There’s so much inspiration (and food porn) on Instagram that you could spend months, it seems, making yourself very, very, very hungry. But since you don’t have that kind of time, you should be picky about what you allow to take up space in your feed.
That’s why we asked nutritionists who their favorite foodie Instagrammers are. If nutrition experts follow them, they have to be good — and (fairly) healthy, too. Start following these people for mouthwatering photos, cooking hacks, permission to enjoy dessert and delicious yet easy recipes you’ll actually want to make.
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KERI GANS, RDN, @kerigans
“I love Keri’s no-nonsense approach to food and nutrition. And her yoga poses are impressive and motivating!” says Jackie Newgent, RDN, culinary nutritionist and author of “The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook.”
HEALTHY APERATURE, @healthyaperture
“The place for healthy food porn, Healthy Aperture is a haven for creative and nourishing recipes. I love that the feed is curated by RDs,” says Marisa Moore, RDN. Elizabeth Ward, RD, adds that it “provides an endless stream of nutritious and delicious recipes to choose from.”
ALI MAFFUCCI, @inspiralized
“Most all of us struggle to get enough veggies, and some of us benefit from replacing some easy-to-make, processed carbs like pasta,” says Brooke Kalanick, a naturopathic doctor and functional medicine practitioner. “I think spiralized veggies are the answer! Ali’s recipes are always delicious and fun.”
ELLIE KRIEGER, RDN, @ellie_krieger
“I don’t want to miss Ellie’s delicious recipes, and I enjoy her all-inclusive attitude toward healthy eating, as well as the pure joy she radiates when she posts about food,” says Ward, owner of betteristhenewperfect.com. Newgent also recommends following Krieger because, “I love that she shares what a real nutritionist actually eats at restaurants — and it’s not just kale!”
MANUEL VILLACORTA, RD, @manuel.villacorta
“It’s a great way to learn about Peruvian cuisine and keeping a fitness routine,” says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, owner of Active Eating Advice.
Pamela Salzman, @pamelasalzman
“LA-based food chef Pamela Salzman posts the most beautiful food photos,” says Elisa Zied, RD, author of “Younger Next Week” and blogger at Food, Fitness & Fiction. “She uses nutrient-rich foods in all of her recipes and even posts a week’s worth of menus each week to help you plan ahead and feed a hungry family.”
MEGAN ROOSEVELT, RD, @healthygrocerygirl
“I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Megan in real life, and her huge personality shines through in her posts with light, bright and uber clean images,” says Robin Plotkin, RDN. “In addition to her food and food prep photos, she posts tips on best practices for recipes, hacks and her thoughts on fitness and body image.”
MIRANDA HAMMER, RD, @thecrunchyradish
“Miranda is an inspiration for amazing healthy and delicious recipes, not to mention her food photography. It takes serious talent to make something as simple as roasted veggies look absolutely mouthwatering,” says Keri Glassman, RDN, founder of NutritiousLife.com.