40 Healthy Recipes for 2011

The title should most likely read healthier recipes. You’ve probably figured out by now that I don’t count calories, Weight Watcher points, carb grams or anything of the sort. And you won’t find a plethora of uber healthy recipes on this site since I’m so in love butter, sugar and chocolate. But I’m a firm believer in the notion of “everything in moderation”, so I do strive to eat mostly healthy meals so that I can indulge without guilt when I get a craving. Therefore I experiment and try new things and some of my favorites make it onto the blog. They’re usually not highlighted given the natural tendency of this site to hold sweets on a pedestal, but since it’s that time of year when folks like to make resolutions and start to eat healthier, I wanted to share some of my favorite healthier recipes with you. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Appetizers/Snacks

1. Cucumber-Tomato Bruschetta in Phyllo Cups
2. Guacamole
3. Lavash Crackers
4. Perfect Homemade Popcorn
5. Polenta Pizza
6. Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars
7. Stained Glass Jello
8. Traditional Hummus

Breakfast

9. Baked Oatmeal
10. Herbed-Baked Eggs
11. Homemade Granola
12. Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal
13. Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Main Dishes

14. BBQ Chicken Pizza
15. Beef Mushroom Barley Soup
16. Black Bean Burgers
17. Black Bean Mushroom Burgers
18. Butternut Squash Soup
19. Chili-Rice Dinner
20. Ham and Split Pea Soup
21. Homemade Gnocchi
22. Italian Wedding Soup
23. Lighter Chicken Parmesan
24. Parmesan Chicken & Rice
25. Pasta Fagioli
26. Roasted Shrimp and Orzo
27. Spaghetti and Meatballs
28. Thin n’ Crispy Pizza Crust

Muffins

29. Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
30. Banana-Nut Oat Bran Muffins
31. Egg Muffins
32. Raisin Bran Muffins

Side Dishes

33. Panzanella
34. Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
35. Roasted Red Potatoes

Yeast Breads

36. American Sandwich Bread
37. English Muffins
38. Hearty Whole Wheat Bread
39. Honey-Oatmeal Sandwich Bread
40. Pita Bread

What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?