This year was super successful on the food front. We had tons of awesome and delicious recipes (that also happened to be healthy). There were recipes for everything from smoothies to vegan carrot cake, waffles to lettuce wraps. Here’s the full recap of our favorite recipes of 2013. Try them all and let us know which recipes you liked the most this year!
1. Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies via Self
These delicious chocolate chip cookies are actually healthy (believe it or not). Made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and walnuts, these low-calorie cookies are perfect for the holiday season or any time you’re craving something a little bit sweet that’s still semi-healthy.
2. Choco-Nut Oatmeal via Books And Broccoli
This decadent chocolate oatmeal may not look healthy, but we promise it is. This recipe is packed with good for you ingredients such as coconut milk, rolled oats, flax seeds, coconut, cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips. Oatmeal is a great, filling way to start your day! Love oatmeal? Check out these other awesome oatmeal ideas.
3. Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Soup via Joy The Baker
This fall, we couldn’t get enough pumpkin! We had recipes for pumpkin everything! This vegan soup is creamy and delicious. Made with cashew cream and curry powder this soup is loaded with flavor. Want more pumpkin recipes? We’ve got you covered! This recipe is just one of the dozens of yummy and healthy pumpkin recipes we featured this year.
4. Hummus Tortilla Pizza via Plant Powered Kitchen
This awesome vegetarian pizza is just one of many delicious vegetarian recipes we featured this year. This pizza is made with pita bread, white bean hummus, and thyme. It’s filling and so satisfying, so the next time you’re craving pizza reach for a slice of this super healthy pizza pie.
5. White Chocolate Rocky Road Bars via G-Free Foodie
Next time you’re craving something sweet, don’t reach for that candy bar, try these awesome rocky road bars instead. Loaded with healthy dried fruit and nuts, this sweet chocolatey treat is a great alternative to candy and other sweets. Try adding pumpkin seed, sunflower seeds, or coconut to this recipe for a creative twist.
6. Apple and Cabbage Oven Baked Chicken via The Healthy Foodie
Apple and cabbage pair so nicely with chicken- you will love this recipe! The sweetness of the apples really add a ton of flavor to the chicken for an easy-to-make dinner your friends and family will enjoy. This dish was one of our favorite fall recipes and would go perfectly with homemade cranberry sauces or mashed cauliflower.
7. Chocolate Protein Milkshake via Chocolate Covered Katie
We love chocolate milkshakes, and celebrated National Chocolate Milkshake Day accordingly this year with ten awesome recipes. This milkshake from Chocolate Covered Katie is high in protein and totally delicious. Made with tofu, peanut butter, and milk, this milkshake is rich and creamy and good to the last drop!
8. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps via Pinch of Yum
Lettuce wraps are a great, healthy alternative to sandwiches. This year we’ve tried a bunch of awesome lettuce wraps that are full of flavor and packed with protein. One of our favorites were these delicious Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Pinch of Yum.
9. Whole Wheat Carrot Cupcakes via The Novice Housewife
In honor of National Cupcake Day, we celebrated with ten creative cupcake recipes that were all to die for. One of our favorites was this whole wheat carrot cake cupcake. These cupcakes are so moist and fluffy, I don’t think I’d be able to eat just one. Frost them with low-fat cream cheese frosting or eat them straight out of the oven, they’re delicious either way.
10. Spelt Flour Rugelach via Healthy Green Kitchen
Spelt flour rugelach is a much healthier alternative to traditional pastries that are made with processed ingredients. This recipe uses wholesome ingredients for semi-healthy rugelach you can enjoy all year round.