Best Lifestyle Blogs of 2016 for a Healthy Body and Mind

best lifestyle blogs

Regardless if you want to live a more meaningful life or you’re on a hunt for the perfect brunch recipe, the following 158 best lifestyle blogs have you covered. We narrowed them down to four main categories: healthy food, healthy lifestyle, meditation and mindfulness, and minimalism.

Best lifestyle blogs for healthy eating


101 Cookbooks

Created by San-Francisco-based foodie Heidi Swanson, 101 Cookbooks features plant-based whole foods that taste out of this world.
Our favorite articles:
A Few Favorite Whole Grains
Cooking with Natural Foods

A Clean Bake

Bookmark this blog and check it anytime you want a gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free sweet treat. It may seem impossible but Nora found a way to create amazing yet healthy desserts.
Our favorite articles:
Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies
Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup

A Whole New Twist

Caroline LaMorte gives sinful recipes a much needed makeover thus making these dishes healthy and unprocessed ones.
Our favorite articles:
Paleo Chocolate Pudding
Grain Free Cauliflower Gnocchi

Aggie’s Kitchen

Thought not an exclusive-vegetarian blog, Aggie’s Kitchen portray’s Aggie’s passion for veggie-only dishes.
Our favorite articles:
Mini Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

Back to Her Roots

Mouthwatering photos paired with simple to follow recipes make this one a keeper. Cassie lives on a farm in Southern Indiana so you can expect to see more than delicious dishes.
Our favorite articles: 
How I Prep Food for the Week
Salad-in-a-jar 101

Blissful Basil

From tantalizingly delicious desserts to simple pasta dishes, Ashley’s Blissful Basil is a great destination for anything plant-based.
Our favorite articles:
Five Minute Vegan Caramel 
Dreamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Bojon Gourmet

Most of Alanna Taylor-Tobin’s recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and even vegan. Here she shares the ingredients she uses most, along with some of the best places to shop in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our favorite articles:
12 Things That Have Helped my Food Photography
Cumin and Honey Roasted Carrots, Ricotta, and Gremolata

Brooklyn Supper

Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell, the power duo behind Brooklyn Supper, received a lot of awards for their blog and for a good reason. The pictures look like they belong in a fancy cooking magazine and the recipes are season-appropriate and always yummy.
Our favorite articles:
Fall Produce Guide: What to Eat Right Now (Mid-October)
Fall Produce Guide: What to Eat Right Now (Late-September)

Choosing Raw

Gena is a certified clinical nutritionist, a food writer, and a passionate vegan that puts together some pretty amazing dishes, both raw and vegan.
Our favorite articles:
The Whys and Hows of My Veganism
Eating with Emotion

Confessions of a Gluten-Free Mom

Yes, gluten-free and kids, so you can bet you will find recipes so yummy and undemanding, even kids will love them.
Our favorite articles:
Tips on Cooking for Gluten Free Friends
What’s Your Favorite Dip 

Damn Delicious

If you cook with simple ingredients you will always have wholesome foods and this is Chungah’s motto as well. Her recipes have been featured on popular sites like Greatist, Women’s Day, Popsugar, and Babble to name just a few.
Our favorite articles:
Berry Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese
Asian Roasted Carrots and Broccoli

Delicious Knowledge

Alex’s a registered dietitian and yoga teacher with a passion for anything healthy. Her recipes use fresh and seasonal ingredients, being already featured on Self or The Huffington Post.
Our favorite articles:
Sweet Potato Hummus Quesadilla
How to Improve your Kitchen Confidence

Detoxinista

Just like the name suggests, Detoxinista focuses on allowing the body to take better care of itself by having a diet that uses only natural ingredients.
Our favorite articles:
Food For Thought: All Calories Are Not Created Equal
Why Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

DietHood

Katerina focuses on a healthy diet that doesn’t ban any major food group. You’ll find the occasionally gluten-free cookies but most of her recipes consist of wholesome and nutritious dishes.
Our favorite articles:
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Spinach, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Dishing Out Health

This blog is the perfect destination for diet advice and wholesome recipes that use fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Our favorite articles:
Sweet Potato and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Kale, Quinoa and Walnut Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Eat Good 4 Life 

Miriam’s blog is backed both by her experience as a clinical dietitian and by her love for nutritious foods. She does an amazing job delivering recipes that fit a lot of diets and restrictions, low-fat and dairy-free included.
Our favorite articles:
Health and Nutrition FAQ 
My Food Philosphy

Edible Perspective

Ashley started this blog with no photography skills and some basic cooking knowledge. She learned a lot along the way and her recipes show exactly that.
Our favorite articles:
Honey Kissed Baklava Muffins
Messy, Delicious No-Bake Lasagna

Elana’s Pantry

A grain-free paleo blog launched in 2006, Elana’s Pantry will help you to get more creative with your daily dishes with recipes that use just the bare-minimum of ingredients.
Our favorite articles:
Top 10 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
Getting Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

Feasting at Home

You could swear Sylvia Fountaine hires a professional photographer, that’s how good her photography skills are. As for the food, many of the dishes are vegan, and /or gluten-free, with some random meaty treats.
Our favorite articles:
Quick Pickled Vegetables 
Quick Healthy Zucchini Basil Soup

Feed Me Phoebe

Being a food writer and a chef as well, you would expect Phoebe has very little time for anything else. She loves to multitask so she also keeps a blog to document her journey to a more balanced lifestyle.
Our favorite articles:
What I Learned From My Month of Trying to Sleep Eight Hours a Night
Green Goddess Avocado Toasts with Roasted Spring Veggies and Tahini Sauce

