Blogs I <3

Healthy Living Blogs 
  • Abby Normally - her about page explains it much better than I can, but her blog is about making a healthy life be the new normal. I love that simple mantra. And she’s also a Vibram FiveFingers runner.
  • Carrots ‘N’ Cake – This blog makes healthy living seem so achievable; Tina blogs about a balanced approach to eating (and her adorable pug, Murphy).
  • Chocolate Covered KatieHer tagline probably explains her blog best: “because you shouldn’t have to choose between good health and good taste.” Amen, sista!
  • Choosing Raw – Love love love this website. So informative. Well-written. Not extreme. Inspiring.
  • Daily Garnish - Emily went to culinary school and makes healthy eating look so easy. And delicious. And she’s just downright awesome. Trust me, I’ve met her “in real life.”
  • Fitness NYC – I try not to hate her since I fantasize about living in NYC myself. She’s a runner, but also posts about lots of other forms of exercises she tries out.
  • Girl Meets Life- Oh, how I love Gracie. She has such a positive attitude and it shines in her blog. She has lots of thoughtful, insightful posts and it’s easy to tell she loves life.
  • Healthy AshleyA vegan, Ashley signs up for marathons on a whim (seriously) and tells about the ups and downs of her healthy life.
  • Healthy Tipping Point – She received a wake-up call when her friend called her out on her unhealthy habits and told her she needed to change. Instead of being bitter and hurt, she made some big changes. She is also the founder of Operation Beautiful.
  • Heather Eats Almond Butter – She posts lots of creative recipes and makes healthy eating look so good [and makes healthy desserts look not healthy. :)]
  • Heather’s Dish – She works at a “world-renowned ski apparel company” (how cool is that?) and blogs about her healthy approach on her weight-loss journey.
  • I’m an Okie - Lisa is from Oklahoma and makes me wonder how I’ve missed out on so many wonderful restaurants when I’ve visited my in-laws. I love her honest posts and her reasonable approach to diet and fitness.
  • Iowa Girl Eats – This girl makes living in the Midwest seem like the ideal life. She posts lots of simple recipes and she just seems like your favorite, friendly cute-girl-next door.
  • Meals & Moves – Janetha is from Utah too! After a snowboarding accident, her injury left her pretty immobile for a while and she put on some pounds. You should see her now; her transformation is incredible! And I’m pretty sure we are, as Janetha says, “sisters from another mister.”
  • Nutrition Nut on the Run – She is a college student majoring in Food & Nutrition Communication; I think she’s already putting her education to good use with her blog!
  • Oh She Glows - Angela quit the rat-race career she was in to start her own vegan bakery.  She posts about all sorts of topics related to a healthy life (did you know there is more to it than eating and exercising?).
  • Peas & Thank You - A hilarious blog about a vegan mom raising her two adorable girls. I seriously love her posts; they make me laugh out loud. All. The. Time.
  • SnackFaceOh man. Kailey is hilarious. I love her outfits, I love her humor, I love her nicknames for people.
  • The Edible Perspective - She has a boxer. Need I say more? Ok, probably. She ran her own granola bar company in Charlotte, NC before she and her husband moved to Denver.  She takes some of the best pictures I’ve seen on a food blog and she’s so positive about life. This is one of my all-time favorite blogs to read. You’ll want to be her blog friend.
  • The Fitnessista -  Gina is a personal trainer and does very detailed posts on workout plans with her Summer/Winter Shape-up Plans. She really puts effort into providing extremely helpful information – she’s basically giving away her personal training on her blog. Lucky us!
  • The Food Illusion – She and her family  are in the midst of a 100-day very clean eating challenge (details here) and she posts clean recipes that her family eats as part of the challenge, along with great information about real foods, on her Food Illusion blog. Great stuff!
  • The Life & Lessons of Rachel Wilkerson - This girl is freaking hilarious. She doesn’t filter her thoughts (or if she does…uh, woah…), posts awesome playlists, and posts hilarious videos (see Resolutionaries, one of my favorites).
  • The Runner’s PlateMichelle is a P.E. teacher in Anchorage, Alaska and an avid runner. I love seeing her pictures of her beautiful surroundings!
  • The Healthy Everythingtarian - oh man, I LOVE Holly. I met her in San Fran and she’s one of those people you instantly feel comfortable around and want to be around. Constantly. She’s passionate, hilarious, kind, and just plain cool. And all of that reflects in her blog posts.
  • Yes, I Want Cake – Does this blog title make anyone else giggle? It totally reminds me of myself at when someone asks me if I want ice cream and I look at them like they are a moron, and think, “Yes, obviously I want ice cream. Do you know me at all??” Anyway, back to discussing Katie’s blog and not myself: she is a third-grade teacher and I love her little stories of elementary school life (and secretly wish I’d been a teacher too). I like reading her posts since she has to pack her lunch like moi (not everyone is a stay-at-home blogger and can make tasty lunches at home) and it’s nice to get ideas of packable foods to spice up the brown-baggin’ life.
Baking & Cooking Blogs
  • 101 Cookbooks - She makes healthy meals look totally gourmet. I’ve never made any of her recipes I haven’t loved.
  • Green Kitchen Stories - Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous pictures. Delicious recipes. And they have a beautiful little girl named Elsa. I’m in love with that name. I want to steal it when I have my own non-canine babies.
  • How Sweet It Is - Jessica hates vegetables and loves bacon. That’s the important stuff you need to know. Oh, and she has fantastic recipes. Evil delicious little recipes.
Fashion Blogs
 Other Sites I Frequent


