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21 Health Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Right Now

Before social media revamped the internet, people who wanted to eat healthier and exercise more plastered photos of models with their ideal body image on their refrigerator to help them stay on track. Fortunately, there’s no longer a reason to clip magazine images that inspire you to stick to your new diet and exercise routine. If you need healthy cooking tips, a slight confidence boost, or a bit of motivation to stick to your new health and wellness routine, follow these Instagram accounts.

1. Beauty Blends

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If you’re looking for plant-based and simple vegan recipes, Beauty Blends has you covered. This Dutch-based Instagram blogger posts vibrant photos of drool-worthy desserts and appetite-satisfying meals that make you want to eat healthy on a regular basis.

2. Jessamyn Stanley

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Jessamyn Stanley is a body-positivity advocate and yoga teacher who uses her Instagram account to inspire hundreds of thousands of followers. Her feed is filled with images of yoga poses, short videos of yoga sequences, and posts that focus on the way you feel, rather than how you look.

3. Abdkitchen

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Abdkitchen’s Instagram feed is filled with healthy comfort food. On this Instagram account, you’ll find a variety of soups good enough to warm your soul and spice-infused dishes that almost look too good to eat.

4. Fat Girl Fed Up

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Lexi was a fat girl who was fed up with how she looked and felt, so she took matters into her own hands. She lost 312 pounds naturally — through diet and exercise — over the course of two-years. Her Instagram account showcases her continual journey with weight loss, exercise, self-discovery, and living a healthy lifestyle. If you need motivation and inspiration, Lexi is the health-related Instagram blogger to follow.

5. Discovering Danny

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We can’t mention Lexi at @fatgirlfedup without mentioning her other half. Discovering Danny is her partner in crime, and his Instagram feed is just as inspiring. Using diet and exercise, Danny has lost 95 pounds since 2016, and together with Lexi, they work to inspire over a million Instagram followers throughout their own health and wellness journey.

6. Sjana Elise Earp

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Sjana Elise Earp’s Instagram feed has attracted over one million followers for a reason — her yoga-inspired photos are absolutely breathtaking. If you’re a yoga enthusiast, or you plan to become one, Sjana’s jaw-dropping shots are sure to motivate you to start posing.

7. The Crunchy Radish

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Miranda Hammer is the registered dietician who runs the widely popular Instagram account, The Crunchy Radish. She’s a fitness enthusiast who focuses on creating healthy recipes using all-natural foods, which she shares via Instagram and her blog. But the best part about her feed isn’t the food; it’s how simple her recipes are to make.

8. The Delicious

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Sarah is the founder of The Delicious Life, a blog that focuses on eating beautifully every day. On her Instagram feed, she shares bright, colorful photos of fruits and veggies, along with recipes so you can put the fun back in your diet.

9. Rochelle Bilow

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Rochelle Bilow works at Bon Appétit, a magazine filled with recipes and cooking tips, and her Instagram feed reflects the healthy lifestyle she maintains. The feed is filled with photos taken during her regular runs, the food she’s eating, and some of her favorite yoga poses.

10. Eddie Hall

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If weightlifting and bodybuilding is more your style, check out Eddie Hall’s Instagram account. He holds the world record for deadlifting 500 kilograms and has won the title of the UK’s Strongest Man six years in a row. His Instagram feed showcases photos of him in the gym, videos of him lifting weights, and stories about his own personal weightlifting journey.

11. Hannah Fallis Bronfman

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Hannah Bronfman is a fitness enthusiast, DJ, and the author of the book Do What Feels Good, Recipes, Remedies, and Routines to Treat Your Body Right. Her Instagram feed highlights her fun personality, gives you an up-close look at her lifestyle, and displays posts that inspire her followers to live a happy, healthy lifestyle.

12. Sara Forte

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Sara Forte is the author of Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon — two cookbooks designed to inspire healthy eating. But the great thing about The Sprouted Kitchen Instagram feed is that Sara doesn’t follow one specific diet style. Instead, she focuses her feed on eating healthy and seasonally and fills it with recipes that are nutritious and satisfying.

13. Minimalist Baker

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Minimalist Baker is the Instagram account to follow if you’re a self-described lazy cook or looking for healthy recipes that are quick and simple. All of the recipes Dana Schultz posts only require one bowl, take 30 minutes or less to make, and require no more than 10 ingredients.

14. Coco Lovin’

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Need to level up your breakfast game? Alexa at @coco_lovin really understands just how important a good fruit bowl is to your morning routine. She shares various healthy, fruit-based recipes that make her followers look forward to getting up each morning.

15. Holly Rilinger

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What makes Holly Rilinger’s Instagram account follow-worthy? The fact that her positive posts and stunning selfies are enough to make you want to get your butt to the gym ASAP. On her Instagram feed, Holly shares stories about her own health and wellness journey that inspire others to take action.

16. Massy Arias

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Boxing, strength training, and yoga — Massy Arias does a little bit of it all. Along the way, she shares her journey on Instagram. This health coach inspires over two million followers to continue their health and wellness journeys, teaching expecting mothers how to modify their exercise routines during pregnancy and moms how to make time in their busy day for a workout.

17. Kenneth Gallarzo

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Kenneth Gallarzo uses his Instagram account to teach others how to use slow, controlled gymnastic moves to strength train. His feed is full of how-to videos, making it ideal for anyone who’s new to the workout scene.

