There is a new breed of food writer on the block, young and sassy, into health and general wellbeing. These are some of the hottest names...

There is a new breed of food writer on the block, young and sassy, into health and general wellbeing, on whose websites and books, you'll find delicious recipes for meals and snacks that fill you up, give you energy but don't clutter up your system. We pick some of the hottest names that are on everyone's lips right now and of course, this week's guest editor, Tess Ward, ranks amongst them.


Natasha Corrett is a self-taught chef with a passion for delicious, healthy alkaline food. Honestly Healthy was founded in 2010 and has gone from strength to strength following the success of the first book Honestly Healthy Eat With Your Body In Mind The Alkaline Way. Her latest book is Honestly Healthy Cleanse, published earlier this year, a cookbook for food-lovers who want to look and feel fabulous. Head to the site for recipes, a helping hand and inspiration for people who are struggling with everything from motivation, to weight problems to cancer. A GWG Awards 2015 category winner.


Naturally Sassy is a web space to inspire the next generation of young men and women to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. The stigma with healthy eating is that it can be bland, boring and really hard to maintain. All the recipes on the website are simple, making healthy eating attainable to even the busiest of people. A GWG Awards 2015 category winner.


A blog is nothing without an accompanying app these days and Ella Woodward's is first rate, she's also the authority on whole, plant-based foods. Substitution is the key word, replacing moreish unhealthy ingredients with kinder alternatives whilst still indulging your favourite tooth, sweet or savoury.


Another blog from a well respected source is Amelia Freer's, as a nutritional therapist she's well placed to offer advice and insight on foods that are sumptuous and won't remind you of rabbit food.


If you're thinking of trying a cleanse, then you won't go far wrong with Kara Rosen's Plenish cleanse. Replenishing your body's natural defences is the mission statement, and for anyone struggling with a deficient immune system that's given up on antibiotics, this multifaceted site that offers not only bespoke cleanses but juice subscriptions and all kinds of added extras such as information and nutritional therapy is just the ticket.


Cook, stylist and writer Anna Jones trained at Jamie Oliver's 15 and even cooked for the G20 at Downing Street. Her site is full of incredible recipes, well laid out for whichever meal of the day you require. We're particular fans of the Sweet Balsamic Grilled Fennel and Chicory Salad. No surprises, then, to see that erstwhile food journalist, William Sitwell named Anna, the 'New Nigella' in his article, 'The top ten food trends for 2015' in The Times on 1st January 2015.


A plant based way of eating is what's on offer at My New Roots, and it's delightfully designed to boot. Holistic nutrition, teaching yourself to cook, it's all there in abundance. Don't miss the author, Sarah Britton's recipe for Chia Rhubarb Apricot Muffins.


Foods to Love is all about dailyy access to the kind of health food that once upon a time you'd have had to travel far and wide to discover. Chia seeds, chickpea flour, gluten free oats, plus all the recipes needed to put them together. Jenna Zoe has even written a book, Super Healthy Snacks and Treats, suffice to say she's the Zoe of healthy eating.

5 February 2015