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50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012

Happy New Year! Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started.


Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Berry Banana Smoothie

Blueberry Mango Smoothie


Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Pumpkin Granola

Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds

Broiled Grapefruit

Steel Cut Oats

Maple Almond Granola

Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt

Honey Yogurt Waffles


Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Tzatziki Sauce

Cilantro Lime Hummus

Strawberry Mango Salsa

White Bean and Artichoke Dip

Edamame Guacamole

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Peach Salsa

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Black Bean Corn Salsa


Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, & Dried Cranberries

Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Black Quinoa Salad with Mango, Avocado, & Tomatoes

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad

Black Bean, Avocado, & Mango Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Grilled Corn Salad

Strawberry Mango Jicama Salad

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Agave and Fresh Rosemary

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries


Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Vegetarian Chili

Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes & Spinach

Easy Minestrone Soup

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Main Dishes

Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Orecchiette with Slow Roasted Tomatoes & Artichokes

Whole Wheat Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Vegetables

Black Bean and Mango Tostadas

Mexican Rice Bowl

Black Bean Sweet Potato Tostadas

We hope you found  a few healthy recipes to try! Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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83 Responses to “50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012”

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  1. What a roundup!

    Does this mean it’s time to put down the Christmas cookies and holiday treats? Oh darn! :)

    Happy New Year!

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 1, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I’m definitely looking forward to eating healthy again after the holidays! Hope you and your family have a wonderful new year:-)

  3. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 1, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    What a delicious round-up! I’m totally eyeing those kefir pancakes! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  4. Yum! What tasty ways to eat healthy! Looking forward to trying some new healthy things soon! Happy New Year!

  5. Lynn — January 1, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    What a great line-up of healthy treats to start off the new year! May 2012 bring you tremendous blessings. I look forward to seeing your new creations!

  6. Christmas cookies be gone! 😉 I started off 2012 with a pumpkin smoothie this morning. Love this round up. We’ve got one more “indulgent” family meal today and then it’s definitely back to greens for me!
    Happy New Year!

  7. Sarah Caron — January 1, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Great list, Maria!

  8. Michelle — January 1, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Happy New Year! I am going to try your kefir pancake recipe. It looks delicious :)

  9. janetha @ meals & moves — January 1, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    This looks like a perfect compilation of recipes. Can’t wait to try some of them. Thanks for always having such awesome recipes, Maria & Josh! Happy new year :)

  10. Grishma — January 1, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    love it!! Thanks for sharing..I think it is highly a time to not touch all those Christmasy/New year treats and get back into shape!

  11. Joanne — January 1, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    I strive to eat healthy every day, not just for the new year and I love this inspired round up!

  12. Anna @ hiddenponies — January 1, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    I love this post! With all the amazing treats I want to try from your site I sometimes forget about your delicious healthy options :)

  13. Emily @ Life on Food — January 1, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Just the inspiration I need to get into the healthy kick after the sweet feast of the holidays. Happy New Year!

  14. The Hungry Housewife — January 1, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    mmmmmmm…those all sound so wonderful! I need a total holiday food detox and lots of these will do the trick!!!
    Happy New Year to you Maria!

  15. Michelle — January 1, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    You guys are awesome. I’m just sorry that it took me so long to find you! I hope you have a wonderful, happy, and healthy new year! I look forward to trying many of your recipes!

  16. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 1, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Wow, what a great collection of healthy recipes, especially that roasted tomato soup!

  17. Michelle — January 1, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Perfect! Thanks! Happy New Year and Happy Eating to All!

  18. Ann P. — January 1, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Great recipes! These look so tasty, I would have no problem leaving behind all my junk food in 2012 if I could just eat these dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner!

  19. Cookie and Kate — January 1, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    Whoops, my browser just exploded with new tabs for your health recipes. I love it!

  20. DessertForTwo — January 1, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    I love this compilation! Go healthy 2012!

  21. Liz — January 1, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Everything looks good! Makes healthy food look amazing!!

  22. Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 1, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    i am 100% drooling…i’ve been craving such healthy, fresh food lately and this all looks perfect!

  23. Rebecca — January 2, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    I love that I can find these recipes in one spot. I have to bookmark this page for sure!

  24. Wow! What a great list! I’ll be going to the grocery store tomorrow. Cilantro Lime Hummus, Stacked Roasted Veggie Enchiladas! Love it! I’ll be coming here to make some of my meal plans this year! :)

  25. shelly (cookies and cups) — January 2, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    This is such a great round up of recipes!! Pinning this :)

  26. Charlie — January 2, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Thank you Maria and Josh:

    I have bookmarked quite a few and will tentatively try them. What I mean by tentatively, is I have my Mama living with me and she doesn’t like to eat healthy.
    Usually I give in and eat her way, because it is too much energy to cook two meals.
    Every so often I slip something in and she semi-likes it, so that is what I will do with the recipes that I bookmarked.

    I want to say thank you for your blog and the work you put into it.
    I enjoy it so much!

    Wishing all of you a year filled with blessings.


  27. JulieD — January 2, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    This is awesome, Maria! Hope you guys have a happy new year and I hope we get to meet this year!!

  28. Deborah — January 2, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Great list! I don’t change my eating habits a lot come the new year, but I always need some new healthy recipes to try out!

  29. Cassie — January 2, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    I am bookmarking this. Thanks for the great list. Much needed after all the cookies and treats lately!

  30. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 2, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    great list!!! That smoothie is calling my name

  31. Kat — January 2, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I lOve this list. I can’t wait to try the baked zucchini fries

  32. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) — January 2, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Great list — lots to bookmark here.

  33. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — January 2, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    So many great recipes I need to try.

  34. foodwanderings — January 2, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Nice recap of healthy recipes to kickoff 2012 Maria!! Happy New Year!

  35. susan — January 2, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    that’s a lot of wonderful inspiration – all in one place!

  36. Jamie — January 2, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Mmm there are several that are calling my name right now! Love the soups! Wishing you and yours a lovely and very Happy New Year!

  37. Esi — January 2, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Love this healthy roundup!

  38. Ana F. — January 2, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    These are so helpful, thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try the smoothies and the waffles!

  39. aida mollenkamp — January 2, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    what a list! those stacked veggie enchiladas are making me hungry!

  40. sweetsugarbelle — January 2, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Just what I needed!!! xoxoxo

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