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25+ Healthy Recipes

It’s that time of year! The holidays are over, and it’s time to get back on the wagon! We have 25+ healthy recipes to get you excited about recommitting to smarter eating.

Truth be told, we are very health conscious all year round, but we all need a little kick in the rear sometimes. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be torture. We are giving you 5 breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes so that you can have a full week of healthy meals.

We have an entire healthy recipes section on the blog too so you can find more ideas stick to your eating goals.

Healthy Recipes – Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Getting some good protein in at breakfast sets you on the right track for the day. We have protein shakes or smoothies almost every morning.

Almond Joy Protein Shake – one of our favorite protein shakes. Search “protein shake” on the blog for all our other recipes.

a tall glass of almond joy chocolate coconut protein shake with fresh mint leaves on top and a tall spoon

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl – my kids love to create their own smoothie bowls. It’s so fun to customize with your favorite toppings! We do this for dinner sometimes too.

Kid Friendly Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl a black board with a purple napking nestled next to a vintage silver bowl and two vintage silver spoons. A chocolate smoothie with raspberries, bananas, blueberries, granola and chocolate chips all drizzled with peanut butter and a glass of milk behind it.

Lightened Up Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal – you’ll feel like you’re eating a cinnamon roll!

a white bowl a oatmeal with a vintage spoon tucked under oatmeal with a swirl of a butter and brown sugar mixture and a cream cheese glaze. Lightened up cinnamon roll oatmeal

Breakfast Fruit and Yogurt Pizza – pizza for breakfast is always a good idea!

This breakfast fruit and yogurt pizza has become one of our all time favorite recipes. Easy, crunchy granola, creamy mixed berry "sauce" and fruit! dessertWild Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes – so fluffy and perfect for a hearty, healthy breakfast!

Sometimes you just need a big pile of pancakes and these healthy wild blueberry cottage cheese pancakes will fill your belly but not your waistline.

Healthy Recipes – Lunch

My least favorite meal of the day! If I’m not careful, lunch can be rushed which usually ends up being not healthy. So here are a few ideas to make lunch a meal to look forward to:

Grilled Corn Avocado Tomato Salad – so simple and fresh! Grilled corn is pretty much the best thing ever!

a close up of a fresh grilled corn salad with tomatoes and avocados!

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad – the dressing on this is to die for and every ingredient adds up to the best salad!

A photo of a large wooden bowl full of kale salad topped with roasted butternut squash, craisins, chickpeas, pepitas, and gouda cheese.

Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta – it only takes 20 minutes to make and is light and fresh!

This 20 Minute Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta comes together in a jiffy, and will satisfy the whole family, even the kids!

Honey Avocado Turkey Bacon Sandwiches – the perfect example of healthy being totally delicious! One of my favorite lunch options!

Flatbread sandwich sitting on parchment paper full of turkey, bacon, avocado dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes and chia seeds with a little spinach. Wood table with a piece of spinach on it and a cutie orange on a purple plate in the background next to avocado dressing

Tomato Mozzarella Salad – those classic caprese flavors that are totally irresistible!

This easy tomato mozzarella salad is so refreshing and perfect for a spring or summer side dish, plus you can make it a few different ways! ohsweetbasil.com

Healthy Recipes – Dinner

It’s easy to rack up the calories at dinner if you aren’t careful. Here are a few healthy main dish and side dish options:

Main Dish

Roasted Chicken – the best oven roasted chicken in all the land! And it’s so easy too!

A whole roasted chicken. The chicken is on a platter surrounded by lemon wedges and fresh thyme. A wooden bowl of salt, a linen napkin and a few sprigs of thyme are on the table next to the chicken.

Sweet Potato Enchiladas – we are obsessed with this meatless spin on enchiladas!

A dinner plate with two enchiladas on it. There is a fork and two lime wedges on the plate. The enchiladas have red enchilada sauce, queso fresco cheese, slices of avocado, and cilantro leaves on top. There is a sweet corn crema drizzled over the top of it.

Vegetarian Chili – you won’t even miss the meat in this chili!

A photo of a bowl of vegetarian chili topped with shredded cheese and slices of fresh jalapeno.

Chicken Fajitas – my kids love these and they can be loaded up with all sorts of yummy veggies!

A photo of a cast iron skillet full of chicken fajita filling - cooked chicken, sauteed peppers and onions, lime wedges, sliced purple onion, and sliced avocados.Thai Peanut Steak Salad – the flavor and texture of this salad are my favorite! Crunchy peanuts, creamy avocado, seared steak, all covered in a delicious peanut sauce and ginger dressing!

A grey plate full of mixed greens, veggies and thai peanut sauce marinated steak with a ginger dressing and sesame seeds

Sides

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice – so much flavor and so easy to make!

A close-up of a bowl of garlic herb cauliflower rice. There are green herbs, garlic and sliced almonds in the rice, and fresh parsley leaves scattered on top. There is a lemon wedge in the background.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Grilled Vegetables – one of my favorite way to eat veggies!

A serving dish of grilled zucchini, red and yellow bell peppers and red onions. There are golden grill marks on the vegetables and parsley leaves sprinkled on top.

Grilled Veggies with Pesto – pesto makes everything better and these are ready in just 15 minutes!

Lemon Roasted Broccoli – I love veggies with a little lemon added! So good!

A vintage silver bowl with lemon roasted broccoli with pine nuts and parmesan cheese

Instant Pot Applesauce – only 2 ingredients needed and done so quick and easy in the Instant Pot!

A while back I shared our 2 ingredient instant pot applesauce recipe on an instagram story and now I'm sharing it here along with how to can applesauce. ohsweetbasil.com

Healthy Recipes – Snacks

I am a major snacker! It is just too long between meals so I need a little something in between. Making healthy snack choices can be hard because it’s so easy to grab something quick and likely. These are a few of our favorite healthy snack options:

Waffle Cone Fruit and Yogurt Cups – the kids love making these and eating them is even more fun!

waffle cone fruit and yogurt cups

Monster Cookie Protein Balls – perfect for a quick grab and go snack and they really have everything you could ever want in them!

A bowl heaped full of protein energy balls. They are packed full of mini M&Ms, raisins, and mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Swirl Berry Yogurt Bark – if you need quick sweet treat that is packed with healthy protein too!

a pan of healthy chocolate swirled berry frozen yogurt bark

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip – so easy and tasty you won’t be able to resist it!

a blue dish holding a sliced apple and half of an apple with a small dish of healthy peanut butter greek yogurt dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars – forget the expensive protein bars at the store and make your own at home!

These aren't your classically chalky protein bars, no these are the best homemade protein bars ever!  Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars are a Healthy snack recipe!

We also have a whole post on snack ideas our kids love for after school that they can make themselves.

 

Do those New Year’s resolutions seem more attainable now? Finding healthy recipes that the whole family will love can be a challenge, but all of these are sure to be hits! We would love to hear about your New Year’s goals and which recipes you are loving!

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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