Want some inspiration on how to cook healthily? Then look no further, because we’ve put together 10 of the most awesome healthy cooking blogs that’ll give you simple ideas for meal choices that are not only good for you, but are suitable to be fitted around your crazy 21st century lifestyle.
1. Happy Yolks
Happy Yolks is the work of Kelsey Boyte and husband, Shaun (he’s the photographer). We love the fact that Boyte has managed to combine healthy food and recipes with lifestyle ‘stuff’ that’ll hit home for all of us who’re simply trying to live the best life we can.
Don’t just take our word for it, because Happy Yolks has been extolled by many, including Women’s Health, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, and The Huffington Post, to name but a few.
Champions of the humble, wholesome recipe, the guys have also got a three-legged dog called Tilly, who takes a bit of a starring role on occasion. And let’s face it, that on it’s own makes the blog worth a look…
2. Minimalist Baker
Simplicity is king when it comes to Minimalist Baker. Every recipe featured by blog owners, Dana and husband, John, contain 10 ingredients or less, a single bowl or pot, and less than half an hour to prepare.
While it’s not specifically dedicated to gluten free and/or vegan recipes, most of the food featured does fall into one of the two categories. But don’t be put off if you’re a meat eater, because the whole idea of every recipe posted is that it’s simple, delicious, and easy to create with even the most limited of resources.
3. The Picky Eater
Fantastically named, The Picky Eater, isn’t for those who are fussy about what they eat. What it actually is, is a blog for those who want to eat as healthily as possible, avoiding junk like fast foods and all things processed.
Promoting simple, healthy, and delicious meal choices, we particularly like the fact that the blog doesn’t try to preach or make you feel bad if you have the odd binge here and there. In fact, falling off the healthy food ‘wagon’ is almost allowed – as long as it’s done in moderation…
4. Eat Yourself Skinny
Eat Yourself Skinny is the ‘go-to’ blog for those who love all things chocolaty and sweet. Because owner Kelly is a self-confessed chocoholic. But in addition, she’s a fitness enthusiast and dedicated to developing healthy recipes that also satisfy those sweet and carb cravings!
Kelly is also a champion of organic and non-processed healthy foods – and she’s living proof that her diet choices work. If you’re looking for meal options that will ensure that you’re eating in a way that’s not only delicious, but truly good for you as well, then you may well have just discovered your new favorite read.
5. Cookie and Kate
We love Cookie and Kate! Kate being the cook and Cookie being her dog. The whole ethos of the blog is to create healthy, delicious recipes that are fun – and designed to be enjoyed both on your own or in company. Kate adds some great pictures to show the eating of her creations with good friends and family.
This vegetarian cooking blog focuses on making delicious meals using whole foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.
6. Hemsley and Hemsley
Hemsley and Hemsley is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to go back to basics when it comes to food. It’s all about the nutrition, the ease of cooking, and – naturally – the taste. Advocating the use of only the best quality ingredients (fish, meat, dairy, seasonal fruits and veg, pulses, nuts, and seeds), everything showcased is free from grains, refined sugars, hydrogenated vegetable oils, and gluten.
The whole idea of the recipes is to create meals that promote a healthy digestion, and there’s also a lot of information included that explains the virtues of choosing quality ingredients and other nutritional tips.
7. Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes is a blog dedicated to eating vegan. Created on the back of the blog owner’s diagnosis of Crohn’s disease (upper Crohn’s, to be exact), this is a healthy cooking blog that anyone who suffers from any kind of digestive disorder will be delighted to stumble upon.
8. Green Kitchen Stories
Another vegetarian cooking blog, Green Kitchen Stories is the work of David and Luise from Stockholm. Champions of all things nutrition, the recipes featured are simple, pure, and uses whole food and organic products.
The name of the blog signifies the ‘green’ aspect of their cooking efforts.
9. Running on Real Food
CrossFit fanatic, Deryn, started her blog, Running on Real Food in 2013. Passionate about health and fitness, she follows a plant-based diet and excels in creating unique, tasty, and easy to follow meals that each and every one of us can easily replicate.
In addition to her recipe ideas, she also shares her life in Vancouver, Canada, along with various travels and the influences that they have on her cooking.
10. The Year in Food
The USP behind The Year in Food is the discovery of what fruit and veg are in season, and then the creation of great meals using it. The author of the blog is Kimberley Hasselbrink, and, we have to say, she’s pretty mean with a camera too, and posts amazing pictures of her finished products.
The lady is a master of color, texture, and the best of taste. We have to admit that although we shouldn’t have favorites in a list such as this – if we had to mark one out, it’d probably be this one… What would your choice be?