Healthier Recipes

Healthier recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts, for every occasion. Delicious, nutritious, and kitchen-tested by our Healthstyles Coaches.

It is easier than ever to make healthy choices using your favorite tracking method: nutrition labels, hand size portions, and a MyFitnessPal barcode

A great Mexican side dish, refried beans from a can.

Homemade Refried Beans From A Can

A quick and easy way to make homemade refried beans with a few simple ingredients,
and much lower in added fat than traditional refried beans. Perfect for tacos, burritos, and more.

Fanciest Oats in the world: Artisanal porridge with oatmeal hot cereal in the Instant Pot

Fanciest Oats in the World: Artisanal porridge with oatmeal

Are you tired of the same old bowl of oatmeal every morning? If you’re looking to mix things up and add some excitement to your breakfast routine, then you’re in luck! Introducing the Fanciest Oats in the World. Easy Instant Pot recipe.

Make this christmas guacamole using pomegranate arils

Holy Guacamole! Something Festive Pomegranate Guacamole Dip

Guac is extra but so am I – Guacamole two ways: a classic guacamole recipe and a festive pomegranate guacamole dip.

An old fashioned molasses sugar cookie

Soft and Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookie Recipe

A childhood favorite, homemade soft molasses cookies. Each bite tastes like happiness. They’re so simple to make, you’ll want to bake and share these cookies with your friends and family, no decorating needed.

Easy dessert ideas for party: a fresh fruit dessert of Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Slices

Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Slices [tastes like candy!]

Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Slices, easy dessert ideas for party platters

Quick and easy blueberry lemon pancake - sheet pan recipe for healthy pancakes from scratch

Sheet Pan Blueberry Lemon Pancake [1 pancake feeds everyone!]

Being the pancake maker generally means that by the time you get to eat, everyone else has already finished eating their pancakes. This easy sheet pan recipe will have everyone eating their pancakes at the same time. Even the cook!

Thanksgiving dinner vegetable recipes: healthy green bean casserole without processed ingredients

Healthy Green Bean Casserole (without mushroom soup)

You’ll love this healthier take on the perfect side dish for all your holiday dinners. Made from scratch green bean casserole.

Recipe for oven baked jalapeno popper quinoa cups.

Healthier Baked Jalapeno Popper Bites with Quinoa

Enjoy this favorite appetizer without any guilt! A baked jalapeno popper is spicy and cheesy. Perfect for game day or an energizingly delicious snack.

Holiday mocktail recipe for Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa, perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas Brunch, or new Year’s Eve

Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa – a Holiday Mocktail

A drink everyone can enjoy, full of crisp fall flavors to make any holiday party extra festive. Everyone will be smiling while they sip this mocktail.

Are carrots good for your eyes? Yes, and here’s a recipe for harissa roasted carrots so good everyone will ask for seconds

Harissa Roasted Carrots with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Take roasted carrots to the next level with a harissa glaze, then drizzled with an easy lemon tahini dressing, so good everyone will ask for seconds. Elegant enough for your Thanksgiving table!

Healthy Makeover for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug - a microwave cupcake that tastes like Reese’s

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug

Peanut butter and chocolate, is there a better combination? Healthy makeover on this EASY recipe.

Easy BBQ chicken crock pot recipe, versatile for meal prep, kid approved

Easy Shredded BBQ Chicken Crock Pot or Instant Pot

Easy meal prep recipe: Shredded BBQ chicken – crock pot or instant pot. Kid approved, according to my 4 kids!

Flavored hummus to add to your spiced hummus recipes.

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

This spicy pumpkin hummus is your new go-to fall appetizer – you’ll be eating it from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

Beet breakfast with potatoes, golden beets, fresh cut corn and breakfast sausage.

Golden Beet Breakfast Hash

Nothing tastes good? You could use some comfort food. This beet breakfast hash makes a satisfying dish that’s easy when you make the vegetables ahead of time.

Thinly sliced zucchini, or zoodles, often used in Greek cooking make a wonderful zucchini marinated salad.

Zucchini Marinated Salad Recipe: Introducing A Greek Favorite

Ready for a new take on zoodles? Zucchini marinated salad discovered by the love of using zucchinis in Greek cooking. The longer fresh zucchini is marinated the more flavor it holds.

Blueberry crisps - easy single serving desserts made in ramekins

Individual Blueberry Crisps for 4

Blueberry crisps
Blueberry crumble
Blueberry croustade
Whatever you want to call it. It involves berries and a crispy, crumbly, topping.

Eating golden roasted beets or beetroot juice preworkout delivers a dose of nitrates, which may help you train better.

Golden Roasted Beets: A recipe for fresh beets

Golden roasted beets is the easy way to cook beets, adding so much color to your meal – the hardest part of this recipe is deciding what you want to eat your beetroot with!

High Protein Granola Power Bowl - Budget friendly meal, cheap breakfast or cheap snack

Gabe’s High Protein Granola Power Bowl – Only 3 Ingredients!

This satisfying granola bowl takes a little over a minute to make and uses 3 ingredients. It’s great for a quick breakfast or snack. When you want to feel fuel fast, this recipe will do the trick.

Grilled vegetable salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Grilled Vegetable Salad: Are you prepared for a good thing?

This simple grilled vegetable salad combines grilled eggplant and zucchini with some fresh veggies and herbs and a rich balsamic dressing.

For a sweet and tart mocktail perfect for summertime, this Blackberry Smash is a taste sensation muddled with basil.