Flourishing Foodie

Simplicity is a key feature in all of Heather Hands’s dishes, along with natural and local ingredients. She pours all her knowledge as a dietitian/nutritionist in her blog so don’t miss this one out!
Our favorite articles:
Salted Caramel Chocolate Doughnuts with Skor Bits
Vegetarian Taco Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

FoodFitnessFreshAir

Grace’s blog focus on vegetarian meals but it’s anything but boring. She mixes and matches unexpected ingredients, all this playfulness resulting in mouthwatering recipes you’ll want to make yourself.
Our favorite articles:
Roasted Curry Carrot Socca with Lentils & Feta
Strawberry Banana Summer Rolls with Honey Lime Sauce

Fork and Beans

By eating more veggies and fruits, Cara managed to get rid of her digestive issues that have followed her since she was a kid; she now shares her savory recipes with her readers.
Our favorite articles:
Guide to Gluten-Free Flours
Dairy Free White Chocolate Guide 

Gimme Some Oven 

This one is a must! With recipes ranging from simple pizzas to pumpkin spice granola, Ali is sure to deliver a lot of variety.
Our favorite articles:
Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Couscous
Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

Gluten Free on a Shoestring 

Nicole’s blog is very well organized, and finding the perfect recipe is a piece of cake, a gluten-free one!
Our favorite articles:
All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend Recipes & Information
How To Stock Your Gluten Free Pantry for Baking

Gourmande in the Kitchen 

Healthy food is made using only the freshest ingredients and as little preparation as possible; Gourmande in the Kitchen checks all these boxes and more.
Our favorite articles:
Pistachio Mulberry Fruit and Nut Clusters
Maple Cashew Coconut Fudge Squares

Green Kitchen Stories

Here you will find vegetarian recipes made using only natural and organic ingredients. The couple behind it, David and Louise, share between them the tasks of having a blog to make sure their visitors have the perfect experience.
Our favorite articles:
Immune Boosting Turmeric Lassi
Frozen Pink Cheesecake

Happy Hearted Kitchen 

You don’t have to be a vegan to love Jodi’s recipes; her passion for photography and anything healthy are noticeable from the first post you’ll read.
Our favorite articles:
Spring Millet Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
Salt + Vinegar Roasted Potatoes with Turmeric Honey Mustard

Healthy Nibbles & Bits

Have you ever tried a rather simple dish that boasted with so many flavors you couldn’t stop from eating? This is the type of recipes you will find on Lisa’s blog.
Our favorite articles:
Spinach Ricotta Lasagna in a Mug
Mashed Potato Waffles and Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

Heather Christo

Allergies are more and more common these days and figuring out a diet that includes allergy-free dishes can be a lot of hassle. Heather’s blog shows exactly how easy it is to eat healthy and delectable food even if you have a more restrictive diet.
Our favorite articles:
Spiced Apple Cider and Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl
Roasted Squash Bowls with Arugula Apple Salad

HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are two sisters with a flair for putting together wholesome and delicious recipes. With one cookbook on the market and another one being released in 2016, their gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free blog is one to follow.
Our favorite articles:
Cooks Notes
Spiralized Beetroot and Feta Salad

Holistically Engineered

A grain-free diet restricts you from the good stuff  – brownies and pizza included – but with some smart swaps you can still eat what you like while being on the healthy side and this blog does just that.
Our favorite articles:
Mashed Rutabaga (Paleo and Low FODMAP)
Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Waffles (Low Carb)

Honestly Healthy 

Natasha Corrett has the perfect vegetarian blog; easy to follow, with recipes ranging from the ever popular banana pancakes to more elaborate dishes like raw chocolate.
Our favorite articles:
70:30 Lifestyle
Foods to Improve Your Sleep 

Hummusapien

Alexis is a Registered Dietitian based in Columbus, OH, with a weakness for hummus. If you want to enrich your recipe book with creative and healthy dishes that boast with yumminess, then this is definitely one to check.
Our favorite articles:
Fall Superfood Salad
Chocolate Hummus Cookie Sandwiches 

In Sonnet’s Kitchen 

A certified holistic health coach, Sonnet has a slightly different vision. Once a vegetarian, she now identifies herself more of a paleo dieter so you can find recipes for both.
Our favorite articles:
No-Stress Blood Orange Spritzer (with Magnesium)
How to Make Sauerkraut

Keepin’ it Kind

It’s hard not to love this one. Kristy takes care of the recipe side of blogging while her husband, Chris, is the one responsible for the yummy shots.
Our favorite articles:
My Favorite Açai Bowl + Tips & Tricks for a Stellar Smoothie Bowl 
Pumpkin Seed Pesto Rice Casserole 

Know Your Produce

If you love your fruits and veggies but always tend to toss them in a salad, Courtney and Chris will inspire you to get more creative with your produce.
Our favorite articles:
Healthy Halloween Treats using Fruits and Vegetables
30 Ways to Use Apples From Apple Picking 

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen 

A fun and laid back cooking blog with a ton of healthy recipes. This is the perfect destination for those who want to cook delicious and healthy dishes while learning the ropes of cooking with natural ingredients.
Our favorite articles:
Fluffy Paleo Pancakes
Cookie Bars

Madeleine Shaw

If you want to start eating healthier, more nutritious dishes, Madeleine has the recipes and the know-how you need to change your diet.
Our favorite articles:
Sweet Potato Fennel and Chilli Stew
Coconut Macaroons with Raspberry Chia Jam

Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman’s insanely popular blog had to be on this list. His view on what we eat is realistic and easy to follow: “Food has the power to make or break not only our personal health but that of the planet.”
Our favorite articles:
The Truth About Home Cooking
Eggplant Un-Parmesan

