So you’ve made the decision to cut back on meat and eat more plant-based food – that’s great, but where do you start? You could opt to buy new cookbooks or discover your new favourite plant-based restaurants, or you could simply follow some plant-based foodies on social media to get inspiration.
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Ready to go? Here are eight plant-based foodies that you need to follow on Instagram:
Hot For Food
Lauren Toyota’s Instagram account, @hotforfood, is a vegan dream. Her account and blog feature many vegan versions of comfort food, including vegan nacho cheese, made with potatoes and carrots, as well as vegan macaroni and cheese and cauliflower buffalo wings. We’ll take one of each!
Green Kitchen Stories
David Frenkiel, the creator of Green Kitchen Stories, shares healthy vegan and vegetarian food tips and recipes. Come for the food tips, stay for the pics of his gorgeous family!
Food blogger Sara Forte encourages readers to improvise in the kitchen with her simple recipes on her Instagram and blog. She’s a big fan of fresh ingredients and natural foods, so expect to find tons of seasonal plant-based recipes, like roasted zucchini, black bean and goat cheese enchiladas.
We Are Veganuary
@weareveganuary educates followers on a plant-based lifestyle, with sustainability news, tips and recipes. They also have a free kit containing 31 days of vegan recipes!
Thriving on Plants
Sydney-based Instagrammer, Cherie Tu, shares her vegan lifestyle with her followers, including delicious recipes. You’ll also find mouth-watering recipes for sweet treats, proving that plant-based diets don’t have to be boring!
The Plantd.Co team shares wellness and sustainability news, as well as healthy recipes and cooking tips.
The Colourful Kitchen
Did you know that different-coloured veggies each have their own array of nutrients? Health coach Ilene Godofsky’s Instagram encourages followers to “eat the rainbow,” sharing recipes and tips on how to do just that. From orange- kabocha squash to pink- sauerkraut, and everything in between, you’ll find the inspiration you need to eat a wider variety of veggies. Other standout recipes include tahini sweet potato stew or vegan berry breakfast pizza.
Sweet Potato Soul
Jenné Claiborne is a vegan chef, author, YouTuber and blogger who shares mouth-watering vegan recipes with her 380,000 followers. She’s released a vegan cookbook called Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul : A Cookbook.