A curated list of top-notch healthy food Instagram accounts to look out for in 2019.
Healthy foods — Whether it’s vegan, paleo, keto, plant-based, low-carb or gluten-free, the healthy food trend is on the rise. Just look at kale’s rise to power and the 500 unfortunate souls named after the leafy green vegetable back in 2008. Fact is, healthy food ambassadors show the world that healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be good – quite the contrary! And where better to look for inspiration than on Instagram?
With our Upfluence software’s advanced search criteria, we were able to identify the crème de la crème of healthy food Instagram accounts you should follow in 2019. To ensure the quality of each influencer pick, we used our recently introduced influencer rating system as a guide. It’s easy: influencers are given a letter grade from A to F based on how well they perform in comparison to influencers with a similar social following in our 2.7M database. Needless to say, we’ve selected A-ratings only to present you with the freshest healthy food Instagram accounts out there right now. Enjoy!
Rhadi is a professional plant-based dietitian with a passion for yummy food & mouth-watering desserts like her pumpkin cheesecake for the occasional cheat day. Her Instagram account has over 115k followers with an overall engagement rate of nearly 6%. She’s a straight-A influencer with A+ ratings for comments & likes on her Instagram account. Rhadi’s personality is infectious and brings a smile to everyone’s face, much like watching her cute grandma dancing.
Maddie is all about plants, health & fitness. She actually also has a separate fitness Instagram account for workout routines that get the blood pumping & hearts racing. She generally showcases vegan dishes she encounters on her travels and shares her go-to recipes with her 115k Instagram followers. Maddie is clearly doing everything right, raking in A+ across the board.
Alexa Soto, aka alexafuelednaturally, loves sipping delicious matcha beverages or digging into some hummus. The food photographer & recipe developer shows off her cooking skills on a regular basis and treats her audience with yummy plant-based meals. She’s an A-lister in our books with 113k followers on Instagram and an engagement rate of 5.25%!
This Canadian lover of life & full-time foodie is based in the Netherlands and has a degree in dietetics. Sadia is pretty insta-famous with 276k followers, yet she’s an even bigger YouTuber with 1.5M subscribers on her channel. Her motto is to nourish the cells and the soul with delicious food and her expert advice. She’s a health advocate through and through with both A and A+ ratings on her Instagram & YouTube account.
Mhmm, love me some sweet potato! Jenné Claiborne from Atlanta has quite a lot on her plate right now – both figuratively and literally. Next to being a freshly-baked mama, Jenné is a full-time vegan chef and the author of Sweet Potato Soul, her own cookbook with 100 easy vegan recipes. Asides, she’s been featured in The Huffington Post and Refinery 29 and she is currently sponsored by Barilla. The all-around talent has a loyal following of 421k subscribers on YouTube and 132k followers on Instagram. Of course, only A+ ratings to be found on both platforms!
Jean-Philippe is a trained chef from Quebec, Canada. His trademark: mixing and matching traditional techniques with cooking cultures from around the world. Over time, Jean-Philippe has accumulated 183k+ followers on Instagram with an amazing engagement rate of 8.59%. He focuses on vegan & cruelty-free recipes and is currently working on his first cookbook.
Caitlin Greene is a private chef, food stylist & photographer from Boston. She teaches that healthy eating and eating delicious food can go hand-in-hand and posts yummy meals nearly every day. Her Instagram draws in over 126k followers and she has an engagement rate of 5%. No wonder she’s getting A+ ratings, these food pics look stunning!
As you can see from the quick overview of her posting frequency in Upfluence, Kaylie is pretty busy on Instagram. Her 123k Insta followers love her delicious fruit bowls which often highlight star ingredients, like chia, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, and a whole lot of dragon fruit. Her e-book features 75 recipes of nutritious, colorful vegan food for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Yum!
Francesca prides herself in making delicious, plant-based meals. Her Instagram is top-notch with A-ratings and an engagement rate of 5.17%. All in all, over 125k people follow her exciting food journey.
Gina is in the top 5% of all our micro-influencers on Instagram with A+ ratings in all categories. She has 43k followers and an engagement rate of 8.75% – not too shabby! Her feed is full of deliciousness with lots of vegan recipes for a balanced diet.
Helen’s food journey didn’t start as light-hearted as one may think at first glance. The British recipe developer is battling Crohn’s disease and took on a healthier lifestyle to fight her symptoms one meal at a time. While her Instagram serves as a great source for others with the disease, anybody can take inspiration from her cooking. Plus, she has an amazing engagement rate of over 10% and 61k+ followers on Instagram. Way to go, Helen!
Recipe developer & dietitian Mia is a foodie from Chicago with 54k Instagram followers. She’s doing exceptionally well and ranks among the top 5% of micro-influencers with a similar Instagram following. Mia’s approach is authentic and all about helping people form a positive relationship with food with lots of recipes suitable for every type of diet.
Quirky Thali is a pretty cool “almost vegan” girl with a simple message: Good food is good mood! Her 64k Instagram followers love her feed where she showcases unique ingredients and awesome color combinations (get a taste of it here). Seeing how she ranks in the top 23% of micro-influencers and has an engagement rate of over 6%, she’s definitely a foodie to look out for!
Dr. Davinah (yes, she has a PhD!) has plenty to offer on her Instagram feed. She specializes in keto & paleo diets as well as comfort food. Davinah posts tons of yummy low-carb, clean eating recipes (that don’t require giving up meat!). Davinah might still get a B+ rating for her engagement, but that shall change very soon. If you look closely, she’s gained almost half of her Instagram followers within the past 5 months and now has a growing fan base of 52k people. Clearly, she’ll get that A in no time!
Another soon-to-be A-lister healthy food Instagram account out there! Alexandra is a a Swedish health advocate and she has 155k followers (55k of which she gained over the span of the past 5 months alone!). Besides, she shares vegan & plant-based recipes with lots of vibrant pictures (just look at this pink smoothie bowl!) and she even has her own iOS app with plenty of vegan recipes and meal plans.
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