Ahhhh, dessert, the sweet end to a delicious meal. Unfortunately, it can also be the button-popping end to a healthy waistline. That’s why we’re excited to feature Katie from Chocolate Covered Katie as this week’s foodie! Her blog’s motto is “This isn’t just any dessert blog, it’s a healthy dessert blog.” By using low-fat, fresh ingredients, Katie shows how to make delicious, healthier versions of high calorie favorites and some goodies you’ve probably never even thought of.
Chocolate Covered Katie is so vibrant you might wonder if it’s in 3D. I dare you not to try and lick the chocolate dripping from the cone in the Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Ice Cream picture. The site is full of easy to follow recipes but you’ll also enjoy following Katie, as well, since her posts are often accompanied by a personal story or anecdote. Here’s what Katie has to say about her popular blog.
If you haven’t visited Kelsey Brown’s blog Happyolks where “recipes and stories for happy folks” are born, you’re missing out. Kelsey and her husband treat Happyolks as a collaborative project, where he takes the photographs and she develops the recipes and shares some of the most beautiful stories you’ll read. Trust me, I read a lot of blogs but hers remains one of my absolute favorites.
When you visit Happyolks, expect to find whole foods recipes, breathtaking imagery, and thoughtful narrative that will pierce your soul. We had the extreme pleasure of speaking with Kelsey recently about her blog and her approach to health. Here’s what she had to say. (more…)
When I stumbled upon Ashley’s McLaughlin’s blog Edible Perspective years ago, I was first drawn to the stunning photography. Ultimately, her sunshiney personality, amazingly creative recipes, and down-to-earth writing style hooked me in.
To date, Ashley’s recipes are some of the healthiest and most delicious recipes I’ve tried from any food blog – and I’ve visited a lot. The girl taught me how to make almond butter for goodness sake! Stop by Ashley’s blog for a wealth of information on gluten free and vegan cooking, as well as desserts that always fall on the healthier side – my favorite kind.
Why did you start your food blog?
Edible Perspective started after making a cross-country move to Colorado with my husband, Chris. When we first moved out west we were lucky enough to stay with Chris’s brother and wife for a few months as we furiously hunted for jobs. To return the favor to them, I cooked our weeknight dinners and decided to document my creations along the way. It was at this time when I finally decided to pick up Chris’s clunky dSLR camera and put down my trusty point-and-shoot. I never imagined what it would evolve into! (more…)
Kate Webster has grown quite the following with her healthy approach to baking at her blog, The Little Loaf. Based in West London, Kate enjoys finding healthier alternatives to otherwise heavy treats like cakes, muffins and breads, and shares a thoughtful story with each recipe she creates. It’s clear there’s equal parts sugar, equal parts love that go into The Little Loaf.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kate about her blog and her healthful approach to food and life. Here’s what she had to say.
Why did you start your food blog?
Nicknamed at the age of two by a great aunt who noticed my appetite for bread was bigger than I was, I’ve always loved baking. Commercial bread can be so disappointing (not to mention unhealthy) so in 2010 I decided to start baking all my own from scratch. My boyfriend (now fiancé) convinced me to start a blog to document my progress, and the little loaf blog evolved from there. (more…)
The more I started digging into whole foods, the more I started learning about whole foods blogs that boasted amazing recipes like Blueberry oat cobblers, Tuscan kale salads, and superfood nut butter cups (just to name a few). Such a blog is A Couple Cooks, run by husband and wife team Alex and Sonja Overhiser.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Sonja recently about she and Alex’s blog, their approach to health, and their outlook on life. Here’s what she had to say.
Why did you start your food blog?
A Couple Cooks started as an offshoot of what was our personal blog at the time, which was quickly becoming filled with photos of food as we were falling in love with cooking. However, we also started it with a mission – as a place to inspire home cooking and healthy eating, which we’d found so much joy and fulfillment from in our own lives. It’s taken on a new life from when it started – it’s become a place where we can express ourselves creatively, as well as a way to connect to our local food community and others around the world who love food. It also gives us a place to think about advocacy and activism, be it for food/health issues, environment, or social justice. (more…)
I love introducing new friends, especially when I know they’ll hit off. Diets In Review readers, I know you’ll love one of my dearest online friends Holly Whitleff, who runs the healthy, inspiring, ever-delicious blog The Healthy Everythingtarian. So many good things to say about this girl I hardly know where to start!
Let’s begin with food. Holly has always approached food practically and healthfully, avoiding any fad diet trends or overly-complicated ingredients or equipment. That’s why I’ve always loved her blog: Healthy, simple food inspiration can always be found. Apple cheddar tart, anyone? Plus, she’s one of the most entertaining online writers you’ll read.
I had the extreme pleasure of speaking with Holly recently about her blog, her life and her practical approach to health. Here’s what she had to say. (more…)
A love for food and blogging collided for 25-year-old Madison Mayberry, who discovered her love for recipe development and food photography as an intern at Better Homes and Gardens. Today Madison runs the successful food blog Espresso and Cream and plays food editor at Betty Crocker Kitchens. One visit to Madison’s blog and she had me at almond meal pancakes and whole wheat chocolate banana bread. Stop by and we think you’ll fall for Espresso and Cream, too.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Madison about her blog, her approach to health and diet, and some of her favorite recipes to date. Here’s what she had to say.
How did you start your food blog?
I started my blog, Espresso and Cream, when I was an intern at Better Homes and Gardens magazine back in 2009. I was working on the food editorial team and wanted a creative outlet that allowed me to share the recipes I was working on and enjoying in my personal life, not just the things I was working on as part of the magazine staff. (more…)
I’ve been loving our new food blogger spotlight series more and more as it’s allowed me to branch out and meet new healthy bloggers I would’ve otherwise never known about. One such new-to-me face is Brittany Barr of Barr and Table, who just happens to be an amazingly talented recipe developer with a healthy dose of personality and passion for fitness. I found myself scouring her recipes page and was hooked right away!
If you visit Barr and Table expect to find healthy, creative recipes for breakfast, post-workout snacks, and filling, simple week-night meals. We recently spoke with Brittany about her blog and her approach to health and fitness. Here’s what she had to say. (more…)
Sometimes you “meet” a blogger online and instantly know you’ll be fast friends. Such was the case when I came across Ashley’s blog, Never Homemaker. Her blog name was clever, the content was intriguing, the recipes made me drool, and she and her family were as cute as can be.
If you stop by Ashley’s blog expect to find fitness and running inspiration, tasty and healthy recipes, and glimpses of her life as a mother to her adorable toddler daughter, Ada.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ashley about her blog and her approach to living a healthy, happy life. Here’s what she had to say. (more…)
When I think of vegan food blogging superstars, I think of Kathy Patalsky. Even if you’re not a vegan eater you will absolutely fall in love with the dishes Kathy dreams up on her blog Happy Healthy Life. Expect vibrant and nutrient-packed smoothies and breakfasts, inventive entrees and good-for-you desserts.
I started following Kathy a few years ago when I got into vegan baking myself, finding it a healthier alternative to many of my favorite desserts. Thankfully, people like Kathy have blazed the trail in making healthy food actually taste good. For that reason I highly recommend you follow her kitchen creations on Healthy Happy Life (also known as the Lunchbox Bunch) where she just released her first cookbook, 365 Vegan Smoothies.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kathy about her blog and her approach to a healthy life. Here’s what she had to say.
Why did you start your food blog? (more…)