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

Simple recipe for bread pudding with apples and cranberries

Warm and Inviting Cinnamon Cranberry Bread Pudding with Apples

Bread pudding with apples and cranberries is so simple to make and a true fail-proof dessert. Or is it for breakfast? You decide!

Pot de Crème au Chocolat was one of my favorite desserts to order at restaurants, and now I love making this dairy free version

Vegan Pot de Crème!  No-bake chocolate custard

Chocolate pot de crème was one of my favorite desserts to order at restaurants before I went dairy free.
It had never occurred to me that I could make this dessert at home with the ingredients of my choice until a few months ago when a friend mentioned how easy it is to make.

Balsamic Strawberry Shrub and Basil Mocktail - A non-alcoholic option that works year-round

Balsamic Strawberry Shrub Soda | Mocktail

Say hello to shrubs, the OG fruit elixirs that are making a comeback in modern wellness circles. Mocktail recipe for Balsamic Strawberry Shrub Soda

vegan hot chocolate made from milkadamia, macadamia nut milk

Hot and Spicy Milkadamia Hot Chocolate

A simple easy hot chocolate recipe-for-one that I enjoy all year long, especially the spoonfuls of fluffy mousse that this recipe produces.

Sauteed butternut squash in harissa sauce. The spicy, tangy elements pair well with creamy canary beans. One skillet dinner

Sautéed Butternut Squash with Swiss Chard and Harissa Sauce

Spicy, smoky, & tangy, harissa sauce pairs well with the slightly sweet sautéed butternut squash and tender swiss chard.

Try this fresh cranberry apple relish, for the easiest no cook holiday sauce recipe

Fresh Cranberry Apple Relish

This version of fresh cranberry apple relish, using raw ingredients and no added sugar, is a whole food sensation!

Effortless cooking: Instant Pot recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup – Instant Pot Recipe

Ready for a satisfying meal without the hassle? Packed with chunky chicken and veggies, this one-pot wonder is a game-changer for quick dinners.

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!

Three mini zucchini carrot muffins made with cricket protein powder.

Nutty Zucchini Carrot Muffins

When I try different recipes, I always try and see how I can make the recipe a little bit healthier. In general, muffins seem like a healthy choice. However, many muffins are loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats with no added benefits. Hence why I made a mini muffin recipe that is a healthy and tasty little snack full of powerful benefits.

Mexican hot chocolate cookies, a cookie without butter

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

This chocolate drop cookie comes with a surprise hint of heat and a spicy twist of cinnamon.

An old fashioned molasses sugar cookie

Soft and Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookie Recipe

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

Making oatmeal in a crockpot with old fashioned oats saves time in the morning

Making Oatmeal in a Crockpot: Simple, Easy and a Sure Fire Favorite

Cooking oatmeal in a slow cooker is the easy button for a warm and healthy breakfast your whole family can enjoy.

A colorful array of easy dinner recipes for eating healthy and solving dinner dilemmas

11 Easy Dinner Recipes to Solve Your “What’s for Dinner?” Dilemma

Solve your “What’s for dinner?” dilemma with 11 healthy and easy dinner recipes. From 30-minute quick fixes to slow-cooked delights, there’s something for every taste and schedule. Vegan or meat-lover, busy parent or solo diner—grab your apron, and let’s get cooking!

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 recipe for green bean casserole without cream of mushroom soup.

Vegetarian acorn squash recipe, roasted stuffed with Field Roast vegan sausage, apple, and quinoa

Vegan Sausage, Apple, and Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

I can never resist a pretty squash! And acorn are one of the cutest in my opinion because of the fluted shape. Better than that though, they have really large seeds that are very easy to scoop out, so it’s a regular at my house for getting stuffed and served in its shell.

Spicy pumpkin dip recipe - Add this flavored hummus with carrots and pita chips to your fall and winter snack rotation

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

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

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

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

Making satisfying high protein power bowls only takes about a minute to make, using just 3 ingredients. This “granola bar in a bowl” is great for a quick breakfast or snack. When you want to feel full fast, this recipe will do the trick.

