Instagram is one our favorite social media platforms of all time. It’s great for keeping up with friends, sharing successes (and failures), sparking creativity, and stalking love interests (whoops). While Instagram can indeed be a time sucker and comparison starter, I am a firm believer that the good outweighs its harm. One of these amazing benefits? Health inspiration. Not only can you find awesome workout routines and tips, but there is also a plethora of healthy recipes available at the double-tap of a screen. Need some help finding healthy Foodstagrams? Look no further. Here, I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite healthy food Instagram accounts. What are you waiting for!? Go follow them all!
- 1. Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons, @loveandlemons
- 2. Kruti Shah, @_kruti
- 3. Samantha Eason, @sammyyeason
- 4. LeafTV, @leaftv
- 5. Jeannette Ogden, @shutthekaleup
- 6. Rachael DeVaux, @rachaelsgoodeats
- 7. Kelly LeVeque, @bewellbykelly
- 8. Tiffany Acevedo, @nourishedbykale
- 9. Sua Park, @feedyourglow
- 10. Alison Wu, @alison_wu
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- Juice Generation
- Valerie Fidan
- Wholehearted Eats
- Sprouted Kitchen
- Our Four Forks
- Clean Food Dirty City
- Whole Foods
- Nom Nom Paleo
- Healthy With Nedi
- Vega Team
- Leah’s Plate
- Show Me Your Eggs
- Be Fit Foods
- Detox Water
- Athletic Avocado
- I Quit Sugar
- Loni Jane
1. Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons, @loveandlemons
Why follow? Jeanine’s food photography is so gorgeous, it’ll almost make you forget how healthy her food is. Her recipes are veggie-based, but they’re a hit with carnivores too!
2. Kruti Shah, @_kruti
Why follow? Not only are Kruti’s photos a minimalist’s dream, but she also manages to make fruits and veggies look SO fun and dynamic. Kruti’s also open about her past struggles with eating disorders — it’s refreshing to see someone so open about their evolving relationship with food (something we all struggle with from time to time!).
3. Samantha Eason, @sammyyeason
all I ever want! quick and easy and fills ya up real good 1 @alvaradostreetbakery toasted sesame bagel with mashed avocado, @kitehillfoods chive cream cheese spread, @bee_simple basil micro greens and 2 @vitalfarms eggs cooked in @chosenfoods avo oil happy hump day people! #motherofchunk
Why follow? Eggs on eggs on eggs! (She also has a really cute child, and she sometimes posts pictures of their adventures too!)
4. LeafTV, @leaftv
Antioxidants ✔️ Vitamin C ✔️ Easy ✔️ Tasty ✔️ This pitaya bowl recipe (by @chefthea) on leaf.tv now, just search #pitaya
Why follow? LeafTV is fun and quirky, but that’s not why I love it. This account features how-to videos, basically negating any and all excuses we could possibly find to not try out their recipes.
5. Jeannette Ogden, @shutthekaleup
Why follow? I follow Jeannette because I’m bound and determined to learn her secrets to eating chocolate AND maintaining the perfect set of abs. Jeannette’s recipes and tips are interspersed with workout videos and slice-of-life snapshots, which I think is great — it makes me feel like we’re friends!
6. Rachael DeVaux, @rachaelsgoodeats
This was the smoothie of my dreams tonight Cooled me off just a little in this heat . 2 cups coconut milk (I use @so_delicious) 1 scoop @rootznutrition banana nut paleo protein 1 tbsp ground flax 2 tbsp shredded coconut 1/3 avocado Handful ice Small piece of frozen banana Handful frozen spinach 1/3 cup frozen zucchini Directions: blend together and top with @thecoconutcult yogurt + @purely_elizabeth grainfree granola + cinnamon ‘rachaelsgoodeats’ for discount on @rootznutrition ✨
Why follow? Rachael is a registered dietician, but she still eats cheese and fries. How could I not love her!? She promotes a healthy balance in your diet, and she’s a whiz with an avocado!
7. Kelly LeVeque, @bewellbykelly
I am all about swaps (and build your own meal buffets!) #toeachthierown Craving a sandwich ? Fill up a #bwbkfab4 at @wholefoods and wrap it in a @wrawp, @cocobynuco, paper wrap or a @sietefoods tortilla. Bonus: you load up on way more fiber and veggies!! #notsponsored #bwbkfavorites
Why follow? I’ve talked before about how much I love Kelly’s cookbook, Body Love, but her Insta is just as great. I wish Kelly could follow me around and make every single meal for me — she makes every healthy meal look like a party. You’ll love her famous Fab Four smoothie recipes!
8. Tiffany Acevedo, @nourishedbykale
Sundaysss are for paleo apple cinnamon DONUTS duhhh ending this staycation with my sweet babes on a sweet notethese were out of control amazing made by @_honeyandmaple!✨my heart is so full from this weekend with my girls!! so so grateful to @bonafideprovisions for bringing us all together HAPPIEST SUNDAY friends!! Hope you’re having the best weekend! #nourishedbykale
Why follow? That is a paleo donut. I REPEAT: A PALEO DONUT. You really can have it all.
