Highlights: Blogs that Inspire

Highlights for February 28-March 6:
Bloggers who inspire me

When I started this blog, my friend Alexandra had a bit to do with it. Besides being one of the few bloggers who I know in real life, her blog, A Food Coma, helped me realized that I could write about food too.  Today I’m super jealous, because she and A Food Coma are featured in a NY Times article! Go Alex!

Of course, Alex isn’t the only one who writes a blog that inspires my cooking, my writing and my eating.  This week I’m highlighting a few of my favorite food/healthy living blogs.  One of the best things about being a blogger is the community that comes from commenting on the posts of other writers.  It’s fun getting to know people, even if I haven’t met them in person yet.

Written by Kristen, Leigh and Rachel,  Cheap Healthy Good is “a blog dedicated to the advancement of frugal, nutritious, ethically-minded food in everyday life”.  Can’t go wrong with that!  Kristen just fed her fiance for a week on just $25, and the weekly Veggie Might column has great vegetarian recipes.

Good (& Cheap) Eats is all about “eating well without spending a fortune and “well” means “healthfully” as well as “deliciously”.   Recent posts: Build a Better Grocery Budget, Gluten-Free Flours, and Highlights from the Great Recipe Swap.

Posts from Holly over at The Healthy Everythingtarian always make me smile.  Her creative flavor combinations, especially at breakfast, and ability to be herself in her posts (something that never seems to come across for me!) makes her blog a great read.

Healthy Tipping Point was another one of the first healthy living blogs I started to read.  Caitlin’s much more into fitness than I am, but maybe someday I’ll stop reading her posts about exercise and start actually doing it!  Plus she’s the brains behind Operation Beautiful.

When I need new vegetarian recipes, book recipes or vegan baking ideas, No Meat Athlete is one of the first places I go.  Matt’s posts about how he combines being vegetarian and a (marathon) runner are nothing short of inspiring.  Plus he started Health Blog Helper which has, well, really helped this health blog!

What can I say about Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman?  Her recipes, photography and life in general are amazing.  Not vegetarian, and sometimes not even healthy, I can’t remember the last time I saw a PW recipe I didn’t want to cook.  Plus her kids are adorable, and who doesn’t like looking at pictures of beautiful countryside?

Lastly, even you “non-food bloggers” should check out the Outside the Box Challenge, which is being organized by Shedding It (another great blog!) andNutritionista.  This week’s challenge (which ends tomorrow) was to make something from scratch.  I entered last week’s cornbread. The prizes are really awesome–check it out!

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