For those of you who follow weight watchers, you already know that the diet craze is on the horizon, and you’ll find endless recipes on Pinterest and Instagram (think: chicken potpie, fettuccine alfredo, and chocolate mousse).
For whatever reason, Pinterest and Instagram have not been around during the diet craze, and even the health conscious have trouble finding recipes that are healthy for them. On Pinterest, for example, I’ve found recipes for chicken potpie, chocolate mousse, mousse mousse, and all variety of mousse. The ones I’ve found are either healthy or paleo. I have mixed feelings about recipes on Instagram.
I guess it’s a mix of social media. You’ve got Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook which are all on the same platform. I personally don’t have a problem with recipes on Pinterest. I can’t see the reason why recipes on Instagram are any less healthy.
The reason why recipes on Instagram are any less healthy is because they are not always as “authentic” as the ones on Pinterest or Instagram. Instagram, for example, is built upon the premise that pictures speak louder than words. This creates an illusion of authenticity on how a recipe looks. The same is true in Pinterest. If you see a recipe on Pinterest, you think you are eating the real thing. This illusion gets even more pronounced when you use Instagram.
There is a certain amount of deception that comes from the fake Instagram photos that end up being posted on Pinterest. Instagram’s algorithm, by the way, is so good, it is able to detect that these photographs are fake and block them. This means that on Pinterest you can get fake recipes that are not only not as healthy as the real thing, but also not as authentic as the real thing.
I can’t help but wonder what happens when Pinterest stops giving people fake recipes, because these fake recipes would easily disappear into the ether once Instagram gets its hands on them. I do hope that Instagram’s marketing team comes up with a way to make sure that fake recipes don’t make it into Pinterest. Of course, what to do would depend on how Instagram manages to prevent this.
Another thing that would surely make Instagrams marketing team happy is if they would stop giving fake recipes. The truth is that people are more likely to trust a recipe than they are to trust a recipe written by someone who has never been to a gym or dietician. If you want to make sure that your recipes are real, just make sure that they are not fake.
Pinterest has an entire category on “healthy blueberry recipes”. These are Pinterest-worthy recipes for the blueberry muffin you can find at Walmart. The problem is that the pictures in the recipes are far from accurate. The ingredients are the same, but every batch of muffins they make has different ingredients, and the actual recipes are written by people who have never eaten a blueberry muffin.
I’ve done my best to get all of you the real blueberry recipes that are on Pinterest. This is the first time I’ve done this with the blueberry muffins. I made the same recipe several times and checked to see if the ingredients changed. I’m fairly certain that if I made a muffin that had the same ingredients in it that it was probably just a photoshopped version of a true blueberry muffin.
I think there are a lot of really weird foods out there. People will write recipes that sound like they are “healthy for weight watchers.” Well, it’s no secret that most blueberry muffins are not healthy. For example, this one says, “Makes a muffin with blueberry and vanilla. If you like blueberry muffins, this is for you.