Best Instagram Accounts to Follow – Healthy Eating | Literary | Parenting

For some people, healthy eating isn’t just something to be done in January; it’s a day-to-day, year-round type of thing. And you better believe there are all sorts of Instagram accounts out there focusing solely on diet, nutrition, and healthy eating.

Even if you’re a foodie, and a rich, decadent type of foodie, some of these healthy living accounts can be worth following. Their audiences are made up purely of people who are obsessed with food, whether they are healthy, want to be healthy, or just want some tips to balance out.

It’s a great way to tap into a ready-made food-obsessed audience.

Shut The Kale Up

Jeannette Ogden is the mom and health enthusiast behind Shut The Kale Up, and her account makes a nice change from all the eggs and avocado on toast recipe suggestions.

Almost 300,000 Instagram users follow her, showing that she is indeed a breath of fresh air.

Her recipe ideas include delicious things like vanilla yogurt drizzled on top of cinnamon roasted sweet potato, coconut milk mango cream, and almond butter on toasted paleo bread.

Sounds delicious; maybe she’ll branch out and start a delivery service. Obviously, her posts are pretty popular, but because they are so delicious, it makes it easy to add your comment to them.

Try to do it quickly, so your comment nears the top, which gets the most replies and interactions that leads to more potential new followers for you.

Feel Good Foodie

Yumna Jawad now has almost two million followers on her healthy eating foodie account. The recipes for her sumptuous posts are added to her blog, with, of course, the link in the bio.

They range from kid-friendly snacks to dinner party sides; whatever they are, they are always wholesome and nutritious. Feel Good Foodie is a great account to look for inspiration of how to expand your own healthy eating account, so many can be preachy or just full of salads.

This account shows that you can be a healthy hit by adding all sorts of variety to your posts.

It also makes it easier to comment on her photos because they are all so different and worth of different comments each time, as opposed to, ‘Oh wow, another great looking salad!.’

Meow Meix

Amanda Meixer is a big fan of eggs every single day, and avocado on toast. Over a million users find her posts to be interesting and informative.

She not only posts about her daily hardboiled eggs but a ton of really useful nutrition information and comparisons. She often puts things in a clearer light or different perspective, which gives you fuel when thinking of comments to add to her posts.

She even has an email address listed in her bio for anyone who wants to request collaborations. This is a great way to boost your own account and get more followers on Instagram.

Alison Wu

It’s 2020, everyone loves a smoothie bowl, and Alison Wu has made it her mission to educate her 184,000 followers on how to make your own perfectly nutritious smoothie bowl.

She also shares health tips (immune-boosting bath, anyone?), snippets of her personal life, and non-smoothie bowl recipes.

Minimalist Baker

Dana Schultz of Minimalist Baker is predominantly gluten-free and vegan, and she shows how it’s not as limiting as people think, with lots of great and protein-packed recipe ideas.

What makes her account stand out from the rest is that every single one of her recipes requires one bowl, 10 or fewer ingredients, and only 30 minutes of preparation.

She has a following of over 1.8 million users, all eager to find out how they can eat cleanly and quickly.

Choosing Chia

The voice behind this account goes by Jess, and she promotes eating locally, eating plants, and cooking with fresh, seasonal products. Her account has no doubt enticed its 304,000 followers in using its vibrantly colorful photos of mouth-mouthwateringly fresh food.

Her posts take followers from local Farmer’s Markets to creating a rainbow of food in her kitchen. Speaking of seasonal, she shows healthy living isn’t all about fruit and veg with her vegan peppermint mocha donut recipe!

It’s not just a magical effect; however, you’ll need to engage with the posts of all these accounts, in order to strike the attention of other Instagram users.

You can also peek at the users who comment the most frequently on their posts and try following and engaging with them because if they follow you, it seems likely they will engage with your posts.

Literary Instagram Accounts to Follow


Whether you are a book lover, a blogger, a writer, or an author, following some top literary accounts on Instagram could help boost your number of followers and grow your account.

Engaging with this type of user, following, and running these accounts will aid in your quest to be a part of the online community and attract members of your target audience to your account.

Four of the best accounts to follow in the literary niche are:

Ernest Hedgingway

This is a book-loving hedgehog who poses atop stacks of the finest in literature. Also, it is an excellent demonstration of how to combine two different niches – literature and cute animals.

Over 50,000 users think this is an account worth following, yet each post averages fewer than 50 comments. Commenting on posts and tagging other users in the comments section is a great way to start engaging with this account and the active followers it has.

The more visible your comments, the more likely someone will click on your profile and start following you.

Last Night’s Reading

Kate Gavino, who attends author’s book readings and then draws their portraits and adds in quotes, runs this account. What makes this account stand out is that she features prominent words from the authors spoken at their readings, rather than simply using quotes from their writing.

It’s also a way of somewhat attending readings from all over New York City and Paris without having to do any of the travelings yourself.

This is a great account to tag or repost because it’s so interesting and unique that your followers would probably enjoy the content. At the same time, Instagram users appreciate this kind of acknowledgment and recognition.

