With the Health Blog Awards less than 2 months away, we thought we’d share the stories from some of our shortlisted bloggers, this week featuring our Irish and European bloggers.
Sinéad from Delalicious
Sinéad’s blog, Delalicious, focuses on inspiring others to eat and prepare real food in an accessible and sustainable manner.Recipes are for every diet and for every meal of the day. Kitchen confidence is provided through practical advice, food waste prevention tips, budget friendly options and encouragement.
Food and the connection between movement for health, energy and wellness are my true passions in life.
My blog instills confidence, accessibility and a true connection with my readers as I am just like them juggling a full-time job, playing sport and striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since starting my blog in 2015 I have made huge strides in terms of my blogging style, how I interact with and educate others and how I manage my blog.
These three aspects ensure I maintain a balance between blogging and other aspects of my life and makes me very relatable to my audiences.
Within the last month, I have successfully created and published my first cookbook. This opportunity only happened through my interaction and sense of responsibility for my Delalicious blog followers. I would love to win an HBC award to be able to give back to the community of bloggers and my followers as a thank you for all the support over the last three years.
Ciara from The Irish Balance
Irish doctor, Ciara, is passionate about public health and preventive medicine and shares articles, recipes and inspiration on her blog to help promote healthy lifestyle habits and make them accessible, sustainable and enjoyable for all.
I share my journey towards a balanced life to help you with yours!
As a doctor, I see a massive gap between what we know about healthy lifestyle factors (in particular nutrition, physical activity, sleep and stress management) and what messages are communicated to the general population.
I want my blog to be a voice to share my passion and message that healthy living doesn’t have to be a chore, and it isn’t a quick fix.
In fact, it can be sustainable, accessible and most importantly, enjoyable – and I hope to spread that message through my articles, recipes and personal reflections.
Shilpa from Soulful and Healthy
Soulful and Healthy is a collection of simple, healthy, wholesome recipes anyone can make at home and enjoy. Using mostly organic and natural ingredients, all my recipes on the blog are what I eat on a daily basis, even by my little 5 year old boy.
The whole family can enjoy a healthy, delicious home cooked meal.
When I started my blog it was a change of my lifestyle. After having my first baby, I lost weight, felt weak and then ate too much and gained more than I should. That’s when I changed my eating habits and lifestyle.
I wanted to share it with everyone – it is a reflection of my everyday life.
I want everyone to know that healthy eating does not have to be boring at all and I hope I can bring about a change in someone else’s life, in the same way the way it has helped mine.
Winning an award for me would mean a lot and would be a big achievement. It takes a lot of time and effort to create each recipes, then photograph it, edit it and write about it, but winning an award would mean my hard work has been recognised. It would give hope for many women like me to not to give up on their dreams.
Anne from Anne Smiles
Anne is a fitness, health & lifestyle blogger living in Denmark. Written in a person, but information and entertaining style her blog, Anne Smiles, aims to show readers that health is more than physical health.
I focus on wellbeing, self-love and embracing your body.
My blog has changed a lot since its “birth”. At first it was all about exercise, sharing workouts and getting fit. But when my health got progressively worse, due to factors out of my control, I was given the opportunity to really look inwards and reflect on what it means to be “healthy” and “well”. Now I share my thoughts on wellbeing, taking care of your mental health, battling body hate and dealing with chronic pain on my platforms.
I combine my personal experience with the knowledge I have from my B.Sc. in Sports Science and Health to ensure my readers get scientifically valid information, rather than add to the pile of dangerous health myths.
Sara from A Hungry Blonde
Sara is a food blogger living in Switzerland. Her blog, A Hungry Blonde, is all about showcasing the balance between living a healthy active life through healthy recipes and fitness and indulging in delicious foodie finds from around the world.
I’m also an avid traveller and I love sharing my adventures from around the world.
Since starting my blog in March 2017, I have always aimed to put helping others before my own needs, getting involved with small producers who create fantastic products and helping to raise awareness across social media. I have also had the wonderful opportunities to meet first class Michellin star chefs which have inspired my cooking.
I like to use my blog as a way of sharing important messages, such as reducing waste, my ‘no supermarket for a month’ challenge, body positivity and the importance of healthy eating but also to capture what I love about my life which includes food, fitness and travel.
I have created meaningful connections with other bloggers and local brands and we have developed wonderful collaborations together. I believe in being an positive influencer and I get more satisfaction out of helping others than wanting to be successful.
Margarita from Tasty Mediterraneo
Margarita is a vegetarian food blogger from Spain. Her blog, Tasty Mediterraneo, is focused on sharing healthy, simple and affordable recipes from the Mediterranean diet – one of the healthiest dietary patterns in the world.
I help people to understand the importance of nutrition for overall health.
I specialise in the Mediterranean diet and I aim to help people understand the concept of a balanced diet, as well as to build up a good relationship with food to achieve long-term sustainable health.
The recipes I share on my award-winning health blog are Mediterranean family recipes passed from generation to generation.
I am a certified nutrition & health coach, and I am currently completing an MSc in Food, Nutrition & Health at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.