Clean food blogs are exploding across the internet and we’re so happy to see this trend growing in popularity. While the term ‘clean food’ or ‘whole food’ can be in the eye of the beholder, these top 50 clean food blogs definitely align with Academy of Culinary Nutrition values. They feature plant-based, nutritious food that is comprised of real ingredients – not processed products that have a laundry list of chemicals.
What’s more, their recipes are absolutely delicious! Once you have the chance to check out these 50 clean food blogs and their drool-worthy recipes, we know you’ll agree.
The Scoop: This gluten-free, plant-based site aims to help people ditch the diets and the labels so they can become inspired and creative in the kitchen. Heather is the author of a newly-released cookbook full of droolworthy meals, plus there are a ton of healthful recipes on her site that will compel you to make ’em, stat.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Apple Pie Kombucha Scoby Candy
The Alkaline Sisters
The Scoop: Written by two sistas whose lives were vastly improved by following an alkaline diet, this blog is the ultimate guide to alkaline living – including recipes, food charts, equipment, resources and more that will help you thrive.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Minted Pea and Fava Bean Salad
The Scoop: Superfoods are incredibly nutritious, but sometimes we don’t know what to do with maca or lucuma or spirulina. That’s where Julie comes in – she’s a pro at showing us how to cook with superfoods in a delicious and accessible way.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Carrot-Goji Soup
Green Kitchen Stories
The Scoop: This site, written and photographed by a husband and wife team, is filled with easy vegetarian recipes that use natural ingredients, whole grains and healthy fats. If you like what you see on the website, you can also check out their two popular cookbooks.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Green Pizza with a Cauliflower Base
In Pursuit of More
The Scoop: We love Shira’s philosophy of wasting less, enjoying more, and eating mindfully and responsibly. Her posts are insightful and thought-provoking, and her recipes feature wholesome, plant-based meals that are budget-friendly and use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Plus – her photography is stunning!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Sweet and Sour Tofu with Cashews, Veggies and Cilantro
Cookie and Kate
The Scoop: This vegetarian, whole food blog celebrates real, sustainable food that will nourish us from the inside out. Kate’s passion for food shines through on this beautiful blog, which includes a plethora of delicious recipes, resources and shopping guides.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers
The Scoop: So many cookbooks, too little time? Heidi Swanson can relate – she’s a San Francisco-based cookbook author and photographer and her lovely site has been around since 2003 – practically the Neanderthal times of food blogging. 101 Cookbooks celebrates whole, natural foods and is filled with recipes and helpful techniques that encourage us to actually get into the kitchen and use our cookbooks!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Miso Oat Porridge
The Blender Girl
The Scoop: We all love our blenders, but Tess takes blendaholics to a whole other level on her fantastic site filled with easy recipes for people on the go. She also has a comprehensive smoothie app, where you can explore a ton of smoothie recipes, photos, shopping lists, and even punch in your mood to find the perfect in-the-moment smoothie.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Tastes Like Caramel Creamy Greeny
The Scoop: Sara believes that eating seasonally will change our perspectives on everyday cooking. Her blog is packed with lovely recipes that use a ton of produce and natural ingredients, but she doesn’t overcomplicate things, making it super easy to cook and eat well.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Lemongrass Tofu Bowls
100 Days of Real Food
The Scoop: What began as a 100-day challenge for one family to cut out processed foods has grown into a worldwide movement that inspires people to ditch the crap and start cooking. 100 Days of Real Food is a one-stop shop of resources, including information about why it’s important to leave processed foods on the shelf, free menu plans, school lunch ideas, and more.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Common Food Label Misconceptions
The Scoop: Mark Bittman has played a pivotal role in helping plant-based, environmentally-friendly, ethical and conscious eating enter the mainstream. His site includes a wonderful mix of easy recipes and thoughtful commentary about food policy and how we eat in North America, and what we can do to change the way we eat.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Let’s Address the State of Food
My New Roots
The Scoop: Written by Sarah, a Toronto-born, Copenhagen-based holistic nutritionist and cooking instructor, My New Roots is one of the most popular whole food blogs around. Her posts clearly illustrate her deep love for plant-based foods, and her photos are always gorgeously sumptuous.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread
Miss Delicious Nutritious
The Scoop: Marisa is a nutrition coach who turned her passion for healthy eating into a career. Through her plant-based recipes, she hopes to inspire people to ditch the junk and eat better.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Strong One
The Gluten-Free Lifesaver
The Scoop: When Kristine was diagnosed with celiac disease, her life was turned upside down and she didn’t know where to turn to for solid information. She created her site as an ultimate guide to gluten-free living, so others wouldn’t have to struggle as she once did. The Gluten-Free Lifesave includes great information, recipes, research and reviews that will help you live the healthiest gluten-free life possible.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Awesome and Easy Gluten-Free Hoisin Sauce
The Edible Perspective
The Scoop: When Ashley picked up her husband’s camera in 2009, she never imagined that decision would lead her to a career in food photography, recipe development and writing. Her blog is loaded with healthful, gluten-free and plant-based recipes, and she also has a handy series of food photography tips for those who want to learn more about taking gorgeous foodie shots.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Cinnamon Maple Coconut Whipped Cream
Love and Lemons
The Scoop: Jeanine is a passionate cook whose main inspiration is seasonal produce, and her plant-based site is an inspiration to those of us who want to get a l’il creative with our vegetables. Plus, the food photos are absolutely wonderful – you’ll wish your computer screen was scratch ‘n sniff!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Pickled Chard Quinoa Bowls
The Scoop: Maria grew up at war with her body – she spent her youth being overweight, self-conscious about her terrible acne and felt sick all the time. When she realized that food was the key to wellness, she began a career as a health coach to help others choose the seasonal, plant-based foods that will bring them vibrant health.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: No Salmon Salmon Cakes
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
The Scoop: Lexi shares healthy, allergen-friendly and simple recipes aimed at inspiring you to eat well without feeling limited or deprived. And for the dog lovers out there – the pics of her golden retriever puppy are absolutely adorable.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Morning Glory Muffins
The Scoop: Kris Carr is a famed advocate of healthy food. She’s well-known for her Crazy Sexy Cancer book series, which outlines her uncurable cancer diagnosis in a lighthearted and loving way, and her site offers a ton of tips, information and plant-based recipes that can help us on the path to vibrant health.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: My Crazy Sexy Guide to Plant-Based Protein
The Scoop: Kris was born into the food world via her family’s restaurant, but she spent 10 years pursuing a career in education and human rights before returning to her culinary roots. Her blog emphasizes seasonal fare and eating foods that nourish us 80 percent of the time to keep our bodies, minds and spirits in harmony.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Salmon, Black Rice and Sweet Potato Burgers
The Honour System
The Scoop: Sharon’s motto is ‘treat yourself, but don’t cheat yourself’. In the spirit of the honour system, she encourages people to set their own health rules and then decide to follow them. She shares real food recipes that don’t involve processed ingredients or chemicals, and we won’t be surprised if her posts also make you chuckle.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Crispy Lentil Energy Bites
The Scoop: McKel is a Nashville-based nutritionist who has created a community of healthy foodies by sharing plant-centric recipes, fitness and lifestyle tips, and nutrition advice. Her recipes are accessible and tasty, and her food photography is glorious!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Kale Caesar Nori Wraps
The Scoop: Haley has overcome struggles with depression, overeating and sugar addiction by embracing a plant-based, gluten-free and sugar-free diet, and food has helped her find love and acceptance. Her blog is filled with heavenly recipes and whimsical posts that she hopes will inspire readers to pursue their own health and happiness.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Spicy BBQ Tofu Flatbread
Produce on Parade
The Scoop: This blog chronicles the recipe adventures of Katie, a vegan gal making her way in Alaska, which is definitely not the first state that springs to mind when you think of veganism! Katie aims to share recipes that will encourage others to be kinder, healthier and live in a way that has less of an impact on the planet.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup
The Scoop: Sophie’s food philosophy is to eat as many whole and unprocessed foods as possible! While she doesn’t adhere to a particular dietary label (labels are for tin cans, anyway), much of what you’ll see on her site are beautiful vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw recipes.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Big Green Breakfast Bowl
