40 Healthy Food Blogs to Follow Right Now

Healthy food blogs and Instagram-worthy recipes inspire home cooks everywhere to prepare their own delicious and nutritious meals at home. But it's not just stunning food photography that amasses a following. Many people rely on healthy food bloggers for their innovative recipes, mindful eating strategies, nutrition tips, and kitchen hacks to improve their cooking skills and support their overall wellness.

With so many food blogs to choose from, it can be overwhelming to narrow it down. Especially when not all healthy food blogs are as nutritionally sound as they claim. That's why we curated this list of healthy food blogs featuring some of the industry's most talented influencers and nutrition experts. You'll find that many of these blogs are run by registered dietitians and feature credible, evidence-based nutrition and health information to educate, inform, and inspire 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.

Budget-Friendly

Roasted cauliflower salad with lemon tahini dressing from Budget Bytes food blog

Beth Moncel / Budget Bytes

Real Food Real Deals

Annemarie Rossi, a self-described “regular mom," started a blog to offer simple, healthy, and affordable alternatives to processed foods. Real Food Real Deals follows a four-point checklist for each recipe—real (avoids overly processed ingredients), easy (30 minutes or less), affordable (recipes include the cost breakdown), and flavor (because if it doesn’t taste good, who’s going to eat it?).

Real Food Real Deals takes traditional favorites and adds a nutritious twist, like avocado deviled eggs or carrot and zucchini fritters. Rossi is also the author of the 2014 cookbook, "Conquering Your Kitchen: How to Plan Meals, Shop, and Cook Real Food with Confidence and Purpose!" The guide features 80 healthy recipes that follow Rossi's four key tenets for cooking.

Budget Bytes

A self-proclaimed "food lover and number cruncher," Beth Moncel created Budget Bytes in 2009 after earning a college degree in nutritional science and working a low-paying job. She found herself unwilling to sacrifice healthy eating on a tight budget and began tracking the cost of her food, which cut her grocery bill in half.

More than 10 years later, Moncel's Budget Bytes boasts countless healthy, budget-friendly recipes, instructional how-tos, pantry staples, and meal prep content. Budget Bytes became a cookbook in 2014, and in 2016, the blog won the Best How-To Food Blog Award from Saveur magazine.

Every Budget Bytes recipe includes the cost per recipe and cost per serving. There's also a Budget Bytes app that includes features like step-by-step photos, built-in timers, and adjustable serving sizes.

Plant-Based on a Budget

From delicious, wallet-friendly recipes to tips on the best vegan buys at Costco, Plant-Based on a Budget has you covered. Started by Toni Okamoto in 2012, a plant-based eater for more than 15 years, Plant-Based on a Budget features recipes by Okamoto and other guest bloggers.

For more guidance 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: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week, in Less Than 30 Minutes a Meal." 

Eating Richly

This easy-on-the-wallet blog also gets a thumbs up from kids. Parent duo Diana Johnson and Eric Johnson run Eating Richly, which features healthy, decadent recipes like Whole Wheat Oatmeal Fudge. The blog also covers kid-friendly crafts and other ideas to create special, inexpensive moments with your family.

Easy Meal Prep and Simple Recipes

Easy skillet shakshuka with beef from Holley Grainger of Cleverful Living food blog

Holley Grainger / Cleverful Living

Minimalist Baker

One of the best features about Minimalist Baker from food stylist and photographer Dana Shultz is that the recipes themselves are simple and easy to make. At least one of the following qualifiers is true for each recipe: takes no more than 30 minutes, requires just one bowl, and includes 10 ingredients or fewer. All of the recipes are plant-based and most are gluten-free. Shultz is also the author of the 2016 book, "Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking."

Stone Soup

The tagline for this blog? Six-ingredient dinners. Jules Clancy of Stone Soup has quick and flavorsome meals down 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 has diabetes, specializes in easy-to-make low-carb recipes. She specifically developed low-carb recipes using real, whole foods to help manage her condition.

Cleverful Living

Registered dietitian and mom Holley Grainger provides nutritious recipes and healthy food ideas that are simple to make and that kids will love. She tackles this feat on Cleverful Living by serving up simple solutions and tips for everyday meals.

For example, Grainger's recipe for Shortcut Loaded Mashed Potatoes 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.

