Food blogs are a valuable resource. Busy individuals can look up different food blogs and find out easy, quick recipes, along with meal-planning tips. To those who love to cook, these food blogs are nothing less than a source of inspiration.
Most of these food blogs also give out lifestyle tips and share author experiences, making them a comprehensive reservoir of helpful information.
Criteria for Selection
A plethora of food blogs can be found on the Internet that host a range of healthy recipes, covering multiple cuisines and cooking techniques. These food blogs also share tips on meal prep, meal planning, and healthy eating.
By sharing their personal experiences, the authors of these blogs can inspire and educate you on cooking healthy in a short time.
This article compiles 20 of the most popular food blogs 2021, which were selected for their high rating in the following criteria:
- Regularity in posting
- Content quality
- Structural format and presentation
- Popularity and shares
- Number of followers
- Usable tips and suggestions
Top Food Blogs
1. A Spicy Perspective – Sommer Collier
A Spicy Perspective, run by Sommer Collier, is something more than a blog to look up recipes in. It dips into different forms of cooking, divided into categories including slow cooker meals, vegetarian, breakfast food, healthy food, holiday food, and diets, among others.
Sommer, through her blog, not only shares basic to advanced recipes but also teaches different tips and tricks for cooking. Moreover, the blog shares recommendations on other household work and traveling.
On the blog, you can find around 10 new posts each month, which range from easy gourmet dishes and healthy options to comfort food.
Sommer also makes sure to motivate people in their cooking journey, pushing them to find their comfort zone in the kitchen and to experiment with dishes.
2. Budget Bytes – Beth Moncel
Budget Bytes, as the name suggests, is a storehouse of delicious recipes that you can follow when you are on a budget. The blog was started about 11 years ago by Beth Moncel, a number cruncher turned food lover.
In addition to low-costing recipes and their videos, Beth also shares tips on meal planning, pantry staples, how-tos, and meal prep, generally posting more than six times a month.
What’s more, Beth shares the ingredient cost, thus helping you figure out the cost per serving and recipe.
You can also download her application that features built-in timers, step-by-step photos, adjustments according to your desired serving size, and much more.
3. Cookie + Kate – Kathryne
Cookie and Kate – the human and dog duo – are all about healthy, vegetarian food. Written by Kathryne, this blog features recipes for soups, salads, breakfast, dinner, and even desserts.
Publishing up to 4 posts every month, Kathryne shares tried-and-tested, easy-to-follow, plant-based recipes such as blueberry smoothies, burgers, and ratatouille. All of these are categorized according to course, cuisine, diet, ingredient, and season.
Kate has also launched an app and has published her own cookbook.
4. Cozy Peach Kitchen – Cassidy Reeser
Cassidy Reeser, a registered dietitian, started Cozy Peach Kitchen to share her healthy versions of comfort foods, often giving them a Southern twist.
You can find nutritious vegetarian recipes on her blog, ranging from vegan bean casseroles to pot pies and cherry chocolate ice creams. Cassidy also shares cooking tips and tricks.
Publishing up to 10 posts each month, Cassidy also gives out information on different nutrition sources and pantry staples.
5. Dinner at the Zoo – Sara
A mother of three, Sara understands the difficulty in devoting time to making multicourse meals, even when the heart desires. Thus, she took on the journey to meal planning and started Dinner at the Zoo, to share her recipes, tips, and experiences.
Publishing 8–10 posts every month, Sara shares recipes for appetizers, dinner, one-pot meals, Asian food, slow cooker meals, and even desserts. She focuses on cooking with fresh ingredients and includes tips on advanced food prep with each recipe to save time and take the load off cooking.
Moreover, her meals are often storable in the freezer, and the recipes include some fun, easy steps to get your children involved in the kitchen so you can spend valuable time together.
6. Eating Bird Food – Brittany
Started by Brittany, Eating Bird Food is like a guide to those who want to eat healthy and nutritious food. Brittany’s posts are explanatory, providing tips on using vegan ingredients, alternative medicines, and meal plans.
The blog hosts a selection of unique recipes, divided into categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. It features a new post almost every day.
You can also find travel stories, lifestyle tips, workout plans, and weight loss plans on the blog.
7. Eating Richly – Diana Johnson and Eric Johnson
Eating Richly is the brainchild of parents Diana and Eric Johnson, who focus on quick, cost-efficient, and tasty recipes. The parent duo makes sure that the recipes are loved by kids and have some very easy steps that children can take part in.
Moreover, the blog features kid-friendly crafts, enabling you to spend some valuable, bonding time with your kids.
You can also find different dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian recipes on the blog to accommodate any eating restrictions.
8. I Am Baker – Amanda Rettke
I Am Baker is a popular blog by Amanda Rettke, who is looked up to by aspiring hobby bakers. She features a wide range of cakes, candies, cookies, and appetizer recipes on the blog.
Publishing 10–15 posts per month, Amanda also shares baking tips, the basics of cooking, and the tools you would require in everyday baking.
You can also find the link to Amanda’s cookbook on the blog.
9. KISS in the Kitchen – Shannon Garcia
KISS in the Kitchen (KISS stands for “keep it simple, Shannon”) is a recipe blog run by Shannon Garcia. Living up to the name, the author focuses on different quick, easy, simple, yet full-of-nutrients recipes, most of which are gluten-free.