9. Sua Park, @feedyourglow
Why follow? Want to eat your way to your best skin ever? Sua can show you how.
10. Alison Wu, @alison_wu
Keepin’ things cool with this icy blue smoothie bowl. ❄️ Extra creamy made with @chobani Greek Yogurt, steamed zucchini, coconut butter, hemp seeds and collagen powder. Ready to take on this week strong. Headed to the @globaleclipsegathering on Friday to watch the full solar eclipse that’s happening next Monday. ✨✨ #sponsored #WuHaus
Why follow? Alison is the smoothie bowl QUEEN. You’ll never have to spend upwards of $10 on one again — she’ll teach you how to make a delicious one right in your home. (She also has really great hair, which I appreciate.)
If you’ve got an Instagram account, you’ve got oodles of enticing recipes, super quick workout ideas and healthy eating inspiration at your fingertips – if you know who to follow. We’ve put together our favourites, from well-known stars of the social sphere to emerging new names…
Chicago-based Debbie is a registered dietitian who works in a hospital by day and dishes up drool-worthy recipes on her blog and Instagram account by night. Expect enticing vegetarian fare, with a focus on seasonal produce and an 80% healthy, 20% indulgence split (although lots of Debbie’s sweet treats still sound pretty wholesome – matcha mint popsicle, anyone?)
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A must-follow if you want to get fit and have fun doing so. We love Joe Wicks’ no nonsense approach to healthy living – and his mission to get people eating real food and away from the dieting industry. Joe posts a mix of lean yet luscious recipe ideas, one-minute high intensity workout videos, and the occasional cheat meal to remind us that even super fit Instagram stars are human – a plate of cheese, crackers and Chocolate Orange on Christmas Day? #guilteeeee!
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Aiming to make healthier meal choices everyday but not sure what you fancy for dinner? This expertly curated collection of down-to-earth dishes is sure to inspire. Registered dietitian Cait shares gorgeous overhead shots of what she eats every day, and backs them up with full recipes available on her blog. Expect hearty one-pots such as chipotle chicken rice, beautiful and balanced bento lunchboxes and the occasional burger – on a wholegrain bun, of course…
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If you’re already in great shape but looking to kick your training sessions up a notch, this is a great account to follow. Personal trainer and former athlete Idalis Velazquez displays her incredible agility and strength in her one-minute workouts. We love that she focuses on straightforward (although definitely not easy!) movements that rarely rely on gym equipment, and can often be done in a small space. Trust us, even the simplest of Idalis’ routines will make you sweat!
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Bright, colourful and beautifully styled – we’ve never craved healthy food like this before. Just one scroll will give you at least a dozen new ideas for using up the veggies in your fridge while also convincing you that you need to up your food prettifying skills. Currently on our to-do list – branch out from avocado roses to making mango and salmon ones too (seriously, it’s practically an art form.)
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Yes that’s right – yours truly! We bring you healthy eating inspiration you can act on – not only will you find triple-tested recipes right here on our website for nearly every post, but you’ll also find full nutritional information so you can make an informed choice about what you’re putting on your plate. It’s true our feed does include a few more indulgent options – it’s all about balance.
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This page was updated in January 2020.
20 Healthy-Eating Instagram Accounts That Crushed 2016
Insta-power! These accounts deserve your hearts and double-taps.
We love a good food porn pic, but if your feed is totally filled with donut stacks, cheesy pizza, and ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies, you’re only making it harder to stick to your future New Year’s resolutions. To train your brain to see how easy healthy eating can be—and score awesome tips in the process—follow accounts that inspire you to take care of yourself by feeding your body nutritious foods it can efficiently use.
From the plant-based diets to Paleo plates, these 20 accounts were so inspiring in 2016 that we’ve dubbed them must-follows for healthy eating inspo on the reg. Find your new favorite one (or ten) below and then check out these 31 Celebrities with Cookbooks for more culinary inspiration!
You have to be careful with acai bowls—the calories and sugar can add up—but they’re also full of good-for-you fats, nutrients, protein, and fiber, if you opt to top your bowl with fresh fruits, seeds, and nut butters like the one pictured above from Juice Generation. Another reason we love this account? The nutrition schooling, like this post on nopal cactus.
If you think a smoothie is a smoothie is a smoothie, just check out Valerie Fidan’s mouthwatering account that puts a new spin on the fiber- and protein-rich beverage. Not only does she use unique healthy ingredients like black sesame seeds and blue-green algae, she finds unique ways to present them beautifully. For some of our favorite smoothies, check out The 25 Best Weight Loss Smoothies!
They’re zoodles like you’ve never seen them before! If you’re trying to cut carbs, check out Inspiralized, which is credited with helping usher in the veggies-over-pasta healthy eating trend.
If you live in Canada (or any cold climate), check out Wholehearted Eats. Food blogger Sophie MacKenzie shares a long list of healthy vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes—most of which are especially great for the cooler weather. Speaking of, don’t miss our collection of 18 Stew Recipes for Weight Loss!
