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Our Favourite Healthy Food Blogs For Students

3 November 2021

Heading off to university offers lots of new experiences. For many students, it’s your first time away from home and a taste of freedom.

While this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in life, newfound independence can also present some challenges.

You may be used to whipping up dinner for your family at home, but student lifestyles can mean processed foods, and healthy eating is often put to the side.

Eating out and relying on Deliveroo can become the norm for many students during their first year of university. To give you some encouragement, we’ve put together a guide to our favourite healthy food blogs for students.

From speedy midweek meals to free recipes from food bloggers, our top list should encourage you to put down your delivery apps, and pick up a frying pan.

Here are some of our favourite healthy food blogs for students.


Deliciously Ella

One of the original wellness bloggers, Deliciously Ella was founded in 2012 by Ella Mills when she was a university student.

With a focus on plant-based and gluten-free food, Deliciously Ella has evolved from a personal blog to an account with over 2 million Instagram followers.

You can expect straightforward, delicious vegan meals packed with nutrients intended to make you feel great.

Check out Deliciously Ella on Instagram, or tune into her podcast for clean eating recipe inspiration.


The Body Coach

We couldn’t talk about our favourite healthy food blogs for students without an honourable mention to The Body Coach.

If you haven’t heard of Joe Wicks and his fitness coaching programme, where have you been?!

While the original programme started over 10 years ago, the offering has expanded into fitness plans, recipe books and workout videos.

If a meal and exercise plan interests you, you can download The Body Coach app. That way you’ll have recipe ideas, and motivational tips in the palm of your hand.


Mob Kitchen

Mob Kitchen is an online platform designed by former students to help those at uni or who have recently graduated prepare high-quality, nutritious meals without spending hours in the kitchen.

You can expect laid-back creative recipes from their team, whose aim is to encourage people to get stuck into cooking, without the fear of getting it wrong.

Notice all their videos are backed with a great soundtrack, and you can access their playlists to help you get in the zone when you cook.

You can access recipes via their website, or follow them on Instagram for tips and cook along videos.

What about healthy food blogs for students via social media?

Student lifestyles often mean there’s little time to spend searching for healthy recipes on blogging sites. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some healthy food accounts you can find when scrolling your socials.

@iamtabithabrown via Tiktok

Cooking can sometimes feel like a chore, so blogs that encourage you to have fun with food are always welcome!

One TikTok account is Tabitha Brown. While her trade is in the acting business, she’s recently turned her hand to vegan food blogging via her social accounts.

Millions of people tune into her weekly cooking shows, which are streamed on Facebook, and her quick recipes on TikTok.

Her infectious enthusiasm for food (and life!) make her a joy to watch, and her vegan recipes are the perfect mixture of healthy and delicious.

@thisisiona via Tiktok

Sometimes healthy food can be mistaken for diet options, and accounts like @thisisiona are a great reminder that eating well is a form of self-care.

Iona puts focus on the joy that cooking and eating food can bring while dispelling toxic diet culture myths.

Her ‘Recontextualising Food’ series is a calming space for those wanting to adjust their focus on food and provides an educational remedy for those who have struggled with diet culture.

@thomas_straker via Instagram

Thomas’ strapline is ‘food you want to eat’ and that it certainly is.

You can expect hearty meal ideas, fresh ingredients and a little bit of an education about real food while you’re there.

Be warned though, you won’t be able to scroll through his feed without salivating, or immediately heading to the kitchen to start cooking!


@poppycooks via Tik Tok

Poppy O’Toole AKA @poppycooks is a Michelin-trained chef who spent a decade in professional kitchens before the pandemic hit.

After losing her job, she turned to TikTok to teach others, particularly students and young people, how to cook simple but delicious comfort food.

The self-professed ‘potato queen’ uses ingredients available in local supermarkets to make healthy recipes, so no need to resort to specialist shops to garner niche items for a recipe.


At Novel Student, you have everything you need to become an expert in the kitchen! Our studio apartments and shared accommodation have ample kitchen facilities for you to test out new recipes, and share meals with friends.

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