The Scoop: If you’ve read a recent issue of Alive Magazine, chances are you’ve drooled over one of Alison’s recipes. On Yummy Beet, you’ll find a cornucopia of colourful, gluten-free, seasonal and vegetarian recipes, along with amusing stories about the goings-on in her life. Plus, she occasionally shares a behind-the-scenes peek at her upcoming cookbook, Whole Bowls.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Broccoli and Noodles with Squash Teriyaki Sauce
Our Four Forks
The Scoop: This blog explores the importance of what we eat from four food-loving sisters. These girls care about what they eat and where ingredients come from, and recipes are centered on real, whole foods – especially vegetables!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Garlic Ginger Kale Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
The Healthy Maven
The Scoop: Davida began her blog to share healthy recipes, lifestyle tips and workout advice, and after a year decided to quit her job and become a full-time blogger. Her site is about eating real and unprocessed food, finding balance, and getting creative in the kitchen.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Brussels Sprouts Chips
The Bojon Gourmet
The Scoop: Alanna, a former pastry chef, writes this witty and fun blog that features seasonal produce, whole foods, and the occasional boozy cocktail. Many of her recipes are gluten-free and vegetarian, and the food photos here are some of the most beautiful shots you’ll ever lay eyes on. And the blog name? It’s ‘no job’, spelled backwards. Tee hee.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Multi-Grain Nut + Seed Bread
Your Abundant Wellness
The Scoop: Kim is a wellness coach and yoga practitioner who began to study nutrition in order to heal herself from IBS. She’s passionate about sharing gluten-free and dairy-free recipes that will help others live a path of health, happiness and abundant wellness.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Superfruit Baobob and Pineapple Sherbert Smoothie
The Scoop: Written by a naturopathic doctor living in Australia, this site offers a ton of recipes and basic tips that can help you eat well, live well and be well. Georgia has tried every diet and food fad under the sun, and she aims to simplify food by sharing practical recipes that will motivate you to prepare healthy, nourishing meals.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Healthy Apple Pie – Rustic Style
The Scoop: Olena grew up eating wholesome cooking, but rebelled in her later years and lived off a diet of frozen meals and diet soda. Once she had children, she began learning more about food and how it’s made, and transitioned to an unprocessed, mostly organic diet. She posts several healthy recipes per week for inspiration, and her site also has resources to help you learn more about clean eating, organic food, and even food blogging.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Cilantro Lime Chicken
The Year in Food
The Scoop: This site, written by a freelance food photographer, charts the course of a year in food by highlighting local and seasonal fruits and veggies. Her recently released cookbook, Vibrant Food, was inspired by her blog series Colour Studies, which focuses on the brilliant colours found in food. And you’ll certainly see spectacularly bright fare and incredible photos throughout her blog!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Harvest Salad with Delicata Squash and Kale
Running to the Kitchen
The Scoop: Gina is a sports junkie who gained weight during college and then simply couldn’t get rid of the extra pounds. She became obsessed with exercise and calorie counting, which didn’t help her lose the weight. When she began consuming whole, real foods and eating intuitively, she was finally able to drop the excess weight and live healthfully. Her blog includes many delish recipes, guides and how-tos, and fitness tips.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Spicy Pickled Pineapple
The Scoop: Despite the name of her blog, Megan doesn’t believe in crazy cleanses or quick fixes. She’s a holistic health counsellor who shares quick and easy recipes to prove how delicious whole foods can taste.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: No-Bake Almond Joy Bars
The Scoop: We’re a little biased, we admit, since she’s the director of the Culinary Nutrition Expert program. But after seven years of health blogging and sharing hundreds of deliciously awesometown whole food recipes, she certainly deserves high praise for encouraging us all to create some love in the kitchen.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Turtles
The Scoop: Jenny is an enormous advocate for unrefined, whole foods that are traditionally prepared. That means her blog is chock full of well-researched information about fermented foods, meats, raw milk and bone broth, along with scads of recipes, cooking tips, and shopping guides.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Fermented Hot Chili Sauce
A House in the Hills