29 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]

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1 Katie at

Thank you for your kind words!! I’m glad I can inspire someone with my brown bag lunches…

Oh and by the way…that “Yes, I want cake” title came from EXACTLY where you imagine it did. In college, I was known for saying that whenever it was offered. Uh, duh! WHo do you think I am…”Yes, I want cake!”


2 Teri (A Foodie Stays Fit) at

haha! I love that we have the same thought process. :)


3 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] at

Oh-M-Gee! I LOVEEE your blog. It’s beautiful. I really want to buy the Thesis theme ASAP. I can’t wait to read more. Definitely adding YOU to my blogroll. More daily inspiration. Thanks!

- The Nutrition Nut


4 Teri at

Thank you so much! The Thesis theme really is worth every penny. It makes designing a blog so much easier. I’ve loved it so far. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll – I’m flattered! I just checked out your blog – love it!


5 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] at

P.S. Did you design your header yourself??? If so, how?


6 Teri at

Yes, I did. Well, my husband helped (i.e. did most of the work). :) We took the picture, my friend who is doing her Master’s in photography touched it up and made it beautiful, and then my husband used Adobe Illustrator to put the text on top of the picture.


7 Ashley at

Aw, thanks so much for linking to me and for your sweet comments! I’m convinced we need to be “real life” friends, hehe. Hope you had a great w/e!


8 Teri at

I agree! I kind of already feel like we are friends. :) If I ever make it to Denver or you come back to NC, we’ll have to meet in “real life.”

I hope you had a great weekend too!


9 Heather (Heather's Dish) at

p.s. i’m adding you to the blogroll so i can make sure and keep up :)


10 Teri at

Thanks! :) I added you too.


11 Emily at

OMG…..I made it to an established blogger’s blog roll?!?!?! I’m HONORED!!!!! Thank you!!! :)


12 Teri at

You’re welcome! I really enjoy your blog so it goes up! :)


13 Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN at

WOW – thank you so much for providing the detailed descriptions next to each link. You’ve done a great job! ;)


14 Teri at

Thanks! I’m glad you find it useful! :)


15 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] at

I am so honored to see I’ve made it onto your blogroll – thanks love!


16 Michelle at

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! :D

(My whole blogroll somehow got deleted! I’ll be putting up a new one soon, and you’ll of course be back on there!)


17 Lia at

Thanks for the shout out!! Of course you are on my blogroll as well :-D


18 Katrina at

I love your blog! I have some of the same people on my blogroll so I’m excited to add another running/clean food blogger to the list! You have some amazing food posts. Love it!


19 Teri at

oh thank you! :)


20 Emily Malone at

Wow – thanks for including me in your list! My hope is to make healthy eating feel easy, so I’m glad to know it’s working! :) THANK YOU!


21 Lexie at

This is such a great blogroll! I’ve never seen anyone include descriptions like that, I might have to thief this idea.


22 janetha at

i have never looked at your blogroll until you linked to it today! WOW this is great, teri! first off thanks for the kind words you said about my blog and second i LOVE that you explain what each blog is about! then you don’t blindly click links.. you know what you are getting into with each click. i may have to copy you if i find the time.. and i also better make sure you are on my list, i haven’t updated in probably 6 months! (yikes)


23 Ashley @ Everyday Inspirations at

You rock star! Thanks for including us on your blogroll! I adore your blog and am SO glad we found each other on the Internet. :)


24 JsEverydayFashion at

Thank you so much for including me on your blogroll! You popped up on my Google Analytics today, I love it!! :-)


25 aubry at

this explains the sudden jump in hits on my site. you’re a gem!


26 Matt at

Just added you to my blogroll :)


27 chocolate-covered katie at

Waaaaay overdue saying thank you for including me! :) :)
I’m working on a blogroll right now, and I’ll definitely return the favor. You’re such a sweetie, and your blog is super-cute!


28 Bee Goes Bananas at

Wow, what a great blogroll! I love your explanations so I know exactly which blogs I want to check out!

I love reading your blog and I wanted to let you know that I’ve added your blog to my blogroll. I hope this is alright with you! You can check it out at…


29 Cori @ olivetorun at

This is probably one of the best put together blogrolls I have seen. :)


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