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You have most likely come across the term “natural food,” and you may be wondering what it is and how you can add more of it to your life. Natural food choices are those that have endured a minimum amount of processing and do not contain an abundance of preservatives. A diet based around natural foods may contain options like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and lean meats. Fruits and vegetables are key in a natural food diet, and with good reason; they’ve been to lower blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, and decrease the risk of stroke and heart disease. An easy way to consume more natural foods is to steer clear of processed, refined, and packaged food products, and try to eat foods in their original state.

Even with all of the documentaries and transformative stories of people who have improved their health through natural food in recent years, knowing where to get started isn’t easy. Whether you want to learn about reading labels, preparing nutrient-dense food, or following a specific diet, we’ve rounded up the best natural food blogs to keep you inspired. From bloggers and nutritionists to chefs and home cooks, these men and women have done the work for you. All you need to do now is soak in the information and take the first step on your natural food journey.

101 Cookbooks

Founded in 2003, Heidi Swanson created as an outlet to display recipes from her ever-growing food-related library. With over 100 cookbooks in her midst, she decided to take readers through these books one recipe at a time. Today, she also mixes in a variety of her original recipes that intersect with her everyday life or unique travel adventures.

With a focus on whole foods and healthy ingredients, Heidi’s recipes include tasty bites like and In addition to breathtaking photographs and videos of her culinary creations, fans can also get a glimpse of life and food around the world thanks to her travel posts. For anyone looking for a blog where delectable cuisine and travel intersect, 101 Cookbooks has you covered.

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Recipes to Nourish

Emily, a self-proclaimed “ex-vegan turned conscientious omnivore,” created to share her knowledge of natural remedies, nutrient-dense recipes, and cooking with seasonal, organic produce. The result is a website chock full of simple body care recipes such as her , and gluten free recipes like this .

In addition to nutritious recipes, the site showcases Emily’s journey of becoming more aware of the foods she was eating and products she was purchasing after the birth of her daughter. Story openly discussed on the site include organic practices, sustainable food, nontoxic products, and DIY adventures.

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Delicious Obsessions

Recipe developer and founder Jessica Espinoza shares how a lifelong love for cooking helped her get a handle on autoimmune health issues. Today she is a Real Food Wellness Educator who teaches others how to live and eat cleanly. The site incorporates a variety of mouthwatering as well as an abundance of DIY activities like this . And, for fans following an autoimmune protocol or a diet free of grains, nuts, dairy, sugar, or egg, recipes are labeled for easy discovery. Be sure to for her Eat the Rainbow course (think fruits and veggies), coming soon.

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Wedge Co-op

What do you get when you combine a grocery store, catering company, café, wholesale organic food distributer, and co-op? The of course. Founded in 1974, the company supports small farms and believes in changing lives via easy access to real food. Based out of the Twin Cities, the Wedge Co-op’s community also shares tasty recipes and fun DIY endeavors on the website. Try their delectable or a

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Don’t Mess With Mama

Inspired to stand up against processed, artificial food after her husband and son battled chronic health issues, Tracey Black created . The site is a fantastic resource for anyone seeking gluten-free recipes that are quick or could be made in one pot. Plus, Don’t Mess With Mama explores popular health themes including food allergies, hormones, and how to . For those interested in non-food-related recipes, Tracey shows off her cheeky side with and a variety of beauty and home do-it-yourself tutorials.

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100 Days of Real Food

This heartfelt blog chronicles a family’s 100-day journey of eating clean food. The catch? None of the food items could contain any processed or refined ingredients. Readers can follow the adventure from and consider taking their free pledge, which takes you on a similar experience on a smaller scale. Lisa Leake, founder and blogger of the site, also provides fans with an array of research-based content. Expect to find free meal plans, ideas for kids’ lunches, a Real Food on a Budget section, cookbooks, and more recipes than you can possibly count.

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The Kitchn

is a daily web-based magazine dedicated to cuisine, travel, kitchen design, tutorials, and more. The magazine’s writers, recipe developers, and photographers keep readers coming back for more thanks to crisp photography, culinary lessons, food-filled travel stories, and mouthwatering recipes.

Founded in 2005 by Maxwell Ryan and Sara Kate Gillingham, The Kitchn is the go-to site for any cook who wants to create a beautiful culinary environment and nourishing cuisine that fuels the body. Be sure to check out the , or try your hand at their or .

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Boulder Locavore

was birthed out of a unique experiment food-adventurer Toni- Dash conducted one winter in Colorado. Her goal was to exist throughout the winter on locally sourced protein and produce found within 100 miles of her location. Not only did she discover an abundance of local resources and new methods of preserving food, but she found that others were curious about her venture. Seven years later, Toni serves up stunning photos and an abundance of gluten-free recipes to her followers. Be sure to try her or .

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Food Babe

Vani Hari, also widely known as , began investigating how food is grown, which chemicals are used, and what is being hidden from the public back in 2011. Her mission was to share the truth behind America’s food supply and fuel a movement for change. Her hard work has paid off; Vani and her “Food Babe army,” (a.k.a. hundreds of thousands of petition signatures), influenced companies like Subway, Kraft, Chipotle, and dozens more to change ingredients or become transparent about business practices.

In addition to reading her investigations, visitors to the site can search a wide range of recipes and meal plans, take part in her sugar detox plan, and also try her juice cleanse program.

