SHAPE Best Blogger Awards: 20 Healthy Eating Blogs That Make Us Go Mmmmm...
Best Healthy Eating Bloggers: Cara and Phoebe of Big Girls, Small Kitchen
Cara and Phoebe live in New York, the "big city of small kitchens." Using what space they have, they aim to bring the best of their cooking knowledge to you and help you to create healthy, innovative and inexpensive meals, no matter what space (or lack, thereof) you're working with in Big Girls, Small Kitchen.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Julie Fagan of Peanut Butter Fingers
Julie started Peanut Butter Fingers in 2009 as a way to share her recipes and tips, and it quickly grew to include her healthy living musings and workout routines, too. Now she posts three times per day and constantly updates the site with details of the adventures she shares with her husband, Ryan, and super-cute dog, Sadie.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Deb of Smitten Kitchen
Deb and her husband Alex of Smitten Kitchen are another blogging pair squeezed into a tiny space in New York (42 square feet, in this case) bringing you delicious recipes and even more delicious-looking pictures of their recipes. Seriously. If there ever was such a thing as food porn, this might be it.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Ree of The Pioneer Woman Cooks!
The Pioneer Woman is Ree Drummond, and she is a self-proclaimed "desperate housewife" who grew up on the seventh fairway of a golf course in a corporate town, fell in love with a cowboy and now resides on a ranch in the country. When she's not taking photos, gardening or homeschooling her kids, she's bringing you all kinds of fun recipes.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Brittany of Eating Bird Food
Eating Bird Food came about in 2008 when Brittany, an online marketing manager and holistic health coach, decided to share her weight-loss journey with others. Brittany managed to lose 20 pounds while in college and keep it off. Now, she shares her healthy recipes, workouts and daily healthy living philosophies with her readers, because, as she says, "eating bird food can actually be quite tasty."
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Gina of Skinny Taste
Gina started her blog in 2008 as a way to keep herself healthy. She experiments with traditional recipes to lower fat and calories, while still making sure they taste good. She tests everything on her family first, so you can rest easy that they're delicious before she posts them on Skinny Taste.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Kath of Kath Eats Real Food
Kath is a registered dietitian from Virginia who's just "eating and blogging her way through life." She started Kath Eats Real Food to chronicle her weight loss journey (30 pounds), but at the request of her friends and family decided to start a blog where she began posting recipes and photos. Also, sometimes to change things up, she'll post photos of stuffed bears.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Jenna of Eat, Live, Run
Jenna is a "misplaced Southerner living in Northern California who really, really loves food." She's worked as a pastry chef and a bread-maker, but her real passion is writing about food, which she does every day at Eat, Live, Run.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Tina of Carrots 'n Cake
Tina of Carrots 'N Cake lives by the motto "it's all about eating your carrots and savoring your cupcakes, too." She's a big believer that "bad" foods can be part of a good diet, when eaten in moderation.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Luisa Weiss of The Wednesday Chef
The Wednesday Chef's name is really Luisa, and she grew up to an American father and Italian mother in Berlin, Germany, before moving to New York, which gives her "the ability to speak several languages, and all kinds of questionable authority on food."
Her website features recipes galore and fun stories about her daily life in Berlin.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Joy of Joy the Baker
Joy the Baker may include more dessert recipes than most (and a tad more butter), but hers is another blog of the food porn variety: The photos look delicious and the recipes are, if the feedback is any indication, even better.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Clotilde of Chocolate and Zucchini
The title Chocolate and Zucchini serves as a metaphor for author Clotilde's cooking style: a focus on healthy foods and fresh ingredients with a love of baking and chocolate thrown in for good measure.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Ricki of Diet, Desserts and Dogs
Diet, Dessert and Dogs focuses almost exclusively on sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan cuisine. Ricki is on a journey to lose weight and live as clean a life as possible (though she does have a pretty big sweet tooth). Her site features an almost endless index of gluten-free recipes, interspersed with pictures of her adorable dogs.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks
When Heidi looked up at her collection of cookbooks one day and realized she had more than 100, she decided it was probably time she stopped reading...and started cooking! 101 Cookbooks focuses on tasty and healthy vegetarian recipes, with the occasional sweet treat thrown in.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Jenn of Eating Bender
Jenn of Eating Bender loves puns, football, writing and living a healthy lifestyle spree, hence, Eating Bender! If you have a busy schedule and enjoy easy-to-make snacks on the go, check out Eating Bender!
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Susan of Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen is run by Susan, who lives a fat-free, oil-free life as much as possible. Instead of cooking with any kind of refined fat, she substitutes water or broth.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Katie of The Healthy Diva Eats
Katie, the healthy diva, is constantly on a mission for healthy food and a way to make it taste great, and that's what The Healthy Diva Eats is all about.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Jan of Jan's Sushi Bar
Don't let the name throw you off; Jan doesn't just write about sushi at Jan's Sushi Bar. She covers everything from healthy recipes to SAD (Standard American Diet) to NADS (Neolithic Agents of Disease) and does it all while posting pretty pictures of the food she makes.
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Lisa and Jason of 100 Days of Real Food
100 Days of Real Food started out in 2009 as a challenge by Jason and Lisa Leake to see if they and their two kids could eat nothing but real, unprocessed food for 100 days. It ended on Sept. 4, 2010, but they promptly took up another challenge: 100 days of real food on a budget!
Best Healthy Eating Blogger: Tami Hardeman of Running with Tweezers
Running with Tweezers is run by Tami, a "gastronomically obsessed food stylist living in Atlanta, Ga." When she's not on set making food look good for advertisements and editorial spreads, she's making it look good for the rest of us!