From posting what you ate for breakfast to ASMR cooking videos, food is a pretty big deal online. The increase in foodies makes it so much easier for us to learn more about foods to try and the ways in which we should cook them. There are plenty of Black women who have used the food community online to jumpstart their fitness journey, their new vegan lifestyle, or their culinary career. You should hear their stories! Here are 10 Black women-owned Instagram food accounts you should be following if you already aren’t.
Arielle Simone describes herself as a holistic nutrition coach, a fitness trainer, and a wellness writer. She started a workshop on plant-based eating, which was hosted at HealHaus in Brooklyn, a Black-owned yoga and wellness studio. Arielle posts her pics with nutrition tips, including by filling novice clean eaters in on which veggies give you the protein you need. Keep up with her posts to see when her next workshop is being held (and to enjoy some pretty fierce photos).
Stephanie Sunshine is a vegan chef and nutritionist based in Atlanta. She has two books out: one cookbook entitled Vegan by Nature“and one ebook entitled Vegan GAINS. She can be found all over the ATL selling her food, teaching people how to cook vegan meals and sharing the benefits of eating vegan. She says eating this way has helped clear up her acne, eczema, hormonal imbalances and a lot more.
Rachel Ama is a London-based foodie and fitness blogger. She posts everything from her own vegan recipes, vegan skincare, and has a vegan cooking show. Rachel has worked and been featured with Sweaty Betty, Botanics UK and the BBC News. If you want even more Rachel, you can check her page for her latest book tour locations and check out her YouTube channel, Rachel Ama.
Angela Davis is a self-taught cook and creator of the hashtag #kitchenistadiaries. Angela has a recipe for any and everything. Need dinner? Dessert? She’s got it. Cooking for yourself or for the whole gang? She’s got a recipe for that, too. Your guests are meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans? She’s got a recipe for them all! You can download all her cookbooks at thekitchenista.e-junkie.com. And if you have an event coming up, you can inquire about her catering services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marley Mauvais is a plant-based food blogger who specializes in step-by-step cooking tutorials. Her recipes are super easy to make and the end results are quite pleasing, not only to the palate but to the eye as well. Each tutorial is beautifully filmed and posted onto her IG Story, while the finished product is posted as a picture on her page. If you ever want to try out some of her recipes, and I highly request that you do, you can find them all stored in her Highlights.
Jenné Claiborne is an author, YouTuber, and vegan blogger. Her IG is speckled with pics of vegan recipes she’s made herself, her new baby girl Jay (congrats!) and her own wellness journey. Jenné makes being vegan accessible to anyone. She tags vegan restaurants she’s been to when she travels, recipes she’s tried on the Internet, and even the products she uses. She experiments with all sorts of cultural dishes as well, be it a big bowl of West African peanut stew or matcha coconut butter cups.
Bella is a divorced mother of three children who took to a plant-based diet in order to lose weight and gain back her confidence. Since she began her journey, Bella has lost more than 60 pounds. Her IG page documents her accomplishments as well as motivational posts. She uses herself as an example and encourages others to be healthy and confident, too.
Tish Wonders’s food blog works seasonally. So if you’re as excited for fall as I am, you’re about to meet Tish at just the right time. She’s currently posting recipes with butternut squash, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and raw organic honey. Yum! If you’d like more, you can check her page for full recipes in her captions or you can download her e-book from the link in her bio.
Breanna Danielle is a plant-based foodie of six years working out of both NYC and the DMV. Breanna often challenges herself and others by doing things like a seven day smartphone detox, attempting a minimalist challenge, and a 30-day wellness challenge. In addition to food, she is constantly adding to her wellness routine. For example, she recently started experimenting with crystals. You can check out this and a lot more on her blog by clicking the Linktree link in her bio.
Wendy and Jess are dietitians and diabetes educators. Together they share their plant-based recipes, favorite products and favorite dishes from around the world. Always on the run? Check out their podcast Food Heaven Podcast. It’s a perfect way to lighten up that cumbersome commute. If you’d like to try and eat a little healthier, you can download their free balanced eating starter kit through the link in their bio.