Mark’s Daily Apple

This one is huge, Mark Sisson being a renown author and blogger. Targeting the primal lifestyle niche, Mark’s Daily Apple covers anything from the basics of this diet to simple recipes you can make yourself.
Our favorite articles:
Why Grains Are Unhealthy
6 Hidden Superfoods You Probably Already Have in Your Pantry

Minimalist Baker

Simple cooking, in just a few steps with less than 10 ingredients. If you are up for the challenge you will surely love how Dana and John simplified the whole cooking process.
Our favorite articles:
Minimalist Kitchen Essentials 
Juice Without a Juicer: Apple Carrot Beet Ginger Juice

Namely Marly

A vegan cooking blog, Namely Marly is frequently updated with season-appropriate and flavorful recipes that are loved by everyone.
Our favorite articles:
Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip
Cheesecake Factory Vegan Copycat Oreo Cheesecake

No Meat Athlete

This is an easy one to figure out; Matt Frazier founded the blog in 2009, about the same time he went full vegetarian.
Our favorite articles:
The Most Laid-Back Guide to Going Vegetarian You’ll Ever Read
7 Steps to Eating Less Meat Now

Oh She Glows

Another vegan blog, Oh She Glows was founded by Angela 6 years ago and has since grown into a hugely popular blog with an equally popular book.
Our favorite articles:
How To Pack Food For A Weekend Away In An Hour! (Plant-Based)
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Oh, Lady Cakes

“I believe in working with wholesome, seasonal ingredients as often as possible – and if you’re wondering what happened to the eggs and dairy, I don’t bake with those.” – simple as that.
Our favorite articles:
How to Make Almond Milk
How to Make Gluten Free Flour

My New Roots

If you follow a plant-based diet, Sarah’s blog has everything you need to enrich your diet and discover new, interesting combinations.
Our favorite articles:
Deluxe Butternut Macaroni ‘n’ Tease
Big Comfy Sweet Potato

Petite Allergy Treats

Laura’s boys suffer from a lot of food allergies so she had to be very creative and figure out a way to make kid-friendly recipes that follow their restrictions. A self taught cook and baker, she creates amazing and healthy dishes that are so easy to make!
Our favorite articles:
Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Oat Banana Breakfast Cookies
Blueberry Bars (Raw Vegan Gluten Free)

Pickles & Honey 

Amanda and Arron work hard to bring you the coolest and yummiest vegan dishes that are simple to make and healthy for your body.
Our favorite articles:
Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
How to Make Kombucha 

Raw Manda

A raw food blog with foods that appeal to everyone, not only to raw diet fans. For even more goodies, make sure to check her Instagram account as well.
Our favorite articles:
Raw Fudge Brownie Bites Recipe {nut-free, gluten-free, vegan}
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn

Running on Real Food

Such a cool name and concept! When you’re more aware of how you nourish your body you don’t feel that tempted to indulge in unhealthy foods. Deryn shares wholesome recipes that require minimum prep time, the perfect combo for the busy times we’re living!
Our favorite articles:
The Ultimate Vegan Ice Cream Recipe List (60 Dairy-Free Recipes!)
Coconut Ginger Carrot Soup

Running to the Kitchen

Gina’s a CrossFit junkie that loves her food. She’s all about healthy, easy to put together scrumptious foods, and she has the world’s coolest dog.
Our favorite articles:
Pumpkin Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple Cravings. Real Food

Victoria Shanta Retelny’s passion for heartfelt food arose when she was just a young girl. Currently a lifestyle nutritionist, author & speaker, she updates her blog with the kind of recipes that will immediately make you want to cook them.
Our favorite articles:
Asian Angel Hair and Baked Tofu
Healthy Wraps: Black Bean, Avocado and Apple with Cilantro-Lime Salad

Simple Green Smoothies

“It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle.” – how powerful is that? Featuring a lot more than the popular green smoothie, this blog will most likely change your opinion about green, leafy things and you’ll even end up bookmarking a few recipes.
Our favorite articles:
Watermelon Acai Smoothie Recipe 
Mexican Hot Chocolate: A spicy, Dessert-Like Green Smoothie 

Simple Vegan Blog

Iosune and Alberto, another awesome couple with a penchant for cooking, do their best to put together a lot of finger-licking vegan dishes.
Our favorite articles:
Vegan Pasta Alfredo 
Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes 

Smitten Kitten

Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitten launched her blog back in 2006 and since then both her writing and photography skills improved; the recipes are easily to follow through and Deb always makes time to respond to user comments.
Our favorite articles:
Baked Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Ragù
Classic Brownies

Sprouted Kitchen

You immediately know Sara puts her heart into her blog. Every word, every little detail, everything is well thought of and this helped her gain a huge following. Her dishes are healthy and very easy to replicate so make sure to bookmark her blog.
Our favorite articles:
Caramelized Cauliflower Soup
Feeding babies. Part.1

Stone Soup

5-ingredient recipes, easy to follow step-by-step guidelines, no fancy kitchen utensils, this sums up Jules Clancy’s blog.
Our favorite articles:
How to Avoid Chemicals in Your Food Without Spending a Fortune
4 Reasons I (Mostly) Don’t Eat Grains

Tasty Yummies 

Beth is a rebellious gluten-free yoga instructor and graphic designer so brace yourself, her blog is filled with savory recipes accompanied by even more scrumptious graphics.
Our favorite articles:
How-to Make Homemade Energy Bars
How-to Make Plantain Tortillas 

The Big Man’s World

Arman is the guy behind The Big Man’s World, a blog that features everything from breakfast to desserts, vegetarian or not.
Our favorite articles:
Four Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownies
No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

The Conscious Dietitian

Rachel Dickens’s readers have a chance to learn a lot from her experience as a registered dietitian through the recipes she posts.
Our favorite articles:
8 Common Fermented Foods You Probably Have At Home
Almond Milk. Is It Worth Going Nuts For?

