The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Easy Recipes

The holiday’s are behind us and we’ve had plenty of tasty treats that have us feeling like it’s time to get back on track. Today I’m spotlighting 25 healthy (and easy) recipes. Plus, vote for your favorite recipe you’ll be entered to win a $50 American Express gift card. Just login to the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post to vote!

Healthy Recipes

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
My daughter loves chicken nuggets and making your own is cheaper and you are in control . Serve them up with the Baked Zucchini Sticks below.


Baked Zucchini Sticks
Kids and adults will love these as a side dish or an appetizer. Serve with a simple garlic aioli for a gourmet twist or just ketchup, BBQ sauce or whatever else you like to dip french fries in.


Low Fat Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Warm and hearty to get you through these cold winter months! Includes fresh vegetables mixed with some frozen fast options. Check out Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits to go with!


Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili
Another hearty but healthy meal that is warm and comforting for you and the whole family. All you have to do is add the ingredients and let simmer away all day.


Spaghetti Squash Primavara
Instead of using pasta which is high in carbs and calories try spaghetti squash. It offers lots of nutrition and flavor.

spaghetti squash primavera

Skinny Mozzarella Bites
I love mozzarella sticks but that deep fried cheese definitely isn’t very good for you. Here’s a recipe that gives you the great flavor and texture without all the calories and fat!

Skinny mozzarella bites

Grain Free Buffalo Chicken Strips
Wings are one of my weaknesses. I love that spicy buffalo flavor. Here is a recipe that gives you all the flavor and you won’t feel bad eating it. Great game time snack too!


Creamy Pasta with Sausage and Mustard Seeds
I love making a variety of easy pasta dishes and found the new seasoned chicken sausages spruce up any dish. These can be found in just about every grocery store. I recommend using sundried tomato and basil with this one but if you like spice try something with jalapenos to go with the spicy mustard seeds. 

Pasta w_ sausage and mustard seeds

Spicy Edamame Burger
If you haven’t tried edamame you must! They are little buttery soy beans that are good by themselves and that buttery flavor and texture makes them perfect for making lots of things, especially burgers. Serve them up with Crispy Oven-Baked Old Bay Potato Wedges below this recipe.

Edamame Burger

Crispy Oven-Baked Old Bay Potato
Always love finding a way to make my absolute favorite fast foods healthy. Fries are definitely a hard thing to turn away and with these you don’t have to. Add a little cayenne pepper to your favorite ketchup as well for a great dipping sauce.

Oven baked potatoes

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
We have covered lots of savory healthy meals in this post, so now onto some dessert. If you love chocolate these are a sure win for you.

Skinny Double Chocolate Muffins

No Bake Chewy “better than store bought” Protein Bars
I’ve purchased many protein and fiber bars and to me they lack flavor. With this recipe you can easily make your own. Add different dried fruits and nuts to give them a personal touch and some variety.

no-bake-chewy protein-bars

Healthy Doughnut Muffins
The word healthy never seems to go with doughnut or muffin, but in this case it does! When you are having those cravings for something sweet in the morning you can have these on hand and grab one on the go.


Easy Infused Water Recipes
I discovered how awesome this was when I visited my favorite spa and they served cucumber water. The next time I went they had basil and lemon. I instantly became addicted to infusing my water with all sorts of healthy fruits, veggies and herbs. Try these to start or create your own masterpieces.

Infused water

Champagne Punch with Orange and Basil
We all deserve to indulge in a cocktail and here’s a lighter option for a fun and sparkly punch.

Champagne and orange punch

Three Beet Salad
Beets are so tasty and good for you. They tend be forgotten easily. Try this salad and you’ll be hooked.

best beet salad recipe

Coffee Shop Oatmeal to Go
Here is a simple and quick breakfast to grab on the go with all the flavor of your favorite coffee shop.

Coffee Shop Oatmeal

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Muffins with Apples and Pecans
Now these muffins satisfy all the senses. It’s sweet and a little salty, plus hearty and healthy. Can’t go wrong as as breakfast, snack or dessert.

Whole wheat banana bread muffins

The Best Chili Recipe. Tasty, Easy and Quick
The trick to this delicious chili is using a simple jar of salsa. Use hot or mild. When you add this salsa to the rest of the ingredients the flavors fuse together making it taste as if it simmered all day.


Easy Pots de Chocolat with Greek Yogurt
These are really simple and decadent. Perfect for a party so everyone gets their own individual dessert. They’ll never know by the taste that these are healthy and light!

Easy Pots de chocolate w_ greek yogurt

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes
What a fun twist on two old classics. The kids will love this breakfast and the kid in us adults won’t be disappointed either.

PB&J Pancakes

Vegetarian Empanadas with black beans
I love Empanadas and usually they are stuffed with pork, chicken and cheese plus deep fried. This version offers a healthy alternative that still delivers in flavor. A must try!


Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)
I’m always looking for healthy ways to cook beef and the Vietnamese spices make this extra special. It can be a great family dinner. Serve with brown rice to kick up the health factor.


Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts
I love stuffing chicken. Chicken can be pretty bland and tends to dry out easily but the cheesy addition keeps these moist along with light bread crumbs which also give it a great crunch.


Baked Fruit 3 Ways
There is no better way to amp up the flavor on fruit then baking it. Here are 3 different types of yummy fruit baked up different ways. This is another great breakfast, snack or dessert dish.

Fruit baked 3 ways

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