Living a healthier life might seem like a tall order — the nutrition, the exercise, the inner happiness! But having some friendly advice at your disposal, whenever and wherever you need it, makes it easier and more fun. With just a click, these awesome blogs filled with tips, tricks, and personal stories will inspire you on your journey to wellness.
Think of this as healthy vegetarian cooking, made simple. Writer Alex is a registered dietitian, and her ingredient shopping tips and cooking videos — check out the one for vegan paella! — are the next best thing to an office visit. Vegetarians or anybody curious about the lifestyle can consider this blog their starter kit for plant-based recipes that range in ingredients and complexity.
The Real Food Dietitians
This blog is for people who love their Instant Pot, slow cooker, and Whole30 plan. It features recipes for each, plus tips for meal prep efficiency. Not only are there tons of dietitian-authored recipes, but you can also opt in for customized meal plans.
Fit Bottomed Girls
For those who get frustrated with the status quo and ideals of what we “should” be, Fit Bottomed Girls offers a refreshing change of pace. The founders, both certified fitness pros, preach confidence and body positivity. They take a thoughtful approach to fitness, instead of quick, lose-fat-in-10-days results. Their roadmap to a healthier life is a combination of nutrition-packed recipes, doable daily workouts, and a good dose of meditation.
Fit Foodie Finds
Fit Foodie Finds is a wellness blog tailor-made for serial Instagram scrollers. The gorgeous photos of healthy meals are just as exciting as making them. Who knew oats could look so pretty? Healthy living posts primarily focus on recipes, but they also include workouts (booty, legs, you name it), do-it-yourself (DIY) beauty, mental health, and relationships. Style-conscious readers will love it, too, with its gallery after gallery of fashion articles.
Moms looking for that trust-me-I’ve-been-there perspective and healthy ways to take care of their families and themselves will find it on Mommypotamus. This blog is full of information for pregnant women and first-time moms, touching on everything from ultrasound safety to birth plans. You’ll also find a wealth of content on motherhood, natural health, clean beauty, and more.
Toby Amidor Nutrition
Blogger Toby is a registered dietitian and author who helps home cooks up their game with the latest in nutrition and food news, including ingredient recalls and safety tips. Toby helps you see your kitchen in an exciting new way and reignite your love of cuisine and cooking. There’s a heavy focus on creative meal prep, along with more serious articles on things like foods to fight depression.
Peanut Butter Fingers
This blog will resonate with anyone looking for friend-to-friend advice from someone who’s built a career around motivating people — blogger Julie is a personal trainer. She puts on her motivational hat to pen posts ranging in topic from beauty routines she swears by to floor exercises that make you feel the burn. Be sure to check out the recipe index and workout feeds.
The Healthy Maven
For those who want a 360-degree approach to self-care, with advice for betterment in the workplace, home, gym, and on the go, look no further. The Healthy Maven offers recipes for every type of meal under the sun (salads, sides, soups, and more), DIY tips (you’ll learn how to make your own yoga mat spray), and quick workouts. If you like where all this is going, there’s a supplementary podcast run by blogger Davida with guest wellness experts.
Fitful Focus is ideal for skeptics who need a confidence boost. Blogger Nicole made a life change in 2012, losing 10 pounds and finishing her first marathon, and she could be just the cheerleader you need. The name says it all: Get fit, be full, stay focused. If that sounds up your alley, you’ll enjoy the vegan and gluten-free recipes, ab workouts, and discount codes for your online shopping list.
Bites of Wellness
Diet-conscious individuals who love a good cheat day will enjoy this blog that shows you how it’s done, with easy 10-minute healthy recipes and some indulgences, like sweet potato donuts. The content is geared toward carb- and fat-burning food choices, along with life tips to keep the metabolism going, like “you need sleep to lose weight.” Many recipes are available in e-book format.
Busy bees that don’t have a lot of spare time but still want to stay on top of fitness and wellness trends will love Nutrition Twins’s approach to info — quick and digestible while hitting on all the buzzy topics. Find exercises to do while sitting in your office chair, quick detoxes to do at home, and more. There are also articles targeted at the long game, like how to train your taste buds to enjoy healthy foods.
Eating Bird Food
If you dream about having a holistic nutritionist on speed dial, meet blogger Brittany. She has tons of tips for living a balanced life using alternative medicines and vegan ingredients. Brittany shares recipes you won’t find just anywhere (hello, chocolate chia pudding), along with travel stories on wholesome goodness in hidden-gem cities, like Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Charleston, South Carolina.