The Domestic Man

Another paleo-friendly blog with the occasional gluten-free recipes, The Domestic Man is run by Russ Crandall, a Food & Wine and AOL.com’s Kitchen Daily contributor with a passion for delicious and healthy dishes.
Our favorite articles:
Curried Squash Ramen
Beef Stroganoff

The First Mess

Laura Wright’s recipes and photography skills are amazing! As a veggie aficionado she always makes sure to use seasonal and organic produce.
Our favorite articles:
Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl + Lime Peanut Sauce
Moroccan-Style Vegetable + Chickpea Stew

The Food in My Beard

Dan Whalen isn’t your regular blogger and this is easy to figure out. His recipes are simple, filling, and they’re always accompanied by step by step pictures.
Our favorite articles:
Simple Marinara 
Spice Blends

The Honour System

“Treat yourself, but don’t cheat yourself” – a perfect motto to live your life by and this applies to much more than the food you eat. The foundation of Sharon’s recipes is built on natural, in season, and unprocessed foods.
Our favorite articles:
Toasted Cashew Candy Bars 
Spaghetti Squash Bolognese – Gluten Free

The Little Pine

Lindsey makes eating healthy seem easy breezy and she’s not afraid to recognize her addiction to that Holly Grail of faux noodles, the veggie spiralizer. And yes, it’s that great!
Our favorite articles:
5 Mean Green Juice Recipes
Moroccan Chickpeas with Beet Noodles

The Wholesome Dish

A registered dietitian nutritionist, Amanda found the key to a healthy diet and a happy life is moderation. If you love your chocolate, eat just a little bit, not the whole thing.
Our favorite articles:
Easy Breakfast Casserole
Fruit & Yogurt Bowl with Granola Bar Dipper 

This Rawsome Vegan Life

Prep yourself for some amazing dishes that are accompanied by simple, step-by-step instructions. The raw recipes are way too amazing to say no, regardless if you follow a vegan lifestyle or not.
Our favorite articles:
Creamy Butternut Squash, Broccoli + Chipotle Almond Sauce
Mango Curry with Chickpeas

The Veg Space

Being a vegetarian for more than 20 years, Kate Ford’s meat-free recipes will make you switch sides too. If you’re on a run, check her 20-minute recipes section, those dishes are life savers!
Our favorite articles:
Tagliatelle with Avocado and Spinach ‘Pesto’, French Beans & Slow-Roast Tomatoes
Chilli Peanut Vietnamese Rolls

Vegan Miam

Rika and Doni, the couple behind Vegan Miam, love their traveling just as much as their vegan recipes. Follow them along as they visit new countries and experience amazing new recipes.
Our favorite articles:
Cashew Cooking Cream 
Taiwanese-style Pickled Cucumbers

Vegan Richa

A vegan blog that’s more on the quirky side, Vegan Richa’s about “eating plants till we photosynthesize.”
Our favorite articles:
Chickpea Flour Vegan Omelette
Buffalo Chickpea Pizza with White Garlic Sauce and Celery Ranch Dressing

Vegan Yack Attack

Jackie Sobon loves her beer just as much as her yummy desserts. If you’re stuck and don’t know what to cook next, her vegan dishes are worth a scoop.
Our favorite articles:
Smoky Sesame Avocado Crostini
Artichoke Crab Cakes with Sriracha Sauce

Vitamin Sunshine 

Michelle shares her recipes all the way from Kuala Lampur which translates into recipes with a lot of exotic ingredients. Like her friends said, she has a knack for making plain veggies taste amazing.
Our favorite articles:
Spinach and Caramelized Onion Frittata with a Sweet Potato Crust
Metabolism Booster Smoothie

Win-Win Food

Let’s face it, healthy food aren’t the most delicious ones and this is exactly what Lucie tries to fix. Her recipes are tasty, easy to make, while still being low in calories and high in nutrients.
Our favorite articles:
Vegan Cauliflower Soup 
How To Make A Healthy Powdered Sugar Substitute

Best lifestyle blogs for a healthy lifestyle

 

best lifestyle blogs for a healthy lifestyle

Anne-Sophie

As Socrates once said, “Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat.” Anne’s blog brings to focus all the reasons why people tend to overeat and shows exactly how they can eliminate this behavior.
Our favorite articles:
Let Your Body Take Care Of You
You’ve Got to Make Your Choice

Andrea Hood

Andrea gives you all the tools you need to change your old habits and have a healthier lifestyle, one that’s based on organic and natural foods.
Our favorite articles:
How to Deal with Change with Ease and Grace
Do I Really Need to Take Vitamins?

Avocado a Day

Rachael Hartley proves how you can eat delicious food that’s good for you, without complicating things.
Our favorite articles:
My Three Step Method For Detox (That Doesn’t Involve Green Juice or Suffering)
Wellness Wednesday: Meal Planning 101

Camp Wander

Rebecca Schiffhauer is big on essential oils and their ability to relax and cure our mind and body. If you’re new to essential oils, her blogs will help you to better understand why and how you should use them.
Our favorite articles:
How to Use Cold and Flu Bomb Salves 
Liquid Aspirin Herbal Body Rub

Celery and Cupcakes

Jemma’s philosophy is simple: “You are most beautiful when you are being you.” Her blog aims to inspire others to have a healthy approach towards food while living life to the fullest.
Our favorite articles:
Simple Ideas on How to Practise Self-love
Superiority in Food Choices

