Looking for some recipe inspo or unique tips to keep your healthy habits on track? This week we’re honoring some of our favorite female influencers (serious girl crushes on this list) who keep us feeling inspired and fill our feed with drool-worthy creations each and every day. Plus, all of these ladies emphasize a plant-based lifestyle that’s on par with our own food philosophy of eating real, plant-based foods here at Siren.
Chloe Coscarrelli, @ChefChloe
At the age of 30, Chloe Coscarrelli has already accomplished more than most of us might hope for in an entire lifetime - from opening restaurants to writing award winning cookbooks, to winning Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, and the list goes on. We love how this vegan chef makes plant-based eating both delicious and accessible by creating easy and flavorful dishes everyone will love.
Claudine Dagit, @CookingClaudine
Claudine is a San Francisco-based chef, caterer, and gastronomy geek who refers to her work as “the art of living deliciously.” That’s a mission we can get behind! She showcases the colorful meals she creates for clients on her Instagram, along with the occasional motivational quote that will make you say, “Hell yeah!”
Jordan Younger, @TheBalancedBlonde
Though her feed is filled with bright smoothie bowls and refrigerator snapshots, we especially admire Jordan’s vulnerability when it comes to health and wellness. Her stories about living with eczema and chronic hives and recovering from an eating disorder show that she’s committed to always keeping it real.
Angela Liddon, @OhSheGlows
If you watch Angela’s videos or read her captions, you’ll get the sense that she’s the warmest, sweetest person in the world. Pregnant, postpartum, or thinking about having a baby? Make sure to check out Angela’s nutrition tips and recipes based on her own journey into motherhood. (If you’re wondering, her recipes are definitely picky kid-friendly, too.)
Steph Yu, @HappyAndHealthy96
Get this: Steph is only 18 years-old! Despite her young age, Steph knows her way around the kitchen. Her spirulina ice cream and coconut date rolls are mouth-wateringly delicious. We love her overall message of self-care and “follow your bliss.” Steph recognizes that our emotional and physical health are very much intertwined.
Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn, @PlantBasedOnABudget
If you’re in college or don’t have the funds to spend a fortune at Whole Foods, Toni and Michelle have got your back. These ladies prove that you can be plant-based on a budget and even save money. Don’t miss their free meal plans and guide to shopping at Walmart on their website.
Lena Ksanti, @PureVeganFood
From Lena’s perfect avocado roses (and hearts) atop toasts and salads to her adorable kiddos, Lena proves that eating plant-based isn’t just a diet, it’s a family-friendly lifestyle that can exist at home or on the road. After recreating a simple fruit pizza from her feed, we now consider it an appetizer and hors-d'oeuvre staple.
Mary Mattern, @NomYourself
When you first glance at Chef Mary’s Instagram feed, you’ll think to yourself: “There’s no way this is plant-based.” But her broccoli and cheese casserole and crispy Carolina mustard BBQ sweet potato bites all fit the plant-based bill. Mary’s sarcastic and funny commentary will keep you laughing as much as you’re drooling.
Ella Mills, @DeliciouslyElla
Ella’s journey into plant-based cooking started when she was diagnosed with a serious illness in 2011. She found a remedy in whole foods. Ella’s most popular recipe is her cacao and almond energy balls, which are now even sold in some Starbucks locations. (P.S. Did we mention that Ella has an adorable British accent?)
Ali Bonar, @Avokween
We love how Ali never holds back when it comes to the toppings - think decadent toast that’s loaded with avocado or pancakes literally dripping with syrup and nut butter. Speaking of butter, Ali recently launched a line of Granola Butters that are seriously fit for a Kween and make the perfect topping for well...pretty much everything.
Dana Schultz, @MinimalistBaker
Dana’s motto is “simple foods, simply delicious.” All of her recipes have 10 ingredients or less, require 1 bowl, and 30 minutes or less of preparation. We rely on Dana’s cauliflower pizza crust on the regular, which we load up with the week’s leftover veggies for Friday night Netflix rituals.
McKel Hill, @NutritionStripped
This Nashville-based foodie is all about plants and the science behind them. McKel offers hundreds of recipes along with down-to-earth content like “The Best Wedding Diet” that emphasizes the importance of self-care, sleep, stress management, and support, not deprivation (what McKel jokingly refers to as “The Bridal Hunger Games”).
Go ahead, press “Follow” to stay up to date on these amazing women’s plant-based pursuits. Though Women’s History Month may be limited to 31 days, we celebrate these ladies and you every day of the year at Siren Snacks. We’re always here to keep you feeling nourished on your own journey.