10 Whole Food Blogs You Need To Follow

There are so many great, helpful and inspiring food blogs out there, but when you’re trying to cook with healthy, whole foods, it’s a whole lot easier to have inspiration and recipes tailored to your needs and that directly support you on your food journey. So, with that in mind, here are 10 whole food blogs that we think you definitely need to follow.

1. Cheeseslave

Cheeseslave’s tagline is probably the best I’ve ever read and gives you a sense, right away, of the goodness that you’re in for. It states: “For the love of cheese. And bacon. And butter. And raw milk. And all those other things we’re not supposed to eat.”

Ann Marie, the author of Cheeseslave, had rheumatoid arthritis when she was 25 and she healed herself through whole foods – foods like cheese, bacon, and butter. She shares a host of great articles on the importance of eating with real food, debunks many of the common misperceptions about food, as well as offers some great classes on cooking with sprouted grains and healing food allergies through a GAPS diet.

2. The Healthy Home Economist

Sarah who runs The Healthy Home Economist is a little ball of fire who’s not afraid to shake things up and question what has traditionally been considered sound healthy eating advice. Sarah questions pretty much everything that is currently considered healthy, from food, to farming, to healthy fats (not what we’re normally taught), to fitness, and even to child birthing. This is a fantastic blog that is guaranteed to always keep you on your toes.

3. 101 Cookbooks

It’s highly unlikely that you haven’t heard of this amazing blog, but if you haven’t, it’s my pleasure to introduce it to you. Heidi Swanson’s blog devoted to natural cooking started a movement back in the early days of food blogging. Recipes, travel stories, and jaw dropping photos you will find aplenty. It’s easy to spend hours here with the massive amount of drool worthy recipes that Heidi has shared from years of blogging. She also has a great selection of vegetarian recipes and is the author of two wonderful cookbooks: Super Natural Cooking and Super Natural Every Day. Make sure to pick them up.

4. Healthy Green Kitchen

Winnie Abramson, the author of Healthy Green Kitchen, might just be the sweetest person I’ve “met” in the blogosphere. It’s pretty hard not to love her. She is a naturopathic doctor who has turned into a food writer and photographer. Her photos are absolutely stunning and it’s impossible to not want to dive right into her delicious whole food meals. Keep a drool towel on hand. She also runs a wonderful series called One Simple Change. These are practical, easy to implement changes to live a healthier life.

 5. Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Jeanette Chen is the author of the wonderful health food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living. Jeanette is also a master at food photography and serves up a host of gourmet whole food recipes all week long. She puts emphasis on foods that are gluten-free or appropriate for people with food allergies. We also seem to be on the same page, as Jeanette’s focus has always been on healthy foods that do not compromise on flavor (because really, who wants to eat nasty “health” food?). So, if you’re looking for tasty, healthy recipes, then make sure and pay her a visit.

6. Whole. New. Mom.

Adrienne at Whole.New.Mom. is a pro when it comes to whole foods on a budget. Her motto is “Healthy Living – In A Whole New Way.” Her site is full of great articles, tips, and advice on meal planning, budgeting, figuring out what to buy to create your real food kitchen as well as fantastic whole food recipes with gluten free and dairy free options available. And she runs a wonderful blog-hop on Tuesday’s called Traditional Tuesdays. Don’t miss it!

7. Food Renegade

Kristen, the wonderful miscreant author of Food Renegade, will pump you up. Her passion for whole foods is infectious and you can always count on being entertained, inspired, and having a whole lot of fun in the process when you’re at her site. She writes great articles on the healing power of food and is a staunch believer in butter, grass fed meat, bacon, and all the other yummy, good-for-you foods that we promote as well. Hop on board and become a Renegade, because when you’re with Kristen, it’s almost too fun not to be.

8. The Nourishing Gourmet

Kimi Harris, the author of The Nourishing Gourmet, lives up to her blog name. She shares delicious, nourishing, gourmet whole food recipes that are accompanied by delightful photos. She also shares many great family friendly recipes for those that are new to eating whole foods and for those on a budget.

9. Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Amy Green is the author of the blog Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and the cookbook of the same name. Amy has a fascinating and truly inspiring story. She has been able to maintain a 60+ pound weight loss since switching to a diet that is free of both gluten and refined sugars. Her blog offers practical advise on meal planning and stocking your kitchen as well as great recipes. She also has many great gluten free and refined sugar free desserts, so if you’re on the look out for whole food desserts, check out her great blog. She is an excellent example of the dramatic effects that food can have on health and weight loss.

10. Inspired Edibles

Kelly Mulcair, the author of Inspired Edibles, is a registered nutritionist and the owner of Trinity Nutrition. Her wonderful blog is full of delicious, whole food recipes with a nutritionists take on why they’re so good for you. She is a wealth of nutritional information. She’ll answer all the “whys” you might have when it comes to eating whole foods.

You’ll also find many home favorites like burritos, beef stew, and even truffles but with a foodie flair. As a nutritionist and a foodie, Kelly has a great understanding of how food should taste amazing, be made from real, nutritious ingredients, and present well.

So, what are your favorite whole foods blogs? Who would you put on the list? Let us know in the comments below. 


I’m sharing this with Real Food 101, Mangia Mondays, Monday Mania, and My Meatless MondaysTraditional Tuesdays, and Fat TuesdayReal Food WednesdayPennywise Platter ThursdayFreaky Friday, and Fight Back Friday.