The Art of Healthy Living
Becky Stafferton is the health enthusiast behind the Art of Healthy Living, an expert-written blog dedicated to information about diet and fitness, as well as beauty and overall well-being. You can easily navigate this blog based on each of these categories, and you can also find reviews for specific diets, beauty treatments, vacation spots, and more. Check out the recipe section to help you stay on track with your own health goals while giving you a chance to try something new.
Natural Living Ideas
Fitness and nutrition are certainly key components to healthy living, but some might argue that green living is just as important. If you’re curious about what a green lifestyle is all about, check out Natural Living Ideas. You will learn how to start your own garden, as well as other topics related to farming, aromatherapy, DIY cleaning products, and much more. If you’re a coffee lover, you can even learn how to recycle used coffee grounds to use in your garden.
Nutrition is at the heart of any healthy lifestyle, but getting started with the “right” eating plan can be overwhelming. Nutrition Stripped can be a good place to start if you’re looking for ways to change your eating habits to ones that are more nutritious and mindful without sacrificing taste. Run by nutritionist McKel Kooienga, readers can learn important information about the importance of nutrition and overall health, while also learning some new (and tasty) recipes. If you want to work with McKel, you can also check out her opportunities for paid memberships as well as one-on-one coaching.
The Full Helping
A plant-based diet is far from limiting, and this blog is proof of that. If you’re new to a vegan lifestyle or are looking to experiment with more plant-based meals, consider using The Full Helping as a starting point. This blog is run by Gena Hamshaw, a registered dietitian who has developed numerous recipes and written cookbooks dedicated to the goal of living life to the fullest (and if her Vegan Pantry Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese recipe has made you hungry, you’re not alone!). If you’re curious about working with Gena directly, you can check out her nutritional counseling opportunities.
The Fit Foodie
Any personal trainer will tell you the importance of nutrition in achieving your fitness goals. In a world that increasingly offers fitness “convenience” foods, it can be difficult to get started in the kitchen making your own whole food-based meals. This is where Sally and her blog, The Fit Foodie, can help. You will easily find pre- and post-workout snacks and lean meals, as well as plant-based and low-carb recipes to fit a variety of eating plans. Sally also offers tips on green living and better working conditions to help round out your healthiest life yet.
A Healthy Slice of Life
On this blog, former health coach Brittany Dixon explores three important keys to her healthy life: food, family, and travel. The food section focuses on healthy, yet easy-to-prepare meals, which is perfect for busy parents. You can also find a combination of plant-based and paleo recipes — focus on the plan that works best for you! Interested in learning how Brittany adapts healthy eating to other aspects of her life? Check out the rest of the blog for tips on parenting, homeschooling, travel, and more.
Balanced Black Girl
Les Alfred started this blog two years after five years writing her fitness blog, The Balanced Berry. She wanted to host an online space where diverse voices could have the difficult conversations about wellness. Les is determined to make the wellness space a diverse community where women of color can find information and stories that reflect their culture and interests.
This is blogger Mimi’s “virtual porch” where she invites visitors to join her for tips and tricks that keep home, family, business, and social life together and balanced. She offers her take on just about every topic for a healthy life and home, including motherhood, travel, home organization, recipes, and DIY projects, as well as fashion and beauty. Juggling her roles as a wife, mother, and business owner isn’t always easy. She admits on some days she winds up as an “haute mess.” Her goal is to provide valuable solutions and products that help women get their lives together, one day at a time.
Dani Faust writes this personal development and life mastery site. She wants to empower women to design their own lives to promote healing and lead happier, healthier lives. Dani describes herself as a spiritual life and manifestation coach. She is also a mindfulness and meditation practitioner and teacher. She also hosts the Manifest It, Sis podcast. She says she can help others transform their lives because she has done it herself. Her content talks about how to shift energy and tap into your inner spirit to manifest the life you want.
This image-rich site offers content, narratives, and podcasts promoting mental health and positive coping within communities of color. You’ll also find resources related to mental illness and treatment. Content ranges from personal narratives to medical expert opinions. In the Field Notes section, you’ll find audio and visual clips from community members around the world answering the question of the month. The podcast section features interviews with leading mental health experts.
This is the online home of BLAC magazine, providing lifestyle content for African Americans living in and near Detroit. BLAC is an acronym for Black Life, Arts & Culture. Though the content covers people, places, and issues of interest to the Detroit community, topics are often of general interest beyond Detroit. For example, take a look at “New Reads from Black Women Authors” or “Black in Hollywood.” BLAC has become an all-digital magazine during the covid-19 pandemic, starting in April. You can click through the current issue online, as well as browse through other content on the site.
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