The Scoop: This beautiful blog will surely inspire you with its heavenly clean food recipes and stunning food photography, but it also includes a ton of other helpful information like lifestyle tips, style advice, home decor and travel tips.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
In Sonnet’s Kitchen
Connect: In Sonnet’s Kitchen
The Scoop: Sonnet is a health coach, cookbook author and blogger with a site full of local and seasonal recipes, green living tips, and advice about personal growth and development. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own hairspray or shampoo, Sonnet’s your gal – she’s got a ton of DIY natural beauty product recipes that are simple and easy!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Boats
The Scoop: Cheryl is a blogger, recipe developer and apron enthusiast – especially the cute aprons from Anthropologie! She shares mostly plant-based, vegan recipes, but you’ll see a variety of delicious-looking fare on her blog.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Lemongrass Tofu
The Scoop: Caitlin is a holistic nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert whose goal is to help you change your relationships with food, so you can create a healthy bod and a fulfilling life. Her blog is home to many, many devour-able recipes, along with posts that contain healthy living tips, mindfulness advice, meal prep tricks, fitness info, and more.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Garlic and Ginger Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’
Tales of a Kitchen
The Scoop: Chris’s day job is a development worker for the United Nations in Western Australia, but in her free time she shares her life, garden and kitchen experiments. On her blog, she posts healthy recipes featuring local and organic produce, but she also focuses on supporting worthy causes like poverty and hunger.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Carrot Pasta with Zesty Garlic Sauce
The Scoop: Anya was born and raised in Russia, but calls Florida her home. She’s always loved experimenting in the kitchen, and her blog is full of recipes that are tasty and nourishing at the same time. Her blog is also a family affair – her daughter is in charge of each post’s lovely food photography.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Dovga – Azerbaijani Wedding Soup
The Scoop: Stone Soup is an incredible blog where every recipe contains only five ingredients and processed crapola is not allowed. In addition to a ton of easy recipes, you’ll also find meal planning tips, meal plans, online classes, and kitchen techniques that will help you get dinner on the table in no time.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Chickpea Kettle Soup
Clean Food Dirty Girl
The Scoop: This fun and brassy blog aims to take the preachiness out of veganism and create a non-judgy space where people can learn how to eat plants and build health in an exciting way. In addition to delicious recipes, you’ll find digital programs and meal plans that will help you ditch the processed food and keep you feeling inspired.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: I Grew Up in a Teepee + Fiery Garlic Tofu
The Scoop: This blog is the ultimate hot spot for learning and sharing about preserving foods, no matter what your budget is. There are over 1,700 articles to peruse on Well Preserved that cover a range of subjects, from preserves and cooking, to gardening and foraging, to food security. The site’s creators, Dana and Joel, have more than 500 jars of preserves stashed around their home and at their parents’ houses, so they know a little something about the topic!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: What’s the Salt Ratio For Making Sauerkraut?
Food in Jars
The Scoop: If you’re interested in learning more about canning, Marisa’s got you covered. Her site has recipes for whatever you can dream of stuffing into a jar: jams, jellies, sauces, pickles, relishes, syrups, boozy infusions and more.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Quick Pickled Romanesco Broccoli
Nutty 4 Nutrition
The Scoop: Chantal is a RMT by day and a passionate foodie basically all the time. Her positive attitude shines throughout her site, which is filled with delicious gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, and her posts always include authentic and honest tidbits about what’s going on in her life.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Bloat Antidote
The Scoop: Joy’s blog is a great resource for clean, unprocessed and healthy recipes, along with DIY natural beauty tips, product recommendations, videos and meal prep tips. And for all the mamas-to-be – she’s also recently begun sharing loads of advice on how to have a healthy pregnancy.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Chickpea Almond Veggie Burgers
Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen
The Scoop: Rachel is an award-winning health promoter and her blog is a fun space where she shares what she’s learned about health, clean food, nutrition, wellness and cooking. She posts on the regular, so you’ll be guaranteed to have a delicious plant-based recipe to drool over!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Energizing Blueberry Blast Smoothie