Eating healthy is one of the first steps toward becoming a happier and healthier you. Besides regular exercise, healthy eating is one of the best ways to control your weight and improve your mental and physical health. But it's not always easy to come up with healthy meals to eat… that’s why there’s plenty of healthy eating cookbooks and blogs out there!

These ten blogs are some of the top healthy eating blogs out right now! So the next time you’re looking for inspiration, turn to this list, pick a blog, and get ready to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal of your choice.

1. Oh She Glows

Do you want healthy, glowing skin? Follow "Oh She Glows!" "Oh She Glows" is a blog featuring vegan dishes that are guarenteed to make you healthier: inside and out. The recipes are meat, gluten, soy and dairy free and they include no processed ingredients. Angela Liddon created the blog in 2007 as a way to track her recovery from an eating disorder — she chronicled her journey to health through a healthy relationship with food. Since then, she’s written two different cookbooks called Oh She Glows Every Day and Oh She Glows Cookbook, both of which can be found online or at Barnes and Noble. Her goal is "to inspire you to embrace more plant-based foods in your diet without feeling the least bit deprived.” Follow her on Instagram @ohsheglows or check out her website http://ohsheglows.com.

Here's a fun way to use Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Pecan Parm leftovers! Warm them up and topple over a big salad. Adding a cozy heated-up component to a salad is a good way to transition them into fall and winter. Stick to the ribs, ya know? 👌And if you're like me and you don't crave salads this time of year, it's an easy way to trick yourself into making them more! I'm all about tricking myself as much as possible 😂🤔 . . I whisked together a speedy dressing made with apple cider vinegar, pure maple syrup, olive oil, Dijon mustard, pink salt, and pepper. Just all to taste. So good! . . Another way to enjoy a hot & cold salad this fall is with my Crowd-Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole (recipe from my first cookbook). Warm it up and add it on a bed of lettuce...then add all kinds of toppings like avocado, salsa, cashew sour cream, green onion, etc. THAT'S HAPPENING TOMORROW with ma leftovers 🤗✅ . Ps - link to the roasted butternut squash recipe is in my profile 👍

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2. A Couple Cooks

Alex and Sonja Overheiser are a husband and wife who are self-described healthy food influencers. When they got married, they challenged each other to eat better and found that they had more energy, slept better, and were overall much happier. In 2010, they started "A Couple Cooks" and began documenting their whole foods journey. Together they create recipes and run a podcast "that explores the stories, people, and ideas behind food." Preorder their cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking on Amazon or go to their release party on February 17, 2018!.

This fall we're experimenting with vegetarian Thanksgiving entrees that are just as good--no, better--than turkey. These lentil & goat cheese stuffed sweet potatoes are it: hearty, colorful, and nourishing. These are on the short list. What will be at your Thanksgiving table? 🍁 __ Speaking of tasty vegetarian eats, there are a couple tickets left to our dinner party at @traderspointcreamery! It's an intimate dinner on Thursday Nov 16 with cookbook authors @vegetarianventures and @kaleandcaramel! We'd love to see you there. Shoot me an email and I'll send the Eventbrite! ___ {Recipe: acouplecooks.com (link in profile), search "lentil stuffed"} . . . #thanskgiving #mypinterest #vegetarianfood #vegetarians #inthekitchen #eatingwell #foodwinewomen #huffposttaste #cleaneating #buzzfeedfood #vegetarianfoodshare #plantpower

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3. Nom Nom Paleo

In 2010, Michelle Tam made the decision to go Paleo and has since found that she has more energy and improved quality of life. Since the fall after her switch she has been posting recipes, tips, and reviews of different kitchen gadgets on her blog, "Nom Nom Paleo" and has written her own cookbook called Nom Nom Paleo Food for Humans. Tam is an award-winning blogger and a NYT bestselling author with Webby-award winning app. She boasts 382k followers on her Instagram, @nomnompaleo. Follow her blog here at http://nomnompaleo.com.

