32 Must-Follow Food and Nutrition Blogs
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Choosing which food blogs to follow can be overwhelming. Scrolling through all those recipes and mouthwatering photos would take eons. And deciphering nutrition fact from fiction and personal anecdotes from expert-backed advice is no easy task. That's why we've highlighted some of the most helpful, beautiful, and next-level sources out there.
The blogs below contain out-of-this-world recipes, insightful posts on diet trends, and realistic tips to help you eat smarter—whether you're Paleo, vegetarian,gluten-free, or just happen to love food.
The Best Blogs for Healthy Recipes
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1. Naturally Ella
After her father had a heart attack, Erin Alderson (whose initials are ELLA) broke up with fast food and all processed meat. Her blog features seasonal vegetarian recipesthat are pantry-inspired. Despite ditching Big Macs, Alderson doesn't believe in being obsessive or counting calories (her philosophy is simply to exercise and eat well). Given the results—beautifully photographed whole foods we want to gobble up immediately (curried vegetarian meatballs, we're looking at you!)—it's easy to see why her approach works.
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2. Minimalist Baker
Few things are more disappointing than finding what seems like the perfect recipe only to click and learn that it has more than 20 ingredients, several of which you've never heard of. True to its name,Minimalist Baker keeps things simple by sticking to 10 ingredients or less and limiting cook time to 30 minutes tops. Bonus: The recipes are anything but boring! FromGeneral Tso's tofu stir fry (pictured) to spicy buffalo chickpea wraps totoasted coconut pancakes, the culinary duo (John and Kate) really know how to pack tons of flavor into simple and oh-so-delicious dishes.
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3. Food Heaven Made Easy
Food Heaven Made Easy sounds like the name of an amazingly delicious food delivery service, but don't be fooled. The blog is actually a compilation of recipes, cooking videos, and nutrition tips. Adorable and extremely well-dressed dietitians Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones appear in every video, teaching home cooks (no matter how strapped for time or inexperienced in the kitchen) that making healthy recipes from scratch is possible.
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4. 101 Cookbooks
Back in 2003, Heidi Swanson launched 101 Cookbooks with the goal of cooking through her monstrous collection of recipe books. More than 10 years later, the blog (which we want to live in, it's so gorgeous) focuses on natural, whole foods and Heidi's travels. Naturally it has won multiple awards, been featured in countless publications, and even turned into two bestselling cookbooks. Her latest,Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel, came out in late 2015.
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5. Green Kitchen Stories
The globe-trotting family behindGreen Kitchen Stories is hardly stuck on one type of cuisine. David and Luise met while studying in Rome before moving to Stockholm to start a family. They document their vegetarian cookingexperiments on the blog, and they believe variety is the most important thing in a diet. Don't forget to follow them both on Instagram; David's and Luise'saccounts will inspire you to live and eat better every day.
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6. My New Roots
A self-taught cook, Sarah Britton started blogging in 2007 to share her knowledge of holistic nutrition. (She attended the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto.) She's passionate about whole and vegan food—and creates mouthwatering recipes that prove it. You'll find everything from chunky chocolate buckwheat granola to sweet potato noodle soup (pictured). We love that you can also pick recipes by season.
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7. Golubka Kitchen
Anya Kassoff was born and raised in Russia but now calls Florida home. She believes that the healthiest food is also the best-tasting food. Ant it doesn't hurt that her recipes, which are shot by her oldest daughter, are stunning. You'll find everything from a simmered squash soba bowl(pictured) to more indulgent dishes, like this rum and raisin bundt, which was inspired by a craving for her childhood favorite Russian rum babka.
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8. The Full Helping
In 2015, Gena Hamshaw changed the name of her blog from Choosing Raw to The Full Helping. Now she posts recipes that are less extreme, although she is still inspired by her raw food background. Check outthis gluten-free plum and blackberry crisp (pictured) or her totally addictive creamy cashew carrot dressing and quinoa bowl. As a certified nutritionist, Hamshaw brings lots of nutritional wisdom to the kitchen. She is also candid about being in recovery from anorexia and orthorexiaand uses her site to encourage others to heal their broken relationship with food (often through plant-based diets).
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9. Deliciously Ella
All kinds of mouthwatering, plant-based dishes (including chickpea, quinoa, and turmeric curry; coconut and raspberry mousse; and sage and apricot nut roast with cranberry sauce) are turned out in Ella Woodward's sunny U.K. kitchen. But not everything here is sunbeams and smoothies: This blog is the result of the author's struggle with postural tachycardia syndrome, a rare and devastating disease that prompted her to revamp her diet and ditch processed foods.
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10. Running on Real Food
Raw almond chocolate chip cookies,pumpkin spice latte granola, vegan tofu and cashew fried rice—workout fuel has never looked so good. Written by an avid triathlete and certified trainer, Running on Real Food covers nutritionally dense foods and fitness in a relatable way. Best of all, the author's healthy-eating philosophy is an open door: "There's no right or wrong way to eat healthy... We're all different with different nutritional requirements; however we all need to eat whole, nutritious foods. Start there." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
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11. Sweet Potato Soul
The name says it all: This blog is all about real food prepared with heart and soul. Vegan chef Jenné Claiborne's recipes look so indulgent and appetizing, we believe her when she calls onecookie recipe "life-changing." Recipes aside, Claiborne does an amazing job detailing all the ways her revamped diet has improved her life—from better digestion to thicker, healthier hair—carrying the banner forward for plant-powered peeps.
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12. Oh She Glows
Blogger Angela Liddon reclaimed her health by creating vegan recipes that are free of gluten and soy. But her creations also had to appeal to her husband, who, at the time, was "a devout fast-food lover" that "drank pop like water." Her efforts—recipes like smoky butternut squashsauce with pasta and greens; vegan Caesar salad; and sun-dried tomato, mushroom, and spinach tofu quiche—not only swayed her sig O, but a massive following of readers.