I love eating healthy and browsing healthy food blogs. For those of you who are regulars here at Becky Cooks Lightly, you know that I don't follow any one diet. My diet is a mix & match type of diet. I'm not a strict vegetarian, but I eat very little meat overall. I also enjoy Weight Watchers, Gluten-Free, Raw, Low Calorie/Low Fat, Paleo, and so forth. My blog has recipes from every diet imaginable, and I feel better than I've ever felt in my life. As a caveat, most meals that I eat are farm to plate. It's a wonderful lifestyle. So today I'm sharing 58 healthy food blogs that I regularly look to for recipes and inspiration. I think that you'll find a lot of them are mix & match as well. Healthy eating is really just simple basic recipes cooked deliciously. As always, please feel free to leave a link to your favorite in the comment section.
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- 5:2 Diet
- Becky Cooks Lightly Blog
- Crazy for Chia Seeds
- Healthy Desserts
- Healthy Recipes
- Infused Water Recipes
- Tofu Recipes
- Weight Watchers
- Yay, No Meat!
Also, don't forget to check out my healthy recipes, which include a little bit of everything.
About: This blog is ran by Moogie, a 30-something web developer based on the south coast of England. She is a former chronic dieter that finally settled into the 5:2 lifestyle. If you haven't heard of the 5:2 Diet, you eat normally on any 5 days of the week and then for the other two days you consume about 500 calories (women) or 600 calories (men). You can find her recipes under the "My 5:2 Meal Ideas" tab.
My Favorite Recipe: Fasting Day Burger & Salad
About: Jacqueline's approach to her blog is refreshingly open and honest. And of course there are a lot of delicious recipes...and beautiful/inspiring photographs. Aside from the recipes, she has a lot of information for followers of the 5:2 Diet including book recommendations, product reviews, tips & cheats, and free printables.
My Favorite Recipe: Courgette Pizza Bites
About: Jeanne has been gluten-free since 2000, when the birth of her daughter triggered her gluten-intolerance. Jeanne is the author of Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays and is currently working on her next book, Gluten-Free Wishlist: Sweet and Savory Treats You’ve Miss the Most, due in the fall of 2015.
My Favorite Recipe: Skordalia (Greek side dish that is often used as a dip.)
About: This blog is ran by Shauna James Ahern and her husband the Chef (a.k.a. Daniel Fitzgerald Ahern). Shauna is the author of three books —Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story in 100 Tempting Recipes, Gluten-Free Girl Every Day, Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too. Her recipes are searchable by season and category.
My Favorite Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Salad
About: Gluten-Free For Good was founded by Melissa McLean Jory MNT, a master graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute. Melissa is the co-author of The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life and also runs a second website, Artful-Aging.
My Favorite Recipe: Gluten-Free Immune Booster Holiday Soup
About: Karina launched her blog in 2005, four years after discovering that she carried one of the two classic genes linked to developing celiac disease. She describes her original recipes as a family affair ~ the kind of food we cook and crave.
My Favorite Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Crumble-Crisp
My Favorite Recipe: Fresh Cherry Sorghum Salad with Mint
About: Jamie Eppenauer, a.k.a. Gluten-Free Mom, changed to a new gluten-free lifestyle after her daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2005. Her blog is uplifting (a journey of love) and full of advice, hope,and yes...totally awesome recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Sloppy Joe
My Favorite Recipe: Homemade Guilt-Free Vegan Nutella
About: I love the title of the blog. Kitchen Operas is authored by a singing teacher...who loves to eat. Aside from great recipes, she also posts about her eating adventures when she is on travel. One of my favorites is her Paris Adventure, which you can read about here: Paris: Alizée Crêperie (5ème arrondissement).
My Favorite Recipe: Sesame & Lime Broccoli
About: Danielle blogs about her adventures trying to live a healthy, eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle while eating gluten free, real food on a budget and traveling. Her recipes are generally free of gluten, soy, nuts and sugar, with egg and dairy free options.
