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Happy New Year! This is the perfect time to get back on your healthy eating plan with one of our top 5 healthy recipes of 2012. Can you guess what's #1? Vijay, Recipe Hunter

Vijay Nathan, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter and Chef


Top 5 Healthy Recipes of 2012

Start 2013 the right way

Our Top 5 Healthy Recipes of 2012

Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, it’s fitting that January 1st falls on Healthy Tuesday as we recover from holiday eating and get ready to get ourselves back on track for a healthy and happy 2013. Today, we’re looking back on our top 5 most popular healthy recipes from 2012. Without further ado, here you go:

#5: Apple Chips: Looking for something a little healthier for snacktime? Meagan from A Zesty Bite bakes thin slices of apples at a low temperature to make them crispy then sprinkles them with homemade cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat you can feel good about.

Apple Chips


#4: Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Kale and Chickpeas: Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen brings a taste of the Mediterranean to your lunch with this delicious “pasta” salad filled with kale, chickpeas, feta, and lemon.

Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, Lemon, and Feta


#3: Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Almond Butter: Nutty almond butter is a much healthier (and possibly even more delicious) alternative to peanut butter but store-bought jars can be so freaking expensive. Once you realize how easy it is to make your own with this recipe from Lauren of Healthy Food for Living, you’ll never  look back!

Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Almond Butter


#2: Homemade Greek YogurtThick and creamy greek yogurt has been all the rage in 2012 but with that fame comes a hefty price tag. In 2013, make your own using this easy DIY trick from Sarah and Dulcie of Two Tarts.

Homemade Greek Yogurt


And now for #1: Lighter Chicken Enchiladas: The oh-so-lovely Laurie of Simply Scratch fills whole wheat tortillas with a spicy chipotle chicken mixture and tops them off with just the right amount of cheese and a big dollop of fat free sour cream. Tex-Mex lovers, rejoice!

Lighter Chicken Enchiladas

There you have it – enchiladas reigned supreme in 2012 with DIY healthy snacks and a colorful lunch following behind in close pursuit. If this is what healthy eating means, then we’re most certainly on board with these recipes proving that you can cook nutritious, satisfying meals that are delicious and beautiful! Thanks to these amazing bloggers for sharing their creations with us and we can’t wait to share even more of their healthy noshes in 2013.

  • Liz DellaCroce

    These recipes look incredible – I’ve always wanted to try making my own almond butter!

    • Vijay

      It couldn’t be easier! Literally toss it into a food processor and let it rip. You don’t think it’ll ever come together but after about 10 minutes, it does!

    • Vijay – Editor @ NoshOn.It

      It’s so easy! Just hope you have a good food processor ; )

  • In Katrina’s Kitchen

    I want that almond buttah!!!!!!!!!!

  • Deborah@ Taste and Tell

    I want them all!!

  • Liz

    Great list! I want to dig right in to that yogurt.