Carrots ’n Cake
Blogger Tina’s philosophy is about staying happy and healthy— not about diet-crazed restriction. The author of a book by the same name as the blog, Tina posts daily updates on her personal life (that’s how we found out about her adorable pup Murphy) and features easy-to-prepare recipes like gingerbread smoothies and apple omelets.
Kath Eats Real Food
This food blog is the real deal: Kath Younger is a Virginia-based dietician who developed a passion for healthy eating through her struggles with weight loss. Her upbeat posts about trying new restaurants (kudos to anyone who takes a picture before they take a bite of any meal) and loving oatmeal make readers as excited about nutrition and healthy living as she is.
Salt may be kryptonite for Jessica Goldman (aka Sodium Girl), but that hasn’t stopped her from living a healthy lifestyle. Goldman suffers from lupus and started her blog to show readers it’s possible to meet medical needs without disappointing the taste buds. Her delicious recipes (yes, the carrot and coconut donuts are salt-free) and nutrition advice will charm any reader into a second visit.
Carol Kicinski loves biscotti. And cheesecake. And flatbread. And she makes them all gluten-free. Kicinski (also a cookbook author) offers recipes and advice for dealing with gluten intolerance, like which flours to use for baking and how to travel without starving.
This Mama Cooks!
Anne-Marie Nichols is one hot mama— though she occasionally features cold concoctions like salmon, blueberry, and lemon salad. Whether her readers need ideas for holiday party appetizers or want to share their favorite guacamole recipes, Nichols has got healthy family eating totally covered.
This is the blog that always comes up first when people talk about healthy eating blogs. Half of the appeal is the gorgeous photos! But along with healthy recipes the blog also has a page on building a “natural foods pantry.”
My Life Runs on Food.
Sanura Williams’ blog is another a treasure trove of inspiring food photos with quick, healthy recipes. Her blackeye pea and pearl barley salad is a totally unexpected take on the New Year’s traditional staple.
Not all of the recipes on the celebrity chef’s blog are his own, but they’re all consistently loaded with fresh, scrumptious-looking veggies. Right now the blog has a few posts up on healthy New Year’s resolutions.
What do we feel like eating in the winter? Soup! That’s right, a blog dedicated just to soup recipes — all from scratch using loads of good-for-you ingredients.
Crock-Pot chicken enchilada soup, Thai coconut curry shrimp, pasta and broccoli — no suffering for health here. And the writer is a mom, so she knows all about making veggies taste good for the little people.
The Picky Eater
A healthy food blog for “normal people” has a recipe page that makes it easy for you to find dinner inspiration.
I’ve read a lot of recommendations for this blog. At the end of her posts, she calculates the calories and the cost of the recipe.
This isn’t exactly a “healthy food” blog, but you can use it that way. Plug in an ingredient — say, Swiss chard or beets — and Gojee will search for recipes with that ingredient from its database of pre-selected (for deliciousness) blogs. The more you use Gojee, the better Gojee gets to know you and your tastes, which means you’ll get more and more search results that cater to your tastes.
Clean Eating Magazine
This isn’t exactly a blog, either, but the magazine’s website is loaded with healthy recipes. You can even look them up by category — 20 minutes or less, budget, dinner tonight.