These days, there’s a renewed interest in where our food comes from, how it’s prepared, and what it does to our bodies. You can see this reflected in the world of food blogging, with healthy food blogs springing up all across the internet.
Whether people are interested in weight loss, gaining muscle, or just living longer and staying disease-free, healthy food blogs have a large potential audience.
In this guide, we’re going to give an explanation of what healthy food blogs are, as well as look at 10 of our favorite healthy food blogs to inspire you for your next blog project.
- What Is a Healthy Food Blog?
- Naturally Ella
- The Lean Green Bean
- Oh She Glows
- Jessica in the Kitchen
- Green Kitchen Stories
- My New Roots
- A Couple Cooks
- Sprouted Kitchen
- The Healthy Apple
- Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
This isn’t an easy question to answer, but that’s a good thing. There is no one definition of “healthy food.” For some, it means vegan recipes that still contain plenty of healthy fats. For others, it’s vegetarian recipes for your favorite foods. Still other people favor an idea of “clean eating” that includes low carb recipes and gluten-free recipes. Perhaps for you, it’s as simple as preparing sweet potatoes in a slow cooker.
This great diversity is an opportunity for healthy food bloggers to make their mark. If you have your own experience with preparing and eating food that has improved your health, then creating a blog to share your healthy recipes and healthy eating philosophy could be a worthwhile pursuit.
To show you the great diversity that exists in health food blogging, we’ve put together the guide below. Get inspired by the meal plans, free recipes, and gorgeous food photography.
Naturally Ella is a seasonal, pantry-inspired vegetarian recipe blog. We love the way she’s organized her site around ingredients. This both lets you find something to make using what you have on hand (as opposed to falling back on takeout) and helps you see the many possibilities that one ingredient can have.
The focus on stocking your pantry is also refreshing, as many food blogs assume you already have a full pantry of exotic ingredients and never bother to explain how to put one together.
Recipe to try: Quinoa Falafel
Lindsay is a registered dietitian and healthy living enthusiast. While her blog includes a fair share of healthy recipes and food information, it also has advice on fitness and how to become a registered dietitian. Oh, and there are some great tips for parents who are interested in getting their kids to eat healthy from an early age.
Recipe to try: Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Crumble
3. Oh She Glows
Angela Liddon has a vegan recipe blog that aims to appeal to both vegans and omnivores alike. Plus, most of her recipes are free of gluten, soy, and processed foods. She credits her dietary changes with immense improvements in her health, and she wants to help her readers achieve similar results.
Recipe to try: One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins
Focusing on whole food vegan and vegetarian recipes, Jessica in the Kitchen is a blog that shows just how tasty it can be to go without meat. In addition to recipes, Jessica also writes posts on food travel (a topic that can be tricky for those who don’t eat animals or animal products).
Recipe to try: King’s Shepherd’s Pie
Green Kitchen Stories is a reminder that not eating meat doesn’t automatically result in a healthy diet. Vegetarianism can be healthy, but you have to make sure you’re using the right recipes and getting all the required nutrients.
That’s what Green Kitchen Stories helps you do, focusing on recipes that are both vegetarian and healthy. We also love the closeups of all the food (be sure to zoom in when you take pictures of your recipes).
Recipe to try: Rhubarb Ginger Strawberry Soup
6. My New Roots
My New Roots is a vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan recipe blog. But it’s a lot more than that. It focuses just as much on how to make healthy choices as how to prepare healthy food. After all, it doesn’t matter how healthy you eat if you’re not getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and working to reduce unhealthy stress.
This holistic approach is a way for this blog to differentiate itself, and it’s something worth considering when you create your own healthy food blog.
Recipe to try: Tempeh Tacos with Raw Cashew Queso
Sonja & Alex Overhiser are the pair behind A Couple Cooks, a blog that shows how cooking healthy vegetarian and vegan food can bring you closer to your partner. In addition to blogging about food, they also write about relationships, family, and travel. Many of their recipes focus on how to make basic staples that are healthier or tastier than store bought versions.
Recipe to try: Chocolate Muesli
Sprouted Kitchen is the blog project of Sara Forte. It focuses on vegan and vegetarian food, but it also has some unique features. For one, Sara runs a virtual “cooking club” that helps you connect with other home cooks and get access to exclusive recipe training. It’s like a social version of meal planning.
In addition to this, Sara weaves extensive personal stories into her recipes. You get to hear about what it’s like to be a parent of young children, making Sprouted Kitchen as much of a personal blog or parenting blog as a healthy food blog. It’s an interesting example of how to merge your interests into one blog project.
Recipe to try: Greek Yogurt Ice Cream
Amie Valpone runs The Healthy Apple, a blog focused on helping you eat in a way that will fight inflammation and detoxify your body. It’s not just about your food choices, however. The blog also has advice on how to get better sleep, clean your house with natural products, and live a more spontaneous, joyous life.
Recipe to try: Roasted Squash Salad
Heather Poire created Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes to share her seasonal, local, plant-based recipes. In addition to recipes, the blog also features tips on backyard gardening (to keep your food as local and seasonal as possible). Not to mention, the photos of her real food recipes are gorgeous and dreamy (natural light is key).
Recipe to try: Back to Basics Trail Mix
Launch Your Healthy Food Blog Today
We hope this post has inspired you to create your own healthy food blog. As you can see, there are no limits to the possibilities for what you can create except your imagination, culinary passions, and willingness to put in the work necessary to succeed.
If the inspiration is strong and you want to get your blog live as quickly as possible, we recommend using Bluehost to create it. It’s affordable, professional, and simple. We can’t wait to see what you create!