Wellness

Eight Boston-Based Food Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

After seeing their beautifully plated food, dairy-free recipes, and cooking tips, you'll want to give these healthy Instagram accounts a follow.


Whether it’s apps, YouTube, or books, there are endless possibilities for finding healthy lifestyle inspiration. But among all of these, Instagram still reigns supreme. Not only is there an endless amount of health accounts to follow, but with hashtags it makes it much easier to connect with your local Instagram influencers.

Looking for a new dinner recipe? Or trying to master a beautiful bowl of overnight oats? Look no further than these healthy Instagram accounts, all run by Bostonians.

 

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And just like that it’s Monday again 🙈 see ya lata weekend —> helloooo work week….I promise we will get through this! Picture these pumpkin 🥞 on your plate for Saturday mornin’ breakfast 🙌🏼 WE CAN DO THIS!! Or you can whip these up tonight and keep them on hand for a quick breakfast every day this week – that’s how much you’ll love them! Recipe is from @dadaeats and it’s posted on her page 🙌🏼 they’re GF, DF, grain free & free of any suga! Added @lilys_sweets chocolate chips for that 🍫-ey goodness 😊 served them with @kitehillfoods Greek almond milk yogurt & maple syrup 🍁

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1. Dairy Free Delish

Registered dietitian Christina Zacchilli went dairy-free a couple of years ago and her Instagram and blog have followed suit. She’s focused on providing delicious, dairy-free meals using minimally processed ingredients and that are low in added sugar. Even if you’re not dairy-free, each recipe can be easily adapted to fit your dietary preferences.

 

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What’s your favorite football watching food? 🏈 {ad} While bratwurst is always appropriate for fall football, @MckenzieDeli has now teamed up with their Vermont neighbor @SwitchbackBeer to make the ultimate football watching brats 🌭🍺 These brats are crafted with premium cuts of pork and traditional spices, but use Switchback Ale instead of water. 😲And trust me when I say they’re sweet, juicy, and absolutely packed with flavor!⁣ ⁣ If you live in or near Vermont, head to @shawssupermarket, @pricechopper, or @hannafordmkts to pick some up for this weekend’s games! #MckenzieSwitchbrat #MckenziePartner.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #footballfood #gamedayfood #bratwurst #beerbrats #weekendeats #bratsandbeer #ignewengland #bostonbloggers #bostonblogger #newenglandlife #newengland_igers #foodblogger #buzzfeast #vermontlife #craftbrewery

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2. We Are Not Martha

We Are Not Martha is based on the idea that you can live a Martha Stewart-like life, but in a simple and hassle-free way. Sues, the woman behind the operation, shares easy, family-friendly recipes that taste good and don’t take too long to make. Plus, she even features some dog-friendly recipes for the special pups in your life.

 

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New Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl recipe! 🍓🍌

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3. Sprinkle of Charm

Sprinkle of Charm, run by a local nurse named Kelsey, features beautiful close-up shots of her colorful food, which is mostly plant-based. Her Instagram account shows off the well-plated food, while her website shares the recipes for everything from desserts to side dishes.

 

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Happy Halloween! 🍂🎃 Trick or treat, give us something good to eat! 😂 No tricks, just treats around here with this awesome Cauliflower Rice Chicken Burrito Bowl we made for dinner last night. 😎 My goodness was this delicious and so satisfying. Cauliflower rice made all the difference since these bowls are often filled with regular rice which can be quite filling. 😋 Loved all of the toppings (chicken, beans, corn, avocado!) and will definitely be bookmarking this recipe from @whatsgabycookin . An excellent weeknight meal that was quick to prepare and left us with lots o’ leftovers. See? Lots of treats today. 🎃😉 Have a great Halloween, everyone! . . —> Next time we make this I’m adding in homemade guacamole and will serve tortilla chips on the side. 😏 . . . #glutenfree #glutenfreemollied #celiac #homecooking #cooking #grainfree #delish #dinner #postgymmeal #cauliflowerrice #chicken #whatsgabycooking #burritobowl #avocado #weeknightdinner #eatwell #bostonfoodies #wellness #trickortreat #eeeeeats #dinnerideas #mexicanfood #allnatural #foodphotography #yummy #eeeeeats #celiacdisease #bostonfoodie #boston

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4. Gluten Free Mollie D

After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Mollie Drury started her Instagram and blog as a way to share easy, gluten-free recipes. Each post is one of her and her husband’s gluten-free dinner, posted five times a week. To create each dinner, Mollie uses her own cookbooks as inspiration and adapts the recipes to be gluten-free.