Sara Forte, the blogger behind Sprouted Kitchen, has mastered the art of the aerial shot. Her feed has plenty of sprouted recipe inspiration, but you’ll also put your mandoline to good use.
There’s a good reason Tanya Zuckerbrot gets paid five figures to help her clients on their weight loss journeys. She’s known for her pro-fiber route to shedding the pounds, which she helps her clients achieve with the help of GG Bran Crispbread, which is a high-fiber, low-calorie cracker. While good for your waistline, they don’t taste great, which is why her F-Factor Instagram account comes in handy. She’ll help you see the bland cracker in a new light. Just check out the above; no, it’s not bagels and lox, but it still looks yummy. For more fiber-rich options, don’t miss these 30 Foods With More Fiber Than an Apple.
Our Four Forks
This feed is aptly named Our Four Forks because, if you make any of the recipes on this feed, people will want a bite. All recipes are gluten-free and many are Paleo and vegan. More importantly, they’re as visually appealing as they are healthy and delicious. Take the above chocolate tortilla chip pie made with tortilla chip crust, chocolate avocado mousse, and coconut whipped cream, for example. Mmmm.
Clean Food Dirty City
Easy-to-make, beautifully presented plant-based recipes including salads, bowls, and sweet treats make this a worthy account to follow. Other reasons? If you’re looking to up your fresh produce intake or to make lunches you’ll actually want to eat, check out Clean Food Dirty City.
Whole Foods changed the way we shop for healthy food, making it easy and accessible. Fittingly, their feed is regularly updated with delicious ways to use all of the fresh foods you can find in their stores. Scope out this list of 20 Surprisingly Cheap Eats from Whole Foods so you know what to scoop up!
Nom Nom Paleo
Michelle Tam is a James Beard Award-nominated author, meaning she values taste as much as she does aesthetics and nutrition—all of which is obvious in her Paleo-friendly feed, Nom Nom Paleo. You won’t find acai bowls here, but you will find plenty of appealing meat dishes.
Healthy With Nedi
Health expert Neda Varbanova used to work for Tanya Zuckerbrot, so she’s fittingly all about fiber in her practice. Her page, however, is mostly focused on healthy recipes. They aren’t always simple, but they’ll offer great inspiration. She also frequently dines out and highlights healthy options on her feed, Healthy with Nedi.
Vega, founded by professional Ironman triathlete and a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, Brendan Brazier, is one of the most respected (and widely popular) plant-based nutrition brands. They’ve got a treasure chest of recipes from the simple to the complex, and they range from smoothies and snacks to full-on meals. This is an especially great feed to follow if you’re a vegan/vegetarian athlete.
What’s awesome about Leah’s Plate is that she often uses niche food brands to make her healthy dishes. She usually photographs these delicious and original foodie finds alongside her finished product on her feed, Leah’s Plate. Speaking of niche brands, discover the 15 Reasons People Are Obsessed with Ezekiel Bread!
Show Me Your Eggs
For plenty of egg-cellent ideas, check out Show me Your Eggs, which will make you want to eat eggs breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And even if you’re on a diet, don’t fear the yolk! It’s packed with nutrient including antioxidants, biotin, iron, B12 and vitamin A. As for eggs in general, they have all the essential amino acids, which is why they’re such a great protein source. Ready to get crackin’? First find out the 26 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Carton of Eggs!
Be Fit Foods
Nutritionists often say you can tell the difference between hunger and a craving by asking yourself, “Would I eat an apple?” If the answer is no, you’re probably not hungry. Well, unless you’ve been looking at the Be Fit Foods feed, which makes fruit plates look as appealing as a fudgy chocolate sundae.
Water is essential for general health, well-being, and elimination not to mention weight loss since people often confuse thirst with hunger. One of the worst things you can do is opt for sugary juices, sodas, or even supermarket waters, which are usually loaded with chemicals and preservatives. Instead, infuse your own water for a low calorie, refreshingly healthy option. Detox Water will inspire you to do just that.
It isn’t easy to cut calories and blast fat when you have a sweet tooth. Identical twin sisters Bethany and Rachel make the seemingly impossible possible with their innovative recipes like these maple-glazed banana donuts. Check this out and a lot more on their feed, Athletic Avocado.
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I Quit Sugar
If your goal for 2017 is to quit sugar, check out I Quit Sugar. This Insta feed showcases recipes and tips for low-sugar living. And no, that doesn’t mean this feed is a sad mix of salad pictures; it’s full of everything from bright, vibrant recipes to delicious desserts like the lentil brownies pictured above!
Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and choosing a healthy dish instead of processed junk is a little bit of appealing presentation. Food Deco is all about styling food to make even healthy dishes look appetizing. Sounds, er, looks good to us!
Check out Loni Jane for raw-vegan fare, as well as some healthy, child-friendly options. After suffering from food issues in her twenties, the mother of two focused on healthy eating habits (she also wrote a book, Feel the Lean) and her feed is full of plant-based, organic options.
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