KISS in the Kitchen

The "KISS" in KISS in the Kitchen stands for "Keep It Simple Shannon," a phrase that blogger Shannon Garcia's father would always say to her. Garcia's healthy recipe ideas live up to that moniker. Simple, easy, and nutritious—and as a bonus, most are gluten-free as well.

Comfort Food

White fish and sweet potato curly fries

Julie Andrews / Gourmet RD

Cozy Peach Kitchen

Registered dietitian Cassidy Reeser puts a healthy spin on southern comfort food classics at Cozy Peach Kitchen. Her plant-based recipes range from Vegan Tater Tot Green Bean Casserole to Pot Pie with Tofu and Mixed Veggies. Indulge healthily with the Cherry Chocolate Nice Cream for dessert.

Emily Bites

Blogger Emily Green shows that "low-calorie" and "comfort food" can go hand-in-hand. Emily Bites delivers “lightened up” comfort foods that don’t compromise on flavor.

All recipes on Emily Bites include Weight Watchers points and additional nutrition information.

The Gourmet RD

Julie Andrews of The Gourmet RD is a registered dietitian and chef who specializes in healthy, no-fuss gourmet food. Her recipes put a nutritious spin on nostalgic favorites like Caramelized Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal or Hash Brown Waffles + Turkey Sausage Gravy.

Global Cuisine

Chicken kebabs

Nargisse Benkabbou / My Moroccan Food

My Moroccan Food

Nargisse Benkabbou of My Moroccan Food puts her own unique stamp on classic Moroccan cuisine. With options like a heartwarming lentil stew or traditional chicken kebabs, Nargisse's recipes are flavorful and nourishing adaptations of classic Moroccan recipes from her country of origin.

The Healthy Muslims

The Healthy Muslims is a fitness and healthy eating blog co-founded by husband-and-wife duo Belal Hafeez and Nazima Qureshi. Hafeez is a personal trainer and Qureshi is a registered dietician and nutritionist. Creative recipes include the South Asian-Inspired Soup, Chana Chaat Salad in a Jar, and Spicy Garam Masala Brussels Sprouts,

The Healthy Muslims also provides nutrition and exercise tips to inspire others in the community to get healthy. Qureshi also offers Nutrition by Nazima nutrition courses to Muslim women.

Hafeez and Qureshi are the co-authors of "The Healthy Ramadan Guide," a meal plan and fitness guide for a healthier Ramadan.

Immaculate Bites

Imma Adamu of Immaculate Bites specializes in Afro-Caribbean cuisine and other comfort foods from around the world. You’ll find recipes for collard greens and shrimp creole, as well as Asun—a spicy goat dish native to Nigeria.

Chopsticks Chronicle

Mother-daughter duo Shihoko Ura and Elizabeth McClelland relocated from Japan to Australia where they run the Chopsticks Chronicle blog. Their elegant recipes feature traditional healthy Japanese fare like Miso Katsudon. They also offer simple techniques for how to make white rice (and more) the Japanese way.

Kid-Friendly

Whole wheat crepe bar with toppings from Real Mom Nutrition

Sally Kuzemchak / Real Mom Nutrition

Veggies Don’t Bite

Plant-based meals your little ones will love? Sophia DeSantis of Veggies Don’t Bite develops veggie-forward, kid-friendly recipes and the occasional sweet treats here and there that are still free of refined sugars. DeSantis writes that her family aspires to live healthily without the added stress of having to be perfect.

Tasty offerings like the Mexican Tequila Lime Chickpea Soup are tested and approved at home by her kids.

Mama Knows Nutrition

Registered dietitian Kacie Barnes's blog features nutritious kid-friendly recipes and is a resource for credible answers to everyday questions. If you've ever wondered about healthy baby food options or whether you can give your toddler almond milk, Mama Knows Nutrition offers realistic expert advice and practical solutions.

Veggies & Virtue

A pediatric dietitian and mom of three, Ashley Smith of Veggies & Virtue offers healthy eating tips and recipe ideas for your kids. She started the blog to help other parents deal with apprehensive eaters, providing simple, practical recipes to make mealtime less stressful.

Veggies & Virtue focuses on age-appropriate food ideas, evidenced-based insight on pediatric feeding questions, mealtime organization, and clever ideas to help your kids enjoy healthy foods.

