10 Awesome Blogs to Find Healthy Recipes
Looking for inspiration? Here are ten of our favourite blogs to help you discover new ideas for food and snack sensations.
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.
My New Roots
A self-taught cook, Sarah Britton started blogging in 2007 to share her knowledge of holistic nutrition. 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 lovely soups. We love that you can also pick recipes by season.
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.
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.
Heidi Swanson started 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.
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 recipes that 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.
Sweet Potato Soul
This blog is 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 one cookie 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.
The First Mess
Laura, the blogger behind The First Mess, is a culinary school graduate from Ontario. She's passionate about a few things: cooking with natural foods, eating seasonally, and sharing wholesome meals with the people in her life. Most of her recipes are vegan and gluten-free. Don't miss her the almond sweet potato biscuits and mushroom gravy and grilled butternut and radicchio pizza.
Julia Gartland combined her passion for photography with a quest to heal her health on her blog Sassy Kitchen. Due to digestive issues, she experimented with raw and vegan diets before landing on one that was gluten-free. Now she's on the lookout for gluten-free versions of everything, like this raspberry cornmeal muffin recipe. We love that you can search her recipes by diet needs, as well as meal type and season.
This blog resembles the pages of a glossy food magazine with a fleet of stylists making sure every bite looks impossibly scrumptious. But behind the scenes, there's just one incredible couple, Sara and Hugh Forte. The division of labor is simple: She cooks and blogs; he photographs. The result elevates whole-food ingredients to epic proportions. Sandwiches, noodles, green salads, and other divine dishes have earned the attention of many in the food world, including Saveur magazine, which named Sprouted Kitchen one of the best original recipe blogs.