50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012

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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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Awesome recipe round up. Healthy eating doesn’t need equal bland, boring food – and these post really demonstrates that. Our activity level took a nose dive after Baby Boy was born, so we’ve been trying to eat healthier even if not exercising as much (hard to motivate yourself to get on the tread mill when you’ve only slept 4 hours – I’m sure you know!). Great round up – looking forward to trying some of these out.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Trying a few today so when I am tired from work and school I can still have something healthy. Thank You and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love all your healthy recipes! I am working on a healthy recipe post too as i really need to get back on track. Happy New Year!

  4. Wonderful round up of recipes Maria – I think we will all be making many of these dishes over the next few weeks and months!

  5. Wow, there are SO many great options to consider on this list – I don’t even know where to start. I’m especially loving that so many of your healthy options are rich in fiber. Getting enough fiber on a regular basis is a great start towards eating healthier.

  6. This is an amazing list! I just made the Mexican Rice Bowl for dinner and it scored majorly with my husband. I can’t wait to try the rest!

  7. I’ve recently become allergic to mangoes – some of your 50 healthy recipes (which I can’t wait to try) include them – what would be a good substitution?


  8. You’re recipes look wonderful. Thanks for posting meals that are both healthy and delicious. Great inspiration to get cooking!

  9. Love the whole wheat kafir pancakes with blueberry sauce. Thanks for sharing this list — so many great recipes!

  10. Those are great smoothie ideas. I’m also intrigued by some of the soups. Thank you for sharing so many great looking recipes!

  11. Those tostadas look amazing! I’m going to try that tonight with a butternut squash I need to use up in place of the sweet potato

  12. Everything is very open with a clear description of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your site is very helpful.
    Thanks for sharing!

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