4. Sprouted Kitchen

Sarah Forte and her husband Hugh started the "Sprouted Kitchen" as a way for them to learn more about cooking and photography (respectively) and document their meals together. They released their first cookbook, Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods (which can be found in any major bookstore or online), in 2012 and their latest cookbook, Bowl and Spoon, in 2015. Her intention "is to make food taste good by using natural ingredients: whole grains, healthy fats, natural sugar alternatives and the like.” Follow her on Instagram @sproutedkitchen and check out her blog here

5. My New Roots

"My New Roots" was created in October 2007 by Sarah Britton, who shares her kitchen experiments and love for whole foods on her blog, mynewroots.org, and Instagram page, @mynewroots. She posts healthy vegetarian recipes and eats totally organic, with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds making up 99% of her diet. Her main focus is the way that healthy food and Holistic Nutrition make her feel — she never counts calories and boasts that eating healthily allows her body to remain healthy, strong, and "in a perfect state of balance."

6. Deliciously Ella

After Ella Woodward was diagnosed with Tachycardia Syndrome in 2011, she created "Deliciously Ella" blog in order to address her health needs and concerns. She shares the story of her journey and is passionate about helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle through food. "Deliciously Ella is all about celebrating what you can do with delicious, plant-based ingredients. It’s not about diet or deprivation, there’s no one size fits all, and everything I do can be adapted to suit you," says Woodward. She hopes to improve her reader's quality of life by providing fun and interesting ways to add more fruit and vegetables to their diets. Subscribe to her blog, deliciouslyella.com, or follow her on Instagram @deliciouslyella where she boasts a verified account and 1.1 million followers.

7. The Picky Eater

If you’re a picky eater looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, check out this blog. Anjali, who created "The Picky Eater", is a board-certified health coach with a passion for delicious, easy, and healthy eating. She’s found a way to make eating healthy fun, with recipes that substitute fresh, organic food as a healthy alternative to many fan-favorite foods like margarita pizza, 7-layer bean dip, macaroni and cheese, and Greek nachos. Follow her blog here at pickyeaterblog.com
or catch her Instagram @thepickyeater.

8. Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

Heather Poire, the creator of "Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes", is a self-described Vegan food blogger and outdoor enthusiast who loves gardening and healthy living. She founded the blog in 2011 and originally intended for the blog to be a place where she could track her “healing journey through food.” Heather promotes locally sourced, seasonal healthy vegan eating and shares simple recipes that anyone can conquer. You can find her on Instagram @sundaymorningbananapancakes or subscribe to her blog here sundaymorningbananapancakes.blogspot.com

Words to live by #letterboardlove #letterboard #home #fall

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9. Cookie and Kate

Cookie and Kate is a blog run by Kate Taylor, a photographer and cook from Oklahoma. She started her blog in 2010 with her dog, Cookie, and since the creation of their blog, she has spent her time trying different recipes, reading cookbooks, and even developing her own! All of the recipes on their site are completely meat-free — she doesn’t believe in cooking meat and she and Cookie are both vegetarians. Kate “believe[s] in eating whole foods, which are foods that are as close to their source as possible.” She’s also an "avid supporter of the occasional indulgence, and [she] laugh[s] with friends over drinks as often as possible.” Her cookbook, which is called Love Real Food, can be purchased online or found at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie, or Whole Foods. Follow Cookie and Kate on Instagram @cookieandkate and find their blog here at cookieandkate.com.

10. 101 Cookbooks

In 2003, Heidi Swanson used her blog as a place to sort through her cookbook collection. Since the blog's inception, she has started working primarily with nutritious and natural foods and even begun to develop some of her own recipes that she shares with her readers. "101 Cookbooks" has a super user-friendly, easy to navigate interface and categories of recipes include breakfast, vegetarian, pasta, chocolate, gluten-free, high protein, and more — Heidi truly has a recipe for everyone! You can follow her blog at 101cookbooks.com and follow her on Instagram @heidijswanson.

So whether you’re looking for an introduction to healthy eating or to change your lifestyle completely, these ten blogs are sure to inspire you to eat a healthier diet and adopt an overall healthier lifestyle!

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