Keeping up healthy eating habits in the new year is easier when you surround yourself with people who inspire those habits, even virtually. Although these vegetarian bloggers are spread out all over the world, it will feel like they’re in your living room with you as they share recipes and tips for healthy vegetarian eating all year long.
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Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eat some vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Laura from The First Mess brings us into her old farmhouse to share vegetable-heavy recipes through large and inspiring photos. Start with her Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip or Smoky Chickpea, Cabbage, and Lentil Stew with Kale.
Sonja and Alex are a couple based in Indianapolis who share simple and nourishing recipes. Several years back, they decided to cut out processed and fast food from their diet and have since developed hundreds of whole-food recipes that they share over at A Couple Cooks. Try their Braised Vegetables or their Favorite Vegan Lasagna recipe the next time you have people over.
Although Oh, Ladycakes is a baking blog, the recipes are as healthy as baked goods come, with the main ingredients being natural sugars and alternative flours. We’d recommend starting with Ashlae’s Whole Grain Caramel Apple Hand Pies or the Peanut Butter Cookies.
The authors behind Sprouted Kitchen create accessible and delicious vegetarian cuisine. Their focus is often on healthy recipes that are ideal for entertaining, like their Flourless Peppermint Stick Cake or Berry-Ginger Cocktail.
Green Kitchen Stories is a couple and daughter who share their healthy twist on vegetarian recipes. They have several cookbooks, like “Green Kitchen Travels” (with recipes inspired by food from around the world), but you can also check out their recipes, like their Green Pancakes prepared three ways or this Spiced Parsnip Cake, for free on their blog.
Erin from Naturally Ella turned to healthy eating after watching her father go through numerous medical issues due to his traditional American meat-and-potato diet. Start by checking out her Barley Chocolate Chip Cookies or spicy Sweet Potato Galette.
Though I may be biased since it is my own blog, Vegetarian ‘Ventures is all about serving up delicious vegetarian recipes that focus on local and in-season ingredients, and is worth checking out; particularly if you like the sound of Savory Cheddar & Cornmeal Waffles or Salted Maple Dark Chocolate Raspberry Crumble. [Ed. Note: Check out Shelly’s Pistachio-Crusted Tofu with Red Chimichurri, Sweet Cinnamon Fruit Dip, and Skillet Bagel Eggs with Lemon-Rosemary Butter too!]
Cookie + Kate is a vegetarian blog about a girl and her dog creating healthy habits in the kitchen. In addition to recipes (like the above Halloumi Tacos with Pineapple Salsa & Aji Verde), Kate also shares regular “What to Cook This Month” guides so you can stay on top of eating seasonally.
The Austin-based couple behind Love & Lemons are experts at turning traditional recipes into healthy, vegan versions that are just as fantastic. We’d recommend you start with the Vegan Mac & Cheese or the Chocolate PB&J Cups.
Husband and wife team Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence offer a Memphis spin on meatless cooking with their popular The Chubby Vegetarian blog. While southern specialties such as Red Velvet Cornbread are their bread and butter they also cover the globe with recipes such as Young Coconut Ceviche.
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Over 1.4 million Instagram followers can’t be wrong. British sensation Ella Mills has helped bring plant-based living into the mainstream with her popular blog, cookbooks, app, product line, and even a brick and mortar London deli. If you can’t make it across the pond try preparing her stunning breakfast creations and savory specialties like this Jerusalem Artichoke Salad in your own kitchen.
Shelly Westerhausen is the founder of Vegetarian ‘Ventures, a food blog that focuses on planet-based recipes and healthy eating habits. In her free time, you can find her rocking a wolf T-shirt, sipping on hibiscus tea, and working on her magazine, Driftless.