You can also find cooking demonstrations, nutrition ideas, and tips by Shannon on different local television shows and companies.
The blog features 2–3 new posts every month.
10. Make It Dairy Free – Andrew and Larisha
Andrew and Larisha, the authors of a successful parenting blog, created another blog called Make It Dairy Free in 2018, starting with a 31-day vegan challenge that set the vegan theme of the blog.
The couple shares vegan, plant-based, dairy-free recipes and meals, the taste of which has been approved by their kids. The recipes are divided into categories including breakfast, side dishes, snacks, desserts, drinks, and main dishes.
With more than 10 posts each month, the blog also provides menu recommendations for different restaurants and possible allergens in each dish.
11. Minimalist Baker – Dana and John Schulz
Minimalist Baker is home to a variety of simple, easy-to-follow recipes, all accompanied by mouth-watering pictures that are sure to grab your attention.
Living up to its name, the blog shares one-bowl recipes, meals with 10 ingredients or less, or dishes that can be cooked within 30 minutes. Moreover, all the recipes are plant-based.
Dana and John, the authors of the blog, attach nutrition information to each recipe they publish. They have also designed an icon reference system to depict the features of each recipe – vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or naturally sweetened.
12. my name is yeh – Molly Yeh
Molly Yeh runs my name is yeh, chiefly a baking blog interspersed with Molly’s fun personality. You can find a mix of both sweet and savory recipes on the blog with 2–3 new posts every month.
The blog can also be considered a reflection of Molly, as it contains a wide range of recipes inspired by her Asian and Jewish heritage, along with her experiences of farm living and traveling.
This unique portrayal of Molly’s life has also earned her the Saveur Blog of the Year award.
13. Pinch of Yum – Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom
Run by the couple Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom, Pinch of Yum is a blog full of healthy, tasty recipes that you can make every day. While Bjork handles the technical and monetary aspects, Lindsay is the brains behind the recipes and creatives.
Lindsay makes sure to simplify the recipes and only publish the meals she would cook at the comfort of her home. The recipes include vegan, soups, pasta, salads, sugar-free, and tacos, among others, and are categorized by meal type, course, diet, method, and ingredients.
You can also find tips about motherhood, meal prep, home remodeling, and much more on the blog. Apart from sharing 5–6 posts monthly, Lindsay has also published a variety of ebooks.
14. Prep Dish – Allison Schaaf
Understanding the busy schedule many people have, Allison Schaaf’s created her blog, Prep Dish, to provide a helpful guide in taking the burden off their back.
The blog has tips on meal prep and shopping, along with various gluten-free recipes, to help you enjoy your meals, stress-free, the whole week. You can also find paleo and keto diet plans on the blog.
Allison publishes 5–6 posts every month and also shares podcasts on the same.
15. Smitten Kitchen – Deb Perelman
Smitten Kitchen is home to over 800 recipes for different cuisines. Deb Perelman, the author of the blog, proves that you can create healthy, tasty meals in the smallest of kitchens.
Deb makes sure to use simple ingredients that are readily available to all. Along with the appetizing recipes, different tutorials on food techniques can also be found on the blog.
Deb shares 3–4 posts each month on the blog and has published a cookbook.
16. The Full Helping – Gena Hamshaw
The vegan lifestyle is often thought to be difficult to follow and nutritionally deficient. The Full Helping, run by Gena Hamshaw, is a blog dedicated to busting this myth.
Gena is a registered dietitian and a published author of cookbooks and recipes. She shares plant-based recipes on the blog, along with posts on the benefits of a vegan diet, healing, nutrition, lifestyle, and general well-being.
Additionally, you can get nutritional counseling from Gena through her blog.
17. The Mediterranean Dish – Suzy Karadsheh
The Mediterranean Dish, as the name depicts, has a wide range of recipes for North African, Southern European, and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Run by Suzy Karadsheh, the blog contains flavorful recipes with a glimpse of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Suzy also shares a few Greek and Italian recipes, along with tips on the Mediterranean diet.
Suzy helps you find the different spices you may require and guides you through shopping for the ingredients. She publishes 7–8 new posts every month.
18. The Real Food Dietitians – Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom
Authors Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom started the blog The Real Food Dietitians to publish a wide range of dietitian-approved recipes. They also give tips on meal prep and offer customized meal plans according to your needs.
The blog hosts up to 10 new posts each month, including slow cooker meals, instant pot dishes, and the whole 30 plan.
19. Veggies Don’t Bite – Sophia
Sophia’s blog, Veggies Don’t Bite, offers multiple plant-based recipes for you and your kids. The recipes are loaded with vegetables, but you can also find sweets, chicken soup, and many more.
Sophia publishes 5–6 new posts each month, along with podcasts, meal plans, and cookbooks.
20. Well Plated – Erin Clarke
Well Plated, the brainchild of Erin Clarke, is a wholesome site that offers multiple dishes, categorized into main dishes, 20-minute meals, slow cooker meals, one-pan meals, desserts, and meatless mains.
Erin makes sure to posts new recipes consistently, all of which are full of flavor, nutritious, easy to make, and budget friendly. She aims to let people know that eating healthy does not equal eating expensive or eating bland foods. Erin has also released a cookbook.