6 Follows That Will Inspire Your Family Home Cooking

Are you looking for recipe ideas for the whole family? These Insta accounts offer wall-to-wall inspiration for tasty, healthy home-cooked food.

Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a frazzled mother of many, these Instagram accounts will offer up some welcome recipes to ease your family cooking.


Anna Stanford is a busy mother of three so she knows a thing or two about rustling up faff-free family meals that are popular among all ages. Think chicken chilli con carne, Thai noodle soup and tikka tray bakes to name but a few. Often Ottolenghi-inspired but simpler in efforts, her recipes are all about unfussy home cooking that look special. In a bid to simplify life and minimise washing up, Anna’s wholesome recipes are often rustled up in one pot or tray. Follow.


From herby pizza pancakes to butterbean salads and buckwheat banana bread, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley have a variety of delicious yet beautiful recipes that will have your family hoovering up healthy foods and establishing good eating habits. Follow.


As CEO of recipe platform Bon Appetit, and having amassed almost 500k followers on TikTok, Mitch is a trustworthy source for cooking at home. With less emphasis on nutrition and more focus on being wallet friendly during a cost of living crisis, he has picked up the nickname ‘King of Fiver Meals and Budget Food’. He is perhaps best known for his cheap pasta dishes, curries and homemade fake-aways and jokes, ‘I make food that will make you fat.’ So, if you’re craving a homespun Nando’s chicken or Burger King Whoppers, bookmark this account now. Follow.


A flick through the fun and simple reels by That Foodie Jess will get your mouth-watering and bring exciting Asian noodles into your family repertoire. Be gone monotonous family dishes. ‘Lazy but hungry’ is her mantra which bodes well for busy families. Favourite recipes include her sweet and spicy salmon and Singapore rice dishes cooked in her claypot. Comfort food with spice. Follow.


A YouTuber and much more, Alison Roman whips up unfussy and delicious recipes that tend to go viral. Take special note of her comforting casseroles or unfussy sharing platters. Her Instagram account is nearly hitting 700k as followers subscribe to watch her no-nonsense and fun home movies. Just before Christmas, Alison recently her third book, ‘Sweet Enough: Desserts for people who don’t do dessert.’ Follow.


Since Sarah Rossi began her food blog in 2013, she has been helping families to plan tasty, healthy and realistic dishes that will keep the whole family happy and well-fed. In ten years, her account has become so stratospherically popular that she’s just released a book about her approach to family cooking, replete with dozens of super useful recipes. Simply, we love her. Follow.

By Annabel Jack
February 2023

Annabel Jack

Contributing Editor

Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for the finest in food, fashion and interiors.