My Favorite Recipe: Gluten-Free Apple Pie
About: Carol Kicinski's Simply Gluten-Free is a blog written to share, inspire, and teach. Her philosophy is to find foods that are naturally gluten-free. Carol has been a gluten-free blogger since 2007, a recipe developer for over 18 years, and is founder and Editor-In-Chief of Simply Gluten-Free Magazine. She's is also the author of Simply…Gluten Free Desserts & Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals.
About: Debbi describes herself as an overweight mom of three, who finally realized that dieting doesn't mean deprivation. She makes healthy, low calorie meals (around 500 calories) without compromising taste. Her blog is mostly healthy with a few sweets and treats thrown in, too.
My Favorite Recipe: Taco Corn Bread Casserole
About: Lisa Lillien is the founder of www.hungry-girl.com and author of ten best-selling books. Her most recent book, The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Mix-n-Match Meals & Snacks, came out in 2015. On her blog you'll find delicious guilt-free recipes. Even more, you can recipes in action on Hungry Girl, which airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel.
My Favorite Recipe: Low-Calorie Pepperoni Pizza French Fries
About: Becky Clark shares her hard-learned secrets of keeping weight off on Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle blog. After a lot of research, Becky had an aha moment, realizing that carrying extra weight — even twenty pounds — can shorten a life. But Becky describes herself as lazy, and has figured out a way to lose weight and become healthier in spite of her fatal flaw. Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle if a refreshing, yet thought provoking and inspiring read.
My Favorite Recipe: Grandma's Vinegar Cake
About: Julie Fagan is the blogger behind Peanut Butter Fingers. She is a 29-year-old blogger, personal trainer, group exercise instructor and freelance writer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Peanut Butter Fingers began in September 2009 as a way for Julie to share recipes, exercise tips and random musings with her friends and family, and it has since grown into a blog that she updates daily to document her life, fueled by (mostly) healthy food and fitness.
My Favorite Recipe: Easy BBQ Meatloaf
About: Skinny Chef was launched in April 2003 by Jennifer Iserloh. Jennifer is CEO of Skinny Chef Culinary Ventures, and is the author of five bestselling books: Healthy Cheats, 50 Shades of Kale, Active Calorie Diet, Secrets of a Skinny Chef , and Yoga Body Diet. Her blog's mission is to show families that healthy cooking can be fresh, fun and flavorful.
My Favorite Recipe: Sunny Side Up with Greens
About: Jennifer Gacek was 90 pounds overweight, but fitness and healthy eating completely changed her life. She wanted to pay it forward by becoming a Beachbody Coach and inspiring others to be their best. On Jen's blog you'll find delicious recipes, healthy treats, and some nutrition and fitness tips.
My Favorite Recipe: Macaroni Lasagna
About: Kelly Hunt started Eat Yourself Skinny after trying a few unsuccessful diets. Instead of dieting, she wanted to start living a healthier lifestyle and still enjoy the foods she loves. Nowadays, her diet is mostly organic non-processed healthy food, with the occasional chocolate (Yay!).
My Favorite Recipe: Gingered Pumpkin Soup
About: Susan Voisin is the writer behind Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen, wherein she creates delicious dishes made with whole foods and without added oil. Susan went vegetarian in 1988 because she didn’t want to eat animals. Then, about 6 years later, she eliminated all animal products from her diet, learned how to cook without added fat, and lost over 100 pounds. She now maintains the Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen, a collection of over 1400 low-fat vegan recipes sent in by hundreds of people.
My Favorite Recipe: Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake
About: In Green Lite Bites, Roni Noone writes about her adventures in cooking healthier for her family (and sometimes just herself). Roni strives to limit sugar and avoid processed flours while including as many fruits and veggies as possible.
My Favorite Recipe: Homemade Sausage and Sweet Potato Strata
About: Ramona Deters is the Low Fat Diva, and she started blogging about five years ago after becoming ill from a gallbladder attack. Since then she has been revising and creating recipes to stay with the low fat lifestyle. Ramona says that she's tested her recipes out on some very tough critics…..family & friends (you know they can be brutal).
My Favorite Recipe: Peanut Butter Krispie Brownie
About: Luisana Suegart is a travel publicist, recipe developer, spin instructor, and contributor to Siempremujer.com. Luisana is a former fast-food junkie who was forced to make a change after tipping the scale and 165. She now eats lean proteins and whole grains, roasts her own vegetables, dresses her own salads. These changes have kept off 45 pounds, and her goal is now to help others do the same.
