None of us will deny that we have a special relationship with food, be it good, bad or indifferent.
However, as parents, it can be quite easy to get lazy and uninventive when it comes to what we serve up everyday.
That got us thinking about food inspiration, and where to find it - the natural conclusion being the beautiful Internet.
We did some digging, and found some of the most amazing food Instagram accounts out there that will inspire you to embrace your inner chef (if and when you have the time).
Breakfast is, without a doubt, the most important meal of the day. However, it also happens to be an easy meal to forget about, or skip out of sheer inconvenience.
Ksenia Avdulova is the social media strategist-slash-speaker-slash-yogi and founder of this amazing food blog, that gives breakfast a whole new meaning.
Bulletproof coffee & Pilates jump workout, then green dream nonsweet smoothie bowl made with love by @sophie.jaffe The key to making green smoothies that aren't overly sweet is using healthy fats [like avo, coconut butter or in this case coconut water + coconut mea. Criminal superfood toppings won't hurt either cacao nibs, gojis, bee pollen, chia & @philosophielove superfood honeyNeed recipe ideas? I've got plenty on breakfastcriminals.com. #breakfastnotshoes
This Instagram account features gorgeous smoothie bowls that are packed with colour and nutrients, and some of the most delicious looking pancakes we've ever seen.
Ksenia shares all of her recipes online, and none of them are particularly difficult, so what's stopping you?
One of my 2016 highlights was creating this superfood porridge bar with @livebeaming! Matcha cashew cream, coconut yogurt, wild berry chia jam, addictive overnight oats & all They're giving away a breakfast on their IG right now, don't miss it! I wrote everything about how it came together on breakfastcriminals.com I get lots of Q's from you guys about how this or that project happened, or how I grew my website to be a profitable business I love like my child. The formula is ALWAYS is the same: dream it up, have a clear intention, do good work & be kind. If you wanna read more about this woo woo kinda manifestation stuff that I live by, I'm sharing more of it on www.digitaloralive.com, my second child #breakfastbeaming #matchanonymoush
Food stylist and photographer Adeline Waugh is the wonderful human behind the Vibrant and Pure Instagram account, and the creator of the delicious mermaid toast we fell for last week.
I guess mermaid toast is officially a thing if @foodandwine did a feature on it... what!? Beyond flattered...the name sticks for this aquatic creation. I feel like I'm about to go on a mild rant: So, this happened when I put unicorn toast out there too... there will be so many wonderful comments and articles covering it- but then there are also so many people and articles hating on it; saying it's "silly" and asking, "why?" Or "who has time for that?!" Let me just put this out there: I am just having fun! I am a food stylist and I like to create beautiful things using food- I've never claimed to be starting a trend or a putting out a new recipe that is super practical- it's 100% impractical, I just like to play around in the kitchen and attempt to create something aesthetically pleasing and unique from time to time. Also, I don't know about you, but with everything going on in the world today, sometimes I just want to look at some colorful food. Okay- rant over, phew I shouldn't even pay attention to the negativity when there's so much positivity from everyone out there, and for that- I'm extremely appreciative! Link in bio to check out the F&W article on #mermaidtoast #vibrantandpure
Adeline posts stunningly vibrant food pics, encouraging everyone to use colour in their food - through fruit and vegetables.
Rather than using food colouring, this foodie opts for natural pigments such as beetroot and turmeric to achieve that vibrant colour in her magical mermaid and unicorn toasts.
If these gorgeous snaps don't inspire your cooking, we don't know what will.
Nisha of the blog Laws of Bliss is a Harvard graduate, who ditched the world of law to travel the world and discover the importance of living life to the fullest.
Weekends are for cake, and I'm so happy to have this little raw cake in my freezer. I remade @datesandavocados lime and avocado raw cake to celebrate her #rawdessert28k party. Lore makes the most STUNNING raw cakes ever, she's an extremely talented pastry chef, and a total sweetheart. I am 100% confident you will fall in love with her account so go check it out and have a beautiful Saturday! #avocado #lime #avocados #cake #rawcake #rawdesserts #rawvegan #rawtill4 #vegandessert #vegancake #rawfood #vegansofig #cheesecake
Upon returning to the "real world," Brooklyn-based Nisha started documenting her healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo recipes on her blog and Instagram.
Sharing one of my favorite desserts today - cranberry lemon loaf I spent yesterday evening marching for Women's Day, and feel so energized and inspired A big thank you to Kim @bestofvegan and Laura @a.healthy.nut for sharing my photos and to Maria @foodbymaria and Nadia @nadiashealthykitchen for including me in their parties (check them out if you haven't already)! #cranberries #lemon #loaf #vegandessert #dessert #huffposttaste #delicious #sweettooth #baking #veganbaking #treatyoself #buzzfeast
Her feed is filled with glorious creations, all of which are relatively easy to make.
We're inspired already, are you?
Writer, and baker Lyndsay Sung shares her original cake tutorials and dessert recipes on her blog and Instagram, Coco Cake Land.
As a breast cancer survivor, every cake Lyndsay creates is based on the colour pink, with some even containing powerful messages about feminism.
If you are on the hunt for inspiration for an upcoming birthday party, then this is the Instagram for you!
5. Hippie Lane
Pastel colours reign supreme in Taline Gabrielian’s (aka Hippie Lane’s) Instagram feed, with gorgeous smoothie bowls and toasts.
Taline Gabrielian launched her Hippie Lane blog when she discovered that she had food sensitivities and had to reduce her intake of gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
All of her magical creations are healthy and packed full of delicious nutrients,