While December is a time of indulgence (think cookies galore and hearty Christmas dinner), January is a time for resolutions. The amount of New Year’s resolutions that have to do with healthier eating is overwhelming as everyone strives to improve their diets in the new year. Looking back at our most popular posts of 2013, we’re pleased to announce that our readers have been health-focused all year! Three of our top 5 healthy recipes were also in our top 5 posts of the year meaning these healthier options featuring great ingredients like Greek yogurt and chia seeds beat out all the delectable cake and cookie recipes. To keep the momentum going in 2014, we’re sharing a recap of our top 5 healthy recipes and the promise of more to come.
Truth be told, vegetables love Ranch. Kids and adults alike love dousing fresh veggies with creamy Ranch dressing, but it quickly turns a healthy snack into a calorie overload. Lucky for us, Theresa found a healthy compromise by swapping most of the mayo for Greek yogurt. (Recipe and photo: The Craving Chronicles)
On a cold morning, warm pancakes hit the spot. Jennifer flavors whole wheat pancakes with pumpkin and fall spices for a delicious and healthy start to each day. (Recipe and photo: Mother Thyme)
In 2014, “I don’t have time for breakfast” will never pass as an excuse to skip the most important meal of the day thanks to Vicky and Ruth’s make ahead oatmeal. Packed with chia seeds, Greek yogurt and rolled oats, this vitamin-packed breakfast comes together while you sleep. (Recipe and photo: May I Have That Recipe?)
#2: Fish Taco Bowls
Celebrate Taco Tuesday with a healthy twist by filling a bowl with brown rice, protein-rich black beans and fresh fish. Lindsay adds tons of spices and veggies to make these taco bowls as delicious as they are good for you. (Recipe and photo: The Live-In Kitchen)
The number 1 healthy recipe is also the number 1 overall recipe of the year, and for good reason. Chung-Ah uses Greek yogurt to turn this classic sandwich into a healthy and delicious treat with all of the flavor and none of the guilt. (Recipe and photo: Damn Delicious)