My Favorite Recipe: Scented Cherry Muffins
About: Summer, aka Low Fat Chick, started her blog over four years ago with a goal to get the message out that healthy food can be tasty and is essential for life. She shares original healthy recipes, recipes from other sources, and healthy food news. Summer has also made a free Ebook available for readers of her blog at 10 Springtime Healthy Recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Pesto Shrimp Flatbread
About: Monica Bravo (yes, that is her real name) started her blog in 2013. Monica is a pre-med student at LSU with a passion for science, healthy food, and blogging. Healthy living became a part of her lifestyle after her dad became diagnosed with heart disease. On Bravo for Paleo, you can find out more about her story, her lifestyle, and her recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Herb Topped Steak
About: This blog was started by Elana Amsterdam in 2006. She is the author of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. Her website includes an assortment of special diet. Just a few examples include the following: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut Free, Egg Free, and Candida.
My Favorite Recipe: Paleo Shepherd’s Pie
About: Sarah Fragoso's Paleo journey began after her health hit bottom in 2008. After the birth of her son, she was overweight and suffered from constant painful swelling in her legs to depression. Her blog details her new found path to health and delicious paleo recipes. She is the author of many cookbooks; just a few include: Everyday Paleo, Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook, and Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine.
My Favorite Recipe: Beer Battered Fish-n-Chips and Brother Mark’s Tartar Sauce
About: Mark Sisson is the guy behind Mark's Daily Apple. Mark is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work. At the end of 2006, he decided to jump into the blogosphere, and we are the better for it. Mark inspires me in that he is over 60 and still looks young and lives active. He is the author of The Primal Blueprint ,21 Day Total Body Transformation, and co-author of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook, and Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals.
My Favorite Recipe: Primal Mocktails
About: Michelle Tam has been called the “Martha Stewart of Paleo”, and her blog has been described as “Oddly Provocative” with recipes that are “Always Popping with Flavor”. She attributes her mental and physical health to going Paleo in 2010. Just one of many awards, Saveur Magazine named Nom Nom Paleo “The best special diets blog of 2012.”
My Favorite Recipe: Cracklin Chicken
About: Paleo Crumbs is authored by seventeen year old cooking phenom, Macy. Macy suffers from several health issues, including gastroparesis, gastritis, colitis, raynaud's, Gilbert's syndrome, and a few mild food allergies and sensitivities. On Paleo Crumbs, you'll find gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, primal, and paleo recipes that are positively delicious.
My Favorite Recipe: Vanilla Birthday Cake Smoothie (dairy free and vegan)
About: This is a fun blog ran by Kelly Milton, author of Paleo Happy Hour. Kelly was training at Norcal Strength and Conditioning in 2010 when she first learned about the Paleo Diet. She started her blog to stay on track and share her cooking with others.
My Favorite Recipe: Sausage and Sun-dried Tomato-Stuffed Mushrooms
About: Paleo Magazine has a multitude of authors with great recipes. For all of you die-hard Paleo dieters, you can also check out Paleo Radio, Paleo TV, Paleo Fitness, Paleo Store, and more. This site is a great resource for anyone interested in the Paleo diet from newbie to long-time follower.
About: Juli Bauer is terrifically funny as she shares her divine Paleo recipes. Juli is the author of Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook and a contributor of The best Paleo Recipes of 2014 (a curated e-book with 150 recipes from your favorite Paleo Bloggers). She warns away the easily offended and is sometimes obscene. Enter her blog at your own discretion.
My Favorite Recipe: Hawaiian Pizza Salad
About: Kelly V. Brozyna started studying health and nutrition in 2004 to educate herself on the best diet to resolve her family's health issues. After years of research and experimentation, she now creates gluten-free and Paleo food so similar to conventional wheat/dairy/refined sugar recipes. Kelly has been blogging at TheSpunkyCoconut.com since 2008, and published several cookbooks including: The Paleo Chocolate Lovers' Cookbook: 80 Gluten-Free Treats for Breakfast & Dessert, Dairy-Free Ice Cream: 75 Recipes Made Without Eggs, Gluten, Soy, or Refined Sugar, The Spunky Coconut Cookbook, and many more.
