The 5 Best Food Instagram Accounts for Busy Parents

updated Sep 30, 2020
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As a parent to three busy kids, I refuse to give up my urge to bake and cook. Time can be tight, but I make it a point to get in the kitchen despite our chaotic schedules. Cooking, baking, and eating together remains a constant in so many families because it brings us together. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing how proud your children are when they partake in meal-prep time.

Looking for cooking inspiration for your family? Then you need to follow these food-forward Instagram accounts. While you might not have the time to delve in and make everything you want, you are sure to find a few favorites to throw into your weekly menu rotation.

Shannon makes “whole food for your whole family” and she does it in a way that inspires a busy mom — it’s simple and enticing without giving up our favorites like chocolate. My go-to recipes for a busy weeknight are these lettuce wraps and grilled lemon chicken and veggie soup.

Stacey is a mom and health coach and shares recipes like hearty sandwiches and fun sugar-free waffles decorated with fruit. My favorite part: She makes leftover night fun and your family won’t even know they are eating the same dish two nights in a row. My favorite is her leftover taco mince.

This Instagrammer makes my kind of comfort food. From nachos to Buddha bowls, this guy knows how to satisfy every last craving. Be warned, though: He is going to make you want to go out and buy a waffle iron if you don’t already have one. His epic creations include waffled frittatas and a mean-looking waffled tater tot grilled cheese.

Ashley is a food blogger and recipe developer from Michigan who encourages me to get creative with vegetables. This maple roasted Brussels sprout bowl is to die for — my kids love it. And her sweet creations like her chai energy balls are great to pack for a family hike.

Rachel is a gluten-free baker. Her recipes allow those who suffer from gluten allergies to enjoy things like brownies and cakes. Her pumpkin chocolate chunk blondies melt in your mouth. And since life is too short to live without muffins, you must try her Paleo pumpkin muffins, too; they make for a quick grab-and-go-breakfast for the whole family.

What are your favorite Instagrammers for busy food-loving parents? Let us know in the comments!