Real Mom Nutrition

Sally Kuzemchak, the mom and dietitian behind Real Mom Nutrition brings what she calls a “no-judgment zone” to help parents provide palatable nutrition their families. Real Mom Nutrition features allergy-friendly Halloween treats, Chocolate Tofu Pudding, a Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, and much more. Kuzemchak also offers advice to parents of picky eaters.

Vegan and Vegetarian

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Sharon Palmer / The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Grateful Grazer

There is both an art and a science to living healthily—that’s the motto Grateful Grazer lives by. Registered dietician and recipe developer Stephanie McKercher showcases attractive plant-based meals and also provides research-based articles discussing the impact of nutrition on well-being.

With Food + Love

Sherrie Castellano's With Food + Love blog features clever and flavorful, anti-inflammatory, plant-based recipes and explores topics pertaining to chronic illness in her writings. Food + Love was a finalist in the 2015 Saveur Magazine Food Blog Awards. All of the recipes on With Food + Love are also gluten-free. Try Castellano's Sweet Potato Crostini with Brie Honey and Jalapeńos.

The Plant-Powered Dietitian

This award-winning blog was created by Sharon Palmer, a leading plant-based registered dietitian nutritionist. The Plant-Powered Dietitian features delectable recipes like Vegan Eggplant Parmigiana, interviews with world-renowned plant-based researchers, and kitchen how-tos.

Palmer is also the author of "California Vegan," "The Plant-Powered Diet," and "Plant-Powered for Life."

Whitney E. RD

Whitney English Tabaie, the creator of Whitney E. RD, is a registered dietitian whose "predominantly plant-based" nutrition philosophy aims to reduce the risk of chronic disease through plant-based foods. She also offers science-backed nutrition and fitness advice.

Tabaie's evidence-based approach emphasizes healthy eating as a lifestyle rather than a diet. Try the 10-Minute Raspberry Chutney or Sugar-Free Strawberry Mojito recipes for healthy, fruit-forward variations on the classic recipes.

Cookie and Kate

The human-and-dog duo behind Cookie and Kate showcase all things vegetarian. Kathryne Taylor develops and photographs every recipe on the blog, which was inspired by her dog. From a Basic Blueberry Smoothie to Coffee Chocolate Chip Blondie Cookies, Classic Minestrone Soup, and more, Cookie and Kate is a celebration of whole, plant-based foods.

The blog also features an app and a cookbook, "Love Real Food" (2017), which features more than 100 vegetarian recipes.

Trending Diets

Low carb maple walnut scones for ketogenic diets from Low Carb Maven

Kim Hardesty / Low Carb Maven

Carrots n’ Cake

Certified nutrition coach and functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, Tina Haupert, created Carrots n’ Cake (CNC) to help women meet their health goals. The blog features tasty healthy food recipes, workouts, beauty tips, and entertaining stories of "#momlife shenanigans."

The CNC philosophy emphasizes functional nutrition and macronutrient counting. Haupert also offers one-on-one counseling for clients seeking personalized guidance.

The Spunky Coconut

The Spunky Coconut from Kelly V. Brozyna features mouthwatering paleo recipes free of gluten, refined sugar, and casein. Brozyna and her family follow a gluten-free and paleo lifestyle to manage symptoms of gluten intolerance, celiac disease, and other health conditions. The blog also includes recommendations for products like natural deodorant and essential oils.

The Low Carb Maven

If you follow a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF), The Low Carb Maven from Kim Hardesty is an excellent resource for ketogenic recipes. Hardesty's keto recipes make it seem like no food is entirely off-limits (i.e., Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies or Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza).

The Mediterranean Dish

Suzy Karadsheh is a self-proclaimed "daughter of the Mediterranean," and her blog The Mediterranean Dish is a digital culinary tour of Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

The Mediterranean Dish provides tips for must-have spices and teaches the fundamentals of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Nutritious Desserts

Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes
Healthyhacks.net

Chocolate Covered Katie

Nutrition and dessert don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Chocolate Covered Katie by Katie Higgins swaps sugar and flour in recipes for brownies and cookies with add-ins like sweet potatoes, peanut butter, and black beans. In other instances, healthy ingredients are the main attraction as with the Apple Enchilada. Chocolate Covered Katie is ranked one of the top 25 food websites in the United States and is also published as a cookbook.

