Top 2 resolutions in the U.S.?
- Stay Fit and Healthy
- Lose Weight (Source)
So the chances are pretty high that you made one of those top 2 health-related goals for yourself this year. And I’m right there with you! More salads, fresh fruit, and whole foods–no pop, less sugar, and less refined foods. If you need a couple healthy recipe ideas to get you started I decided to share 18 Favorite Healthy Recipes with you! These are tried and true and my go-to choices! Enjoy!
Favorite Healthy Breakfasts
Pineapple Coconut Baked Oatmeal – A delicious and lighter brunch option!
Peach Green Smoothie – I love green smoothies for their energizing power and I love that I eat my veggies before lunch!
Southwest Egg Casserole – I don’t cook eggs often, but this flavorful and veggie-filled casserole is the exception!
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie – Such a delicious way to start the day! Seriously, tastes like dessert!
Banana Bread Oatmeal – This is so warm and comforting and filling!
Healthy Lunch Options
Turkey and Black Bean Chili – There is something so soothing about a good bowl of soup, right? You can make up a batch of chili on the weekend and save the leftovers for lunch. Great in a bowl, but awesome as a topping for a baked potato too!
Mandarin Chicken Salad – Love this simple salad, especially in the winter when citrus is in season!
Grilled Turkey and Mushroom Sandwich – Easy-peasy and delicious!
Healthy Sloppy Joes – A classic lunch food, made with REAL ingredients!
Favorite Healthy Dinners
Buffalo Chicken Bowls – Top of the food chain right now in our family! This is crazy-delicious and so easy to make!
Italian Turkey Burgers– Love these light and flavorful turkey burgers!
Tacos using my DIY Taco Seasoning – You don’t have to say goodbye to tacos to eat healthy. Use lean ground turkey or beef, this DIY taco seasoning, fresh veggies, and whole wheat tortillas. YUM!
Marinated Chicken Breasts – This marinade is seriously the best ever! When it’s too cold to fire up the grill, these are great grilled up on a Forman grill (ours is an older version of this model, we love it SO MUCH) or cooked in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours on low.
Chicken Garlic Pesto Pizza – A great twist on a classic pizza with whole wheat, delicious garlic and chicken. I also love some red peppers on this pizza!
Awesome Healthy Snacks
Peanut Butter Bites – These simple bites are made with dates, nuts and not much else! Easy + Healthy =Win-Win.
Chocolate Coconut Bites – A different way to create your own “larabar-like” snack! These remind me of an Almond Joy bar!
Banana Zucchini Muffins – Sneaky fruits and veggies in these delicious muffins!
Hopefully these 18 favorite healthy recipes will get you geared up for cleaner eating this new year!! Sometimes it’s hard just to get in a rhythm of eating healthy. I say, start with breakfast and then move on from there. Keep adding good habits to good habits and one day you’ll look back and realize how far you’ve come!
Best of luck on your 2017 goals!