5. Healthiful Bytes

As a local MIT student, Emily’s colorful bowls prove that it is possible to eat healthy on a busy schedule. From breakfast to dinner, she shares the recipe details in the captions of her Instagram. All of her recipes are very simple and made with affordable, easy-to-prep ingredients.

 

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another rainy day so we are just hanging today over here ☕️👶🏼- sharing with you these spicy brown mustard maple acorn squash rings! I’ve made these a bunch before over the holidays & i know it’s only October but already thinking about them now 😍 here’s what i did: . . 2 medium size acorn squash 1/4 heaping cup of spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup pistachios (or any nut/seed of choice) 1/4 cup cranberries 2 cups spinach 1.5 quarts brussels sprouts sea salt to taste pepper to taste 2 tbsp. maple syrup (optional) 10 sprigs of thyme Directions: -set oven to 400 degrees + line baking sheet parchment paper 2. Carefully cut the acorn squash into rings. I tried to cut them as evenly as possible, but it might be difficult and found that at the end it didn’t matter, they still all cooked evenly through. 3. Place the acorn rings on the baking sheet with a little bit of olive oil and cook for 15 minutes on one side. Flip, then continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Check, if they need more time, continue to cook until golden brown in color and soft. It will most likely be a total of 30 minutes. 4. While the acorn rings are cooking: Prepare the stuffing. In your cast iron pan or large skillet; on medium heat; add the chopped brussels sprouts with about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Cook until tender and they start to brown. After about 10 minutes, add the spicy brown mustard, sea salt, pepper, and any other spices of choice. Mix and continue to cook for another 5-8 minutes. 5. In the same pan, add the nuts/seeds, cranberries, and the spinach. Cook until the spinach becomes soft; just a few minutes. Now, the acorn squash rings should be done. Take them out and begin to stuff them with the mixing above. Each ring will fit about 2 heaping spoonfuls. I then placed mine back in the oven for about 5 minutes, but that isn’t necessary. 6. Drizzle with maple syrup and fresh thyme leaves. Serve immediately. To re-heat simply put back in the oven under broiler for a few minutes or at 400 degrees until warm (10 minutes)

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6. Balance with B

After being diagnosed with Gastroparesis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and dealing with abdominal distension, Blair Flynn created her blog as a way to turn something negative into something positive. In addition to recipes, she also shares wellness and yoga tips and a guide to what’s in her pantry.

 

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When you don’t love zucchini but your CSA insists on loading your weekly box with it, you’re forced to get creative. Lately I’ve been grating it and throwing it in all the things: fritters, tacos, shakshuka, and my favorite: ZUCCHINI BREAD!! . This gluten-free chocolate chip zucchini bread took me a few failed attempts to get it just right but it was totally worth it for the final product. Super moist but not overly dense, the texture is just right. Link to recipe in bio! . PS. This version is gluten-free not because it’s “better” or bc gluten is “bad”. It’s an option for those who need it or prefer it and the rest can use all-purpose flour and move on with their lives ✌️. . . . #zucchinibread #chocolatezucchinibread #glutenfreezucchinibread #glutenfreebread #zucchinirecipes #thefoodiedietitian #quickbread #csarecipes #summereats

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7. Kara Lydon, RD

Kara Lydon is a non-diet dietitian sharing her love of all things food, yoga, and life on her Instagram account as well as nutritious (and delicious) recipes to her blog, The Foodie Dietitian. She talks a lot about Intuitive Eating and developing a healthy relationship with food by being able to listen to your body.

8. Neatly Chopped

Juggling a full-time job with her part-time passion, Kathryn, the mind behind Neatly Chopped, started posting and sharing recipes about a year ago on Instagram. Along with sharing tasty recipes, she spills secrets about ways to make meal prep less of a hassle and grocery tips that will keep you focused and on track while you’re perusing the aisles.