Eat to live? Or live to eat? At DailyBurn, we embrace both philosophies with open hearts and grumbling bellies. And luckily, there are tons of food bloggers, cooking sites and produce markets posting drool-worthy photos on Instagram, putting healthy inspiration right at our fingertips. To honor the kitchen adventurers that inspire us to ditch the sad desk lunches, stop it with the boring basics, and chow down on real food that tastes good, we present the 2014 Foodstagrammies! It’s time to spring clean your Insta-feed, folks. From gorgeous greens, super smoothies and more, let these healthy food photogs motivate you to kick your eating habits up a notch! If we missed any of your favorites, sound off in the comments below.
Think healthy is bland and boring? Kevin Alexander of Fit Men Cook will prove you wrong with lightened up pizzas, burgers and even an avocado-fudge panini (swoon!). We love how he keeps it real by posting snacks and desserts in addition to hearty meals, plus fun foodstagrams where you can see his sneakers peeking out from under the table.
Artful salads, fresh-looking vegetables, inspirational quotes, a healthy sense of humor — the Sweetgreen Instagram has it all and then some. The eye-catching photos show us the spirit and passion behind this increasingly-popular restaurant. Plus, these ‘grams motivate us to nourish ourselves with authentic, ethically sourced foods from brands that care.
From pretty portraits of her latest recipes to words to live by, blogger Gina Homolka of SkinnyTaste.com has no shortage of variety on her feed. Each plate of food will have you drooling while you double-tap. Check out recipes like the zucchini noodles with spicy lemon-garlic shrimp or inspiring leftover creations, seen above. We especially love when she shows us snaps of what goes on behind-the-scenes when she’s styling food for her blog!
Squeeze this cold-pressed juice brand into your Insta-feed and you won’t regret it. Though we’re not responsible if you start craving juice — stat! Apart from raw fruits, vibrant smoothies and travelgrams, Evolution Fresh infuses its feed with nutrition tips (replace avocado for peanut butter on toast — genius!) and snack ideas. We’re inspired to have active adventures that end in good (and tasty) hydration.
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Things we love? Real people eating real food. Sara Forte, the blogger behind Sprouted Kitchen, shares an intimate view of her family and lifestyle via her Insta-feed. Aerial shots of her epic brunches, fun landscapes from her travels and photos of the food photo in action make us want to chow down on a healthy meal with her!
Let this food blogger show you her culinary adventures in Canada. Sophie, the voice behind Wholehearted Eats, has a good eye for photography and a good taste in whole foods. Many of her recipes are vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, so eat your heart out, IG’ers with dietary restrictions.
Chocoholics, take note: Chocolate-Covered Katie’s decadent instagrams will cause some serious sweet cravings. But you’re in luck, because Katie’s secretly healthy recipes are much better for you than your average dessert. Though she’s been using Instagram for only a few months, her chocolate pecan pie, stacks of pancakes, Cherry Blossom Cupcakes and other tempting treats will get you heading to her blog to start baking our own delicious yums.
Take a peek into blogger Sarah Britton’s world via her artistic photos of smoothies, chocolate treats, avocado toast, fruit tarts and more. We’re obsessed with her whimsical photos that makes food fun (kale umbrella, anyone?).
Need to switch up your lunch or breakfast routine? Chobani’s #creationaday campaign presents unexpectedly seasonal yogurt combinations like grapefruit and ginger, pineapple and coconut and cranberries and pear. Plus, peep drool-worthy recipes that are lightened up with Greek yogurt, like the banana bread in the photo above.
Mouth-watering photos of paleo meals? Yes, it’s true! Not only does Alexis Kornblum, the Boston girl behind Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, post yummy snaps of her latest paleo creations, she also goes above and beyond in connecting with her fan base. You’ll see her reposting her fans’ photos, sharing exercise challenges and bestowing kitchen tips throughout each week.
Harry Potter isn’t the only magical thing to come out of Great Britain — renowned chef and food personality Jamie Oliver is a whiz in the kitchen! All 1.6 million of his IG followers get to enjoy his culinary magic via his frequent ‘grams: Photos of styled food, guests on his show, Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, and inspiration for kid-friendly cooking.
There’s foodspiration aplenty on Whole Foods’ Instagram, which shows seasonal indulgences as well as daily staples like colorful peppers and cheeses. Tag your own photos with #WFMspring for a chance to be featured on their online gallery.
Ready for a rainbow of colorful veggies? The bright ‘grams of plant-based recipes from Clean Food Dirty City will delight and inspire. And for extra style points, we love how blogger Lily’s simple, easy-to-make dishes pop on the stark white background.
We’re not yolking around, this feed’s got some serious personality. If you eat up puns, be sure to follow for the best food and pop culture word play around.
Sneak a peek into vegan blogger Angela Liddon’s personal and professional life through her glorious recipe photos, travelgrams and cute cat. We’re inspired to fire up our blenders and make some of her amazing smoothie recipes!
Spreading #kindawesome is KIND’s goal, and we must admit, their happiness is contagious! From motivational quotes, tips for heath and how-to’s for gratitude and generosity, these ‘grams make us want to fill our days with spontaneous joy. And with kinda awesome spokesmen like Kevin Durant, consider us down for the cause.
Feast your eyes on nutritious recipes from triathlete and food blogger Mike of The Iron You. We love the variety — healthy entrees, desserts and breakfasts — that inspires us to remember there are plenty of delicious ways to eat healthy without getting bored.
We imagine Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo is just how she is on Instagram as she is in person: A silly, social foodie and Crossfit lover! Her feed has no shortage of nom-worthy paleo grub — her own recipes, food prep and even restaurant meals — plus epic travelgrams since she was just on tour to promote her award-winning paleo cookbook.
The Cooking Light Instagram is just as tasty-looking as the appetizing epicurean magazine. Peeking into their photo shoots for future issues inspires us to embrace fresh produce and transform it in healthy, new and exciting ways each season. It might be spring but we’re salivating over their behind-the-scenes ‘grams of luscious summer tomatoes!
We’re green with envy every time we spy a new ‘gram from the California Avocado Comission. From gratuitous glamour shots of avocados to tempting snaps of recipes that use the fruit, we’re inspired to lighten up our baking and liven up our salads with the delicious and nutritious avocado. (When will it be its own food group?)
Our taste buds wish we could sample all the fresh ingredients and international recipes we see in Blue Apron’s feed. Regularly posting the meals sent to subscribers each week, the subscription service also shares kitchen tips, exclusive sneak peeks and silly extras, like this top (dog) chef.
Let Maria Lichty of the award-winning blog Two Peas and Their Pod show you exactly what her healthy lifestyle looks like. With family pics, good reads, clothes and travelgrams, she seems just like us! But then you see her out-of-this-world recipes, like these sweet potato nachos, and you know she’s a culinary star.
Kitch-spiration comes with a touch of rustic charm on Carey’s feed. She’s a food blogger from Vermont whose simple ingredients and interesting kitchen paraphernalia keep us scrolling. Not only do her ‘grams inspire us to make healthy dishes, they also get us psyched for making and presenting creations in unusual and eye-catching ways.
Nourish your creative spirit with foodstagrams from the awesome folks behind The Kitchn, a web magazine dedicated to home cooking. From produce to cookware to cocktails, there’s an eclectic mix of food, kitchen fashion and cooking know-how that’s sure to please all palates.
Must love dogs? We can’t get enough of vegetarian food blogger Kate’s mischievous mutt, Cookie, plus Kate’s photos of delightful soups, salads and occasional sweets! The delicious, striking shots on Katie’s Insta-feed remind us that healthy living should be a mix of food and fun.