Healthy food blogs and recipes on Instagram inspire home cooks around the world to prepare their own delicious and nutritious meals at home. But it’s not just stunning food photography that attracts followers. Many people rely on healthy food bloggers for innovative recipes, mindful eating strategies, nutrition tips, and kitchen tips to improve their cooking skills and support their overall health.
With so many food bloggers to choose from, it can be overwhelming to narrow down. Especially when not all health food bloggers are as nutritious as they claim. 1 That’s why we’ve curated this list of healthy food bloggers, featuring some of the most talented influencers and nutrition experts in the business. You’ll find many of these blogs are run by registered dietitians and provide credible, evidence-based nutrition and health information to educate, inform, and motivate their followers.
From kid-friendly meals to budget-conscious recipes to healthy desserts and gluten-free living, here are 40 of the best healthy food blogs you need to follow.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing from the Budget Bytes Food Blog
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real food real deal
Annemarie Rossi, a self-proclaimed “normal mom,” runs a blog that offers simple, healthy and affordable alternatives to processed foods. Real Food Real Deals follows a four-point checklist for each recipe – authentic (avoid overly processed ingredients), easy (30 minutes or less), affordable (recipes include cost breakdown) and flavor (because if it doesn’t taste good, Who will eat it?).
Real Food Real Deals takes traditional fare and adds nutritious flavors like egg avocado or carrot and zucchini fritters. Rosie is also the author of the 2014 cookbook “Conquer Your Kitchen: How to Plan Meals, Shop, and Cook Real Food with Confidence and Purpose!” The guide contains 80 healthy recipes that follow Rosie’s four key cooking principles .
Plant-Based on a Budget
Beth Moncel, a self-described “food lover and number cruncher,” founded Budget Bytes in 2009 after earning a college degree in nutritional sciences and taking a low-paying job. She found herself unwilling to sacrifice healthy eating on a tight budget and started tracking her food costs, which cut her grocery bill in half.
More than 10 years later, Moncel’s Budget Bytes features countless healthy, affordable recipes, how-tos, pantry staples, and meal prep content. Budget Bytes became a cookbook in 2014 and won Best Food Guide Award from Saveur Magazine in 2016.
Each budget byte recipe includes the cost per recipe and the cost per serving. There’s also a Budget Bytes app, which includes features like step-by-step photos, a built-in timer, and adjustable portion sizes.
From delicious, wallet-friendly recipes to tips for buying the best vegan options at Costco, Plan -Based on a Budget has you covered. Founded in 2012 by Toni Okamoto, who has been eating plant-based for over 15 years, Budget-Based Plants features recipes from Okamoto and other guest bloggers.
For more instruction and interaction, the blog also includes meal plans and helpful videos. Okamoto is also the author of the 2019 book Plant-Based on a Budget: Tasty Vegetarian Recipes Under $30 a Week With Less Than 30 Minutes Each Meal.
This easy-to-use blog also gets thumbs up from kids. Parent duo Diana and Eric Johnson run Rich Diet, which features healthy, decadent recipes like whole-wheat oat fudge. The blog also covers kid-friendly crafts and other ideas for creating special, inexpensive moments with your family.
Easy meal prep and easy recipes
Beef Easy Skillet shakshuka from Holley Grainger of Cleverful Living Food Blog
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One of the best things about the Minimalist Baker from food stylist and photographer Dana Shultz is that the recipe itself is easy to make. Each recipe meets at least one of the following: it takes no more than 30 minutes, requires only one bowl, and contains 10 or fewer ingredients. All recipes are plant-based and most are gluten-free. Schultz is also the author of Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, published in 2016.
The tagline for this blog? Six-ingredient dinner. Jules Clancy of Stone Soup boils down a quick and delicious meal to a science. In fact, Clancy started her career as a food scientist before becoming a full-time blogger and author of the 2013 cookbook “Five Ingredients, Ten Minutes.”
Clancy, who is diabetic, specializes in easy-to-make, low-carb recipes. She has specially developed low-carb recipes that use real whole foods to help manage her condition.
Registered dietitian and mom Holley Grainger offers nutritious recipes and healthy food ideas that are easy to make and kids will love. She tackles this feat by offering simple solutions and tips for everyday meals.
For example, Grainger’s Shortcut Loaded Mashed Potatoes recipe starts with refrigerated mashed potatoes (in other words, no peeling, boiling, or mashing). The Slow Cooker BBQ Tender Roast recipe offers several ideas for healthy leftovers.
Kissing In The Kitchen
The “KISS” in KISS in the Kitchen stands for “Keep It Simple Shannon,” a phrase that blogger Shannon Garcia’s father used to say to her. Garcia’s healthy recipe ideas live up to the moniker. Simple, easy, and nutritious—and as a bonus, most are also gluten-free.