Healthy Hacks

This dietitian-run blog proves you can have your health and eat your cake, too. Kaylie Booth's mission behind Healthy Hacks is to make desserts as “nutritious as they are delicious."

If you're looking for desserts that are easy to make and taste like the less nutritious desserts you already love, Healthy Hacks can be a great place to start.

Dessert With Benefits

Jessica Stier's Dessert With Benefits means health benefits, of course. Think gummi bears made with actual fruit puree, red velvet donuts starring roasted beets, or Almond Joy Fudge created with whey protein, coconut butter, and honey.

Sports Nutrition

Vegetarian ramen bowl from Eleat Sports Nutrition food blog

Angie Asche / Eleat Sports Nutrition

Eleat Sports Nutrition

Eleat Sports Nutrition is a resource for anti-inflammatory diets and healthy weight gain tips for athletes. Registered sports dietitian Angie Asche provides evidence-based nutrition knowledge and tips for athletes of all levels.

Marie Spano

Registered dietician Marie Spano is a leading major league sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Braves. She is an expert in nutrition planning for athletic performance and works with individuals to determine the best plan to meet their needs. Her science-backed sports nutrition blog is a go-to resource for sports nutrition.

Endurance Sports Nutritionist

Registered nutritionist Jo Scott-Dalgleish creates off-season recipes for endurance athletes. From the best foods for recovery to nutrient-packed breakfast ideas, Endurance Sports Nutritionist has you covered.

While Endurance Sports Nutritionist focuses primarily on endurance athletes, much of the information, recipes, and articles can apply to athletes of any level in any sport.

Gluten-Free

3 bean kale and ancho chili
Prep Dish

Prep Dish

Prep Dish by Allison Schaaf, a chef, nutritionist, and registered dietitian, features hundreds of gluten-free recipes. There is also a meal planning kit to assist you with shopping and prepping so you can enjoy healthy, gluten-free meals all week without the hassle.

Gluten-Free Girl

Shauna James Ahern has been the force behind the popular Gluten-Free Girl blog since 2005. Despite her celiac diagnosis, Ahern says she’s “more interested in living joyfully than in deprivation." Ahern details her journey with celiac disease and a gluten-free lifestyle in her book, "Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too."

Though the blog is no longer active, the content is still available to paid subscribers who sign up for Ahern's newsletter, "ENOUGH." Her second book, "Enough: Notes From a Woman Who Has Finally Found It," is a collection of essays.

Elana’s Pantry

Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times bestselling author behind Elana’s Pantry, a site featuring gluten-free, paleo, egg-free, ketogenic, and nut-free recipes, as well as recipes compliant with the candida diet, and many more. Elana’s Pantry has been thriving since 2006, creating a recipe index with hundreds of recipes along the way.

Dairy-Free

Dairy free mac and cheese
Make It Dairy Free

Dairy Free for Baby

Many people have their own reasons for following a dairy-free diet—ethical concerns, dietary limitations, or even an allergy/intolerance. The latter can be especially overwhelming for new parents if their baby needs to avoid dairy. Chrissy Carroll, a registered dietician and mom, started Dairy Free for Baby to offer recipes, guidance, and actionable tips for parents with babies who have a dairy allergy or intolerance.

Make It Dairy Free

Living up to its name, Make It Dairy Free from husband-and-wife team Andrew Bernard and Larisha Bernard serves up vegan and dairy-free recipes—which are also kid-approved—and provides other resources to help you live your best dairy-free life.

Although it’s a fairly new food blog, the power couple behind Make It Dairy Free are experienced bloggers and have another successful parenting blog under their belt.

Nutrition Stripped

The nutrient-packed recipes on Nutrition Stripped are filled with colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts, and seeds and inspire a well-balanced, dairy-free lifestyle. McKel Hill, a registered dietitian and the creator of "The Mindful Nutrition Method," aspires to help others cultivate a healthy relationship with food.

A Word From Verywell

Health and wellness blogs can inspire you to do more cooking at home and try new recipes, but they can also keep you informed about health and nutrition trends to help you stay healthy and feel your best. While there are many talented bloggers out there and seemingly infinite recipes to choose from, remember that any recipes that encourage a healthy, balanced diet with nutritious foods are definitely worth trying.

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