My Favorite Recipe: Dairy-Free Cheeseburger Soup
About: Gena, of Choosing Raw, is a certified clinical nutritionist, a food writer, and a passionate vegan. Her blog chronicles her adventures in the kitchen, a community-driven celebration of nourishing food, and a space in which she sometimes share thoughts on disordered eating, animal rights, and nutrition science. Gena adores raw food,but she is not a strict raw foodist.
My Favorite Recipe: Cream of Millet, Coconut, and Ginger Porridge
About: The whirlwind behind Raw Guru is Alex Malinsky, an award winning chef and one of the leading experts in the field of raw food. He started to learn about raw foods at the early at of 15. After 9 years on the raw food diet he continues to be on the cutting edge of nutritional research and product development. Alex is also the founder of multiple websites, including RawGuru.com, RawFoodChat.com, SproutLiving.com
My Favorite Recipe: Carrot, Mint and Raisin Salad
About: Susan Powers is the author behind Rawmazing. Her blog applies the common sense approach to raw. She uses pure unprocessed ingredients, prepared with minimal intervention, to create raw food recipes that are nutritionally dense without sacrificing the taste and presentation of traditional recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Raw Cauliflower Crust Pizza
About: Em eats raw plants because she loves her body, the planet, and all beings. As is her way, one day she woke up and decided to be vegan. Very soon after, she got into raw food, and following that, the high-carb lifestyle. Now she eats a vegan, high-carb, mostly raw diet.
About: Ricki Heller's tag line is a healthy lifestyle can be sweet. And by that, she mean's sugar-free. Ricki is an educator, writer, cookbook author, natural nutritionist, and lover of all things canine. Ricki is 100% vegan, and she believes in presenting vegan food in a way that anyone can enjoy. Ricki's recipes are sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and appropriate for anti-candida living.
My Favorite Recipe: The Ultimate Candida Diet Chocolate Chip Cookie (Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)
About: Amy Green has been living free of refined sugars and gluten since 2004. After going sugar and gluten-free, her food cravings, migraines, and depression vanished, and she was able to maintain a 60+ pound weight loss. Amy's goal is to create healthier food that is also delicious. Simply Sugar and Gluten Free contains recipes with ingredients that are easy to find and budget friendly. She is the author of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free.
My Favorite Recipe: Turkey Burgers served with Sliced Tomatoes and Buttermilk Dill Ranch Dressing
About: Katie's blog is all about healthy desserts. The recipes are vegan, which means they are free of meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products. She also incorporates sugar-free or a sugar-free option in many of the recipes. For other special diets, check out Special Diet Recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Chocolate Bar Pie
About: Emma's recipes reflect her lifestyle of compassion and connection. Going vegan has helped her feel good about what she's eating, and you'll feel good, too after cooking her delicious plant-based creations.
My Favorite Recipe: Chili Quinoa-Bean Bites (with Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes)
About: Elenore Bendel Zahn describes herself as a tree hugging gardener, vegetarian chef, and health coach with a slight obsession for food photography. Her blog is all about building an Earthsprouty plate, which is a plate filled with Raw, Whole, Natural and Organic foods to increase the body's alkalinity and add tons of enzymes. Elenore writes that Earthsprout strategies will make you Hot ´n Healthy. Who wouldn't be up for that?
My Favorite Recipe: Wild rice & Fiddlehead Ferns with crunchy honey coated Chickpeas
About: Green Kitchen Stories in the brainchild of Stockholm-based David Frenkiel & Louisa Vindahl. They cook and eat healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruit and vegetables. Green Kitchen Stories is the winner of Saveur's 4th Annual Best Special Diets Blog. David & Louisa have published two books thus far: Vegetarian Everyday/The Green Kitchen and Green Kitchen Travels.
My Favorite Recipe: Vegetarian Mini Pizza della Sicilia
About: Oh She Glows is an award winning recipe blog featuring over 500 recipes. Angela started blogging in 2008 as she was recovering from an eating disorder. Oh She Glows is full of amazing recipes sprinkled with an honest look at how food affects us from within. Also check out the Oh She Glows Cookbook (released March 4, 2014).
