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The Best Food Instagram Accounts

Everything in moderation, you know?
03/10/2017 03:13pm ET | Updated March 29, 2017

When we set out to find the best Instagram accounts for healthy eating, we first had to answer the question, “What does it mean to ‘eat healthy’?”

It’s a fair question that even our government is trying to tackle. And almost everyone has an opinion. It’s high-fat, low-carb. No, it’s low-fat, high-carb. Others say the answer is a Mediterranean-style of eating. And you’ll get an entirely different answer from the Paleo crowd.

But truthfully, it’s enough to make your head spin. So we took a level-headed approach: In rounding up the food Instagrammers who inspire our “healthy” meals, we did our best to select accounts that reflect an everything-in-moderation approach. You’ll find a lot of wholesome ingredients, plant- and meat-based dishes and the occasional sweet treat, too.

But no funfetti. And no straight-up baking blogs. And not because there is anything wrong with that deliciousness, but just because we had to draw a line somewhere.

We trust you’ll occasionally indulge, too. Because strictly clean eating? That’s confining, time-consuming and likely unenjoyable. And you’d be missing out, if you ask us.

1
Ella Woodward, @deliciouslyella
Ella Woodward writes that she is "working to make vegetables cool" And one million followers later, she is. Woodward made a dramatic change in diet and lifestyle after she was diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome. Cutting out processed food and learning how to cook with whole ingredients is what launched her hugely popular blog, and part of what helped her symptoms disappear. Today, Woodward is a best selling author of several cookbooks and runs two food shops in London with her husband, Matthew Mills. Woodward's Instagram account is a glimpse into that world: It's basically the home of the rainbow bowl meal, which is a colorful assortment of grains, fruits and vegetables. She tackles treats, too, such as sweet potato brownies. We'd love to whip up a batch.
2
Natasha Kadimi, @organicandhappy

Today's breakfast: @pitayaplus + pomegranate + homemade chocolate granola + coconut 😍 #whatveganseat

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Natasha Kadimi's colorful Instagram account serves two purposes: A) to display insanely delicious vegan meals and snacks and B) to discuss the process of recovering from disordered eating. Her top notch photography and honesty about the messy business of eating makes her account a must-follow. More than 100,000 followers agree.
3
Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez, @foodheavenshow
Wendy and Jess are best friends, registered dietitians and incredible cooks who want their followers to eat healthier and feel happier. Food Heaven Made Easy, the duo's website, features more recipes and a meal plan. Wendy and Jess tackle more nutrition and wellness questions on their podcast, such as morning and night routines, or how to create healthy habits.
5
Tieghan Gerard, @halfbakedharvest
Food blogger Tieghan Gerard calls her food "healthy-ish" on her blog, Half Baked Harvest. And we agree -- almost all of Gerard's recipes are made from wholesome, real ingredients. Food her account for images of mouthwatering comfort foods, desserts and recipes made from the good stuff.
6
Lucia Lee, @foodminimalist
We could scroll through Lucia Lee's Instagram account all day long if time permitted. Every photo looks like a work of art and the food itself looks like it's packed with flavor. Many of the posts are inspired by Asian cuisine, but there's plenty of variety to round it out. Lee's easy to follow directions and recipes in the caption are a double win.
7
Alissandra Maffucci, @inspiralized
If you don't know Ali Maffucci, you'll want to: Her blog, Inspiralized, is dedicated to making noodles out of fruits and vegetables. Her passion for transforming beloved dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs into high nutrient meals is the kind of trick that can change the way you eat. If you don't have a spiralizer, you'll want, nay -- need -- one, very quickly.
10
Rachel Mansfield, @rachlmansfield
Sign us up for recipes by Rachel Mansfield, which "require minimal amount of ingredients, very little prep work and basic cooking skills." The down-to-earth recipe developer and food stylist's blog pumps out creative, accessible recipes made with whole ingredients. Her Instagram account does the same.
11
Sara Forte, @sproutedkitchen

Roasted with za'atar. Yogurt, feta, parsley and herbs to serve. Easy and pretty, I'll take two 🙋🏽

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Don't bother breaking out measuring cups to recreate Sara Forte's recipes, built on natural ingredients and sugar alternatives. "This is art, not science," Forte says about her easy-to-approach meals. Now that's our kind of attitude.
12
Jamie Oliver, @jamieoliver

Last recipe of the day today the wonderful world of Gnocchi x x x x x love them xx x x

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Roughly 5.5 million people follow Chef Jamie Oliver on Instagram and we can guess why: His account is used to promote exactly what got shot him to fame in the first place – a passion for good, real food. You'll get work breakfast ideas, such as yogurt with pomegranate, to steaming bowls of ramen and salad topped with meaty kebabs.