Champagne Nutrition 

Champagne Nutrition has a wide spectrum, covering anything from simple recipes to nutrition 101 and travelling destinations.
Our favorite articles:
Vitamin D Sources for Winter 
Health Benefits of Vegan/Vegetarian Diets

Deliciously Ella

A very popular blog in the healthy lifestyle niche, Deliciously Ella developed its concept when Ella was diagnosed with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. The only thing that worked to ease her symptoms was a simple, unprocessed diet, so she embarked on this journey.
Our favorite articles:
Natural Summer Skin Care 
Buying Organic For Less 

Dr. Frank Lipman

Founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, Dr Frank Lipman practices a different type of healing with functional medicine, nutrition, and herbal medicine being just some of his passions.
Our favorite articles:
Build A Better Microbiome: 7 Ways to Embrace More Microbes
The Top 9 Superfoods

Eat Naked Now

Margaret Floyd will show you how to shop, cook, and live a healthy lifestyle for a more balanced you. If you would like to work closely with her, she’s also taking on private clients.
Our favorite articles:
How to Handle Social Events When Your Child Has Food Restrictions
5 Things You Can do Today to Slow Your Body’s Aging Process

Get Healthy U

Chris Freytag’s blog covers topics like healthy cooking and time management, providing all the info and motivation you need to start living a different type of lifestyle.
Our favorite articles:
7 Unique Tricks to Fall Back Asleep
How To Turn Any Day Into An Exotic Escape

HelloNatural

Hello natural was founded by Stephanie Gerber and it’s the perfect stop for anything DIY, spanning from natural beauty ideas to simple detox guides.
Our favorite articles:
Who Knew Making Homemade Cleaning Wipes Was This Easy?
10 Household Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Holli Thompson

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating named Holli’s blog as one of the best health coach blogs of 2015 so this is a more than reputable healthy living blog with suggestions that can be implemented on the spot.
Our favorite articles:
Fall: the Best Produce for You
Which Nutrition Bars Are Best?

Jamie Greenwood

A self-proclaimed “wellness-obsessed, kombucha-chugging vegan, then paleo person”, Jamie ‘s blog is packed with all the know-how you’ll ever need to lead a healthy and simple life.
Our favorite articles:
Self Care Versus Soul Care
What If Journaling Changed Everything?

Joyful Vegan

A passionate vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau wants to change the way we look at food and to gear people away from animal products.
Our favorite articles:
I Don’t Have Time to Chop Vegetables
Raw vs. Cooked Foods: Which is Better?

Kara Lydon 

Kara is a registered dietitian nutritionist and yoga teacher based in Boston, MA, who helps her readers to live a happy life while nourishing their mind, body, and soul.
Our favorite articles:
How to Use Kefir in the Kitchen (Video & Recipe)
How to Use Yummly

Katie Bressack

This nutrition and wellness blog is aimed towards making its readers approach a happier and fulfilling life without it feeling like a burden.
Our favorite articles:
How to Balance Your Hormones
Keep Going Even If You Feel Like Quitting

Kimberly Snyder

A New York Times bestselling author and nutritionist, Kymberly makes living a healthy lifestyle look super easy. Simple and delicious recipes, diet tips, even transformation stories, her blog has it all!
Our favorite articles:
6 Common Spices That Make You More Beautiful 
5 Unconventional Ways to Boost Your Health at Work

Live Simply

Kristin has a living “from scratch” lifestyle, focusing on using as many natural and unprocessed products as possible. If you’re up for a challenge, check the homemade natural remedies section on her blog.
Our favorite articles:
DIY Homemade Immune-Loving Bath Fizzies
12 Must-Have Ingredients to Clean Your Entire House, Naturally

Melissa Ambrosini

In her own words, Melissa is “an absolute ambassador for choosing love over fear in every moment.” She believes we should all live a balanced life, with healthy foods and a positive attitude.
Our favorite articles:
The Art Of Life Styling (Part 1 — Wealth)
The Art of Life-Styling (Part 2 — Health)

Sarah Wilson

Conscious or not, we take vital decisions everyday and Sarah shows how you can make sure at least some of them will change your life for the better.
Our favorite articles:
Stuff I’m Not Paid to Endorse: Transcendental Meditation
The Elegance of a Morning Routine

Savy Naturalista

Launched in 2012, Savy Naturalista is Shundara Castion’s forum to express her love for everything natural.
Our favorite articles:
Spirulina Powder Soap
Minty Bath Truffles

Shalom Mama

Nina shares her advice on how to have a holistic lifestyle. From wellness to simple cleaning products you can make yourself, her blog has a very earthly vibe.
Our favorite articles:
9 Real Food Switches You Can Make in No Time
Create Your Own Natural Medicine Cabinet

Supercharged Food

Lee Holmes’s blog is full with information ranging from diet and nutrition to living a healthy lifestyle the easy way. Her solutions are easy to apply and regardless how small the change might be, it’s still a change.
Our favorite articles:
Foods To Avoid
Herbs and Spices Reference Guide

Tedi Sarah

Tedi clearly isn’t your usual blogger; a psychotherapist with a masters in counseling psychology, a certified child life specialist with a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, she teaches you how to achieve mind and body wellness.
Our favorite articles:
6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got a Dog
Dad’s Absolute Best Dill Pickle Recipe

The Antidote Life

Katie Peters, the blogger behind The Antidote Life shows how her life has bettered since changing the way she eats, the way she thinks, the way she looks at life.
Our favorite articles:
Soothing Herbal Foot Soak | DIY
How to Make Almond Milk at Home

The Fresh Beet

Ashley, a Charleston-based dietitian, runs The Fresh Beet blog, a place full of food-related knowledge and simple recipes.
Our favorite articles:
Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture
Non-Dairy Milk: Which is the Healthiest? 

