Best Food Blogs with Healthy & Delicious Recipes

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We are proud to present our list of the best food blogs that publish healthy and delicious recipes. Our goal in compiling this list is to support our customers by presenting top food bloggers that are passionate about food and sharing recipes that are mostly quick & easy to prepare yet full of flavor.

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We firmly believe that healthy meals form a very important part of a healthy lifestyle.

The vitamins and supplements we promote may have many great and positive benefits but they are not meant to be an alternative option to a healthy diet.

Compiling this list, of what we consider to be the best food blogs, took a lot of effort! We looked at hundreds of blogs and only selected those that we felt met a long list of criteria, including the popularity of the blog, feedback on recipes, and how regularly the blog is updated with new, healthy and original recipes.

We are planning on updating our list from time to time. If you are a food blogger that would like your blog to be included in our list or if you would like to suggest a blog you feel we should consider, please feel free to contact us.

The below blogs are not currently mentioned in any particular order.

We simply could not decide on an overall winner and instead decided to rank the blogs in order of popularity based on the comments left by our blog readers.

Two Healthy Kitchens

Two Healthy Kitchens began back in the fall of 2012 as the brainchild of Shelley and one of her dearest friends, Gretchen. They shared a passion for finding ways to make good recipes better and more nutritious, from their kitchen to yours.

Some three years later, Gretchen made the incredibly difficult decision to step back from Two Healthy Kitchens so that she could pursue another of her passions – working with special needs children in the local schools.

Today Shelley, along with her husband Scott and their twins, Amy and Ty, are on a mission to inspire people with healthy, delicious, super-nutritious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.

Well Plated

Erin Clarke started Well Plated back in 2012 as a hobby to keep herself occupied while her husband Ben was in law school. She could never have dreamed how hugely popular Well Plated would become and that she would be able to blog full time about a topic she is passionate about, food.

Erin is dedicated to making wholesome food taste incredible. Her recipes are mostly healthy, use minimally processed ingredients, and focus on incorporating seasonal produce, healthy fats, and whole grains. You’ll also find a few indulgent desserts, because a world without chocolate is simply not a world in which Erin is prepared to live.

She believes community grows where meals are eaten together, no matter the size of the gathering. Sharing nourishing recipes that are affordable, straightforward to prepare, yet still feel special is important to her.

Cookie and Kate

Here is a short extract from Kate's blog:

I believe that cooking should be fun and recipes, flexible. I choose not to cook meat, so all of the recipes on Cookie and Kate are vegetarian. I believe in eating whole foods, which are foods that are as close to their source as possible. I’m also an avid supporter of the occasional indulgence, and I laugh with friends over drinks as often as possible.

This blog is all about celebrating good food—real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body.

Budget Bytes

Beth Moncel lives in Nashville, TN and started Budget Bytes in 2009 after she graduated from college where she earned a degree in Nutritional Science. She had to start paying back her student loans while working a low wage job and struggling to make ends meet. And, being passionate about food she had already decided that she was not willing to eat ramen noodles every day.

Beth set out on a mission to find food that would satisfy both her stomach and her wallet and eventually found herself eating better than ever while spending a fraction of her budget on her weekly groceries. The simple act of tracking her food costs was transformative and she could see where she was getting the most value. That’s when Budget Bytes was born.

Her motto is that good food doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, she believes that you can spend less and enjoy more.

What makes Budget Bytes so special and popular is not only the delicious, budget friendly recipes that Beth shares on her blog but also the fact that every recipe has an approx. total cost and cost per serving that is very helpful for planning purposes.

The Daring Gourmet

Kimberly shares delicious original recipes, revitalized classics and authentic dishes from around the world on her blog. She grew up in Europe and moved to the U.S. when she was in her mid-20s. Her husband is a doctor and they have two children.

Being married to a doctor, she puts a lot of emphasis on health and healthy eating but also believes that eating the occasional naughty indulgence contributes to happy and healthy relationships - and sanity.

