If you’re looking to increase your cooking skills, you should check out this list of the Best Healthy YouTube Healthy Cooking Channels. Find inspiration for all kinds of recipes using real food ingredients.

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Healthy Cooking Shows

I don’t know about you, but I did not grow up learning how to make healthy recipes. In fact, I didn’t even really know how to boil water until I was about 30 years old.

I ate a lot of processed foods and restaurant meals until I ended up with a bunch of health problems (learn more about my clean eating before and after journey). Once I started studying nutrition and realized I needed to cook more at home, I started watching the Food Network and reading cookbooks.

Then, starting around 2008, I started reading food blogs and then started my own food blog in 2009.

Since then, I’ve really enjoyed watching YouTube for most of my cooking tutorials. I find the less scripted and more realistic portrayal of meal preparation to be really approachable and inspiring for my own real food cooking journey.

So, I’m really excited to share this list of the Best Healthy YouTube Cooking Channels with you! Whether you’re just getting started learning how to eat clean and prepare a real foods or you are a veteran chef, I think you’ll find at least a few new channels to subscribe to and binge on (no pun intended).

And, be sure to leave your favorite channel in the comments.

Best Healthy YouTube Cooking Channels

1. Clean Eating Kitchen

The Clean Eating Kitchen YouTube channel is an extension of my blog, Clean Eating Kitchen! The Clean Eating Kitchen YouTube channel is devoted to easy, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes to help you feel great.

I make the most popular recipes from my blog, plus I share stories and tips from my kitchen and my health recovery journey including my battle with thyroid cancer.

The most popular videos that I’ve shared so far are my Beet Juice Recipe, Immune-Boosting Orange Smoothie recipe, my Blender Orange Juice, and my What to Eat on a Paleo Diet video.

Subscribe to my Clean Eating Kitchen cooking show!

2. Downshiftology

The Downshifology YouTube channel is so professional! Lisa shares gluten-free recipes that are always very approachable and delicious.

Fun fact: Lisa and I went to the same graduate school, although we were there at different times.

Lisa is known for her meal prep videos, and they are excellent!

3. Mind Over Munch

Mind Over Munch is another highly-professional channel with videos that are quick and succinct. I always learn something from Alyssia’s videos that are often Whole30, plant-based, and paleo-friendly.

One of my favorite Mind Over Munch videos is her one-hour meal prep.

4. Fit Men Cook

The Fit Men Cook YouTube channel is one of my favorites.

Kevin is such a fun personality and his recipes are made using real food ingredients. He often offers gluten-free and plant-based substitutions. I really want to make his Low-Carb Fried Rice.

5. Rainbow Plant Life

This is a vegan channel that is so beautifully done. Nisha is an amazing chef and shares very advanced techniques for plant-based meals.

Rainbow Plant Life is the perfect channel for vegans who want to take their meals to the next level.

I really want to try her sheet pan pancakes.

6. Pick Up Limes

Pick Up Limes is another vegan channel with beautifully-shot recipes.

Sadia has a background in nutrition, so her recipes are often very health focused. I was thrilled when she shared some of her summer drinks. The honeydew cooler reminded me of one of the best drinks I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

7. Mary’s Nest

The Mary’s Nest YouTube channel is the best channel for traditional recipes, including fermented foods, sourdough, and home remedies.

Mary is one of my actual virtual friends, and she is lovely and extremely knowledgeable.

Don’t miss her videos for quick pickles and Instant Pot chicken bone broth. Mary also gave me a shout-out in this video. Thanks, Mary!

8. Clean & Delicious

Dani is a veteran of YouTube, and the Clean & Delicious YouTube channel is a great one.

I love that she has a balanced approach to healthy eating, and her recipes look very easy.

9. HealthNut Nutrition

HealthNut Nutrition is a great YouTube channel for real food meal inspiration, including for babies, toddlers, and kids.

Nikole is a nutritionist and she has a really balanced view on nutrition that I appreciate. Plus, her videos are really fun, upbeat, and very inspiring!

10. The Domestic Geek

Sara Lynn is the host of The Domestic Geek YouTube channel.

It’s a great, clean eating channel where you can get lots of ideas for healthy recipes that are easy to make.

woman cooking in front of a camera.

Runner’s Up

The following channels are in my Runner’s Up category for the Best YouTube Healthy Cooking Channels.

It’s not that they aren’t good enough to be in the Top 10, but some of them are just very diet-specific and/or include a lot of vlog videos. Check these channels out, too!

You might also want to check out my round-up of the best clean eating websites and the best podcasts for women’s health.

Healthy Cooking Shows: Conclusions

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of the Best YouTube Healthy Cooking Channels. I have watched countless hours of these videos, and get constant inspiration from the amazing hosts. And, be sure to comment with your favorite channel.

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.