The Diet Detective: The Best Healthy Food Blogs

101 Cookbooks
Heidi Swanson, a photographer, cookbook author and foodie. See my interview with Heidi here.
Blogging since: 2003
Location: San Francisco
Theme: Natural, whole foods and ingredients.
From the blog: "101 Cookbooks started in early 2003 when I looked up at my huge cookbook collection one afternoon and realized that instead of exploring the different books in my collection I was cooking the same recipes over and over. I seemed to buy a new cookbook every time I stepped out the front door—always with good intentions. I would regularly go through my collection of books and magazines and carefully tag each recipe that piqued my interest. I ended up with shelves full of books brimming with Post-it notes and drawers full of recipes clipped from my favorite magazines—neatly organized by course, flavor, region or ingredient."
Facebook followers: 1,593

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Sweet Beet
Michelle Madden, a photographer, Internet strategist and foodie.
Blogging since: 2010
Location: New York City
Theme: Clean food information along with healthy wholesome recipes.
From the blog: "Eat whole foods as much as you can (meaning the stuff that didn't get assembled by machines and by people wearing hair-nets). If you can do this you're better off than 90 percent of your comrades. Natural fats, meat—eat them. Eat the highest quality you can find/afford, but eat them, because once you realize how easy it is to make them taste delicious, you will never go back?"
Facebook followers: 3,493

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The Salt
National Public Radio (NPR)
Blogging since: 2011
Location: Washington, D.C.
Theme: From NPR's "What's on your plate." The blog has various themes, including eating and health; foodways; producers; food for thought; for foodies.
From the blog: "This blog is about what we eat and why we eat it. We'll be serving up culture and science, farming and business, along with a side of skepticism and a dash of panache. We'll celebrate food, but also take a hard look at where it comes from, how it gets here, and what it does to us and the planet. We want to know not just the good, but the bad and the ugly stuff, too. At The Salt, look for things that will pique your tastebuds, make you smile, and sometimes, even spit."
Twitter (no Facebook) followers: 18,316

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