Food and nutrition are the perfect topics for blogs—people keep coming back to them because people keep coming back to the table every day. Keeping up the enthusiasm is key to maintaining your readers and transforming them into customers. You want ideas daily that are as fresh as biscuits from the oven.
Blogging connects you with new readers as people share recipes, time-saving hacks, and the latest word on appliances. Well-prepared blogs also connect you with other professionals for networking and exposure. You can get on the radar of products wanting to market with your blog, helping you monetize.
With a blog on food and nutrition, you are always positioned to expand. Consider where you have seen yourself in the great chain of food: Production and agriculture? Events and catering? Just plain eating and sharing what you enjoyed? You can always cover the adjacent stage. So your cereal blog can start looking more at packaging, or the crops sourced. Your coffee blog can address what happens to the grounds, or you can interview baristas about their jobs. Seasons affect most foods—so you can think not just of holidays but of weather, storage, and supply chain issues.
Here is a buffet of hot, fresh ideas to get your blog juices flowing.
Food and Nutrition Blog Post Examples
For consumer/ foodie blogs:
- Who’s eating what?
You can interview all kinds of people to create interest in the foods or regimens you blog about. The mayor of your city, the local high school team, or even an online influencer might chat with you about their diet or their favorite breakfast. Their fans become your readers.
- What are the best foods to buy online?
The trend is ordering everything from produce to donuts online, so people need your blog to steer them to the best choices as they start ordering everything from produce to donuts. This blog will be a go-to for readers to use and share.
- What’s the difference between mochi and matcha?
Become a trusted adviser to newbies. Help them grasp what “umami” is and why it’s “a thing.”
- Become an authority by updating your readers on your credentials and certifications.
Did you win an award? Feature it–or blog about a conference or expo you just attended, boosting your cred with your readers.
- Go intergenerational
Interview an older foodie about nostalgic dishes. This kind of post lends itself to sharing like a plate of cookies!
- “Join me in the kitchen” section.
This lets your readers get social and try out your suggestions, maybe in real-time. Livestream, anyone?
- What are your best kitchen hacks?
Solicit readers for kitchen hacks or specific recipe types, with a drawing to win products.
- Do an A to Z series on appetizers.
Not all the initials need be ingredients—Epic appetizers, Heartwarming apps, Don’t Drip starters…
- Set up an athletes’ corner
Pumping out info on performance foods, busting myths about nutrition.
- Check out podcasts in your field for topic ideas.
Or, if you have a podcast, reinforce your podcast message with a blog.
- Do a round-the-world tour of keto options and recipes.
This piece transports usual keto choices to other lands.
- Do a top-ten series on vegan choices for breakfast.
If you have an Instagram account or other social media, always encourage the posting of reader photos on your topics.
- Interview your teen
About their favorite holiday food or after-school snack, or what meals they’re learning to prepare. Furnish a reply field for others to chime in. Blog or post a video of an older family member showing a youngster how to prepare a dish, with very sharable memories and culture too.
- Try a fresh focus on an ingredient.
Eggplant around the world. Varieties of salt. Almond flour in savory settings. Invite comments suggesting other such drill-downs for future topics, giving readers the chance to participate in the content.
- Offer a free lunchbox
For the best week’s worth of lunchbox menus and recipes.
- Little luxuries
Describe tempting foods that pamper you while not draining your wallet. Or these indulgences can be tools that your readers have always wanted to splurge on; if they operate longer or more efficiently, why not?
- Maintain a calendar of foods coming in and out of season.
Provide recipes that combine two foods that peak at the same time.
- Maintain a calendar of foods for a variety of special times
Not just spice cake for Christmas, but idli and pakora for Diwali, or Sancochado for Puno Week in Peru.
- Maintain a weather-related food list:
How to use snow in smoothies and iced drinks; the best way to transport beer on a sweltering day. Keep in mind you have, hopefully, readers around the world, so summer themes aren’t necessarily hot-weather themes.
Nor is Valentine’s snowy everywhere. Consider archiving your blogs according to weather rather than dates or the four seasons!
- Maintain a calendar of themes related to holidays.