62 Responses to 10 Whole Food Blogs You Need To Follow

  1. Joanne February 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ve read (and adore) about half of these blogs…which means I NEED to check out the other five since they’d OBVIOUSLY be instant favorites! Great post!

    • Joshua February 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      Joanne, I think you’ll love them. Who would you add to the list?

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  2. Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva February 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Some of my favorites too!

    • Joshua February 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

      Tessa, I’m glad you agree!

  3. Koko February 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I love a lot of these blogs… Can’t wait to fall in love with the ones I don’t know!

    • Joshua February 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      Koko, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed :) What are some of your favorites?

  4. Mary February 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Thanks so much for these recommendations. I’m off on a voyage of discovery. Have a wonderful weekend. I’ll tell them Joshua sent me. Blessings…Mary

    • Joshua February 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

      No problem, Mary! Have a great weekend.

  5. Jeanette February 12, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    France and Joshua, you two are incredible in the way you help spread the word about whole foods and healthy living. Thanks so much for including me.

    • Joshua February 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

      Jeanette, thank you for the kind words and for running such a great blog!

  6. Adrienne @ Whole New Mom February 12, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    I am so grateful that you’ve included my blog on this list. There are only a few that I don’t know about so I will be checking them out for sure :-). Cheers! ~Adrienne

    • Joshua February 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

      Adrienne, I think you’ll love them!

  7. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles February 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    What a nice surprise… thank you both for thinking of Inspired Edibles and including me among your list of favourite whole food blogs. I look forward to getting to know some of the blogs I am not yet familiar with; what a nice idea for a post. Thank again France and Joshua ~

  8. Winnie February 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    What an honor! Thanks so much for including my blog, and for all of the support you give me…I appreciate it so very much.

  9. Merry Lynn Shepherd February 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    I also really enjoy Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s blogs. http://kellythekitchenkop.com/ Kelly’s and Sarah’s (at Healthy Home Economist) are my two favorites, with Ann Marie (at Cheeseslave) coming in at a close second. :)

    • France Morissette February 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      All very good sites that have really helped me along on my journey Merry Lynn. Thanks for visiting.

  10. Thyroid Blog February 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Great information for those who are interested in healthy life style and diet. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Just Winging It February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

  12. Shelley Alexander February 15, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Hi! Thanks for sharing these wonderful blogs. I do follow many of the ones you mentioned and like them alot. I would also like to add my new holistic blog to your list. I am a holistic chef and certified healing foods specialist and my blog shares easy whole food recipes for helping increase your energy, strength, and immunity along with holistic health info. The link is here: http://www.aharmonyhealing.com. I hope you check it out. :)

  13. eila @ the full plate blog February 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    What a fabulous round-up of inspiring sites! I discovered some that I did not already follow, which is always a bonus. Thank you for putting this list of great sites together.

  14. Joshua February 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Eila, I’m glad we could help! Thanks for stopping by.

  15. Chelsea February 17, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Nourished Kitchen!! An absolutely fantastic website/blog. It was one of the first I found many years ago. Check Jenny out if you haven’t already! :)

    • Joshua February 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      Chelsea, we love Nourished Kitchen. Thanks for mentioning it!

  16. Naomi Phillips February 17, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    GNOWFGLINS is one you missed! There are so many good ones out there, many of these I have never checked out before. GNOWFGLINS has been a tremendous resource for me in learning how to cook Real Food.

    • Joshua February 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      Naomi, thanks for mentioning GNOWFGLINS. Wardeh has a great site with lots of helpful information on getting started with cooking Traditional Food.

  17. GiGi Eats Celebrities February 17, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    I am a food blog who** so I am going to have to go check all these out!


  18. Sonja @ practical-stewardship.com February 17, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Thanks for sharing; I will totally check these out!

  19. City Share February 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    This is a great list. I already was following most of them, but just added the others to my google readers. The blog I would add is Nourished Kitchen. Jenny has tons of great info and delicious recipes! Definitely worth checking out.

    • Joshua February 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      City Share, thanks for mentioning Nourished Kitchen. We love that blog!

      • Steve November 18, 2013 at 3:40 am #

        Hello Joshua, have you checked out http://thenakedlabel.com/blog/ where they undress the food we eat? I work with them and would love to connect.

  20. Katie February 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    What a great list! So many good ones. I’ll have to check out a few on that list that are new to me.

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    http://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com  !!

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  25. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Fr March 7, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    Thanks for the inclusion on this list! What an honor to be alongside so may fabulous bloggers.

    • beyondthepeel March 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

      We love your site. Its great to see people promoting delicious recipes without all the sugar and gluten. So important these days.

  26. Sally Bennett March 27, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    About the Cheeseslave food blog; I’m sorry, but cheese and bacon are processed foods. Butter is somewhat less so.

    • beyondthepeel April 6, 2013 at 3:18 am #

      Natural “real food” bacon is smoked and can even be made at your house given you can source good pork. It is a natural way of perserving meat that has been around for far more years than anything processed. Bacon you buy at the store has a fake smoky flavor added and has nitrates to give it the color most people are used too. Cheese that you see at the store like orange cheddar is processed and nasty however there are many cheeses out there that are natural and go through a natural process. In fact many European cheeses are made with raw milk because it can’t be made with pasteurized milk. If I can make cheese on my kitchen stove or counter top, I consider it a whole food. But consider the source of where you are buying it, how it was made and what ingredients are in it.

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  39. Tracey February 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Great list! I love visiting most of theses blogs already, but will be checking out the others later. I love to network and see whom else is out there on the same blogging path as me!

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