Welcome to Joy to the Food!
Welcome to our kitchen, where it smells of garlic and onion, where we smile with our whole body, and where muddy paw prints and schmears of baby puree are our artwork.
Our recipes are designed to invoke joy, whether that's through the ease of making a recipe, because it reminds you of that essential comfort food you grew up with, or that it's just a fun and exciting recipe packed with fresh ingredients.
food should spark joy
It's no secret that the kitchen can be stressful but that it also can create some of the most fond memories. From eating the same sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving to your grandpa lighting the oven mitt on fire in the oven (true story), the kitchen is a place that fills up the senses and the memory bank.
For this reason, we've tried our best to create recipes that have all the helpful tips along with tons of resources to support each recipe. You will also find a lot of recipes that are full of protein and this is intentional! We want this food to power us through parenthood and adventures and hope it will do the same for you.
So, grab some ingredients, browse the site, and find something that sparks joy for you. We hope you'll find a recipe (or a few) you love!
mika & dan's favorites
help us, help others
As parents, child hunger is something we can hardly fathom. It hurts our hearts just to think about it and we don't want any child to face this. So while we can't fix the problem, at Joy to the Food, we donate a portion of profits to Feeding America to do our small part.
We also work with our local kids' BackPack Program, Fresh Harvest, to distribute food and provide recipe resources to families in our community on a weekly basis.
As you probably know by now, we make our income from ads on our site when users browse the site. So by browsing our site, you are helping us provide more meals to families in need around the world and in our little Midwest community.
high protein recipes
Joy to the Food sees 80,000 visitors per month (and growing). If you're a brand looking to work together, head over to our work with us page or shoot Mika an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let's chat!