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Mambo Sprouts

has been delivering coupons, free samples, and educational materials direct to wellness-conscious consumers since 1996. As people began to adopt healthier lifestyles, the company saw a need for making organic, gluten-free, and GMO-free foods more accessible and affordable.

Fans of the site can find a treasure trove of printable coupons, sign up for inbox savings. For those who love to cook as well as save money, be sure to explore the recipe section filled with delicious possibilities like the or .

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Half Baked Harvest

Tieghan Gerard shares her love for cooking and bohemian life in the mountains with her fans at . Coming from a family of nine, creating large meals was a must. Once she was old enough to help in the kitchen, she found immense joy in cooking and soon took over meal production full time. Her site is filled with magazine-worthy photography shot in the renovated horse barn she now calls home. You won’t want to miss Tieghan’s or .

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Golubka Kitchen

The vision behind comes from Russian mother-daughter duo, Anya Kassoff and Masha Davydova. Sharing recipe ideas and photography is a way for the pair to keep in touch, as their physical locations are more than 1,000 miles apart. This site showcases hypnotizing food photography and a variety of vegetarian, raw, and vegan recipes. Be sure to try your hand at their or .

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The Almond Eater

Back in 2013, creative Erin Druga had an unfulfilling job and a lot of time on her hands, so she began a journey into the world of recipe development and food photography. Today, the founder creates mouthwatering recipes full time, in addition to being a food photographer, wife, and mom to her dog, Layla.

Over the years, she has been a recipe developer for Almond Breeze, Eggland’s Best, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more. She has even authored a much-needed book in the food world: If you are a fan of serving healthy and beautiful culinary creations, try her or .

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Whole30

When Melissa Hartwig shared a 30-day dietary experiment online back in 2009, she had no idea it would garner the attention of millions of followers. Today, the blog is run by a team of creatives and has grown to include four New York Times bestsellers. Visitors to the site can take part in the program, which involves stripping one’s diet of the most inflammatory, gut-damaging, and craving-inducing foods. The goal is to give your body time to heal from any damage that has been caused by unhealthy foods and learn how to make long-term health and dietary changes. In addition to the program, you can find an abundance of nutrition advice and fun recipes like this .

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Food Politics

is an informative and research-heavy site built on the nutrition expertise of Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU. Upon earning her PhD in molecular biology, Marion began to examine both the scientific and socioeconomic effects of obesity, food choices, food safety, and marketing. Her educational blog explores an assortment of topics such as breastfeeding, dementia, meat production, the SNAP program, and FDA regulations. Fans with a desire to learn more can take their curiosity a step further with one of Marion’s nine available on the site.

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Mark Bittman

Acclaimed author, speaker, television star, and Columbia University Public Health faculty member aims to make every aspect of food understandable to all. His award-winning books “Food Matters” and “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00” explore hot topics such as conscious, responsible eating, and how a vegan diet proved to remedy his health issues. Mark’s site boasts a variety of food-related , as well as unique recipes like his and .

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NPR’s The Salt

Combine the unique and dynamic journalism of NPR with food news and you have . Here you can learn about a diverse range of topics from to . You’ll find hard-hitting reporting here as well on important topics such as ending hunger, activism, pesticide debates, and glyphosate fears. Stop by NPR’s The Salt to find a “pinch of skepticism and a dash of fun.”

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Summer Tomato

Neuroscience PhD and author Darya Rose created this vibrant and fun blog with the mission of helping others upgrade their life through food. is the perfect stop for anyone who wants to lose weight and implement healthy lifestyle changes without dieting. The website is separated into four helpful sections, depending on what you want to focus on: health, habits, food, and weight control. Be sure to check out Darya’s and when you stop by!

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Authority Nutrition

Founded in 2012, is a health website focused on an evidenced-based approach to nutrition. Visitors can find countless articles written by nutritionists and registered dieticians that contain scientific reference links for further research. This user-friendly site allows for easy searching by topic (think weight loss or ingredients), or by food.

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Nutrition Stripped

McKel Hill’s breathtaking health blog compliments her food and life philosophy: keep things simple, pure, and delicious. A registered dietician, McKel created after an awakening with food helped her feel better and balance her life. Her mission with the site is to provide visitors with all of the information they need to experience what “amazing” feels like. Stop by the blog today and try the or peruse her tutorial.

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Neal’s Yard Remedies

What began as a U.K. apothecary in 1981 has grown into a top producer of organic beauty products and homeopathic/flower remedies, an informative health website. Feature articles typically cover mind-body connections to food, and the recipe section is full of gems like this . In addition to being a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking natural health news, also offers fans the chance to be independent consultants of their creations.

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Rodale’s Organic Life

This popular online and print magazine chronicles the art of natural living in a modern world. Readers can expect influential content on a variety of topics such as gardening, global cooking, wellness, travel, design, recipes and more. Comprised of awe-inspiring photography and educational feature articles, helps readers connect to the world and foods around them on a deeper level. Explore their quirky recipe posts including , , and .

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Marisa Zeppieri is a health and food journalist, chef, author, and founder of LupusChick.com and LupusChick 501c3. She resides in New York with her husband and rescued rat terrier. Find her on Facebook and follower her on Instagram @LupusChickOfficial.