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20 Recipe Blogs to Bookmark for Nourishing Meal Ideas

Oct. 13. 2020
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McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of NS and Creator of The Method Membership

Looking for recipe blogs for inspiration? These are some of our favorite healthy food blogs to go to for nourishing, comforting, and delicious recipes.

Here at Nutrition Stripped, we believe eating well is a balance. That means providing your body with the nourishment it needs to feel and function its best and also having the freedom to enjoy all foods without guilt. We also honor and recognize the importance of incorporating more whole-food into your day is so important, and having delicious recipes for doing so is key to making it more enjoyable.

In this list of healthy food blogs, you’ll find a mix of different cuisines, dietary styles, varying cooking skills, but what they all have in common is their passion for helping make it more enjoyable for you to incorporate more nutrient-rich whole foods into your daily life.

If you find a new blog to follow, be sure to give them some love, send them a message on Instagram and snap a photo of a recipe you tried!

1. Rainbow Plant Life by Nisha Vora 

Dietary style: Vegan and mostly gluten-free 

Nisha Vora is a professional vegan chef who creates wildly flavorful and elevated vegan comfort food. Her recipe blog always highlight how rewarding, non-restrictive, and delicious a vegan diet can be! 

Not only are her recipes delicious because she guides you on how to season at every stage and really maximize plant-based ingredients to great a flavorful dish, but she also has so many recipes that are easy to make. She published The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook with 90+ creative vegan recipes made in the Instant Pot, making it so much quicker to get these tasty recipes made. 

Must-try recipes: Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Quesadillas and Vegan Palak Paneer

Where to find her recipes: The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook | Website | Instagram | Youtube

 

2. Murielle Banackissa

Dietary style: Vegan, with plenty of nut-free options 

If you’re wanted to play with new ingredients and expand your flavor palette, Murielle, who is a food photographer, recipe developer and food blogger, does such a beautiful of integrating ingredients and flavors that are readily accessible yet that you may not be using regularly.

Her nourishing recipes will not only make sure that you have a delicious meal but will also help you become a better home cook and more comfortable with eating plant-based food without it feeling restrictive or limited. Check out her desserts for plenty of options that use whole foods instead of refined sugars!

Must-try recipes:  Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake and Miso Glazed Vegan Oyster Mushroom Scallops

Where to find her recipes: Website | Instagram 

 

3. Veggiekins By Remy Park

Dietary style: Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free

The Veggiekins blog is a great place to look for Asain-inspired vegan and gluten-free recipes. Remy integrates Asian ingredients from her cultural background for something that could be described as somewhere between simplified vegan Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese food and fusion.

In addition to that, she also has dozens of other vegan and gluten-free options that make for the perfect week day meals.

Must-try recipes: Healthy Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry and Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram | Youtube

 

4. Pick Up Limes by Sadia Badiei

Dietary style: Vegan, with plenty of allergen-free options 

One of the reasons we love Pick Up Limes by Sadia Badiei, is because her philosophy around food is so aligned with ours. The slogan is, “nourish the cells and the soul.” While she does understand the importance of in making nutritionally balanced food choices as often as possible (to nourish the cells), she also understand the importance of eating for pleasure (nourish the soul). This philosophy comes through in her recipes to give you plenty of balance when making meals!

Our favorite things from Pick Up Limes recipe blog is the fun, educational, and super useful Youtube videos where Sadia shares tips for vegan meal prep and recipes that are all affordable and easy to make!

Must-try recipes: Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup. and Fudgy Sea Salt Caramel Brownies

Where to find her recipes: E-Cookbook | Website | Instagram | Youtube

 

5. What’s Gabby Cooking by Gabby Dalkin 

What you’ll find on What’s Gabby Cooking recipe blog is a mix of nourishing and refreshing flavors alongside hearty and satisfying so you can find any taste you need when you need it. One thing we really appreciate about her approach to food is that she focuses on letting go of all the noise around what you choose to eat and inspires you to create more joy around cooking and your meals!

Bonus perk: she has an entire category dedicated to avocado recipes, which is everything we never knew we needed!

Must-try recipes: Deconstructed Falafel Salad and Grilled Fish Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Where to find her recipes:  Cookbooks | Website | Instagram | Youtube

 

6. Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne

Dietary style: Vegan and mostly gluten-free 

On Sweet Potato Soul you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes. As the name suggests, you’ll find plenty of soul food that infuses the plant-based ingredients with flavor. Jenné also shares lots of cooking videos and tips for eating vegan, so if you’re interested in eating vegan more often, you’ll find her tips so helpful on your journey to do so.

