The internet can be a brilliant resource for health and fitness inspiration - if you know who to follow. Here are our picks of the top blogging talent that we'll be keeping our eye on in 2016...
There's no denying it - health blogs are booming. Whether you're looking for mealtime motivation, training tips or following a specific diet, we guarantee there'll be a blogger offering inspiration and insight to help you with your goals. Read on for our selection of six brilliant health blogs to follow in 2016.
Green Kitchen Stories
Beautifully sleek, stylish and always seasonal, this blog invites you to explore the food-focused life of one Copenhagen-based family - David, Luise and their young daughter Elsa. David is a magazine art director and Luise is studying to become a nutritional therapist, so it’s not hard to see how the couple’s day jobs lend themselves to producing such beautiful, nourishing dishes. There’s a huge variety in the recipes – sometimes raw, sometimes cooked, and incorporating a vast range of ingredients – but they're always vegetarian and often child-friendly, offering a valuable resource for raising children on a whole food diet.
Twice The Health
London-based, Lycra-loving friends Hannah and Emily set up their blog to share their forays into the realms of fitness, food and fashion. With their down-to-earth outlook and great sense of humour, it’s impossible not to pick up on the positive vibes in every post. We love that these ladies embrace their enjoyment of food and never deny having a healthy appetite. Blogging their way through tough challenges as they train for marathons and competitions, the girls also share recipes, product reviews and the occasional travel post, careful never to neglect the importance of happiness as well as health.
The tagline for this blog is, ‘people who love to eat are always the best people’ - a sentiment we couldn’t agree with more. Worth following for her phenomenal photography alone, Jessica’s elegantly styled shots of her vibrant recipes are nothing less than aspirational. After a diagnosis of a dairy allergy sparked her interest in alternative foods, Jessica turned her creativity to exploring paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and raw recipes, focusing on using fresh, organic and whole foods.
Chocolate Covered Katie
We often take our foodie inspiration and health trends from across the pond, and Chocolate Covered Katie is a fine example of why, specialising in ‘cleaning up’ usually calorie-laden desserts including crumbles, cookies and cheesecakes. Clicking through page after page of drool-worthy photos, it’s hard to believe that all these recipes aren’t as calorific as the originals, so it’s just as well that Katie provides extensive nutritional information to accompany each post.
She’s no newcomer, but if you’re not already familiar with Deliciously Ella, we guarantee that you will be in 2016. After being diagnosed with a rare illness that left her unable to leave her bed, and finding conventional medicine ineffective, Ella cut out meat, dairy, sugar, gluten and all processed foods, opting instead for a plant-based diet. With two cookbooks, a massive social following and plans to open her own deli this year, we’ll certainly be keeping our eyes firmly fixed on what Ella does next.
Balancing her enthusiasm for health with her sweet-tooth, Pamela’s blog proves once and for all that you can have your cake and eat it. All the recipes on the website are gluten-free, with a focus on boosting protein content, and include a range of sweet treats such as muffins, pies, and even sweet pizzas. Alongside these, Pamela posts lots of product reviews- perfect if you’re always on the look out for your next favourite healthy baking ingredient or superfood snack.
Who are your favourite health and fitness bloggers? Let us know in the comments below...