Basil Blackberry Smash [Mocktail]

Karen S Holden While many of us like to enjoy a cocktail every now and then during the summer, sometimes you just want something sans alcohol  You’ve come to the right place – introducing the refreshing summer mocktail, Basil Blackberry Smash. Whether you’re not a drinker or you just need a break, this mocktail recipe…

This rhubarb strawberry smoothie recipe tastes like a German kuchen dessert

Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie brings back memories of Grandma’s kuchen recipe

This healthy, homemade, high-protein rhubarb strawberry smoothie tastes just like kutchen, a traditional German custardy fruit dessert. Whether you grow your own rhubarb or buy it from a farmer’s market, this super shake tastes just like grandma’s kuchen, especially if you grew up near Bismarck North Dakota.

Intense Flavor: Grill Roasted Tomatoes

Grill Roasted Tomatoes

Making roasted tomatoes on the grill is also a brilliant way to process a bumper crop of summer produce while keeping the heat out of the kitchen,

Fresh peaches from the farmer’s market for homemade peach cobbler, easy to make using crystallized ginger

Peach cobbler – easy to make, topped with ginger biscuits

Peach cobbler, easy to make with much less sugar, so you can eat it with a smile on your face. All the ginger is in the biscuits, which make this a HUGE hit. You’re gonna love it, and folks will be asking you for the recipe.

Basil lime dressing sparks up this watermelon feta salad

Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil and Lime – Bright flavors for a delightful summer

Watermelon tastes like summer. Think of this as an evolved version of backyard watermelon slices you enjoyed as a kid.  Your grown-up palate will appreciate the spicy jalapeno and salty feta interplay with the sweet watermelon.

Air fryer meatballs - Keto recipe how to make cheese stuffed ground bison meatballs, with MyFitnessPal food journal barcode

Keto Cheese Stuffed Bison Meatballs [Air Fryer Recipe]

These keto, cheese stuffed, bison meatballs are delicious, low carb, and air fryer meatballs are easy to make ahead for meal prep.

Mediterranean power bowl - Greek chicken bowl on a bed of fresh vegetables with tzatziki sauce

Greek Chicken Bowl with Tzatziki

Mediterranean bowls are a taste sensation whether made with a fresh vegetable base, or as a hearty grain bowl.

Is chia pudding vegan and gluten-free? Chia is naturally gluten free and this easy recipe makes chia pudding with soy milk.

Chia Pudding: Chocolate Strawberry Recipe

The way that chia pudding thickens is the fibre on the outside of each seed absorbs water and fluffs up into a gel. Chia seed easily absorbed and digested without being ground, but can also be blended for a smooth texture.

Oven Roasted Carrots with herbs like parsley and thyme are great served warm or chilled in a power bowl

Oven-Roasted Carrots with Parsley and Thyme

Rainbow carrots with herbs is a delicious and easy side dish that pairs beautifully with almost any meal.

Recipe for Chimichurri marinated flank steak on grill

Chimichurri Marinated Flank Steak

7 Fresh Ingredients to make an easy Chimichurri marinade for flank steak on the grill. This South American flavor profile is off the charts!

Ramen soup healthy upgrade with chicken, miso and fresh vegetables like a pho ramen bowl

Chicken Miso Ramen Bowl

Packed full of goodness for your tummy. This soup is a well-balanced meal you can make in 30 minutes. Here’s to your health.

Green Chile Chicken and Butternut Squash Chili

Enjoy a protein-packed bowl of Green Chile Chicken and Butternut Squash Chili. This easy prep one pot meal brightened with orange and green vegetables.

Fusion inspired vegan taco blends curry cauliflower and mexican flavors in a corn tortilla for the perfect handheld meal

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Homemade Refried Beans

This cauliflower taco is seriously good! With just enough spice and color to make everyone want to eat one. Add a bit of garnish like avocado, radishes, and fresh salsa for a quick and healthy meal.

Taking beef brochettes off the grill and making it easy with this sheet pan recipe

Deconstructed Beef Brochettes with Lemon Tamari Marinade

A major advantage of sheet pan meals is that you are not restricted to things that remain cohesive after having a skewer pushed through them.

A healthier egg salad with greek yogurt served on toasted baguette

How to make Healthier Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt

A delicious take on a healthier egg salad with crunchy vegetables that will make your tastebuds say WOW!

Shredded beef in slow cooker made from sirloin tip roast is perfect for a family meal or meal prep

Balsamic Shredded Beef in Slow Cooker

Balsamic Shredded Beef in Slow Cooker – Simple and delicious, you’ll be able to use the left overs for many healthy meals during the week!

Easy to peel hard boiled eggs best made in the Instant Pot

How to make Perfect (Easy to Peel) Hard Boiled Eggs: Instant Pot Recipe

Looking for the perfect method to make easy to peel hard boiled eggs in under 15 minutes? Then this recipe is for you. These eggs come out perfect every time!

So quick and easy, you can have delicious high protein crepes with just 4 ingredients

Failproof high protein crepes you can make at home – Only 4 ingredients

Why do I like protein crepes? My breakfast priorities are twofold: delicious and a decent amount of protein. Delicious because I like good food. Making sure my first meal is protein-rich starts my day ahead of the game

This healthy green smoothie recipe perfectly balances spinach, parsley, and mint along with banana for a tasty shamrock shake.

Bright and Vibrant Healthy Green Smoothie with Parsley and Mint

This healthy green smoothie tastes like a refreshing, clean jar full of sunshine. It’s a celebration of a good mood and energy, one sip at a time.

St Patrick’s day pancake recipe - a healthy pancakes made with spinach bananas and oat flour

Kid-Friendly St Patrick’s Day Pancake & Fruit Breakfast

Fun and healthy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast – Coach tested, Kid approved!

This flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookie with coconut is easy to make in less than 30 minutes

Easy, No Flour, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are completely grain and egg-free. To make them dairy-free all you have to do is use dairy-free chocolate chips.