words by Kathleen Fleming

1. Cookie + Kate www.cookieandkate.com

This blog is full of amazing whole food, vegetarian recipes with photos so delicious you will want to take a bite out of your computer screen. All of the recipes are easy to follow and most of them do not require obscure ingredients. Kate divides her recipes up into sections which makes it easy to search for what you want to make.

Favourite recipe: curried lentil soup with dried cherries and cilantro. 

2. Love and Lemons www.loveandlemons.com

The couple who write this blog have a passion for using whole foods creatively. The recipes are split into savoury and sweet but it is the sweet ones that will win you over. The vegan pistachio ice cream made with coconut milk looks better than gelato and comes without a sugar coma.

Favourite recipe: carrot, oat, chocolate and cranberry cookies and that pistachio ice cream! 

3. Healthy Green Kitchen www.healthygreenkitchen.com

The author, Winnie, is a naturopathic doctor and uses her knowledge to whip up some unbelievably delicious but super healthy food. According to Winnie, most of her recipes can be made in about half an hour which means ‘I am too busy’ is not an excuse for failing to try some of them out. There are so many recipes that you are bound to find inspiration. Also unlike many healthy eating blogs I read, there are great recipes for poultry and meat.

Another great thing about this blog are the ‘one simple change’ articles. In these posts Winnie gives advice as to how a specific small change can make a difference to your health. Previous posts include ‘one small change: be wise about fish’ and ‘one small change: more raw foods’.

Favourite recipe: raw chocolate mousse…..who knew chocolate mousse could be so easy, delicious and healthy!

4. Sprouted Kitchen www.sproutedkitchen.com

Another clean eating couple – she does the cooking and he takes the beautiful photographs. The pictures are mouth watering. The great thing about the Sprouted Kitchen blog is that the food they use in the recipes is seasonal produce. This is an education for a lot of us who are clueless about food seasons due to the abundance of everything in our supermarkets. Buying seasonally is healthier and more environmentally friendly as our food is less likely to be genetically modified and hasn’t had to cross the globe to our plate.

Favourite recipe: quinoa falafel a with tahini.

5. Oh She Glows http://ohsheglows.com/

Oh She Glows is a vegan blog with food ideas guaranteed to make you glow with health. There are some incredible vegan recipes which will leave even the most avid carnivore satisfied. The biscuits, chocolates and desserts look better than their non-vegan alternatives and they are surprisingly easy to make. In addition, Angela’s story is inspiring as she has turned a long struggle with food into inspiring others to be healthy.

Favourite recipe: edamame hummus. 

image by Sprouted Kitchen