Thus at Halloween, “Don’t be scared of anise” or at New Year’s, “Start anew with cleaned cabinets this year.” Virgin drinks at Yuletide?
- Breakfast for dinner, dinner for breakfast
What kind of pizza is best at 8 AM? Everybody loves these switch-ups, but they need suggestions on savory waffles or veggie pancakes served at sunset.
- The strategy of naming your dish:
Can I call this overbeaten omelet a frittata? Will your guest be more impressed with a cassoulet than a stew? Should I label this frozen concoction a sorbet or a granita? This can be a great opening for humor, as can—
- Kitchen fails.
Readers can confess to their worst days in the kitchen, or the great save that changed that story. A live chat format could be fun here.
- Sound off on a food topic that calls for debate.
Encourage posting of comments.
- Highlight chopping techniques.
Use photos and video to walk readers through the methods that save time as well as keep fingers safe, while making the prettiest slices.
- Broach the subject of foraging:
Is it possible in a given locale? What’s available? How does one get started with foraging? And of course, include recipes. This is a post that could make the difference between a reader venturing into a new thing or missing out.
- Tell a story of how sharing a meal created a new connection with someone.
Or share ideas on how to make dishes that help somebody feel the love. Comments will pour in!
- What are some tips on transporting foods that will arrive intact– and at the right temperature?
Everyone can do better at this, and you have the know-how.
- Get smoke-oriented.
Post ideas and recipes about grilling beyond meats, such as desserts from the grill, salads too.
- How to prepare treats for Ginger and Fluffy.
Grab the attention of pet lovers by talking about it. Readers will be tickled to send in photos of their four-legged (or winged?) friends gobbling their goodies. Or cover what foods you can share with your fur babies, and which ones present a danger to them.
- Childhood and nostalgia foods—whatever happened to Pez?
Take a walk down memory lane with your readers. Make it interactive—they will want to share about the “TV dinners” they once consumed, or the recipe for the congealed salad they still make.
- Childhood and nostalgia foods, part 2
Can you still get Pommac? Or freeze-dried ice cream? Readers will enjoy sharing where to find those long-lost items.
- Hold a contest.
Award a prize for the best recipe that uses the fewest ingredients, or the smallest cost per serving.
- Introduce a new ingredient.
Like lotus root, with background and recipes. Curious readers want to know.
- Are whole grains all they’re cracked up to be?
Interview an expert about it. Sometimes experts prefer written interviews because they can do it in snippets of time, or look up something before answering. Others prefer a recorded interview, but if your blog and social media only allow for print, you can just create a transcript.
- Recommend key staples and kitchen essentials.
Canned goods are making a comeback, earning grudging respect when we experience sourcing issues. Include paper goods in the discussion.
- Advise readers on techniques and equipment for hydroponics and aquaponics.
Explore the nutritional benefits of “growing your own.”
For bloggers who cater to caterers, and food-service wizards:
- Silicone—is it worth the investment?
Professionals need to hear about others’ experience handling newer materials.
- Request selfies of your readers’ most ingenious triumphs.
A great save makes a great story.
- How to cater a luxury event for minimalists?
Answer their questions about this.
- Conduct a live chat about menu planning for multiple food sensitivities.
This is an evolving topic and will stimulate interaction.
- Expand your “social proof” by getting a shout-out from an official or celebrity.
Can’t get the governor? How about the local weatherman, or the university coach who loves the kind of cookery you create? Offer to cater a visiting band’s green room, and post allowed pix.
- Has your group been a charity contributor, or have you helped feed victims of a disaster?
Don’t be shy about letting your blog audience know.
- Offer a template to track the expiration of shelf-stable ingredients.
Be a helpful practical resource, not just an inspiration with your blog.
- What have you learned that you will retain about food service during locked-down, order-in times?
Create a corner for your readers to add their stories and lessons learned.
- Offer a video tour of a commercial kitchen with a stunningly efficient layout.
Make sure the video has adequate lighting. If the sound quality is weak (commercial kitchens can be echoey), do without audio and just add captions.
- Shoot a before and after story of a renovation.