For as long as she can remember, cooking has been one of her biggest passions. Kimberly says that her mom, a born and raised German and wonderful cook, involved her in her cooking adventures from the time she was about 4 years old and instilled in her a love for good food and an appreciation of a wide spectrum of world cuisine.

With The Daring Gourmet, Kimberly invites you to come travel the world through your taste buds. Many of her recipes are influenced by her European heritage and her travels throughout the world but her blog features a little something for everyone.

Oh, Sweet Basil

Cade and Carrian Cheney are the husband and wife team behind Oh, Sweet Basil. They have three children that are very much involved in their recipe development as Cade and Carrian believe families should be in the kitchen together and that it is essential to teach kids from a young age about food and let them help.

Cade is especially drawn to all things southern because he was raised in South Carolina. Carrian was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington so she grew up loving fresh produce from the garden, granola and all things green and lush. They are currently living in Utah.

Oh, Sweet Basil is a blog that’s all about reinventing dinner. Cade and Carrian love health and fitness, being together and good food. Together they are pulling from the favorite recipes they grew up with, reinventing some of the oldies but goodies and sharing new finds that are just too good not to post about.

Having dinner around a table with home cooked food is somewhat of a lost tradition these days. Cade and Carrian believe that getting back into the kitchen and making your own food versus eating out all of the time is not only healthier for your weight, but for your mind and spirit too (plus it saves money!). 

Jo Cooks

Jo Cooks is the brainchild of Joanna Cismaru (Jo for short) and has been around since 2011 when it started out as a place for her to store her recipes that she had collected over the years from friends and family. With the support of her husband Remo and her personal assistant Nicole she has turned Jo Cooks into a hugely popular food blog.

Her blog has hundreds of delicious, tried-and-tested recipes for every occasion made with everyday ingredients. One of the reasons why her blog is so popular is that she believes in simplifying meals so that they are more attainable for the everyday cook.

Jo is passionate about food. She enjoys cooking anything and everything and has a large variety of recipes on her blog that you can search for by type, such as “healthy eating.”

She was born in Romania, Transylvania to be exact. Her family moved to Canada when she was just a child. Although she claims she has never met a vampire, she loves garlic and you will even find some of her favorite Romanian recipes on her blog that have been passed down to her from her mom and mother-in-law. 

A Mind "Full" Mom

A Mind “Full” Mom was started by Kristen Chidsey as a way to fill YOUR mind with easy, whole food, family-approved recipes. Her mind was just “full” of ideas she wanted to share - hence the play on the word mindful.

A Mind “Full” Mom has many delicious recipes, tips and tricks to help you make healthy eating a reality for your family despite time and budget constraints.

Kristen shares simple, wholesome recipes that are not made with fancy ingredients and won’t make your kids run for the hills. She says she only posts tried and true recipes that please her two picky kids and very picky husband, so her recipes have to go through a lot of criticism before they hit the blog.

Many of the recipes you will find on her blog are classic recipes that have been given a face-lift with more wholesome ingredients – no high fructose corn-syrup, hydrogenated oil, food colorings, or msg. Kristen prefers using whole grains over white flour and natural sugars over granulated sugar, but says she does believe they have their time and place in moderation - like Cut Out Sugar Cookies.

Foolproof Living

Aysegul Sanford or “Ice” as most of her friends call her was born in the beautiful country of Turkey and started Foolproof Living in 2013. At the time, she was living with her husband, an American, on a small island in the Caribbean and her mother had just passed away. Feeling sad and lonely, she started her blog on the recommendation of a friend who knew how much she loved cooking.

Ice and her husband moved back to the U.S. in 2015 and are currently living in a Southern Vermont.

Foolproof Living is a wholesome and clean-eating focused food blog with healthy, seasonal recipes. As of September 2016, Ice switch from using processed sugar to natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar after learning about the dangers of consuming processed sugar.

She is a firm believer that if you know how to read, you can cook. She strives to write recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and ingredients that are accessible to everyone.