The Grateful Grazer

Despite being launched in 2014, The Grateful Grazer has been featured on sites like Well + Good, One Green Planet, and Healthy Aperture. Her philosophy is simple: “Let’s be grateful for our health, environment; all plants and animals we share the earth…”
Our favorite articles:
Iron and Vegetarian Diets
My Top 10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Treading My Own Path

Lindsay makes sustainable living seem easy. While this lifestyle is very demanding, especially at first, once you get accustomed to this new way of living you don’t feel tempted to switch back.
Our favorite articles:
How I Quit the Plastic Habit 
 15 Things I Reuse

Underground Wellness

Sean Croxton promotes the concept of self care, improving his client’s health and quality of life using a holistic approach rather than the usual medicinal way.
Our favorite articles:
3 Ways to Heal Your Gut Fast 
How I Overcame Crohn’s Disease 

VeguKate

With a bit of everything, Kate wants to show its readers how they can to go from being addicted to sugar to living a healthy life.
Our favorite articles:
Apps for Wellness Warriors
10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Zen and Spice

Emily Hein wants to help people understand that “eating should be easy and pleasurable – not a hassle!” She offers support and guidance to those who want to change their old habits and live a healthier life.
Our favorite articles:
10 Steps to a Healthier Cookout
Questions Dietitians Always Get Asked 

Best lifestyle blogs for meditation and mindfulness

 

Best lifestyle blogs for meditation and mindfulness

4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferris is all about productivity and The New York Times describes him best  “A cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.”
Our favorite articles:
The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable…And What He Taught Me
5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day

Annie Mahon: Raw Mindfulness 

Annie’s an author and mindfulness teacher that’s untangling the mindfulness concept article by article.
Our favorite articles:
Why Chase a Bus… or Anything Else
The Art of Suffering… or Let your Love Shine

Bakadesuyo

The guy behind the blog, Eric Barker, had his articles shared on websites like New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine and Time Magazine. This is where you’ll find out how to finally live a cool life.
Our favorite articles:
This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day
Achieving your dreams: A lousy day job can make you a great artist.

Bulletproof Executive

A strong name for an incredible popular platform managed by Dave Asprey, a mastermind of anything bulletproof.
Our favorite articles:
The Complete Bulletproof Diet Roadmap 
How to Hack Your Sleep: The Art and Science of Sleeping

Dr. Gail Brenner

Psychologist and author, Gail’s mantra is simple “Joyfully helping people discover that suffering is optional.”
Our favorite articles:
10 Life-Changing Facts to Heal the Pain of the Past
Silence, Stillness, and the Art of Being

Gala Darling

When you cherish yourself, with whatever flaws you might have, you’re a million steps ahead of others, and Gala’s purpose is exactly that, to teach you how to “Adorn yourself, adore your life, be a rainbow.”
Our favorite articles:
How To Figure Out What You Want To Do With Your Life… Once And For All! 
Ten Questions About Life, Answered Rapid-Fire Style!

Headspace

Andy Puddicombe launched Headspace, “a gym membership for the brain” that’s now used in more than 150 countries around the world.
Our favorite articles:
How Do I Meditate with so Much Distraction?
“I’ve Found a Way to Rebel Against the Natural Tendency to Become Set in My Ways.”

Hardcore Zen

Brad Warner is the monk-punk hybrid behind Hardcore Zen, a highly popular and liked meditation blog with bi-weekly events in LA.
Our favorite articles:
The Zen Gospel of Prosperity
Is Zen Enough?

Heather Waxman

Just as Heather says, “Your whole life, you’ve been starving yourself to feed others.” She shows exactly how you should put yourself on center stage and avoid letting others decide for you.
Our favorite articles:
How to Get Creatively Unstuck 
8 Second Meditation to Stop Judging Yourself 

Ira Rabois

When he’s not teaching mindfulness or being a Head Instructor at Hidy Ochiai’s Karate of Ithaca, Ira Rabois writes about the importance of mindfulness in education; it shows students how and why they should live a stress-free life.
Our favorite articles:
Without Empathy and Feeling, Thinking Suffers
“Who Am I?” Ironies About Self

I Should Be Meditating

If you never meditated before, Alan Klima’s podcasts are the perfect place to start. His voice will help you be more present in your life and before you know it you’ll be addicted.
Our favorite articles:
34: Giving Yourself a Gift in Meditation
53: Guided Compassion Meditation

Karen Maezen Miller 

A Zen Buddhist priest, author of “Paradise in Plain Sight”, “Hand Wash Cold” and “Momma Zen”, Karen’s writings are full of spirituality and guidance.
Our favorite articles:
Not the Story You Wrote
The List of Forgetting

Karen Salmansohn

Well-designed images, creatives quotes, in-depth articles, Karen’s blog is insanely good and addictive.
Our favorite articles:
The Most Important Things to Look for in a Partner
There Are 3 Kinds of Relationships + Only 1 Brings True Happiness

Live and Dare

Giovanni Dienstmann’s mission is simple, “To bring meditation and personal growth to a million humans.” With articles covering topics like spirituality and personal growth, his blog is targeted towards those who want to get more from life.
Our favorite articles:
23 Types of Meditation – Find The Best Techniques For You
Scientific Benefits of Meditation – 76 Things You Might Be Missing out On

Live Bold and Bloom

Barrie Davenport is a personal growth seeker, author, and certified coach with a ton of experience. Her articles clearly aren’t much ado about nothing; she offers actionable advice for subjects ranging from confidence boosters to relationship questions.
Our favorite articles:
Habits Of Happy People
Emotional Manipulation

