 2020 blog posts, but rather just posts I’ve published over time on the blog.
2. My Most Controversial Post:
Probably “Why I Don’t Recommend Whole30” – lots of interesting comments on that post!
Check it out to learn more. 😉
3. My Most Helpful Post:
Hmmm… I’m thinking What Causes Sugar Cravings or 7 Common Nutrition Myths? I know the nutrition-focused posts are always helpful, especially because there’s so much conflicting nutrition advice on the internet. Another old favorite is my Best Cooking Oils for High Heat, Baking, and Salad Dressing post.
Or on the non-nutrition front, my Favorite Natural and Organic Personal Care Products for Babies + Toddlers… or At-Home Activities for Toddlers?
What do you guys think – any other posts of mine you’ve found especially interesting/helpful over the years?
4. A Post That Surprised Me By Its Popularity:
This recipe has been crazy popular on Pinterest for years now and it’s so random because it’s such a simple, easy recipe – maybe that’s why it’s so popular?!
It only has 6 ingredients and you don’t have to measure anything. It’s super flexible and a great light dinner or healthy portable lunch.
5. The Post I’m Most Proud Of:
Here’s an excerpt:
For many of my clients and people in general, I find that the scale has become a sort of evaluator of self worth.
Each morning, they step on the scale and let it tell them how their day should go.
If the number is low or where they want it to be, they feel happy. In control. Like the day will be a good one.
But when the number is higher than they’d like (which, it’s worth mentioning, isn’t even accurate/indicative of true gain or loss – weight fluctuates all the time for a lot of reasons!), suddenly that number becomes something else entirely.
It now represents their failure. They are out of control. Worthless. Not in charge of their own lives. They now feel uncomfortable in their own skin, even if a few minutes earlier they were feeling strong and confident. Negative self talk ramps up.
A good day is now a bad one, and that sentiment carries them through the day.
6. A Post I Thought Would Be Super Popular But Wasn’t (Yet, Anyway):
I thought there would be more interest/conversation around my Intuitive Eating for Runners blog post from last week!
Maybe it will be one that gets more interest via Pinterest/Google later on – we will see. 🙂
And that’s all I have for you today, my friends!
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I will leave you with some posts of interest from around the web. Have a great weekend!
- Grilled Scallops with Sweet Corn and Tomato Salad – this looks like a delicious summer meal and I love scallops! You guys know we love grilling (our two faves right now: Honey Lime Chicken with Grilled Peach and Corn Salad + Grilled Steak and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette)… can’t wait to make this soon.
- You guys know I love my grain salad bowls, and this Buddha Bowl is next on my list to try… the peanut sauce looks so good!
- Here’s a Barre Arms + Core Workout you can do anywhere (all you need is some light weights, or cans of soup/beans)!