It helps form the basis of a positive relationship and could spawn account takeovers or reciprocal shout outs.

The Paris Review

This account stands out on newsfeed because its black and white written posts contrast to all the color that usually in posts. The Paris Review is a literary magazine, and it shares a combination of poems and excerpts from the magazine.

This is a popular account that tops many lists, but it is still worth following because you can find inspiration for writing, as well as form connections and relationships with like-minded individual and industry figures.

This will help Instagram growth on your Instagram account, get more followers and engagement, as well as potentially growing your writing career.

Fiction Not Friends

London-based and very dramatic, this account is a fun one to show up on your feed, which makes it easy to write meaningful comments on their posts. The photos mainly feature books inserted into places made of stone, ivy, darkness, and fire.

Again, the best way to make an impact on the growth of your account is to comment on the posts, tag some friends, and hope to engage other users and attract them to your profile.

Being an active and engaging account, it will encourage other people to visit your profile and help you get more followers. So, if you are running an account on Instagram that relates to books, writing, blogging, reading, or anything to do with literature or words, try following these accounts and see what happens.

Make sure, when you comment, you are adding something that is meaningful rather than a generic comment or a series of emojis, that way you’re more likely to form connections and build relationships with other users.

Parenting Instagram Accounts to Follow


Influencers come in every shape, size, and category. Parenting is something that affects a huge proportion of the population and, as a result, has a huge presence on Instagram.

They mostly come in humorous form, mocking the ridiculousness of toddlers and #momlife, but also give great advice and tips. Why do you need to follow these accounts?

Well, in order to get followers, you need to be following people too.

It’s true that in an ideal world, you’ll be following fewer people than are following you, but unless you’re Beyonce, you still need to follow people in order to get followed.

People aren’t just going to follow you for nothing. If you’re a parenting or mommy blogger, it’s a great starting point to follow popular accounts.

It helps on so many levels – keeping you in the loop of what your competitors are posting, opportunities for reposting, and getting them to notice you, commenting, and interacting with users who are similar interests or are interested in following parenting Instagram accounts.

By following their accounts, you will get ideas about what types of brands you could potentially be partnering with.

Here are some of the absolute must follow parenting accounts on Instagram.


This account is not only inspirational for working moms, but she is endorsing brands like Rubio’s Coastal Grill. This might not seem like a conventional ‘mom’ partnership, so it’s great to see what kinds of options could be open to you as a Mom of Instagram.

With a little over 10,000 followers, she’s definitely Influencer status but not so big that your interactions will go unnoticed. Well, it is worth following.


One of the many contributors at Scary Mommy, arguably the biggest parenting blog around, and a lot of these are worth following.

She has over 67,000 followers, and although her Instagram account focuses mainly on hilarious text memes, she also has her own blog.


This hugely successful dad has over 715,000 followers. He uses Instagram to post memes and links back to his website full of witty parenting merchandise.

It’s chockablock full of clothing, drinkware, and hats.


This comedy duo actually makes a successful living out of parenting stand up routines. With over a quarter of a million followers, it’s no wonder their close to $100 per ticket shows were selling out.

On a US nationwide tour, I should add.

They are obviously forging a connection with the mom population out there, check out what they are doing and see if you can add some of their vibes to your account.


These girls say exactly what we are all thinking but too scared to say out loud. They post funny memes and partner with brands like EcoSmart.


This mom is also a Social Studies teacher and uses Instagram and her blog to combine parenting, fashion, and budgeting.

She has 23,4000 followers and has partnered with brands like Neutrogena.


This is more like a mockery of parenting websites. Obviously run by an actual adult, it’s from the point of view of a toddler who does not hold back, and hilarity ensues.

The popularity of this account has stemmed from a few book deals, like The Big Bed from Macmillian Books, and Confessions of a Domestic Failure.

This is one of the accounts to follow when it comes to Instagram parenting.


Babies, toddlers, kids (and even some adults) are notorious for being picky eaters. Even if you have one of those kids who eat curry and sushi, it’s still pretty hilarious.

It documents all of the reasons various kids have rejected the food pictured.

For example, a bowl of cut grapes, because whole grapes are a top-five choking hazard, with the caption, “#MyKidCantEatThis because they’re all “cracked open like Humpty Dumpty” and he “can’t eat things that are broken,” because they might “break him.” And “no one would be able to put him together again.”

Also worth noting that this account uses a branded hashtag of the same name in order to allow people to follow the hashtag and use it themselves.

This generates content for the account as well when utilizing the repost option.


This account was started as a way for a mom to share photos of her daughter conveniently to family and a few friends without over-posting on Facebook. The pictures, however, were so cute that it soon escalated into a modeling contract for her daughter and dealt with Toys R Us, Play-Doh, and Kardashian Kids.

This mom now rakes in between $150 to $5,000 per sponsored Instagram post.

There is definitely an abundance of mommy and parenting blogs and Instagram accounts, but these are some of the ‘best’ to follow in terms of growth opportunities on Instagram.

Once you’re following them, don’t forget to interact with their posts and other users’ comments on the posts in a bid to get noticed and get more likes and followers on your own account.