The video tour can be of your business or one that would be instructive for your audience.
- Tell the story of a member of your staff.
Nothing too heavy, but personalize your work.
- Survey readers about how they accommodate customer special requests.
How far do you go for kosher observance or nut allergies–separate appliances?
- Tending to opened bottles: Use it or lose it?
Give tips on storing alcohol when the liquor’s no longer flowing.
- Poll your readers on plant-based food ideas for kids.
This post will speak at the intersection of two wildly popular subjects for discussion.
- House-made condiments: are they worth the trouble?
Let chefs and restaurateurs weigh-in, and share recipes that can lend that signature touch to a classic dish.
- Has your business been featured in media?
Link it up and cross-promote yourself.
- Pop-up concepts that last, pop-up concepts that fizzled.
A fun and helpful list for the food-truck age.
- Interacting with your local Health Department
Provide paths to successful relations with the health and safety inspectors.
- Useful templates for compliance with local regulations, and useful templates for compliance with FDA and other federal guidelines.
Your readers devote a lot of headspace to this, so be there with them.
- Whole-animal butchery: could you do it in-house and save?
Advise readers on the pros and cons.
- An A to Z series on comfort foods?
This cuisine is here to stay, so it’s a sure-fire attention-getter.
47 More Food & Nutrition Blog Post Ideas
- Tackle the burgeoning field of oils by polling about nutritional concerns.
- Create a high-chair-food A to Z.
- Poll your people about coffee and espresso machines.
- The best diet for improving sleep: Separate the myths from the medicine.
- Invite stories and recipes for picnics to remember.
- Create a series on snacking on the go, with info on prep and packing of tasty nutrition you can carry out the door.
- List non-food factors that give your people a luxe dining experience on a budget.
- Poll your audience about small-batch cookery—and why a large batch of folks are trying it.
- Suggest preferred oils for baking, frying, and other uses.
- Staying gluten-free while traveling: cover where to go and what to carry.
- Survey readers about eating and cooking when you work at home.
- Explore game meat or bird preparation. A comments section will engage hunters.
- “Soul food”—interview the experts and include recipes.
- How to explain tipping to customers. Should kitchen staff be tipped? Take a position and include a reply field: Agree or disagree?
- Interview growers about community-supported agriculture (CSA’s).
- Solicit reader selfies with their favorite desserts.
- List one-bowl meals round the clock.
- List kitchen essentials that help you work around supply chain problems.
- Grill cleaning hacks—cover the good, the bad, and the ugly.
- Talk school nutrition trends toward individual packaging.
- Probiotics—update recipes.
- Show steps to making a kitchen accessible for elderly or disabled cooks.
- Take a survey about dietary cleanses and detox.
- List dairy-free recipes on a budget.
- Identify which greens are best for salad, stir-fry, and simmering.
- Poll about best diets for various skin types.
- Post a 5-day regimen to prepare for surgery, recovery.
- List wine pairings with chocolate.
- Calendar a 12-day reset for your metabolism.
- Air fryer—love it or hate it? Live chat time!
- List mobile or make-ahead breakfast items.
- Tea seed oil—Cover what it is, how to find and use it.
- Talk the new nachos: for breakfast or dessert.
- Offer ways to keep your kitchen garden producing all winter.
- Food as medicine: Interview doctors prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables for their patients.
- Hold a drawing from entries based on any of these topics, with a cookbook as a prize.
- Decode color in fresh produce for nutrition and eye appeal.
- Catalog salads that pack protein.
- Make a 30-day meal plan for those who can’t shop often.
- List templates for preparing to feed a multitude.
- Take a survey about the best foods to give as gifts, with photos.
- Advise readers about cravings from hell and how to get past them.
- Survey your audience on non-GMO foods’ importance and sourcing.
- Catalog free-range animals and their feed.
- Get urban gardeners to compare notes on micro-landscapes, keeping bees, and vertical farming.
- A-Z garnishes for fun and profit–and nutrition.
- Highlight sustainable produce and local growers in your world.
The ideas are as endless as the variety of food choices and preparation.