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The Best Vegetarian Blogs of the Year

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We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at bestblogs@healthline.com!

Fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy diet. For some, this means opting for side salads over fries, participating in “meatless Mondays,” or grabbing a green smoothie for breakfast. For others, it means going full-time vegetarian or vegan. In fact, approximately eight million adults in the United States now identify as vegetarian or vegan.  

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Whether you’ve gone full-on veggie, or just want some new recipes to try on meatless Monday, we’ve rounded up the best vegetarian blogs to help keep you motivated and inspired. Each blog is bursting with fresh ideas and recipes, so read on for resources on packing your plate with more from the garden and keeping your veggie routine crisp.

Oh My Veggies

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This vegetarian and vegan-friendly blog focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients and how to prepare them. In addition to tempting vegetarian recipes like sweet and sour tempeh meatballs, Oh My Veggies features tons of tips for getting the most from your vegetables. You won’t find faux meats in these recipes, but check out the “make it meatless” recipe selection for hearty dishes, including bourbon mango pulled summer squash sandwiches. Those looking to make more veggies at home should be sure to scan their five day meal plans, complete with printable shopping lists.

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The Chubby Vegetarian

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Run by Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence, every entry on this blog has a story behind it —whether it’s the journey that led to an idea, or why an ingredient is remarkable. This adds a depth of flavor to their adventurous vegetarian and vegan recipes, including paella-style bibimbap and Dutch baby pancakes with nectarines.

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The Veggie Mama

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More than just a food blogger, veggie mama Stacey Roberts writes about all aspects of life in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last seven years, Stacey has amassed a library of vegetarian recipes, ranging from basics like apple pie to elegant entrees like ricotta gnocchi with roasted tomato sauce and pesto. Her ever-present keen mom sense is perhaps most apparent in her kid food section, which is packed with lunchbox ideas, kid-friendly snacks, and of course, tips on getting more veggies into the diets of little ones. Start by perusing Stacey’s master posts, covering topics like “31 bean recipes for people who hate beans.”

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101 Cookbooks

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A veritable encyclopedia of veggies, Heidi Swanson helms this impressive recipe repository. The beauty of this blog is twofold. First, you can search by meal type, ingredient, and season, as well as browse the recipe index and assortment of recommended cookbooks. Secondly, Heidi provides tons of how-to photos and videos, making it easy to follow the recipes. Her jet setting lifestyle lends a unique flavor to original recipes like make-ahead vegan quinoa burritos, perfect for packing in your carry-on bag. Those wanting a peek at what it’s like to live vegetarian might also be intrigued by Heidi’s recent fridge crawl video.

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My New Roots

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Ideal for the seasoned or adventurous vegetarian, My New Roots showcases elegant, culturally inspired cuisine. Since 2007, blogger Sarah Britton has drawn on her expertise as a holistic nutritionist to develop rich, elegant dishes that are mostly vegetarian (if not vegan), sometimes raw, and always eye-catching. For a perfect post-yoga brunch or outdoor summer dinner party, check out her take on a poke-inspired beet bowl or Balinese gado gado.

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Herbivoracious

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Chef Michael Natkin explores tools and tastes in Herbivoracious. The author of several cookbooks, Michael brings restaurant-quality cooking to the home kitchen. His recipe cache is mostly vegetarian, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, as well as modifiable recipes. Gourmet cooks looking to expand their repertoire may enjoy recipes like goi bap cai dau phu (Vietnamese cabbage, tofu, and herb salad) or roasted pumpkin ice cream, while beginners may feel more at home with Michael’s take on tofu 101. Whatever your level, Michael’s attention to detail and wealth of knowledge makes recipe-perfect results possible.

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Green Kitchen Stories

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Run by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl (of Sweden and Denmark, respectively), Green Kitchen Stories feels like pulling up a stool at the kitchen island of your favorite hip couple with kids. Blog entries feature stories, life updates, and a little good-natured ribbing (they both author posts, so what goes around comes around). Recipes are creative, flavorful, and breathtaking in their simplicity. Try their roasted rainbow root tangles, which are colorful, crunchy, and pair well with a number of sides and dips. Or check out their homey recipes like apple cinnamon buttermilk tray cake for your next family get-together.

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With Food + Love

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After being diagnosed with celiac disease in 2013, Sherrie Castellano took to the web and started With Food + Love. The blog covers everything from snacks to brunch cocktails. Drawing on her expertise as a health coach as well as personal experience, Sherrie’s recipes are all gluten-free and vegetarian (if not vegan). She also brings her worldview and personal tastes to the table. For instance, her fondness for broccoli stems (and dislike of florets) is fully apparent in this broccoli stem salad. A must-visit blog for anyone considering going gluten-free, be sure to also stop by the cocktail section for drinks like the desert-inspired golden-bubbles, a turmeric and champagne cocktail.

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Vanilla and Bean

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Traci York writes about sweet and savory treats on Vanilla and Bean. Traci switched from Texas-style fare to plant-centered slow foods almost 15 years ago, but her Texas tastes are ever-present on her blog. Recipes include veggie-abundant takes on classics like BBQ black eyed pea collard rolls (with smoky bourbon BBQ sauce) and tangy lentil sloppy joes. It’s a great blog for those who want some heft with their veggies. Be sure to check out Traci’s boldly flavored sweets as well, like these blood orange chocolate chunk scones.

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Love & Lemons

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Based in Austin, Jeanine Donofrio runs Love & Lemons with some help from her husband, Jack. The recipes are mostly vegetarian, but the blog’s handy categories allow you to filter them according to dietary need, ingredient, season, and meal. Recipes range from sides to pre-made favorites, like this carrot queso paired with nacho snacks, to twists on homey classics like this chickpea-based twist on tuna salad lettuce wraps. Regardless of what tickles your tongue, Jeanine’s recipes are very accessible, making this a great blog for someone looking to add a little more veg to their diet or just starting out as a vegetarian.

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Cookie + Kate

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A full-time blogger from Kansas City, Kate Taylor (and her trusty canine sidekick Cookie) creates vegetarian recipes that are sure to intrigue seasoned veg-heads and newcomers alike. Seasonal cooking is definitely on the table with recent recipes like broccolini almond pizza and farmers’ market bowls with green goddess sauce. Be sure to scroll through Kate’s archives and master posts, like what to cook this April, for more on what’s in season, when, and how to enjoy it.

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Naturally Ella

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Founded in 2007, Naturally Ella is devoted to bringing cooking back to the home kitchen by focusing on easy recipes, ingredient guides, and ways to keep your pantry stocked. Recipes are easy to follow, and Erin includes tips and tricks at the end of each to help make dishes work for you. Check out her tasty take on chickpea fritters, or whip up some coconut curry popcorn for snacking on while you plan your pantry.

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Vegetarian ‘Ventures

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Shelly Westerhausen is the Midwest-based mastermind behind Vegetarian ‘Ventures. Vegans and vegetarians alike are sure to find Shelly’s innovative style intriguing, as recipes take classic flavor pairings and give them a little kick. Check out recent recipes for vegan Waldorf salad, made with wheatberries, or St. Patrick’s Day-inspired matcha and blood orange tiramisu cups. Many recipes are large enough to share, so stroll through the archives for ideas for your next brunch, like vegan cocoa waffles with caramelized pears.

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