An amazing meal is definitely one of life’s great joys, so it’s practically a crime (ok, a little dramatic but you get the point!) to be eating the same old bland meals every day.
Luckily, we have a world of recipes at our fingertips thanks to a little thing called food blogs. In fact, it’s pretty easy to fall into the endless hole of Pinterest or Google searches when you’re looking for recipe inspo, and ain’t nobody got time for that. When you want good food, you want it now.
When you want good food, you want it now.
So, we’ve done the scrolling for you and created a list of seven diverse food blogs to fit virtually every preference and dietary requirement.
Whether you’re vegan, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, all, or none of the above, you’re bound to find a mouth-watering, delicious but also nutritious recipe (or two, or five) that you or your family will happily sink their teeth into.
Read on for a diverse list of food blogs that will instantly up your cooking game.
Here Are the Best Food Blogs for Diverse Recipes and Healthy Options:
1. The Minimalist Baker
1. The Minimalist Baker
Dana, the recipe developer and photographer behind popular food blog The Minimalist Baker, specializes in simple, doable recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less and less than 30 mins to whip up – hence the ‘minimalist’ in her name.
Expect to find a host of not just baked goods like vegan peanut butter banana pudding and fudgy chocolate cake bites, but also rich curries, stir-fries, pastas, and pizzas. While many of the recipes are plant-based, you’ll occasionally find options for meat-eaters.
2. Vegan Richa
Inspired by her Indian heritage, Richa created the Vegan Richa blog featuring gorgeous and flavorful recipes that are all plant-based. You won’t find boring salads and bland quinoa bowls here!
Think dishes inspired by her heritage like vegan paneer, samosa wraps, and tikka masala, but also tempting “junk food” like vegan buffalo chickpea pizza, vegan pizza rolls, even vegan churro scones. Yes please!
3. Cookies + Kate
With a name like this, you’d probably assume the Cookies + Kate blog is mostly a dessert blog, but not so. In fact, the “Cookie” in her blog’s name refers to her pup! Kate’s super-popular food blog is all about simple, vegetarian whole foods.
While Kate does have plenty of recipes for your sweet tooth (like banana cake, blondie brownies, and of course, classic chocolate chip cookies), she also shares plenty of salads, pastas, entrees, and lots of “extras” like sangria and hummus recipes too.
4. The Spunky Coconut
The first thing that might catch your attention about The Spunky Coconut blog is its undeniably cute name. Beyond that this food blog opts for healthier ingredients in each delicious recipe.
After seeing her family’s heath drastically improve by improving their diet and nutrition, blog founder Kelly Brozyna been sharing paleo recipes free of refined sugar, gluten, and dairy like cookie dough fudge, chocolate ice cream, plus lots of gluten-free bread options and plenty of main dishes inspired by comfort food. Yummm!
5. Pinch of Yum
Lindsay, the Minnesotan mom and wife behind the Pinch of Yum blog has a mission of sharing approachable and exciting recipes that feature real food and no bougie, exotic ingredients.
Pinch of Yum recipes are everything from meaty to vegan – so no matter your preference, you’re covered. You’ll find recipes for vegan coconut yogurt and crispy tofu bowls, but also baked ziti with meatballs, plus plenty of “how-to’s” on basics like cooking chicken, tofu, or using your instant pot.
6. Milk Free Mom
If you’re dairy-free for ethical or health reasons, or simply want to reduce your dairy intake, the Milk Free Mom blog has your back. If you’re fully vegan or vegetarian, you’ll find sections for that too.
Many people think giving up dairy means giving up taste, but that’s not the case with this food blog’s recipes featuring cookies, cobbler, and whipped cream, Mexican pizzas, and even DIY dairy-free SpaghettiOs! No dairy, no problem.
7. Clean Food Dirty Girl
To be fair, Clean Food Dirty Girl is more of a movement than a blog. The whole schtick of the Clean Food Dirty Girl blog is to empower and encourage us to “eat more plants, and less of everything else,” but it’s not just recipes this all-female team shares.
You will find delicious, whole-food and plant-based recipes like red bean curries, tempeh Cubano sandwiches, and pineapple fried rice, but sandwiched in between (pun intended) are thoughtful blog posts sharing inspiration and tidbits of wisdom.
Delicious food and thoughts on self-love and growth? We’ll take seconds.
Which Food Blog Is Your Favorite?
Are you feeling inspired yet? How about hungry?! The next time you’re wondering what to cook for dinner, or craving a delicious dessert, reference one of these food blogs and whip up something special.
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The best part about these food blogs is that you can learn how to make a vast variety of healthy recipes you may not have otherwise heard about! Have fun getting creative in the kitchen and enjoy cooking every time.
We want to hear from you! Which food blog is your favorite? Do you have any other food blog recommendations? Tell us in the comments below!