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75 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2013

Happy New Year! We are welcoming 2013 with open arms. It is going to be a great year. We can feel it!

If you set a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier in 2013, we are here to help you succeed. Today we are sharing 75 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2013. Some of our very favorite recipes are healthy recipes. We might be known for our cookies, but I promise we can whip up a healthy and delicious recipe too:)

This post is filled with recipes for simple smoothies, hearty breakfasts, creative salads, comforting soups, easy sides, and filling main dishes. We’ve got you covered!

Here’s to a healthy and delicious 2013! Yes, healthy and delicious belong in the same sentence. Just try the recipes in this post. You will soon be a believer too:)


Green Smoothie

Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie

Blueberry Mango Smoothie


Apple Cinnamon Granola

Overnight Blueberry Almond Oats

Coconut Granola

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Pumpkin Granola

Asparagus, Spinach, & Feta Cheese Frittata

Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds

Broiled Grapefruit

Steel Cut Oats

Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt

Honey Yogurt Waffles


Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa

Homemade Fruit Leather

Roasted Blueberry Ricotta Crostini

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Edamame Guacamole

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Tzatziki Sauce

White Bean and Artichoke Dip

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Black Bean Corn Salsa


Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Tabbouleh Salad

Black Quinoa Salad with Mango, Avocado, & Tomatoes

Blueberry Corn Salad

Spinach and Edamame Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

Sushi Salad

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Sweet Corn & Avocado

Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries & Pepitas

Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

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

Roasted Butternut Squash Orzo Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans & Blue Cheese


Vegetarian Quinoa Chili 

Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Easy Vegetarian Chili

Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes & Spinach

Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup


Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Grilled Pesto Potatoes

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

Main Dishes

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Roasted Chickpea Fajitas

Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spinach & Roasted Mushrooms

Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Honey, Lemon & Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Pasta with Kale, Kalamata Olives, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Garlic & Feta

Avocado Pita Pizza with Cilantro Sauce

Butternut Squash Black Bean Tostadas

Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich

Whole Wheat Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Vegetables

Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich

Tofu Tostadas

Mexican Rice Bowl

Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs

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32 Responses to “75 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2013”

  1. Happy New Year!! What a great post to start off 2013!! So many wonderful recipes here, I don’t even know where to begin, I guess with the first one!!! Enjoy your day!!

  2. Julie B. — January 1, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Oh thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try the creamy avocado pasta!!

  3. Jan with the Silver Spoon — January 1, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Wishing you & yours a blessed New Year!! This collection of beautiful recipes will certainly add to the joy of creation in the kitchen as we begin the new year. Thank you, as this will keep me inspired & family & friends healthy & happy :-))

  4. Sarah — January 1, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Happy New Year! You can bet that I’ll be hitting up some of these healthier choices in 2012. First, though, I have to finish off all this xmas candy. It would be rude to waste it.

  5. Elizabeth @Food Ramblings — January 1, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the round-up– I have many of these on my to-cook list!

  6. megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 1, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    Great idea for a post! This could come in very handy :)

  7. Elizabeth Ann — January 1, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    What a great list! thanks for sharing!

  8. Janet — January 1, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    YUM! Thanks for the recipes :)
    Happy New Year!

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  10. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 2, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    Ooo they all look so good! Thanks for the healthy inspiration Maria!

  11. Heather Smith — January 2, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    If you put all these recipes in a book, I’d buy it. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — January 2, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    a bunch of these recipes will be on my “must” list as i need to get in shape for my upcoming wedding! awesome list, Maria. thank you for sharing :)

  13. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — January 2, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    So many healthy and tasty ideas to start the new year out right!

  14. Jenny Flake — January 2, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    A perfect round up of healthy recipes! Love!

  15. naomi — January 2, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    OMG-Where to start?! Such a great round-up!

  16. HeatherChristo — January 2, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    Happy New Year Maria, Josh and Caleb!! What an awesome resource for delicious and healthy recipes!

  17. Gaby — January 2, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    so many great healthy things here!! Bring it on 2013!

  18. Ana — January 2, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    This is such an awesome collection! Thanks so much for putting this together!

  19. Veronica — January 2, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    New to your site and loving it already!!! I eat very healthy and everything organic. Can’t wait to try these healthy, delicious recipes for 2013. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Brit dB — January 3, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Thank you so much for these inspiring recipes!

    All the best, Brit

  22. marla — January 3, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Thanks for this wealth of health!

  23. Lauren — January 4, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    I honestly think I’m going to attempt to cook all the way through this list, kind of like a Julie-Julia type thing, to force myself into healthy eating and weight-loss. They all look wonderful and just what I need to be eating. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Marian (Sweetopia) — January 6, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Maria, I’m always inspired by your healthy recipes and fitness routine! These look amazing – looking forward to trying them out and all you’ve got in store for 2013!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 6th, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

      I try:) Happy New Year!

  25. Tammy J — January 6, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    Amazing Recipes, Thank You for sharing!!

  26. Leslie H. — January 10, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    I was so happy to come across this list! Thank you for giving ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I am quite health conscious and always looking for new ways to drop some weight. I have quite a few friends who are gluten intolerant and have opened my eyes to the world of gluten free cooking and I am always looking for new recipes! I would highly recommend the website I recently purchased her book, Nina Cucina: Your Healthy Gourmet and I have become addicted to gluten free recipes! I am not a great cook but I found this book (and website) so informative and so easy to follow. For every single recipe the author, Nina Pucillo, gives the nutritional value of each dish and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the dish. All of the dishes featured in the book are totally gluten-free and Nina has included many recipes that are dairy-free too! Thanks for sharing! I hope my suggestion helps too! :)

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