15 helpful foodies every mama should follow on Instagram

We've got the answer to the most asked question: Mom, what's for dinner?

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If you're tired of asking yourself, "It's Wednesday, what the heck am I making for dinner?" you've come to the right place. Whether you're busy feeding picky toddlers, packing school lunches or just trying to think of healthy meals to make for yourself, these foodie Instagram accounts will inspire and encourage you to eat better.

Here are some of the most helpful Instagram accounts that will inspire you and your family to eat:

If you need help with first foods or what to feed your baby in general:

1. Kawn al-jabbouri: @babyfooduniverse

Baby food ruts are so easy to fall into, especially while curating your baby's budding taste buds. But this baby food book author creates the most creative meals babies are sure to love. Warning: Follow with caution. It's addictive!

2. Sadece Anne: @babyfoodfactory_

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Instagram truly is the domain of good food pics, and @babyfoodfactory_ fits the bill to a T. If you're looking for baby food ideas or you just want to spend time looking at pretty pictures of baby food, then you'll fall in love with this feed. You'll be sure to obsess over the before and after shoots!

3. Alyssa M: @babyfoodideas

If you're the type who will spend hours upon hours crafting the best foods for your baby, then congratulations on finding your dream Instagram account. Follow @babyfoodideas to stay on track with your commitment to eating right.

If you need lunch + dinner ideas:

4. Catrina: @plantedfamilies

Plated families has one mission: Sneak veggies into the food your kids will love. Our favorite recipe is the healthy (pink) brownies that include black beans and beets.

5. Amy Palanjian: @yummytoddlerfood

Amy's platform is designed to give mamas advice and simple, yummy recipes for their little ones, but her easy recipes and tips are good enough for adults, too.

6. Kezia and the Neusch Family: @thewholefooddiary

This Californian husband and wife duo share photos of the best food they eat with their two children. It's the perfect blend of hearty foods and juices and—of course—an adorable family.

If you have picky eaters:

7. Thalia: @family.snack.nutritionist

When getting stubborn toddlers don't want to eat healthily, we look to this dietitian for recipes and steps mamas can take to raise intuitive, nutritious eaters.

8. Kelly Pfeiffer: @eattherainbow_kids

Kelly encourages moms to make meals fun by feeding them the rainbow. Here you'll find a variety of brightly colored foods that help the picky eater in your family eat a balanced diet.

9. Stacey: @my_kids_lick_the_bowl

Sometimes IG foodies create complicated kid recipes. But, that's not Stacey's motto. All her recipes are approachable and easy for busy moms to make and tasty for picky kids.

If your kids have allergies:

10. The Allergy Chef: @theallergychef

Look to this account for original allergy and special diet recipes, perfectly styled.

11. Melissa: @the_allergymom

Kate shares the struggles and challenges of having children with allergies while posting pictures that strike the right balance of mouth-watering snacks and large meals.

12. Nicole: @allergylicious

Feel like you're restricted to certain foods because your little one has allergies? Think again. Let Nicole help you pamper your kids with delicious meals that are anything but boring. Best of all? Almost all of the recipes are fairly simple to prepare and the ingredients can be found right in your kitchen.

If you're not sure what to make for your own meals:

13. Resha: @chefresha

This self-taught private chef will have you eating clean at every meal. "My passion isn't just cooking, but learning how food behaves," she says.

14. Julia Sherman: @saladforpresident

There's a good reason why you'll want to devour every picture on Julia's Instagram account—she's is the creative director at Chop't and knows how to throw together the best looking (and tasting!) dishes.

15. Rachael DeVaux: @rachaelsgoodeats

For all things low-carb, healthy and tasty we look to this registered dietitian for stunning photographs of yummy treats.

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