Keeping up healthy vegetarian habits in the new year is easier when you surround yourself with people who inspire those habits. Although these bloggers are spread out all over the world, it will feel like they’re in your living room with you as they share recipes and tips for healthy vegetarian eating.
By Shelly Westerhausen
Laura from The First Mess brings us into her old farmhouse to share vegetable-heavy recipes through large and inspiring photos. Start with her veggie-centric carrot, chickpea, and harissa dip (pictured) or Moroccan stew.
Sonja and Alex are a couple based in Indianapolis who share simple and nourishing recipes. Several years back, they decided to cut out processed and fast food from their diet and have since developed hundreds of whole-food recipes that they share over at A Couple Cooks. Try their healthy buckeyes (pictured) or their rosemary–white bean dip recipe the next time you have people over.
Although Oh, Ladycakes is a baking blog, the recipes are as healthy as baked goods come, with the main ingredients being natural sugars and alternative flours. We’d recommend starting with Ashlae’s Whole Grain Caramel Apple Hand Pies (pictured) or the Peanut Butter Cookies made with spelt flour.
The authors behind Sprouted Kitchen create accessible and delicious vegetarian cuisine. Their focus is often on healthy recipes that are ideal for entertaining, like their Holiday Slaw or Berry-Ginger Cocktail (pictured).
Green Kitchen Stories is a couple and daughter who share their healthy twist on vegetarian recipes. They have several cookbooks, like “Green Kitchen Travels” (with recipes inspired by food from around the world), but you can also check out their recipes, like this Spiced Parsnip Cake, for free on their blog.
Erin from Naturally Ella turned to healthy eating after watching her father go through numerous medical issues due to his traditional American meat-and-potato diet. Start by checking out her Barley Chocolate Chip Cookiesor the Mediterranean Flatbread (pictured).
Though I may be biased since it is my own blog, Vegetarian ‘Ventures is all about serving up delicious vegetarian recipes that focus on local and in-season ingredients, and is worth checking out; particularly if you like the sound of Savory Cheddar & Cornmeal Waffles or Salted Maple Dark Chocolate Raspberry Crumble (pictured). [Ed. Note: Check out Shelly’s Pistachio-Crusted Tofu with Red Chimichurri, Sweet Cinnamon Fruit Dip, and Skillet Bagel Eggs with Lemon-Rosemary Butter too!]
Cookie + Kate is a vegetarian blog about a girl and her dog creating healthy habits in the kitchen. In addition to recipes (like the above Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze), Kate also shares regular “What to Cook This Month” guides so you can stay on top of eating seasonally.
The Austin-based couple behind Love & Lemons are experts at turning traditional recipes into healthy, vegan versions that are just as fantastic. We’d recommend you start with the Vegan Mac & Cheese or the Chocolate PB&J Cups.