“Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food.”
– Dr. Andrew Weil
Starting a healthy eating lifestyle is probably one of the best decisions you can make for your health, vitality, energy and disease prevention (for you and your family too of course).
But with literally thousands of healthy eating websites on the internet, where should you start? Who can you trust and how do you even define “healthy eating”?
What is Healthy Eating?
There are more than a few definitions for eating healthy. Some insist that the only healthy eating diet is vegan. Others will claim that butter and grass-fed meat is essential to your health.
And what about SCD, GAPS, gluten-free, sugar-free, Paleo, Primal?
How do you define healthy eating?
In my humble opinion, healthy eating is eating only REAL FOOD.
Real food has no artificial ingredients, no commercially canned, packaged or processed food No fake foods of any kind. You get the picture.
So, here are the absolutely BEST healthy eating websites, packed with great real food recipes, natural remedies, inspiring articles about real food, our food supply and green living. Who wouldn’t love these?
The Top 10 Healthy Eating Websites
1. Real Food Forager
I’ve been following Jill’s blog for months and I love her grain-free recipes, especially the coconut banana muffins. You’ll also find great recipes for just about everything – Appetizers, desserts, baked goods, salads, soup and fermented foods.
Jill is a Clinical Nutritionist/Chiropractor with a specialty in healing diets such as SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) as well as Paleo and Primal and I guarantee you’ll love her blog.
Where to Start: Red Meat Won’t Kill You – Poor Science Will
2. Weed ‘Em & Reep
DaNelle’s self-healing journey, through detox and whole food diet and traditional diet is nothing but amazing.
I love her healthy real food recipes and her desserts are simple and so much fun. She will show you how to make yummy healthy foods, without ever worrying about calories and portions again.
Where to Start: DaNell’s weight loss story.
3. The Mommypotamus
This is one of my all time favorite healthy eating websites. Heather is a mom, a wife, a writer, a researcher and a real food enthusiast, who’s passionate about nourishing her family in any way possible.
Her story about recovering from an autoimmune disorder through real food nutrition is inspiring, and her blog offers not only delicious healthy eating recipes, natural remedies and parenting tips, but a beautiful vision of life.
Where to Start: The Mommypotamus self-healing story.
4. Butter Believer
If you think that “I can’t believe it’s not butter” is better than real butter, Emily will make you think again.
Emily is a health researcher and a writer, who believes in food that doesn’t come from factories. She offers great healthy food recipes that taste amazing and she will make a believer out of you too.
You’ll love her easy homemade ice cream, Potato cheese and roast chicken, I guarantee.
Where to Start: 10 Easy Steps to Turn Any Recipe to a Real Food Recipe
5. Homemade Mommy
Lindsey’s images of her recipes always make me, well, drool.
Her commitment to ditching processed food has changed her family’s life and helped them heal from a number of ailments including asthma, allergies, recurrent sinus infections and ADHD.
Her blog offers amazing recipes such as healthy and easy homemade granola and sweet potato chocolate cake, and you’ll love her Real Food Survivor Guide for Working moms.
Favorite Recipes: Homemade Honey Nut Granola, Roast Bone – In Lamb Shoulder with Cinnamon and Fennel
Where to Start: Real Food Survival Guide for Working Moms.
6. The Coconut Mama
I was nothing short of astonished to learn how many amazing things you can make with coconut oil and coconut products. But Tiffany’s blog is much more than “just coconut”.
I love her tutorial videos and if you want to learn how to make raw coconut milk, or how to sprout brown rise, this is the place for you. And…did you ever try making quinoa pancakes?
Tiffany has the recipe, along with dozens of more original and delicious real food recipes that you’ll love.
Oh, and great articles like how to make homemade glitter gel!
Where to Start: Antioxidant Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil
7. Health Extremist
Lori’s interesting blog offers amazing Paleo recipes, raw food recipes, vegan recipes, gluten-free recipes and yeast free recipes.
Her articles about healthy and organic living, alkalizing, detoxifying and food preparation advice are priceless too.
Visiting her blog will MAKE you WANT to eat real food, and you’ll learn so much about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
Where to Start: Why you shouldn’t throw out that lemon peel!
8. Empowered Sustanance
If you want to learn how to heal your body through real food grain free diet – You’ll find Lauren’s healthy eating website to be a great resource.
Each week Lauren shares new grain-free recipes for the SCD, GAPS and Paleo diet, tips for cooking allergen-free, tools for natural healing and all about the holistic lifestyle.
The wonderful recipes are grain free, nut free, refined sugar-free, and based on real food and healing ingredients.
Where to Start: Sugar: Why Your Body Needs It!
It’s hard to believe that all this wisdom comes from such a young woman. Nineteen year old Caroline Lunger loves real food and natural healing.
Caroline suffered from poor health since childhood, and took matters into her own hands. Gutsy indeed!
Her health problems forced her to become the researcher/health nut that she is, and you’ll learn all about the GAPS diet and find some gorgeous recipes on her blog.
Don’t forget to take a tour in her kitchen and see her amazing fermenting room.
Where to Start: I am a Gutsy Girl!
10. Nourished Kitchen
The first thing that will grab you in this beautiful blog is the amazing images. Nourished Kitchen’s picture of asparagus makes me want to eat an asparagus. Now.
Jenny loves grass-fed beef, pasture raised eggs, fresh raw cream, heirloom vegetables, farmers markets and traditional real food. And the love shows.
Nourished Kitchen has great recipes, great food preparation advice and great meal plans and classes. Don’t miss out on one of the best healthy eating websites in 2013.
Where to Start: Ten Fermented Foods that Kids Love
That’s it my friends, this is my list of the top 10 best healthy eating websites in 2014, I truly hope that you go and visit each and every one of the gorgeous blogs, and more importantly – I hope you are inspired enough to take action and start eating and cooking healthy – For you and your family.
To your health & happiness,