Rounding up The Best Healthy Recipes to help you eat great but cut calories in the New Year! If you need healthy recipe ideas that will actually still taste good, then you will love this list of recipes.
It is that time of year! Time to burn off those holiday sweets and eat better! I honestly don’t mind eating healthier meals, but you will never find me eating plain grilled chicken and steamed vegetables. I prefer healthy recipes that are still full of flavor and texture and interesting ingredients.
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Healthy eating shouldn’t be painful or make you feel like you are missing out, so I have rounded up my favorite easy healthy recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied and not deprived of all the good stuff! Some of these recipes aren’t the classic healthy food recipes, and that’s why I love them. The lasagna stuffed chicken wouldn’t be considered a health food, but when compared to the traditional carb loaded lasagna, it is a much healthier choice! I have so many favorites here that I don’t think I could choose an absolute best healthy recipe, but I would definitely recommend starting with the baked chimichanga recipe! It satisfies your Mexican food cravings without all the calories. And if you have an air fryer, you can make them even crispier!
Healthy Main Courses Recipes
Cuban Grilled Pork Chops Deliciously grilled pork chops, marinated in juices, and topped with peppers and onions! In the winter when you can’t grill, try using a cast iron skillet! Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Made all in one sheet pan, a super easy dinner! So much flavor and makes a great meal prep recipe.
Lasagna Stuffed Chicken Breasts A better choice than the traditional lasagna! Healthy comfort food! Use part skim cheese to cut down on calories. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken A great “basic” to use in other meals! Add to tacos, quesadillas, or on top of salads! Great for meal prep recipes. Tastes great wrapped up with bbq sauce, too! Healthier Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan An oldie but a goodie! Terrible photos, delicious recipe 🙂 One of the first recipes on my blog and in dire need of a makeover!
Baked Chicken and Vegetable Chimichangas We love Mexican food, even better when it is healthy Mexican food! Stuff these with whatever you like, but I love the combo of chicken and vegetable. Healthy Turkey and Zucchini Burgers The best turkey burger recipe ever, seriously. The zucchini keeps the turkey from drying out and adds so much flavor! Great on the grill or in a cast iron skillet. Healthy Fajita Stuffed Chicken More Mexican food, made healthy. This meal is one of my favorites and is great for customizing for picky eaters.
Healthy Side Dishes Recipes
Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Salad Perfect for a light dinner or lunch, this salad is packed with flavor and protein! Great for serving when you have vegetarian guests, too. Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower I could eat this every night, seriously. We love roasted cauliflower. Serve this alongside pork, chicken, or steaks. Panko and Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts Brussels sprouts are super delicious when roasted and topped with cheese! The crispy edges are the best part.
Crispy Baked French Fries Sometimes you just need french fries. This baked version is extra crispy and tastes just as good as the fried version. Easy and Healthy Zucchini Tots One of the most popular recipes around here since the blog began, these are so good! Grilled Zucchini Stuffed with Caprese Orzo So much flavor in this recipe! I love caprese and the zucchini boats are the perfect holder for it instead of using carb heavy bread.
Salads and Soups
Spiralized Greek Salad So many veggies in this salad and it is super filling without any meat. Top with a squeeze of lemon and lots of feta cheese! Lemon Almond Chicken Salad Use light mayo and sour cream and this chicken salad will fill you up at lunch time. Serve in a lettuce wrap for an even healthier version. Lightened Up Creamy Tomato Basil Soup I love soup this time of year and this lightened up creamy soup is so comforting. Top with a few croutons and you’ll be full! Instant Pot Pesto Tomato Tortellini Soup The Instant Pot is my favorite place to make soup and this recipe is easy and delicious. It makes a great light dinner recipe on a cold night.
Healthy Dessert Recipes
Healthy Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pies There is a secret ingredient in these mini pies that adds tons of protein and texture, but not fat! Definitely my favorite healthy dessert recipe and is great for keeping in the fridge for when that sweet tooth hits! Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Sometimes you just need a cookie. Make them healthier with this recipe that has great texture and lots of peanut butter flavor! Gluten Free Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread If you are trying to eliminate gluten but still need something sweet, this bread is relatively easy to make and tastes great. It’s a super clean recipe, too.
I hope that these healthy recipes help you eat better in the New Year and help you avoid basic and boring classic “healthy” food meals! You will want to add these all to your recipe box to make all year, even when you aren’t trying to cut calories and fat!