3 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You’re a Foodie Trying to Get Fit for the New Year

3 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You’re a Foodie Trying to Get Fit for the New Year

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We are in the digital age where finding inspiration is as simple as clicking a hashtag. In 2017 it is time for a social media shift, we must change how we utilize this powerful tool. More times than not, it’s easy to become enthralled by picturesque views of foreign locations, seemingly “perfect” IG bodies, and gossip pages spilling all of the “tea”. But, do yourself a favor, and allow 2017 to be a transformative period for your health and wealth. If you’re looking to transition into a greener way of eating, while maintaining healthy long-term changes, you’re in the right place. Below are the IG accounts of 3 different culinary connoisseurs who will help you eat right and savor every bite, all while getting your body tight in  the New Year.

@chocolateforbasil Chocolate for Basil is a joint effort between Jerrelle Guy, an omnivore—aka meat-eater, and Eric Harrison, a vegetarian. Their healthy cooking is mesmerizing. As you scroll down their Instagram you’ll see nothing but delicious plant-based food that actually nourishes your soul and health. Healthy eating never looked as tempting as it does in Guy’s recipes for lemon poppy seed cupcakes, farro and lentil stuffed squash with balsamic dressing, chocolate swirled pretzel bites with cinnamon sugar, ultimate vegan pounder burger, and peach gazpacho with turmeric and tarragon. Jerrelle Guy is a conscious eater who shares flavorful alternatives to the comfort food we all know and love.

@foodheavenshowThis dynamic duo made of 2 registered dietitians, Wendy and Jess, are best friends and the brainpower behind Food Heaven Made Easy. They’ve been in the health and wellness game since 2011, utilizing YouTube videos as a way to reach a larger audience and have organic conversations about nutrition and healthy eating. Their food philosophy is that “healthy eating should be delicious, cost effective and relatively painless” (Foodheavenmadeeasy.com). If you head over to their website, you’ll find an extensive 4-year archive of tried and true plant-based recipes. The road to becoming healthier isn’t always easy, but if you use what you have to do what you can, clean eating will become an enjoyable and easy way of life.  If you need guidance along your journey, Wendy and Jess offer affordable starter kits ranging from $ 19 USD to $59 USD that include meals plans, tips, and tricks for weight loss, clean eating, and vegetarian eating.

@caitsplateA healthy diet plan, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products; includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts; is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars; and stays within your daily calorie needs. Cait Elf, of @caitsplate, offers up some of the best visual representations of what a balanced meal looks like. Her attention to detail is impeccable, and she shows what a full day of eating for her is like from breakfast through dessert, including snacks and sides. Elf believes a “balanced lifestyle is the healthiest lifestyle, and there is no singular prescription for this – it’s completely individualized” (caitsplate.com). Her blog post topics include how to repurpose leftover roasted veggies, smashed Mexican sweet potatoes, 3-ingredient smoothie bowls, protein-packed breakfast tacos, and much more


What Instagram pages are you following for food inspiration? Drop them below!.

Khija Rockett

Khija Rockett is a lifestyles oriented nutrition counselor. As a health professional and woman of color, she uses her knowledge and experience as a voice to illuminate both science-based and spiritual wellness. All opinions expressed are her own and she can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @soulandhealth

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