White Fish and Sweet Potato Roll Chips
Julie Andrews/Food RD
Cozy Peach Kitchen
Registered dietitian Cassidy Reeser offers a healthy take on Southern comfort food classics at Cozy Peach Kitchen. Her plant-based recipes range from vegan tater to green bean casserole to pot pie with tofu and mixed vegetables. Indulge your health with a Cherry Chocolate Delicious Cream for dessert.
Blogger Emily Green shows that “low calorie” and “comfort food” can go hand in hand. Emily Bites offers “light” comfort food without compromising on flavor.
All recipes on Emily Bites include Weight Watchers points and additional nutritional information.
Julie Andrews of The Healthy Epicurean is a registered dietitian and chef specialising in healthy, simple meals. Her recipes add nourishment to nostalgic treats like Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal or Hash Brown Waffles + Turkey Sausage Gravy.
Nargisse Benkabbou / My Moroccan Food
My Moroccan Food
Nargisse Benkabbou of My Moroccan Food has made his own unique mark on classic Moroccan cuisine. With options like a hearty lentil stew or traditional chicken skewers, Nargisse’s recipes are delicious and nutritious adaptations of classic Moroccan recipes from her country of origin.
Healthy Muslim is a fitness and healthy eating blog founded by husband and wife duo Belal Hafeez and Nazima Qureshi. Hafeez is a personal trainer and Qureshi is a registered dietitian and nutritionist. Creative recipes include South Asian Soup, Chana Chaat Salad in a Jar, and Spicy Garam Masala Brussels Sprouts,
Healthy Muslims also provide nutrition and exercise tips to inspire others in the community to become healthy. Qureshi also offers Nutrition by Nazima nutrition courses for Muslim women.
Hafeez and Qureshi are co-authors of The Healthy Ramadan Guide, a meal planning and fitness guide for a healthier Ramadan.
Imma Adamu of Immaculate Bites specializes in Afro-Caribbean cuisine and other comfort foods from around the world. You’ll find recipes for kale and Creole shrimp as well as Asun, a spicy goat dish native to Nigeria.
Mother-daughter duo Shihoko Ura and Elizabeth McClelland moved from Japan to Australia, where they run the Chopsticks Chronicle blog. Their elegant recipes feature traditional healthy Japanese delicacies such as miso katsudon. They also provide simple techniques on how to make white rice (and more) the Japanese way.
Whole Wheat Crepe Bars with ingredients from Real Mom Nutrition
Sally Kuzemchak / Real Mom Nutrition
Vegetables Don’t Bite
Will your child love plant-based foods? Sophia DeSantis of Veggies Don’t Bite develops veggie-forward, kid-friendly recipes and the occasional dessert that still doesn’t contain refined sugar. DeSantis wrote that her family longed to live a healthy life without the stress of being perfect.
Delicious dishes like Mexican Tequila Lime Chickpea Soup are tested and approved at home by her kids.
Mom understands nutrition
Featuring nutritious kid-friendly recipes, registered dietitian Kacie Barnes’ blog is a resource for solid answers to everyday questions. If you’ve ever wondered about healthy baby food options, or if you can give your toddler almond milk, Mom Knows Nutrition offers real-world expert advice and practical solutions.
Vegetables and Virtues
Ashley Smith of Veggies & Virtue, a pediatric nutritionist and mom of three, provides healthy eating tips and recipe ideas for your kids. She started the blog to help other parents cope with anxious eaters, offering simple and practical recipes to reduce mealtime stress.
Veggies & Virtue focuses on age-appropriate food ideas, evidence-based insights into pediatric feeding issues, mea timing, and clever ideas to help your child enjoy healthy food.
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Sally Kuzemchak, the mom and nutritionist behind Real Mom Nutrition, brings what she calls a “judgment-free zone” to help parents provide delicious nutrition to their families. Real Mom Nutrition features allergy-free Halloween treats, chocolate tofu pudding, whole wheat chocolate skillet cookies, and more. Kuzemchak also offers advice for parents who are picky eaters.
Vegetarian and Vegan
Vegetarian Buddha Bowl
Sharon Palmer/ Plant Nutritionist
Healthy living is both an art and a science – that’s the motto of Grateful Grazer. Registered dietitian and recipe developer Stephanie McKercher presents attractive plant-based meals and provides research-based articles discussing the impact of nutrition on health.
Have Food + Love
Sherrie Castellano’s With Food + Love blog features clever, delicious, anti-inflammatory, plant-based recipes and explores topics related to chronic disease in her writing. Food + Love was a finalist in the 2015 Saveur Magazine Food Blogger Awards. All recipes on With Food + Love are also gluten-free. Try Castellano’s Sweet Potato Crostini with Brie Honey and Jalapenos.
This award-winning blog was created by leading plant-based registered dietitian Sharon Palmer. Plant-powered nutritionists offer delicious recipes like vegan eggplant parmesan, interviews with world-renowned plant researchers, and how-tos in the kitchen.