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Best Healthy Recipes – Nutritious Taste Sensations

January is always a time for me to rethink my eating habits.  That means trying to incorporate healthy recipes into my menu plan.

For the past few years, I have found that although I really love great tasting (and naughty) food choices, my body is really telling me to watch what I eat more.

So now, I am looking for more and more recipe ideas that incorporate healthy cooking ideas.  I’ve gone through just about every phase there is from raw foods to trendy and esoteric, high end cooking. 

It is only normal that I would be looking online for the best healthy recipes to share with my readers. 

Like so many others, I gain weight over the holidays and try to start anew on New Years day. 

Healthy recipes in a collage with text overlay.

Searching the Web for Best Healthy Recipes

Some of these recipes are vegan, (my daughter has been a vegan for a year now) some are vegetarian, and some are healthy versions of normal full fat and less healthy meat creations that have been adapted for a healthier lifestyle.

Here are some of my favorites.  The best healthy recipes range from appetizers to healthy main courses.  There is something for all healthy cooking taste buds here. 

My only requirement for a recipe to land on this page is that it must taste good, must be healthy in ingredients, and it must look good.  I truly believe that 3/4 of the appeal of a recipe online is the photograph of it.

These best recipes are found on healthy cooking food blogs all over the web.  Some of the inspiration for them comes from Pinterest. Some I get from searching Google and other search engines. 

You will find appetizers, main course, side dishes and delicious desserts.   The cuisines range from Italian, to Mediterranean, Mexican and everything in between.

The page is updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often.  If you find  best healthy recipe that you like, just click on the link below the image to go to the website for instructions.

Grab a cup of coffee, relax and wander through my healthy cooking culinary delights.

Whole wheat peanut butter cookiesWhole wheat peanut butter cookies.  Recipe –>> 17 and Baking

Lemon orzo salad with asparagus and tomatoesLemon Orzo salad with asparagus and tomatoes makes a healthy and delicious luncheon choice. Original recipe found at A Big Mouthful but this website does not appear to exist any longer. Ingredients are

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup salad oil
  • 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons dill (chopped) or 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (I like to use freshly ground black pepper)
  • 1 tomato (diced)

Chocolate peanut butter ice creamChocolate Peanut Butter “ice Cream”  Recipe –  The Stay at Home Chef

Broccomole - low fat alternative to guacamoleBroccomole – a low fat alternative to the traditional Guacamole – Domestic Fits

banana oatmeal

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites:  Pop Sugar

Peanut butter no bake cookie bites.

Peanut Butter Stuffed No Bake Cookie Bites – Minimalist Baker

Vegan Tiramasu with cinnamon and mintVegan Tiramasu with cinnamon and mint –  Ecosalon

Braised Chicken PaprikaBraised Chicken Paprika – Lightened up Recipe – From Eating Well

lemon quinoa chickpea cilantro saladLemon quinoa chickpea cilantro salad – The Diva Dish

Cucumber salad with honey lime yoghurtCucumber salad with honey lime yoghurt –  Mother Nature Network  

best healthy recipesEasy Vegetarian Spinach Manicotti – image from Spice and Spackle. (blog now closed) For another baked manicotti recipe, check out this version.  

peanut butter Chocolate cookiesNo bake Vegan Peanut butter Chocolate chip Cookies – The Gardening Cook (that’s me!)

vegan avocado salsaVegan Avocado Salsa – Chef in Training

shrimp fennel

Grilled Shrimp with Fennel, Avocado and Orange – Skinny Taste

edamameCrispy Edamame – All recipes

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Wednesday 17th of July 2013

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