Must-try recipes: Korean BBQ Jackfruit Tacos and Vegan Mushroom Jambalaya 

Where to find her recipes: CookbookWebsite | Instagram | Youtube

 

7. My New Roots By Sarah Britton

Dietary style: Plant-rich, whole food 

If you’re looking for nutrient-dense versions of some of your favorite dishes, My New Roots is the healthy food blog for you! Sarah’s plant-rich and whole-food approach to recipe development gives her recipes plenty of nutritional value while also incorporating the flavors that you know and love.

Another reason why we love her recipes is that she has so many seasonal options and she gets inspiration from nature. Having a strong connection to your food and living in tune with nature such an important aspect of nourishing yourself!

Must-try recipes: The Revolutionary Pancakes and Four Corners Lentil Soup

Where to find her recipes: Cookbooks |  Website | Instagram

8. Melissa’s Healthy Kitchen by Melissa Coyle

If you’re looking for a healthy food blog with comfort food recipes made with a creative, balanced, and healthy twist to satisfy your cravings, Melissa’s Healthy Kitchen is it. 

Melissa takes a very balanced approach with her recipes. While her recipes are packed with whole foods and plenty of plants, she also enjoys fish and meat and incorporates those into her recipes as well! 

Along with her comforting yet nourishing recipes, Melissa is focused on making it easy for those of us with busy schedules by sharing Sunday Meal prep ideas on her Instagram Stories!

Must-try recipes: Grain-Free Banana Bread Blondies. and Chipotle Lime Salmon Burgers

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

9. The Jewish Vegan by Maddie Reich

Dietary style: Vegan 

As you can tell by the name of her healthy food blog, Maddie shares many recipes that are based in Jewish culture and in celebration of Jewish holidays. If you’re looking for more plant-based recipe ideas to celebrate your Jewish heritage, or even if you’re not Jewish and you’d like to explore another culture through the lens of food, she provides so many delicious options, including several delicious variations of Challah!

She also shares recipes that she enjoys and her approach to her recipes is all about making it everyone find a little bit of fun and comfort in the kitchen. She even breaks up her recipes by beginner, intermediate, and advance so you can find recipes that align with your comfort level!

Must-try recipes: Easy Vegan Challah and Easy Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad With Crispy Tofu Strips

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

10. The First Mess by Laura Wright

Dietary style: Vegan

You’ll see her food philosophy come through on each recipe, which is to make it nourishing, make it familiar, but make it feel like a celebration or a bit special as well! That’s everything you can ask for in a meal all put together!

Each of her recipes tends to have a little twist or unusual addition, which makes them all that much more flavorful.

Must-try recipes: Hearty Mushroom and Beet Bolognese and  Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

Where to find her recipes: Cookbook | Website | Instagram 

 

11. The Korean Vegan by Joanne Molinaro

Dietary style: Vegan 

Food is so much more than just physical nourishment for our body — it’s also culture and tradition too, and Joanne from The Korean Vegan does such a beautiful job of veganizing traditional Korean and Korean fusion recipes. 

If you haven’t tried Korean food yet, she shares so many nourishing recipes that are fully enjoyable and fun to make for your next date-night in. 

Must-try recipes: Kimchi Soondooboo Chigae and Spicy & Crunchy Garlic Tofu (Kkampoong Tofu)

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

12. Half Baked Harvest by Tieghan Gerard

Dietary style: Whole foods with a filter for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free 

Half Baked Harvest is the go-to recipe blog for full-flavor, seasonal comfort food. You’ll find a well-balanced mix of savory, sweet, healthy, and indulgent recipes on this healthy food blog. What we love about Tieghan’s recipes is that they always have a unique and slightly elevated take on a recipe you’re already familiar with. With hundreds of recipes, you’ll never run out of ideas from Half Baked Harvest.

Must-try recipes:  Better than Takeout Thai Drunken Noodles and Roasted Red Pepper Alla Vodka Pasta with Cheesy Oregano Breadcrumbs

Where to find her recipes:  Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and Super Simple  | Website | Instagram | Youtube

 

13. Isabel Eats by Isabel Orozco-Moore

At Isabel Eats, you’ll find a mix of all your favorite authentic Mexican recipes as well as Mexican-inspired dishes with a twist! Isabel is a first-generation Mexican-American, so she grew up eating authentic home-cooked Mexican meals every single day. Eventually, she started learning how to cook them and started recreating them in her own way. All of her recipes are also very easy to make, making them a great option to bring Mexican flavors into your meals without being intimidated.

