Blogging is amazing. The opportunities and the sense of pride you can get from starting a blog is like nothing else. But besides all that, creating articles online is just smart business – especially as a one-person show, or a small health business. So in this post, I’ve created a list of awesome nutrition blog ideas which you can use and create amazing content for.
I’ve also done some keyword research for you and included a list of low-volume, high competition phrases you can use (and how to rank them in Google).
Needless to say, this post is jam packed with a ton of useful information – and I’m pretty stoked about the whole thing.
So without further ado, let’s jump in!
- 6 Benefits of Blogging for Nutritionists + Dietitians
- 70 Awesome Nutrition Blog Ideas
- 20 Nutrition Keywords for Your Blog
- How to Rank In Google: A Crash Course
6 Benefits of Blogging for Nutritionists + Dietitians
Blogging has a lot of benefits. Although it can take some work and time, the payoff for creating high-quality content, at scale is awesome.
Here are some of my favorite benefits for blogging.
1. It’s Free Organic Traffic to Your Website
Perhaps the best reason to start a blog is the free traffic you can get. After all, if you have an engaged following, or targeted traffic, then you can more easily monetize and grow online.
The big caveat however, is this traffic takes time, work and patience. Don’t expect to write just 10 blogs and watch the traffic come in. Blogging requires a lot of eggs in the basket.
2. You’re Creating Value for Your Audience
This is a great benefit – especially for your audience. Adding value to your readers and potential clients is always a winning strategy. In fact, the biggest myth about successful marketing is that it’s about sales and a take-first approach.
In fact, the opposite is true. The most successful marketing and businesses focus heavily on adding value and giving before asking for a sale. And blogging is a great way to build this trust and equity.
3. You’re Creating Long-Term Assets for Your Business
The great things about creating a blog is it has a long shelf life. You can write a piece of content today and (besides occasional maintenance or updating), the same article can still be ranking and providing value years later.
Your nutrition business is strengthened greatly by having blog-based assets that can continually work for you and generate revenue, leads and build brand over time.
4. You Can Generate Quality Leads
Generating quality leads takes time and effort or advanced marketing skills and a healthy budget. Blogging is a sort of shortcut to highly qualified traffic.
This is because people are searching for very specific phrases (which you can create high quality content for). They are seeking you out (not the other way around). This greatly lowers the friction for lead generation.
5. You Can Monetize Your Blog + Create Passive Income Streams
Blogs don’t sleep. They don’t clock out or just stop working. So it’s no surprise that monetization and setting up passive income streams is one of the most popular reasons for starting a blog.
And as a nutritionist, you can tap into this power in numerous ways. You may create and sell an eBook, offer a nutrition course or even sell clever food-based merchandise. Or maybe you want to offer consulting. Whatever the case, blogging opens up a lot of possibilities.
6. You Can Extend Your Reach to A Global Audience
Finally, blogging knows no borders or geographic limitations. Unless you’re meeting people in person, having a blog will give the potential to reach a global audience.
And while you may never have considered what your target audience may look like abroad, it’s an exciting consideration to contemplate and perhaps there are some untapped blogging opportunities here.
Recommended Read: How to Start A Nurtition Blog | Full Guide
70 Awesome Nutrition Blog Ideas
I’ve put together and categorized a list of compelling blog ideas on nutrition. Feel free to take these and run with them. But ultimately, I hope that these ideas spark inspiration for you – as topics for this niche are truly unlimited.
Also keep in mind that these are just ideas and you should customize the titles to match your audience and the specific keyword you’re trying to rank for (more on that later though).
Otherwise, please enjoy!
Health Foods + “Super” Foods Blog Ideas
- X Super Foods to Try This Year
- X Reasons You Should Eat ___ Every Day
- This Is Why ___ Is Considered the Healthiest Food in the World
- X Things That Happen After You Eat___
- X Health Foods That Everyone Needs In Their Pantry
- Real Talk: Are Super Foods Actually Better?
How-to + Tips for Eating Healthy Blog Ideas
- X Ways to Eat Avocado (if You’re A Newbie)
- How to Eat Your Way to A Longer Life
- X Tips to Make Better Eating Choices
- How to Eat Vegan (+ Not Feel Deprived)
- Tips for Switching to A (Pescetarian) Diet
- Tips for How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays
- How to Make Your (Greens) Last Longer: X Hacks
- How to Make Vegan Tacos With (Nuts)
- How to Eat Before Running A Marathon
- Tips for Packing Snacks (for Hiking/School/etc.)