My Favorite Recipe: Ultimate Green Taco Wraps
About: This addictive blog is ran by Amanda and Aaron. They operate under the concept of taking recipes down to essentials, always with a plant-based twist. They also offer advice for those wanting to start there own food blog and seo for food blogs.
My Favorite Recipe: Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese (Vegan)
About: Princes Tofu is written by Phi, a vegetarian from San Francisco. Her blog is modern contemporary in style, and her recipes have an Asian Parisian flair. Name aside, the recipes aren't all tofu based; there's a wide variety of vegetarian recipes from preserves to entrees. Tidbit: Princess Tofu is a Chinese Asian Dish like Princess Chicken only made with tofu.
My Favorite Recipe: Fennel Buckwheat Crepes: Brussels Sprouts & Shiitake, Fennel Mornay Sauce
About: Jacqueline Meldrum's blog has over 500 easy vegetarian and vegan recipes with photos and simple instructions. Known as the Scottish Vegetarian, Jacqueline is a food writer and recipe developer who specialises in vegetarian cooking and more recently vegan cooking. She has been writing Tinned Tomatoes since April 2007.
My Favorite Recipe: Veggie Sausage, Lentil and Red Pepper Bake
About: The First Mess is authored by Laura, a writer/cook from the Niagara region of southern Ontario. She enjoys cooking with natural foods, eating seasonally, and sharing wholesome meals with the people in her life. Just one of numerous accolades, The First Mess was named 2014 winner of Saveur Magazine's Best Special Diets Blog.
About: Lisa started out as a vegetarian when she was six years old and became vegan shortly afterwards. Most of her diet is comprised of fresh, raw plants. She also enjoys eating cooked beans, oats, buckwheat and sweet potatoes. Aside from recipes, Vegan Culinary Crusade also features reviews (books, products, restaurants), Travel, and Services.
About: Marjorie is the chief recipe developer, taste tester, photographer, photo editor, and writer at A Pinch of Healthy. Aside from recipes, she shares her Weight Watch Weigh Ins and has a channel on Youtube for those trying to follow Weight Watchers on their own.
About: Emily Green's blog proves healthy can be delicious by offering lightened up recipes that never compromise on flavor. All recipes include Weight Watchers Points+ values.
My Favorite Recipe: Cincinnati Chili
About: LaaLoosh features a wide selection of Weight Watchers recipes online collected by active Weight Watcher members. This site is chock-full of healthy recipes that feature WW points value.
My Favorite Recipe: French Roasted Onion Potatoes
About: Jenna is the owner of Recipe Diaries. She's also a photographer and sometimes recipe developer. Recipe Diaries contains over 300+ Weight Watcher recipes. Points Plus are included with the recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake
About: Nancy Fox was fresh out of college she founded Mrs. Beasley’s, and she was also the creative force behind Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. She has authored two books on reduced-fat cooking: Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen Baking Book and Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen Reduced-Fat Salad Dressings. Skinny Kitchen is where she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There is also nutritional information and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS on each recipe.
My Favorite Recipe: CPK’s Tuscan Hummus Made Skinny
About: Gina Homolka is the author, photographer and recipe developer of Skinnytaste.com. This is an incredibly popular blog featured on everything from Dr. Oz to Better Homes and Gardens. In September of 2014 she published her first book and #1 best seller The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. Gina posts old and new point values for each of her recipes.
My Favorite Recipe: Skinny Taco Dip
About: Kerry, the force behind the blog, is a marketer/writer living in Tampa. She writes about her weight loss journey, as well as a mix of original and adapted recipes. As of April 2015, she has lost 32 pounds following Weight Watchers.
My Favorite Recipe: Detox Vegetable Soup
About: Tracy Pinder has lost 160 pounds following Weight Watchers. Her blog features grocery finds, recipes, and plenty of inspiration to keep going on the Weight Watchers plan. You can also find Weight Watcher Girl on Youtube.
My Favorite Recipe: Weight Watcher Friendly Cheesy Taco & Cabbage Casserole