Must-try recipes: Mexican Chipotle Beef Stuffed Peppers and Easy Chicken Tacos

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

14. All the Healthy Things by Ashlea Carver

Dietary style: Gluten-Free

On All the Healthy Things, you will find simple, whole food recipes, packed with flavor, and made with ingredients that you can easily find in your local grocery store. Ashlea is a firm believer that eating well does not have to be complicated. One pot and a few simple ingredients are really all you need to make a healthy and delicious meal that everyone will enjoy.

Must-try recipes: Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Spicy Lime Tahini Dressing

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

15. Food by Maria by Maria Koutsogiannis

Dietary style: Vegan

Maria’s history of battling an eating disorder fuelled her passion for nourishing, body-loving food. Instead of fearing food, she became a creative recipe developer to share her love for easy, delicious, plant-based eating. With her philosophy around food, you’ll discover new ways of cooking and thinking about food.

Must-try recipes: Creamy Spinach + Mushroom Gnocchi Soup and Easy Vegan Crab Cakes

Where to find her recipes: CookbooksWebsite | Instagram 

16. Mad About Food by Madeline Tague

Madeline describes her recipe style the best: “I like to cook and eat good food. Sometimes healthy, sometimes not.” Madeline recognizes that simple shifts in what we eat and how we live our lives can make a big impact on how we feel and you don’t have to sacrifice enjoying food to experience that.

Must-try recipes: Gluten-Free Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken and Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

17. Green Kitchen Stories by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl

Dietary style: Vegetarian

Green Kitchen Stories shares the nourishing and flavor-packed vegetarian recipes. They do such a beautiful job of bringing out and combining the different flavors and textures of plants. You’ll find plenty of recipes that are easy enough for the week and also elevated for those special occasions. We also appreciate that Green Kitchen Stories has ideas and recipes to support families with encouraging their children to eat plant-based foods.

Must-try recipes: Charred Sweet Potatoes with Butter Bean Hummus & Lentil Salad and Dark Chocolate & Sweet Tahini Cups

Where to find her recipes: CookbooksWebsite | Instagram 

 

18. Jessica in The Kitchen by Jessica Hylton-Leckie

Dietary style: Vegan, vegetarian, mostly gluten-free

Jessica’s philosophy is that food tastes its BEST when you cook it simply, yet deliciously while highlighting the natural ingredients. All of her recipes are very approachable, perfect for weeknight meals. We also love that her recipes do an incredible job of focusing on fruits and vegetables, with ingredients that enhance them rather than hide them. Overall, her mission is to help you eat more plant-based foods in a way that you’ll love, and that comes through in all of her recipes!

Must-try recipes: Bang Bang Cauliflower  and Coconut Chickpea Curry

Where to find her recipes:  CookbookWebsite | Instagram 

 

19. From My Bowl by Caitlin Shoemaker

Dietary style: Vegan, mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free 

From My Bowl recipe blog is filled with easy-to-follow, vegan recipes that actually taste good. The simplicity of the recipes make it more accessible for you to find easy meals and incorporate more plant-based, whole foods into your diet. Practical, easy, and tasty — check, check, check.

Must-try recipes: Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Casserole with White Beans and Sugar-Free Golden Milk Energy Bites

Where to find her recipes:  Website | Instagram 

 

20. Party in My Plants by Talia Pollock

Dietary style: Vegan

Talia brings so much fun to eating plant-based, whole foods. Her recipes are what she calls “True Happy Meals”: meals that make your body, your tastebuds, and your wallet very very happy. Her recipe blog is her “plant-party,” where she make eating plants as fun as a party! If you’re looking for a little more joy and ease around your eating more plant-based, whole foods, this is the spot!

Must-try recipes: Pumpkin Mac and Cheese and Strawberry Hummus with Cinnamon Sugar Chips 

Where to find her recipes:  CookbookWebsite | Instagram | Youtube | Podcast

 

Finding Inspiration from These Recipe Blogs

There are so many great recipe blogs here, along with thousands of recipes across them all! Bookmark this page or 1-5 of these healthy food blogs that sound most exciting to you. Then choose either once a week or once a month to try a new recipe! This will help keep it simple while also giving you time to explore and find new foods, flavors, and recipes you love!

 

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