The Best Healthy Living Blogs of the Year

Written by Anna Schaefer on March 29, 2017
The Best Healthy Living Blogs of the Year

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!

Healthy living encompasses so many elements — diet, fitness, mental health, family life, and more. And while the web is littered with advice, some bloggers stand out when it comes to truly taking their readers by the hand and giving them the tools they need to live a happy, healthy life.

We know a thing or two about health, so when we choose the best healthy living blogs, we don’t take it lightly. On those days (or weeks, or months) when everything else in your day-to-day seems to be an obstacle against living a healthy life, bloggers who reflect on well-rounded wellness can be beacons of light. They truly build communities and online families around their content, and for that, these blogs deserve high praise.


Kathy Patalsky is a vegan cookbook author and full-time blogger. Her work has been featured everywhere from NPR to Saveur, but her home base is this blog. Every post offers a delicious recipe and a glimpse of Patalsky’s bright, bubbly personality. Not only do these recipes look incredible, they’re totally approachable, even for the inexperienced chef.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @lunchboxlunch


Many people find wellness only after a major wake-up call. Such was the case for Heather Dessinger. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder two years after marrying her sweetheart, Heather was told she wasn’t healthy enough to carry a baby to term because her cholesterol levels were dangerously low due to extreme low-fat dieting. Several years later — after lots of reading, major lifestyle adjustments, and three children — she’s sharing everything she’s learned. You can read about what she’s feeding her kids, the latest nontoxic home cleaning recipe she’s concocted, or how to get over an illness without drugs.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @mommypotamus

MyFitnessPal Blog

If you’re into healthy living, you’ve probably heard of My Fitness Pal. It’s an app that easily lets you track your food intake and fitness activities to help you reach your goals. And if you’re familiar with the comprehensive and accurate nature of the app, you can bet you won’t be disappointed by the content they share on their blog. You’ll get recipes for healthy meals, but also personal stories of weight-loss victory and easy workout tips.

Visit the blog.

Tweet them @MyFitnessPal

Sarah Wilson’s Blog

Sarah Wilson is a best-selling author and journalist. Her areas of focus include minimalism, fighting food waste, eating well, and living without sugar. As a matter of fact, she’s written multiple books on the latter. We love that her blog isn’t limited to just one topic. Instead, you can get personal accounts from Sarah about how she treats her anxiety naturally, living with autoimmune disease, food, travel, and what it means to be a woman.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @_sarahwilson_

Peanut Butter Fingers

If you’ve ever told someone they need to step away from the peanut butter jar, this isn’t the blog for you. If, however, you, like blogger Julie Fagan, believe eating peanut butter straight out of the jar with your finger is fine, welcome. To be clear, this blog isn’t all about peanut butter, but it’s a good metaphor for Julie’s approach to health and wellness. Choose wellness for the love of life, food, and most importantly, yourself, not out of punishment.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @pbfingers

Fit Bottomed Girls

Fit Bottomed Girls started as a fitness blog between two friends. A few years later, they added a third friend, and today the trio focuses on helping you prioritize health and fitness without deprivation. Healthy living is more than just dropping weight. After all, it’s about making lasting healthy lifestyle changes. Their blog is a go-to resource for all things fitness, with posts about workout clothes, sports, recovery, and personal stories of health victories.

Visit the blog.

Tweet them @FitBottomedGirl

Happy Fit Mama

It’s not often you find a credentialed healthy lifestyle expert in the blogosphere. Angela of Happy Fit Mama is also a clinical exercise physiologist and running coach. But fitness isn’t her only interest. You’ll also find amazing recipes, personal stories of Angela’s running training, and great tips and advice for keeping yourself fit for life.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @happyfitmama

Delish Knowledge

Alex Caspero is a registered dietician who promotes a vegetarian eating plan and healthy living overall. Her blog is a feast for the eyes and includes recipes for just about anything you could want. (You will not miss the meat, we promise!) Try adventurous and mouthwatering recipes like her harissa tahini tofu bowls or read up on her tips for vacationing on a budget without sacrificing a healthy diet.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @delishknowledge

Weighty Matters

Yoni Freedhoff is a family doctor and co-owner of Bariatric Medical Institute, a non-surgical weight-loss center. Freedhoff has been operating Weighty Matters since 2005, and once you start reading some of his posts, you might be tempted to travel back through all 12 years of advice. He covers all things weight loss and maintenance, and points out exactly which trends and bad practices are working to keep us overweight and unhealthy.

Visit the blog.

Tweet him @YoniFreedhoff

Toby Amidor Nutrition

You may have seen Toby Amidor on television or online. She’s a nutrition expert often featured on shows like “Dr. Oz.” But what you may have yet to see is her prolific blog. On her website, Amidor offers all of her insights, plus points readers to contributors including nutrition students, nutritionists, and dieticians. This expert advice can be immediately impactful for folks trying to make sustainable changes in their lifestyle.

Visit the blog.

Tweet her @tobyamidor

Precision Nutrition’s Blog

Precision Nutrition is a team of nutrition and fitness coaches that help men and women reach their goals. We’re calling out their blog as one of the best, as it offers approachable and valuable healthy living advice. It’s a great blog for folks interested in losing weight or achieving other fitness goals, but it’s also good for personal trainers, with advice posts on things like whether or not — and how — to offer clients nutrition advice?

Visit the blog.

Tweet them @insidePN

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