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

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.

Ideas for Avocado Toast with Egg, layer with Romesco sauce and microgreens for a healthy breakfast

Avocado Toast with Egg and Romesco sauce – A genius flavor upgrade

Avocado toast is pretty yummy, so give it a healthy upgrade with egg and microgreens!

Marinated grilled salmon pairs well with roasted asparagus, grilled vegetables, or a garden salad

Brown Sugar and Soy Sauce Marinated Grilled Salmon

The sweet and savory marinade makes this Grilled Salmon a crowd pleaser.

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.

The slightly sweet flavor of butternut squash with harissa sauce spicy smoky & tangy elements pairs well

Butternut Squash with Harissa Sauce and Swiss Chard

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

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

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

The comfort of a warm bowl of oatmeal, it’s like a cozy blanket or a bear hug. The fact that it is healthy and satisfying are pretty darn good reasons to serve it often.

lemon tahini garlic dressing is a great dipping sauce for fresh veggies like baby carrots, cucumbers and bell pepper strips

Lemon Tahini Garlic Dressing

Lemon tahini garlic dressing is perfect for green salads, whole-grain salads, or over roasted vegetables

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.

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.

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!

Simple recipe for bread pudding with apples and cranberries

Warm and Inviting Cinnamon Cranberry Bread Pudding with Apples

It is so simple to make and a true fail-proof dessert. Or is it for breakfast? You decide!

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.

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

Rich Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

An easy no cook recipe that’s perfect for a high protein breakfast, snack or dessert. A dream for food prep, vegan/dairy-free