18. Jenna Murrow

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Jenna Murrow’s Instagram feed is a combination of photos and videos that teach followers to unlock their healing potential through yoga therapy, healthy eating, and Ayurvedic medicine.

19. Angela Liddon

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Angela Liddon, founder of the blog Oh She Glows, shares mouthwatering vegan recipes on her Instagram feed. Her feed is ideal for anyone considering adopting a vegan lifestyle, especially those with a sweet tooth.

20. Jessi Kneeland

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Jessi Kneeland is a life coach who specializes in teaching women how to love and accept their bodies. Her Instagram feed focuses on fitness and includes a variety of instructional videos and posts about mindset.

21. Amanda Meixner

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If you need help with healthy eating, Amanda Meixner has your back. Her Instagram account teaches followers which foods to love and what type of food they should avoid if they want to eat healthily.

We Are Already Craving These Delicious And Decadent Noche Buena Dishes

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We Are Already Craving These Delicious And Decadent Noche Buena Dishes

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I don’t care what time of year it is–I’m always emocionada for the shockingly massive piles of food that reach my plate at the holidays. Whether you feast on Christmas Day, Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) or every day of the year, you’re guaranteed get nostalgic (and very hungry) previewing your menu this year. Promise, this is what you’re eating.

If you’re Mexican, there will be pozole.

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I mean, there will always be pozole, no matter the time of year, but at the holidays, your mami might actually buy raw hominy instead of the can. It’s a special occasion.

Tamales are always the showstopper.

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For two days before Christmas, there are half a dozen tias dancing up a storm in the kitchen. If you look closely enough, you realize they’re actually prepping and cooking a hundred tamales for the biggest family dinner of the year.

Or, if you’re Puerto Rican, you’ll eat pasteles.

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Instead of corn, platanos verdes are used for the masa and stuff them with all the sofrito and pork available. Boiled banana leaves hold it all together instead of corn husks to wrap them.

Island gente will have ropa vieja.

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Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, are all about this shredded beef dish. Just looking at it makes me miss my abuela and the most exciting times of my childhood: when we were eating her ropa vieja.

Of course, dinner will be at the house con la caja china.

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It’s the most effective and delicious way to slow roast a shocking amount of animal flesh for the family festivities. Cuidado, because sometimes the neighbors get a whiff and just invite themselves in.

The main dish will be lechón.

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As a kid, it was mildly disturbing, but the adults just tell you to move past it because it’s all the sabroso. Eventually, you stop naming the pig and just dig in.

Venezuelans crush the Pan de Jamón

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Speaking of jamón, Venezuelans know how to combine the best flavors into one single bite. It doesn’t matter where you come from, if the panadería is selling, you’re buying this pan.

Ensalada de Gallina will be the only salad at the table.

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Another Venezolana classic, it’s not Navidad without this tasty potato salad. Unlike the kind you’d find at an American grocery store, this one includes pollo, carrots, peas, green apple, and pineapple. We put la fruta in everything.

Every Latino meal will have some version of Moros y Cristianos.

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Call it gallo pinto, arroz con frijoles, moros y cristianos, cualquiera: Latinos make it best. More specifically, we make it in a 10 gallon massive pot and hope for leftovers. The next morning, we fry an egg on top and it’s perfección.

Boricuas will have arroz con gandules on deck.

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We’re here for the saffron, pigeon peas and olives. It’s gallo pinto for breakfast and arroz con gandules for all the other special occasions.

Buñelos con Almíbar de Vino y Canela everywhere.

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Pretty much all of us have some version of this crispy, sweet, doughy pastry. Don’t even call this a donut hole.

You can’t have a buñelo sin champurrado.

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It’s basically Mexican hot chocolate but there’s nothing basic about it. It’s thick, it’s spicy and it’s secret ingredient is masarica and cinnamon.

Of course, someone’s going to bring ponche.

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Rice and fruta: we put it in everything. Our punch is better than yours because we have guava, tejocotes y flor de jamaica. And we made tequila happen.

Somehow, Panettone is always available.

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Panettone was brought from Italy to South America and we have reclaimed it as our Latin fruitcake. Every Miami supermarket carries them and every Latino in Miami has a slice on noche buena.

If you’re Cuban, you already know what follows this picture:

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It’s Crème de Vie, the Cuban version of eggnog. They’re real heavy on the Bacardí.

Mientras, Boricuas can’t get enough of coquito.

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The main difference between coquito and crèma de vie is that Puerto Ricans used condensed coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. We’re dairy intolerant.

That arroz con leche though.

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Latinos cannot have a single meal without rice, not even dessert. Everyone makes it a little different, but I always make it with coconut milk and heavy on the canela.

Natillas are basically Latino Christmas pudding.

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Please hold while I collect my drool. Sometimes called Dulce de Leche, this is basically a thick, creamy vanilla cinnamon custard. Galletas required.

Last but far from least: flan

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It’s the dessert that you’ve never made but love to eat. Thankfully your abuela and tías continue to bring it to every party. It’s not that I don’t think I can make it, it’s that I’m afraid to make it without a flock of Latinos to help me eat it.

Oh, but it’s not over yet.

Literally one week later, we gather again for Rosca de Reyes.

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January 6 is Three Kings Day and you’re forbidden from taking down Christmas decorations until after the three kings have come to visit baby Jesús. Of course, it’s just another excuse to plan another family celebration because whoever gets the slice with the baby figurine in it has to host the next dinner. Tamales required.


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