Taste of Health Francesca Ballicu | 5 years ago

Love Food? Here Are 5 Blogs to Follow

Seasonal recipes, nutrition tips and more are right at your fingertips! These blogs make staying connected to the foodie scene easier than ever.


Take an insider’s tour of North Carolina’s food-loving culture. Charlotte Observer food editor Kathleen Purvis is a food journalist, cook and avid eater who’s committed to sharing great local recipes and food-based news from Charlotte and beyond. She’ll tell you where to eat fish stew to benefit Hurricane Matthew recovery, what to make for your easiest lunch game plan and which big award Charlotte’s Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. recently won. Love what you read? Be sure to check out Kathleen’s cookbooks too: “Bourbon: A Savor the South Cookbook” and “Pecans: A Savor the South Cookbook.” Each has more than 50 recipes for drinks, appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts. FOLLOW AT: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/food-drink/ill-bite-blog/


This is a busy mom’s dream blog. Yummy Seconds is all about making delicious, healthy food – fast. Recipes are simple (some with less than four ingredients) but full of flavor and nutrition, and posts are separated by breakfast, snacks and side dishes, lunch and dinner. You can also search under two fan-favorite categories for recipes that take “30 Minutes or Less” or “15 Minutes or Less” to make. FOLLOW AT: http://www.yummyseconds.com


Mom Spark was created by a mom of two as a way for mothers to connect and share stories, recipe ideas and parenting tips. The recipes are kid-friendly and fun, but there’s so much more than food to explore on this blog – from posts on home décor and DIY projects to fashion and even travel. Mom Spark is also a 2016 Iris Awards Nominee for “Best Parenting Vlog.” FOLLOW AT: http://momspark.net


For instant recipes and lifestyle tips with a healthy dose of Southern charm, look no further than The Daily South. Part of Southern Living magazine, this blog features unique seasonal recipes like spicy pumpkin soup with avocado cream and apple bread pudding. You’ll also find posts on decorating ideas, home and gardening tips, fashion inspiration and Southern travel destinations. FOLLOW AT: http://thedailysouth.southernliving.com


The brainchild of natural food enthusiast Heidi Swanson, 101 Cookbooks features healthy vegetarian recipes made from whole foods and seasonal produce. One of the best things about this site is its detailed navigation: you can search by ingredient, by season or by category (such as “high protein” or “gluten-free”). FOLLOW AT: http://www.101cookbooks.com Looking for a few more local foodies to follow? Check these out… OFF THE EATEN PATH AT http://www.offtheeatenpathblog.com/about-me/ TRIAD FOODIES AT https://triadfoodies.com Do you wish you had a community to inspire you and support the choices you make to improve your family’s nutrition habits? Now you do. Join the conversation, or start your own, using #TasteOfHealth