Marc and Angel

Marc and Angel Chernoff managed to put together a goldmine, in terms of highly practical guides that help people to live happier and calmer lives.
Our favorite articles:
30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself
50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

Mark Manson

Mark focuses more on personal growth and productivity, ranking around 200k Facebook followers. Being featured in Time, Forbes, CNN.com, and Huffington Post among many others, Mark knows how to make himself heard.
Our favorite articles:
5 Things That Should Be Taught in Every School
The Solution to All of Your Life’s Problems

Michael Hyatt

A successful author and bestseller, Michael started his blog in 2004 and his podcasts are so worth your time!
Our favorite articles:
Living Forward: How to Create a Life Plan
Why You Should Sign Up for a Half Marathon

MindfulBalance

If you’re big on meditation, Mindfulbalance is for you. Karl Duffy, a group facilitator and trainer, doctoral researcher, and mindfulness trainer, shares quotes and strategies that will help you to better understand what mindfulness is all about.
Our favorite articles:
Nourishing Ourselves: Being Happy in the Way Things Are
Realizing Our Happiness

Mike St. Pierre

Mike aims to inspire others to live a more mindful life day by day, focusing on productivity and purpose.
Our favorite articles:
Time to Stop Listening to Experts
All You Have to Do Is Ask 

Optimal Living

Rosalie is a a full time mindfulness teacher and mindful Yoga practitioner with more than twenty years experience. If you’d want to better yourself and practice mindfulness, book one of her courses.
Our favorite articles:
The Anatomy of Anxiety
Everyday Rituals

Positivity Blog

Launched by Henrik Edberg in 2006, Positivity Blog is all about changing your life now, not tomorrow or on Monday. His advice is practical, easy to follow, and always spot-on.
Our favorite articles:
7 Common Habits of Unhappy People
Do You Make These 10 Mistakes in a Conversation?

Purpose Fairy

Luminita D. Saviuc is the author of the insanely popular article “15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy“, an insightful approach into what we should get rid of in order to have a happier and burden-free life.
Our favorite articles:
How to Overcome the Need to Control Everything
15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently

Sandi Amorim

A writer, master coach, and a workshop facilitator, Sandi guides people to change their lives from inside out.
Our favorite articles:
The First 66 Days of Taking Better Care of Yourself
A Prayer for Moving Forward

Simple Mindfulness

Penned by  Paige Burkes, Simple Mindfulness helps people to live happier and more meaningful lives. She uses baby steps but if you’re consistent you’ll get there.
Our favorite articles:
Can’t Get Past That Stuck Place In Your Life? Here’s What to Do
How to Deal Effectively With Difficult People

Start With Why

Do you know the kind of guy that’s always optimistic and with a plan/solution for everything? Well, that’s Simon Sinek!
Our favorite articles:
Keeping It Simple
Get Out Of Your Way

Superhero Life

Andrea Scher is all about personal growth and mindfulness; she blogs about her own struggles, her favorite books, how to live a more mindful life, everything you need to get the most out of your days.
Our favorite articles:
The Crime of Outshining
How to Be Legendary

Tara Brach

If you’re not big on reading, Tara’s podcasts are the answer. Some short, some long, all her talks will make you want to start meditating today.
Our favorite articles:
Part 1: Devotional Practices 
“Coming Back” – Meditation Instructions with Q and A

The Way of Meditation

Chad Foreman, a passionate meditation teacher, helps people to attract positive change in their lives through meditation.
Our favorite articles:
The Revolution of Meditation
The Art of Doing Nothing

Toni Cay Snyder

A coach, healer, PhD, author, radio show host by day and blogger by night, Toni covers a little bit of everything, from hope to confidence and stress management.
Our favorite articles:
How to Interrupt Negative Patterns
What Does It Mean To Be C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T? 

Tynan

This is something else and in a good way. The way he writes, his subjects, the enthusiasm you get by simply reading his posts, Tynan likes to have his own path in life.
Our favorite articles:
Investing Time vs. Spending Time
Have Less Acquaintances, More Friends 

Zen Habits

Leo Babauta has the power to transmit that unshakable confidence and motivation to his readers. Want to change the way you look at life? He’s your man!
Our favorite articles:
How Taking Care of My Finances Changed My Life
The Four Hidden Habit Skills

Best lifestyle blogs for simplicity and minimalism

 

Best lifestyle blogs for simplicity and minimalism

Andrea Dekker

Andrea describes herself as a “list maker, diaper changer, life simplifier” and her blog illustrates just that, the challenges of having as little as possible and living as much as possible while having 3 kids that require her undivided attention.
Our favorite articles:
How We Pared Down Our Paper Clutter
10 Excuses We Make to Keep Our Clutter

Be More with Less

Having a home filled with unnecessary possessions can be daunting and demotivating. Courtney Carver’s blog delivers a simple approach to living a life that doesn’t focus on hoarding unnecessary stuff.
Our favorite articles:
25 Ways to Simplify Your Life in 10 Minutes or Less
7 Tiny Steps for the Beginner Minimalist

Becoming Minimalist

If you spend a few minutes on Joshua Becker’s blog you’ll want to simplify both your home and life. He started his blog back in 2008 and gained an insane amount of followers since then.
Our favorite articles:
7 Ways to Live a Simpler Life in a Modern World
The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

Into Mind

Anyone who loves fashion knows how tiresome it can be to reduce your wardrobe to a few key pieces. Anuschka shares her tips on how to find your style while keeping under control the number of clothes you own.
Our favorite articles:
Minimalism: A Beginner’s Guide
30-Day Minimalism Challenge

Midway Simplicity

Minimalism can be somewhat extreme for most people and this is why Mohamed Tohami chose something in-between. If you want more, check his Midway Simplicity book; it features tips and tricks from 16 experts, including Leo Babauta from Zen Habits and Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist.
Our favorite articles:
100 Simple Nutrition Tips
My Oversimplification Mistake!