Homemade crispy and cheesy kale chips in oven or dehydrator, ready to eat

How to make Crisp and “Cheesy” Kale Chips in Oven (or Dehydrator)

I’m convinced that a lot of people’s bad experiences with kale start with poor prep. When all of your bite-sized pieces are in the mixing bowl, you’re going to start with oil, salt, and a massage! For the kale, not you. Sorry. But hey, book yourself a massage for later too. You deserve it!

A quick dessert recipe- Avoid added sugar and preservatives when you make a peanut butter cup homemade.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe Made Healthier – For Chocolate Lovers

Attention chocolate lovers! Indulge with a healthier homemade option. The idea behind a sweet treat is the word treat, meaning something special you look forward to, something that does not happen every day.

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.

Colorful and cooked quinoa.

How To Make Tasty Quinoa

On its own quinoa has a mild nutty flavor, yet can be a bit bland. My favorite way to add flavor when cooking quinoa is to replace the water with broth. It makes quinoa go from ok in flavor to very, very tasty.

Saucy Bell Pepper Lasagna stuffed with chicken, spinach, quinoa and cheese

Chicken Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers, meet chicken lasagna. Because life is short and lasagna is magical.
And stuffed peppers chicken lasagna is even magical-er.

Picnic recipes and backyard bbq ideas for your next cookout

Grill and Chill this Summer with these 10 Healthy Picnic Recipes

Make your backyard gatherings truly unforgettable with our handpicked collection of healthier cookout and picnic recipes.

Green Chile Chicken and Butternut Squash Chili

Enjoy a protein-packed bowl of Green Chile and Butternut Squash Chicken Chili. This easy one pot meal with FAST PREP tips!

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

Drop Biscuit 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.

When you need to use up spinach, make this easy vegetarian potato and white bean soup. Instant pot recipe.

White Bean Soup with Spinach and Potatoes

A lot of my recipes are born of “Holy guacamole I have a lot of [random ingredient]! What am I gonna do with it?” In this case, the ingredient was spinach.

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.

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

Basil Blackberry Smash [Mocktail]

A simple refreshing mocktail recipe made with kombucha, Basil Blackberry Smash is perfect for the summer season.

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.

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.

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!

Recipe for Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Chili with beans

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili with beans (Two Ways!)

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is perfect for those who are looking for a quick meal that will taste delicious without too much work. The best part about this dish is that the prep time is minimal, yet the flavor is anything but.

A vegan dessert cup of silken tofu chocolate mousse garnished with fresh raspberries

Healthy Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Made with silken tofu, this vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse lets you enjoy a guilt-free indulgence without compromising on flavor.

Non-alcoholic Moscow Mule mocktail made with ginger beer, lime, and fresh mint

Moscow Mule Mocktail – Easy Recipe

The Mockscow Mule may be the easiest mocktail ever. Ginger beer, lime juice, and a sprig of mint… and don’t forget the copper mug to keep it ice cold!

quinoa pilaf packed with functional food brussels sprouts and cranberries

Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

I wondered if I could make roasted brussels sprouts and cranberries on the same sheet pan, and… it totally worked!

Long story short, roasting cranberries is just as transformational as it is for the brussels sprouts.

Ingredients for harissa on potatoes for breakfast

Harissa Hash & Eggs: Potatoes for Breakfast

When thinking of what to eat for breakfast that is healthy, eggs potatoes for breakfast probably spring to mind. The ingredients for this recipe are mostly staples you will have on hand, and all fall under the “EAT MORE” frequently category. That’s setting the tone for a great start to your day.

Plate with zucchini carrot muffins with apples on it. The carrots, apples and raisins are easy to see and look very moist.

Healthy & Hearty Zucchini Carrot Muffins with Apples

These are serious muffins! They’re the sort of muffins other muffins aspire to be. Moist, hearty, and delicious.