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9 Apps and Food Bloggers That Provide Healthy Eating Inspiration

Have you ever wondered what to make for your next meal and despite a pantry full of ingredients, couldn’t decipher how to combine them? Tired of the same old combinations of flavors, or just wish you could spice them up a bit? We rounded up some of the best food apps that help you build nutritious dishes either with items you already have, or by providing creative, healthy suggestions to get you started. We’ve also compiled some of our favorite food bloggers- their creativity is inspiring, and their recipes are healthy to boot!


Apps

Super Cook

This unique app allows you to customize your menu based on the ingredients you have at home. Finally- an easy way to pare down what the meal options are, without having to run to the store for extra ingredients! You will have to do the initial legwork for prepping healthy recipes, as this only guides you based on what you have and doesn’t make suggestions for healthy recipes. Stock up on plant based foods, lean meats, nuts and legumes and that’ll give a solid starting point.

Available for iOS and Android.


Big Oven

This app provides a variety of tools, from a recipe search that contains over 500,000 ideas, grocery lists, as well as easy-to-maneuver categories like “Ten Minute Treats,” “Use Up Leftovers,” and more. You can also subscribe to have recipes emailed to you daily, making the hunt for meal ideas much less daunting.

Available for iOS and Android.


Yummly

Another great option, Yummly offers tools similar to other apps like meal planners, grocery lists, but also has a whole category dedicated to healthy eating. Included in there are ideas like “10 ways to begin going more plant-based,” “Tasty favorites with a healthy twist” and 25 creative ways to cook salmon, ” just to name a few.

Available for iOS and Android.


Mealime

Created by three friends whose poor eating habits began to weigh (literally) on them in their mid-20s, Mealime promises to guide users to healthy meals without requiring “superhuman willpower or effort,” according to the site.

To start, users can customize their eating preferences. Mark allergies, food likes and dislikes, and that helps filter the suggested recipes. Once you select recipes, there are also helpful tips like what an actual portion is, substitution ideas, nutritional value, and more.

Available for iOS and Android.


Bloggers

Weelicious

The creator of Weelicious, Catherine, created a resource that is healthy eating gold for the entire family. From easy, quick recipes the whole family will love, to how to pack healthy school lunches (with tons of creative, kid-friendly ideas), cooking videos, a large variety of smoothie recipes (to get the family to indulge in veggies, fruits, and other healthy ingredients without the fuss of “convincing” anybody!), this is a must follow! Weelicious is available on their website, Instagram, Pinterest, and other platforms.


Pickuplimes

This is another wonderful healthy eating resource (available on their website and our favorite, Instagram) that focuses on plant-based eating. They have a great recipe index that breaks into categories like savory snacks, hot and cold beverages, spreads dips and condiments, salads, and many more. The recipes are all built around the premise of healthy eating, so you’ll see many incorporate ingredients like flaxseed, healthy grains, super foods like dark leafy greens, and other beneficial foods.

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There’s a new video on the tube 🥕 three super delicious and wholesome nourish bowl recipes!⁣ ⁣ When I first started trying to add more whole grains into my meals, I used to find them pretty dry, and bland. To remedy it, I started learning how to flavour the grains, which made it a world of difference. It’s actually one of the only ways I got Robin to start eating brown, red, wild rice, or quinoa 😜⁣ ⁣ So needless to say, the grains in these bowls are flavoured using one simple ingredient, and if you don’t have said ingredient you can always pour overtop a generous serving of the sauce/dressing we share with each recipe, just to flavour it up even more.⁣ ⁣ These bowls are hearty and filling, but feel fresh enough for the warmth of summer ahead. Recipe link in profile ✨ #vegan #bowls

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The Buddhist Chef

Created by a vegan chef, this website and various social media accounts focus on healthy recipes from all over the world. If you love to explore different foods, flavors, and cultures, this is the adventure for you. With informative videos and a blog, you’ll find yourself learning about more than just food and truly appreciating the backstory to every dish and region.

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Warm the soul with this Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad with arugula and a delicious mustard dressing. A perfect midday lunch or soothing dinner recipe for any night of the week. . I’m so excited to share that my first cookbook, The Buddhist Chef is now available! The book is filled with 100 simple and delicious vegan recipes that are good for you and good for the planet – 75% which are exclusive to the cookbook. Get your copy via the link in my bio. . Warm Lentil and sweet potato salad . 2 sweet potatoes 500 g 2 tbsp olive oil salt to taste 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp whole grain mustard 1-400 ml can of lentils, rinsed and drained 3 cups arugula 40 g Preheat oven to 375˚F (190 ° C). Chop up sweet potato into bite-sized pieces. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and salt to taste. Bake for 30-35 mins. In a bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and whole grain mustard. Add lentils, arugula and roasted sweet potatoes. Mix well and serve. . . . #vegan #veganrecipes #veganfood #veganlife #veganinspiration #vegetarian #veganprotein #veganketo #veganlunch #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #wholefoodplantbased #wholefoodsplantbased #plantprotein #vegetarian #veganrecipeshare

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Amalgamkitchen

Focusing on mainly plant-based, low-sugar foods, Anna Getty isn’t kidding when she shares that her website and social media is meant to provide “food inspiration.” Not only are the recipes and so-called “musings” informative and provide meal guidance, but the images she shares of the recipes are demonstrations of art!

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We are nearly at the end of turnip season but they are still around making appearances at the farmers markets and in CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes. These turnips came from @farmivore.farm Check them out if you are in Ventura County, if not find your local CSA farmers. These Mediterranean inspired roasted turnips with turnip greens and creamy tahini sauce will be the star dish on your dinner table. Check out the recipe up on the blog now at amalgamkitchen.com or go to link in profile. Ceramic bowl from @spartanshop #turnips #rootvegetables #rootveg #rootveggies #rootveggiesrock #turnipgreens #turnipcreations #roastedturnips #plantbasedrecipes #plantbased #vegetarianrecipes #vegetariansides #beautifulfood #eatyourveggies #lowlectins #detoxfriendly #springcleanserecipe #springcleanse #foodblogger #foodphotographyandstyling #foodphotography #eatcaptureshare #foodbloggerfeed #hautescuisines #hautescuisines_global

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Food52

What sets this website and social media accounts apart from others is the focus on their community. You can reach out for personalized kitchen and meal inspiration and guidance, submit your favorite recipes, participate in fun contests, among other ways to get involved. There are delicious recipes, and you can sort through them by meal, ingredient, dish type, etc.


These are just a few of our favorite resources to keep food fun. Do you have any favorite apps or bloggers you utilize to keep mealtime interesting and healthy? Share them in the comments and we’ll share them in a future post!


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