Minimal Millenial

This blog is more than a destination for those who aspire to a minimalist lifestyle. Emily shares all the things that inspire her, from financial independence to positive thinking.
Our favorite articles:
There Is No Such Thing As Free Stuff
Real Real Simple

Minimal Student

Jessica Dang crossed paths with Buddhism and soon embarked on a journey to a better and simpler life. Watch out, her happiness and way of life are contagious!
Our favorite articles:
Minimalism 101
A Beginner’s Guide to One Bag Living

Minimalist on Purpose

“Because I believe that the best things in life aren’t things. We are not defined by our stuff and that we are born to contribute and not just take up space.” – that’s how Raymund Tamayo explained his decision to start living a more meaningful life.
Our favorite articles:
How to Thrive and Be Happy During Tough Financial Times
How to Achieve Wellness and Happiness in Life

My Simpler Life

If you want to own less but don’t know where to start, Beth Dargis should be your next call. She helps people to overcome that mental barrier they put up by themselves and to live their best life.
Our favorite articles:
Moving Towards Simplicity Series
Questions to Help You Simplify Your Life

Project 333 

Focused more on the fashion aspect of the minimalist life, Project 333 is a growing community of people who want to reduce their wardrobe to a minimum. Are you up for the challenge?
Our favorite articles:
33 Things to Eliminate From Your Closet
Dress with Less: 15 tips for the Beginner

RowdyKittens

Tammy Strobel simplified her life and she went from living in a big town house to owning a tiny house on wheels. Intrigued yet?
Our favorite articles:
On Unplugging from Work & Embracing Adventure
From Town House to Tiny House

Simple and Minimal

On her blog Regina documents the journey to a simple and minimalist life. She shares a little bit of everything, from strong motivational words and stories to smart ways to get rid of things you don’t need.
Our favorite articles:
Stop Tolerating and Start Living
Life After Debt

Simple Life Together

Dan and Vanessa Hayes deliver a simple approach for those who want to follow in their footsteps and live a more meaningful life. As they say it, “Leading a simple life in the modern world.” has it’s ups and downs but it’s well worth it.
Our favorite articles:
Simple Things: The Best of Old and New
SLT073: Simplifying Simple Life Together

Slow Your Home

Brooke’s podcasts focus on aspects of everyday life, from living slow to cooking healthy with simple ingredients. A wife and busy mom of two, Brooke is proof that anyone can have a more meaningful life.
Our favorite articles:
How to deal with relationship clutter – SHP020
William Powers: living slow in a big city – SHP024

SOLOMOJO Coaching 

A clearer mind means a more focused and productive you – this is the core behind Jo Bennett’s coaching. When you rid yourself of unnecessary belongings, either physical or psychical, a whole new world opens.
Our favorite articles:
Minimalism – Where to Start? 
Where Does My Money Go? 

The Minimalist Mom 

It’s challenging to live a minimalist life even when you’re on your own, let alone when you’re married with kids. Rachel Jonat and her husband suddenly decided they wanted a clutter-free life and went for it. In their own words, “We want to own fewer things and do more.”
Our favorite articles:
Using Habits To Simplify Your Life 
What If I Give Away Something I Eventually Need Again?

The Minimalist Woman

Author of the Charlotte Anthony mysteries and other fiction, Meg Wolfe decluttered her life so she can better focus on living life to the fullest.
Our favorite articles:
Untangling the Decluttering Message
The Illusion of Inspiration

The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus have more than 4 million readers who follow their essays on how to live a happier life with less stuff.
Our favorite articles:
Our 21-day Journey into Minimalism
Getting Rid of Just-in-case Items: 20 Dollars, 20 Minutes

The Other Side of Complexity

Mike Burns’s motto is “Live well and focus on what’s most important.” Life is so complex and full of the unexpected that we sometimes tend to forget what matters for us. Mike helps his readers to concentrate on the things that define them most.
Our favorite articles:
Your Future Funeral
Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else!

The Simple White Rabbit

Instead of making a sudden switch to a minimalist life, Christy King focuses more on making small and gradual changes that are sure to stick in the long run.
Our favorite articles:
Minimalism A to Z: A Is for Authenticity
Minimalism A to Z: I is for Inner Peace

Unclutterer

Just committing to a minimalist lifestyle isn’t enough. You have to learn how to keep every little thing in its place and this is what the Unclutterer Team does.
Our favorite articles:
Scanning Documents to Reduce Paper Clutter
Unclutter Your Tech with the Rule of One

Zen Presence

Mix minimalism with personal growth and a happy attitude towards life and you’ll get Dan Garner’s blog. He’s all about living with as little as possible while being as happy as possible.
Our favorite articles:
Taking Full Responsibility – Change Your Life
12 Reasons I’m a Minimalist

That’s a wrap! We hope you found some of your favorite blogs here but also discovered new ones to follow. Do you know any blogs we might have missed? If so, please share them in the comments section below.

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Yuki thinks simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. His most significant accomplishment is learning how to sit with a good cup of tea and listen. When not online, Yuki talks with all things wild and free. He is a blogger and a matcha lover.

10 Comments

  1. What a beautiful list! In good company on this one. Thank you so much for including happy hearted kitchen, it’s an honor to be here. Nothing like a bunch of healthy new sites to see! x

  2. What an amazing list of blogs/resources for living a high energy life! Thanks so much for including Namely Marly too. Now, let me get back to perusing all these amazing resources. 🙂

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