Following a nutritionally-balanced diet is a priority for her and her husband so you’ll find plenty of healthy, yet flavorful, dishes on her blog. Ice says that in a perfect world she would be a full-time vegetarian (which is why she posts so many vegetarian and vegan recipes), but for now, she still craves the occasional steak and enjoys cooking a range of meals for her meat-loving husband.

Primavera Kitchen

Olivia started Primavera Kitchen as a way of sharing her delicious Low-carb, Paleo and Whole30 recipes in the hope that it would inspire others to cook healthier dishes at home. She is originally from Brazil but has lived in Canada now for years with her French-Canadian husband Pierre and their son Thomas.

She was inspired and encouraged to learn how to cook healthier and fresh dishes after her husband discovered that his glycemic level and blood pressure were very high. They decided to change their eating habits by avoiding carbs, refined sugar and trans fats as far as possible.

She came up with the name Primavera Kitchen because she wanted to use a Portuguese word (her first language is Portuguese) that’s also known in English as it’s a name in many popular dishes. It’s actually known in Spanish and Italian as well and comes from Latin where it means spring.

Olivia enjoys helping busy people to cook healthy, homemade meals. On her blog you will find a variety of recipes that are fast, simple, delicious and of course nutritious. She doesn’t sacrifice flavor because she’s a strong believer that healthy food can be as delicious as any other food. She believes that cooking does not have to be complicated and should be fun.

Family Food on the Table

Kathryn Doherty lives in Charlotte, NC and is the recipe creator, writer and photographer behind Family Food on the Table. She’s a health and nutrition editor, wife, mother of two kids, and passionate about food and home cooking.

Family Food on the Table has many easy, healthy recipes and resources to help you get delicious family food on your table, even on the busiest of days. And, it does not matter if you have just started to learn how to cook.

Kathryn loves wholesome and delicious food. Whether it’s day-to-day breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, or homemade baby food, kid snacks and fun treats, she’s got you covered.

She believes that cooking food from scratch doesn’t have to be hard, intimidating or time-consuming and she shares many great recipes and resources to help you stick to healthy, real foods in a real world way.

From easy chicken dinners to healthy salads to make-ahead breakfasts for busy mornings, you’re going to find some new favorite recipes here. And ones that’ll fit into your hectic life too.

Dinner at the Zoo

Sara named her blog Dinner at the Zoo because, she says, with 3 young girls, dinner can feel like feeding time at the zoo. And, she knows she’s not the only mom out there looking for healthy recipes that are also kid friendly. Sara is a mom on a mission to create easy, healthy and family friendly recipes.

Before she had children Sara was the ultimate “foodie” cooking elaborate multi-course meals for friends and family with exotic ingredients and dined at the finest restaurants. She made absolutely everything from scratch and was in love with the art of cooking. Then she had three children in two years and everything changed.

She still loved to cook, but just didn’t have the same time to scour the markets for specialty ingredients like she used to. Instead, she channeled her love of food to preparing healthy and delicious meals for her daughters. Coming up with meals that all 3 girls would actually eat was a huge challenge.

Aside from picky eating the other major hurdle Sara had to overcome was time, or the lack thereof. She is a huge believer in meal planning as it takes a lot of stress off her when she has a plan in place. She believes in doing her basic food prep well before dinner time.

Be sure to read the notes at the bottom of all her recipes to see what steps you can do ahead of time. She also indicates when a recipe is freezer friendly and gives suggestions for simple and fun tasks that you can assign to your kids to get them involved in the cooking process.

 

We trust you will enjoy and benefit from these great cooking resources.

Found your best food blog or would like to suggest another blog? Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

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3 comments

  • Just what I was looking for! My family really needs to follow a healthier diet and these blogs will help me a lot to find recipes for healthier meals cook that still taste good.

    Kate on
  • We’re honored to be included in your list! So many of my favorite blogs here – a terrific resource for anybody who loves easy, healthy recipes to fuel up their families and power through all of life’s adventures! Keep up the great work! :)

    Shelley on
  • Thank you for sharing this list. I think I have several favorites!

    Miranda Shaffer on

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