50 Healthy Recipes for 2012

No matter the year, no matter the circumstances, one thing is always certain: January 1st ushers in resolutions by the truckload, and usually top among them is to lose weight, get healthy, get in shape, or something of that nature. It’s no secret that, as a general rule, I don’t eliminate anything from my diet. “Everything in moderation” is my mantra, but the start of the year is a great time to reset any bad habits you may have picked up over the holidays. Below are 50 recipes that are mostly clean and of the healthy variety, to help you start 2012 on the right foot. Enjoy!

Appetizers/Snacks

1. Crunchy Good-For-You Granola Bars
2. Fig, Date & Almond Granola Bars
3. Guacamole
4. Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa
5. Lavash Crackers
6. Perfect Homemade Popcorn
7. Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars
8. Red Pepper Hummus
9. Traditional Hummus
10. White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

Breakfast

11. Baked Oatmeal
12. Fruit and Almond Granola
13. Herbed-Baked Eggs
14. Homemade Granola
15. Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal
16. Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Muffins

17. Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
18. Banana-Nut Oat Bran Muffins
19. Egg Muffins
20. Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries & Pecans
21. Raisin Bran Muffins

Soups/Salads

22. Beef Mushroom Barley Soup
23. Butternut Squash Soup
24. Cobb Salad
25. Creamy Potato & Leek Soup
26. Gazpacho
27. Ham and Split Pea Soup
28. Italian Wedding Soup
29. Panzanella
30. Pumpkin Soup with Apple & Spices
31. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
32. Taco Rice Salad
33. The Signature Salad
34. Turkey, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

Main Dishes

35. Black Bean Burgers
36. Black Bean Mushroom Burgers
37. Chili-Rice Dinner
38. Grilled Fish Tacos
39. Lighter Chicken Parmesan
40. Mushroom Barley Risotto
41. Roasted Shrimp and Orzo
42. Soba Noodle Stir-Fry with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
43. Veggie Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Side Dishes

44. Brussels Sprout Slaw
45. Creamy, Lighter Macaroni Salad
46. Grilled Corn
47. Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw
48. Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette

Breads

49. Hearty Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
50. Honey-Oatmeal Sandwich Bread