Thursday, January 9, 2014

Craving Healthy? Check out My Best Healthy Recipes from 2013!

Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Chicken Sausages, Walnuts & Goat Cheese
I don't know about you, but I am craving healthier foods these days! The holidays have a way of doing that - which makes it easier for us to set healthy eating goals for the new year. Usually after a few weeks or so of healthy eating I'm back to my not so healthy ways, but I compiled this list of healthy-ish recipes that I posted in 2013 which may help you and me to have a healthier start to 2014.

In putting together the recipes, I realized that I definitely did not cook as much this year and post as many recipes as I did last year. There was a drastic decrease in my posts in August - right about when my lovely first trimester pregnancy symptoms kicked into full gear and just being in the kitchen made me sick! Then in late September our fridge went out, so we went for weeks with just using a mini fridge and basically living on takeout. In November we took our big trip to the British Virgin Islands, and in December it was finishing up school work and getting ready for the holidays! I will try to post more this year (I'm sure a huge decrease in posts will come in April, right after baby Wendy is born)! I hope you enjoy this collection of healthy recipes. And, here is a link to my craving healthy post from 2012. Enjoy & happy 2014!

Let's start with sweets!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Made without Butter, Sugar, Flour, or Egg

Simply Delicious Homemade Granola 
Healthy Frozen Chocolate Treats (Vegan) 

Make sure to try out this recipe for Zucchini Brownies when zucchini is back in season!

Now onto snacks/beverages.
Juicing Recipes Plus a Recipe for Delicious Muffins Using the Juice Pulp

Salads and Side Dishes

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Homemade Pita Chips
Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Raisins
Mexican Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Tropical Hearts of Palm Salad

Last, but not definitely not least - the MAIN course! 

And there you have it! Don't forget to check out my HEALTHIEST RECIPES OF 2012 POST!