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Our Favourite Sites for Food Inspiration

Our Favourite Sites for Food Inspiration

Let’s face it. Everyone gets into a slump sometimes when it comes to cooking healthy meals for themselves and family, and we’re no different. Here are our favourite sites for food inspiration.

1. Oh She Glows
Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe by Oh She Glows

Our CMO Erin’s take on Oh She Glows Vegan Overnight Oats – photo by Erin Young

This super popular food blog penned by Canadian Angela Liddon  is a favourite among the Well.ca staff for lots of good reasons. Her recipes are all plant-based and vegan friendly (with many being gluten-free and allergy-friendly as well), but they’re totally accessible for omnivores and vegans alike. From delicious fresh smoothies to sweet reats like chia pudding and hearty, healthy meal solutions like salads and bowls, Oh She Glows proves that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean feeling deprived.

2. Super Healthy Kids

Pesto Chicken Veggie Meatballs Super Healthy Kids

Pesto Chicken Veggie Meatballs – photo from Super Healthy Kids

Like so many of you, lots of us are parents with little ones of our own, and feeding them food that’s healthy and nourishing is really important to us. As busy parents, it can be hard to find recipes that are easy and quick to make, kid-friendly, AND that we’ll actually feel good about feeding our kids. That’s where Super Healthy Kids comes in. We love that the site makes it easy to find recipes for every part of your meal (from salads and sides to popsicles and treats), and that you can filter by recipes to suit virtually any dietary restriction.

3. Running on Real Food

Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce Running on Real Food

Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chimmichurri Sauce – photo by Running on Real Food

We love how genuinely passionate this BC-based blogger is about healthy eating, fitness, and living a balanced life, and how clearly that passion shows in every recipe she posts. Check her out for great vegan recipes and workout inspiration to support your own health lifestyle.

4. Naturally Ella

Baby Broccoli Frittata with Feta Naturally Ella

Baby Broccoli Frittata with Feta – photo by Naturally Ella

If you’re looking for beautiful photography and inspiring vegetarian recipes, then look no further than Naturally Ella! We love her focus on using seasonal ingredients to make fresh, simple, exciting meals for the whole family.

5. The Food Network

Healthy Blueberry Muffins Food Network Canada

Healthy Blueberry Muffins – photo by Food Network Canada

From 30-minute dinners to healthy recipes, there’s really something for everyone. One of our favourite features is the Cooking With Kids section – it’s full of tips, tricks, and recipes for making healthy, kid-friendly meals that little ones will love.

6. Canadian Family

Ginger Squash Molasses Cookies Canadian Family

Ginger Squash Molasses Cookies – photo by Ryan Skulk

When it comes to finding inspiration for cooking for families and making healthy meals that kids will actually want to eat at home and at school, Canadian Family is a must-read resource. We love the “Recipe of the Day” feature, and the search that allows you to filter by prep time and find recipes that you can put together in as little as 10 minutes!

7. Joyous Health

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl Recipe Joyous Health

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl – photo by Joyous Health

Created by Canadian Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy, Joyous Health’s mission is to inspire people to fall in love with healthy, nourishing, beautiful food. The recipes strike the perfect balance of healthy and delicious, and we love that you can use filters like Dairy Free, Detox, Raw, Gluten Free, and even Comfort Food to find exactly what you’re looking for.

8. Chatelaine

Cauliflower Tacos Recipe Chatelaine

Cauliflower Tacos – photo by Chatelaine

You probably know Chatelaine as Canada’s favourite women’s magazine, but if you haven’t thought of it as a recipe destination before, you need to take another look! There’s so much to love about the recipe section, but our favourite feature is the search that allows you to find the perfect recipe for any meal using ingredients you already have on hand.

9. The Kitchn

Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles Recipe The Kitchn

Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles – photo by The Kitchn

The Kitchn is one of the most popular food sites around, and for good reason! It’s an amazing resource for information and inspiration on all things food, from a huge archive of recipes to tips on how to use different ingredients and must-have chef’s tools, to décor inspiration from some of them most gorgeous kitchens around. It’s a home cook’s dream.

10. Dinner with Julie

Pear, Caramelized Onion and Brie Pizza Recipe Dinner with Julie

Pear, Caramelized Onion & Brie Pizza – photo by Dinner with Julie

Written by a Calgary-based food & nutrition writer, this Canadian blog is all about creating real meals for real life. We love that Julie’s recipes are fresh, healthy, and delicious while being accessible to busy families.

11. Two Peas and their Pod

Dark Chocolate Chunk, Pistachio, and Sea Salt Cookies Recipe Two Peas and their Pod

Dark Chocolate Chunk, Pistachio, and Sea Salt Cookies – photo by Two Peas and their Pod

We love that this blog is penned by a real life couple who share a love of cooking and baking for their friends and family. Two Peas and their Pod is a great resources for all sorts of family-friendly recipes, but we especially love their cookies – who doesn’t need a treat every now and then?

12. Smitten Kitchen

Twice Baked Potatoes with Kale Recipe Smitten Kitchen

Twice Baked Potatoes with Kale – photo by Smitten Kitchen

Writer Deb Perelman’s passion for food comes through clearly in her delicious recipes and gorgeous photography. We especially love her emphasis on seasonal ingredients – a visit to Smitten Kitchen means you’ll find exactly the right recipe for whatever time of year it is.

13. Canadian Living

We all know and love Canadian Living as a great lifestyle resource for Canadians, but their Food section is definitely one of our most-loved on the site. From the always-inspiring recipes of the day to tips on entertaining and cooking, it’s an excellent spot for mealtime inspiration.

14. Chocolate and Zucchini

Green Pea Cilantro Spread Chocolate & Zuchinni

Green Pea Cilantro Spread – photo by Chocolate & Zucchini

Written by a Paris-based food writer, Chocolate and Zucchini is chock full of tasty recipes and general food inspiration. We love her focus on fresh, natural foods and her helpful posts about how to use new tools and ingredients.

15. Sweet Potato Chronicles

White Chili Recipe Sweet Potato Chronicles

White Chili – photo by Sweet Potato Chronicles

Created by two fashion magazine editors turned food bloggers, Sweet Potato Chronicles focuses on fast, fresh, family-friendly food. It’s one of our favourite resources for inspiration on batch cooking, make-ahead meals, and meal planning for busy families like ours.

16. Epicurious

Soba and Maitake Mushrooms in Soy Broth Recipe Epicurious

Soba and Maitake Mushrooms in Soy Broth – photo by Hirsheimer & Hamilton

With a huge following across North America and beyond, Epicurious is an essential resource for home cooks. With a huge archive of recipes for every type of meal imaginable, tips on how to use new and exciting ingredients, and inspiration on finding the perfect dish for any occasion, Epicurious is the site that we visit when we need to be snapped out of a no-cooking funk and reminded of why we love creating in the kitchen.

17. Chowhound

Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe Chowhound

Black Bean Enchiladas – photo by Chowhound

If you’re passionate about cooking at home, Chowhound is an absolutely essential resource. It’s chock full of delicious recipes, from comfort food staples to dinner party showstoppers to wow a crowd. We love the super helpful, super active community – you can find answers for everything from cooking questions to local recommendations, from people in a city near you.


Please Keep In Mind

This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. We cannot provide medical advice or specific advice on products related to treatments of a disease or illness. You must consult with your professional health care provider before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, and before taking, varying the dosage of or ceasing to take any medication.

1 Comment
  • Kerry
    Posted at 06:43h, 26 October Reply

    I’m almost crying! I want to try it all

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