- Is There A “Best” Diet? Exploring A Universal Diet
- Tips to Lose Eat Healthier (Without Giving Up Sweets)
Niche-Specific Blog Ideas
- X Simple Nutrition Tips for Athletes
- The Ultimate Sports Nutrition Guide
- How to Eat for Your Next Hike/14er
- Nutrition Tips for Expecting Moms
- Snowboarding/Skiing + Nutrition: How to Eat Your Way to Better Performance
- Runners Eat Carbs, But Does the Type of Carb Matter?
- The Triathlon Diet: X Things You Need
Research + Science of Nutrition Blog Ideas
- The Research Behind Intuitive Eating
- Food and Aging: What the Science Says
- Why Our Bodies Love Vegetables: X Surprising Things
- The China Study Made Easy: X Big Takeaways
Nutrients + Minerals Blog Ideas
- X Nutrients Your Skin Loves
- Nutrients VS Minerals: What to Know
- X Vitamins That Dietitians Buy
- The Truth About Vitamin D In the Winter
- Do Vegans Really Need (B12)? Everything You Need to Know
News + Trends Blog Ideas
- X Vegan Or Vegetarian Celebrities for A Little Inspiration
- X Healthy Food Trends to Be On Your Radar for (2022)
- Let’s Talk: Is Coffee In Or Out?
- A 1950s Diet VS the SAD: How Do We Stack Up?
Benefits + Pros/Cons Blog Ideas
- X Benefits of Eating (Avocados) Every Day
- Pros & Cons of Intermittent Fasting
- Are There Benefits to Eating Meat?
- X Things That Happen to Your Body After Going Plant-Based
Weight Management Blog Ideas
- Food VS Exercise for Weight Loss: Who Wins?
- Do Nuts Make You Fat? Good VS Bad Fat
- Feeling Healthy VS “Looking” Healthy: Why Is Skinny Valued In Society?
Myths + Facts Blog Ideas
- X Myths About Finding Vegan Food In Japan
- Fact Or Fiction: Exposing the Biggest Lies About (Fruit)
- X Facts About Blue Zones (+ What We Can Learn)
- All Natural VS Organic: X Facts to Know
- X of the Biggest Food Myths Debunked: Eat Smarter
Nutrition + Mental Health Blog Ideas
- What’s the Food & Mood Connection? Everything You Need to Know
- Eating for Depression: What the Science Says
- Are There Happy Foods? X Foods That Make Us Feel Great
- X Reasons You Feel Tired & Sad After Eating Bad
- The Psychology of Food Addiction (+ X Tips to Stop the Cycle)
Budget-Friendly Nutrition Blog Ideas
- Healthy Doesn’t Mean Expensive: X Food Hack to Eat Great On A Budget
- The Healthy $50/Week Grocery Store Food List
- X Ways to Save Money When Shopping Healthy
- X Budget-Friendly Health Foods to Add In Your Cart Next Time You’re Shopping
- The Cost of A Vegan Diet VS A Meat Eater: Who Wins?
Healthy Recipe Blog Ideas
- My X Go-To Recipes When I Need A Detox
- Healthy Food Recipes (That Don’t Taste Healthy)
- How to Make A Vegan Big Mac
- My X-Ingredient Superfood Brownie Recipe
- X Sneaky Ways to Make (Desserts) Healthier
- X Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Sure to Be A Hit
- Vegan Japanese Osechi Recipes to Ring In the New Year
- X Nutritional Yeast Alternatives
- How to Make Tofu At Home
- X Meals to Try With Mochi
20 Nutrition Keywords for Your Blog
OK, now that we’re feeling inspired by the seemingly endless list of ideas for nutrition topics, let’s add a little more strategy to everything.
I’m talking about keyword research.
Essentially, we need to choose specific phrases that people are actually typing and searching for in Google. We can’t just write topics without a keyword focus, all willy-nilly. Otherwise, all of our hard work writing content will never be found.
Below is a list of fresh keywords you can feel free to use for your nutrition blog. I researched all of these key phrases and did a quick competitor analysis to ensure they’re lower competition (as of January 2022).
