by Emma Inkester
We Bootcampers love our healthy foods, but we also love a pretty plate, and we especially enjoy subscribing to all the great bloggers out there who give us reams of wonderful recipes and ideas to give inspiration and motivation. Happily, we’ve moved beyond the days when healthy eating meant just a chicken breast and some steamed broccoli. You can even keep up your clean eating routine and enjoy healthy versions of the kinds of treats that are normally pumped full of refined sugar and rubbish (in moderation of course – dried fruit may not contain refined sugar but it still packs a major sugary punch).
So here’s a run down of some of our favourite healthy food blogs:
1. Deliciously Ella
Ella is focused on showing you healthy, plant-based alternatives to dishes that are so often incredibly unhealthy. Who knew that you could have your cake and pizza AND eat them, and they could look so pretty?!
2. Clean Eats Charlotte
Feast your eyes on Charlotte’s amazing photos of the wonderful food she makes each day, and try out the recipes. We at The Intel have particularly enjoyed giving the raw chocolate brownies a go lately – they taste so naughty, but treat your body so nice!
3. Celery and Cupcakes
We love the “realness” of this lovely lady. Jemma Andrew-Adiamah is a normal girl navigating the joys and challenges of a healthy lifestyle and sharing them with her readers. She shares honest reviews of the products she tries out, and gives an interesting look into what her days look like on a plate.
4. Protein and Pearls
These girls are going for it – training like it’s going out of fashion and feeding their bodies the right way. Inspiring, and great to read about their personal journeys. The fitness focus appeals to us exercise junkies!
5. Naturally Sassy
All of Saskia Williams’ recipes are plant based, sugar, dairy and gluten free – unrefined and unprocessed. And they taste amazing! Don’t think we could ask for more to complement our workout routine! Check out her free e-book too.
6. Honestly Healthy Food
Tash gives a really interesting look into the alkaline lifestyle and how it might feature in your life. As well as some great cookbooks, she has a brilliant blog with some easy-to-attempt recipes and a look into great London foodie locations and fitness options.
7. Calgary Avansino
Calgary Avansino is an inspiration – contributing editor of Vogue and wellness guru, plus mother to some very cute kiddies, you are either going to feel very insufficient compared to her or want to mirror some of her great habits and follow her advice. Let’s go with the latter!
8. Wholeheartedly Healthy
Another blogger who doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what she is: a normal human being like all the rest of us! Laura Agar Wilson shares the highs and lows of her life with a new baby, while purveying some brilliant health and nutrition advice supporting the philosophy that to be healthy is to be whole and happy.
9. Hip and Healthy
This is an online magazine with many guises – health, fitness, beauty and fashion – whatever you’re into there will be something for you here. We don’t know about you, but the possibility of shopping while getting tips on the best way to snack, the dangers of takeaway or how to get your partner eating healthily is a dream!
10. Madeleine Shaw
Health coach to the stars Madeleine Shaw has the perfect balance and some wise words to share when it comes to making healthy living work for you. We particularly like her smoothie recipes – a joyous greeny, fruity, superfoodie blend of deliciousness.
Emma Inkester is a full-time lawyer, part-time fitness junkie and blogger. She is passionate about sharing the journey to a healthy and happy lifestyle with others, and would love to hear from you with comments, questions and article requests. She can also be found on Twitter: @emmaink and on Instagram: @emmainkester