“I’m trying to eat healthier, what should I have for dinner tonight?” is a question we hear all the time. That’s why we recommend these healthy food blogs to everyone.
When you type “what should” into Google search, the first autocomplete phrase is “what should I eat.” Great question. The sweet spot where health, taste, and convenience meet can be elusive and confounding. Luckily, there are tons of awesome food blogs out there with recipes that hit on all of these points.
One of the reasons I started Parsley Health was to be able to give people the best guidance on what to eat in order to actually use food as medicine (instead of just talking about it!)
Part of what we do at Parsley Health, involves helping our patients make better food choices on a daily basis. That’s why we spend so much time scouring the web and talking to experts to find recipes that are healthy, tasty, and easy to make in real life. We’ve narrowed down the food blogs that we go back to again and again to cook from.
Start following our top 10 favorite food blogs today
1.The First Mess (vegan)
A healthy food blog with delicious, plant-based recipes. Laura Wright’s seasonal ingredients in recipes for lattes, smoothies, stews, and so much more make this blog the perfect place to go when you need a healthy, heart-warming meal. If her food photography doesn’t make you fall in love with eating plants, nothing will.
2.Minimalist Baker (vegetarian)
True to its name, Minimalist Baker gives you simple recipes using 10 ingredients or less and limiting cook time to 30 minutes tops. Bonus: The recipes are anything but boring! In no time you can satisfy your sweet tooth with Vegan Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts or kick off your morning with their Everyday Buckwheat Granola. Whatever recipe you choose, it’s sure to be good for your body and soul.
3.Sprouted Kitchen (plant-based paleo)
Fresh produce, whole grains, lean proteins, and natural sweeteners. Seasonal, simple and full of flavor. Sara Forte’s recipes focus on listening to your body and finding a definition of healthy that fits into your everyday life. And combine that with her husband’s food photography and you are in for some mouth-watering reading.
4.Dolly and Oatmeal(gluten-free, dairy-free)
Gluten-free and dairy-free recipes that are wholesome, appealing, and approachable. Lindsay Love began to change her relationship with food after working with a health coach/nutritionist to overcome her lifelong food sensitivities. Now, she shares her plant-based recipes to help everyone feel more connected to their bodies.
5.Nom Nom Paleo (paleo)
The place to go for paleo recipes and more from New York Times bestselling cookbook author Michelle Tam, who has a degree in nutrition and food science. See how she uses the energy from her paleo diet to balance the many moving pieces in her life and while you’re there, have a listen to the Nom Nom Paleo Podcast and dive deeper into Michelle’s culinary adventures.
6.Clean Food Dirty City (gluten-free, dairy-free)
Simple super-clean, plant-based bowls conjured by New York’s own Lily Kunin. Clean Food Dirty City is all about healthy, tasty food that makes you feel good. You can even find clean cocktail recipes to spice up your night out. Or opt for her Super Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sundae if that’s more your speed.
7.101 Cookbooks (vegetarian)
Natural, whole food recipes categorized by ingredients or season. By harnessing the power of real foods and vegetables, Heidi Swanson makes cooking fun and simple for any cook. You can also learn more about the basics of natural foods, the benefits they’ll bring, and how to best incorporate them in a delicious meal.
8.Nutrition Stripped (plant-based paleo)
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, and LDN, shares her recipes, nutrition advice and inspiration to help you understand the science of nutrition and art of healthy living. Anything from drinks, salads, entrees, desserts—even condiments can be found with a paleo twist. You can even snatch some nutrition-inspired apparel from her retail store.
9.The Healthy Apple (gluten-free)
Plant-based recipes focused on lowering inflammation, by Amie Valpone who healed herself from an array of debilitating chronic disease using food and functional medicine. Try her Easy Raw Chocolate Coconut Banana Tart with Grain-Free Pie Crust when that chocolate craving hits.
Erin Alderson combines her two loves in this blog: food and photography. She’ll help you stay on top of the nutrition game by giving tips for stocking your pantry and planning your meals. You can even search through her vegetarian recipes by ingredient. Stir fry, tacos, grain bowls—she’s got it all and with a delicious, unique take.