This means you have a better chance of ranking, as long as you write a high-quality, value-adding, longer article.
If you’d like to learn more about how to do keyword research, you can check out my full guide on SEO here. I’ll keep this list updated and continue to add to it as well, so be sure to check back if you’re needing fresh ideas.
20 Low-Competition Nutrition Keywords
*MSV = monthly search volume; data based on Jaaxy research
- “cross country running nutrition” (32 MSV)
- “what to eat before skydiving” (16 MSV)
- “what to eat before dance class” (40 MSV)
- “diet for pinkish glowing skin” (24 MSV)
- “best breakfast before hiking” (24 MSV)
- “healthy food for hostel students” (32 MSV)
- “hostel food hacks” (32 MSV)
- “benefits of eating cucumber at night” (32 MSV)
- “benefits of eating dried apricots” (64 MSV)
- “benefits of eating dahi” (64 MSV)
- “ski trip food ideas” (40 MSV)
- “good food for graduation party” (96 MSV)
- “intuitive eating tips” (64 MSV)
- “intuitive eating steps” (48 MSV)
- “10 intuitive eating principles” (40 MSV)
- “intuitive eating checklist” (80 MSV)
- “mindful eating vs intuitive eating” (56 MSV)
- “emotional eating vs binge eating” (56 MSV)
- “zen cooking” (72 MSV)
- “healthy cooking 101” (56 MSV)
*Note that different keyword research tools will yield different results and search volumes; it is impossible to be 100% accurate; these numbers are used as a way to gauge potential impressions and search volume
Recommended Read: Marketing for Nutritionists: The Complete A-Z Guide
How to Rank In Google: A Crash Course
Ranking in Google and learning SEO (search engine optimization) can sound like a daunting task if you’re new to blogging. But I can assure you that it’s relatively painless and actually pretty straightforward.
Although blogging and SEO can get advanced, my strategy (especially if you’re just starting out) is definitely a minimalist approach.
So, here are my three steps to optimizing your blog for ranking in Google. These are essentially the three core things I do with all my posts, so it definitely works.
Step 1: Keyword Placement
Keyword placement is one of the most important aspects of SEO and ranking in Google. Luckily, it’s also pretty simple and straightforward.
Although there are advanced strategies, debates and various nuances, for our purposes, just be sure you put your keyword in these four places:
- In your main title
- In the first paragraph of your blog
- In the meta description
- In the URL permalink
Step 2: Blog Post Length
Blog post length is another big topic in SEO. There are numerous data and examples that all seem to reach the same conclusion: longer posts rank better.
As for me, I try to write at least 1000-1500 words for niche posts (although they tend to go longer) and at least 3,000-5,000 to longer-form, ultimate guide type of posts.
Step 3: Blog Post Structure
Structuring your blog post is important. For example, if you write just one really long paragraph that’s 2000 words long, then this would be a horrible user experience and Google would recognize that and penalize you for it.
So that’s the first lesson: break things up and avoid long-running paragraphs.
This makes sense too, since we tend to get lost in long paragraphs, but breaking things up into bite-size pieces of information is way easier and way less intimidating.
Next, be sure to include main headings. These will give your blog posts structure and organize your information in a cohesive, logical fashion.
Actually, this is always my first step when writing a new blog. I brainstorm and draft up the main heading and subheadings first, which then serve as an outline for what I want to write about.
Finally, be sure to use images and visuals as well as other ways to break things up (like lists, indents, boxes and bullet points).
As you can see in this post, I’ve added a variety of these elements in between the text, to keep things scannable and manageable. Ultimately, you want to create a good user experience.
Recommended Read: SEO 101: Ranking In Google + Full Content Roadmap
I covered a lot in this post and provided a variety of blog post ideas and potential keywords to create content for.
Blogging can take some time, but the fruit of your labor is definitely worth it – as long as you’re following best practices for ranking and SEO.
I provided a crash course on ranking, but just remember that you stay focused and create a lot of articles. If you want to truly grow a blog and generate meaningful traffic, then you’ll need to stay diligent and make a lot of content before you start seeing results.
But hang in there. I think you’ll start to enjoy the process – especially after your articles start ranking.
Let me know in the comments: what’s your biggest question mark about starting a blog?