40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (2024)

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Need a detox from all those cookies and holiday parties, but don't want to eat boring food? Here are 40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015. Get your year started off right!

Well, I didn't think it could happen, but it did.

I'm done with cookies.

No, not permanently. C'mon, duh.

My body is craving a bit of a detox from my Decemberdiet (i.e. eat everything in sight). Can anyone else relate?

But here's the deal. All too often,eating healthy requireseating boring. And I just can't do it. I need flavor. Big flavor.

So can I be honest? This list is as much for me (probably moreso) as it is for you guys. I need a reminder of what healthyfun eating looks like.

Wishing all of you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Here's to you 2015.... 40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015.

40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (2)

{Gluten Free} Blueberry Almond Granola with Chia Seeds

Sweet Potato and Kale Hash

Quick and Easy Baked Huevos Rancheros

Swiss Chard and Egg Breakfast Tacos with Pickled Swiss Chard Stems

40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (3)

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Red Pepper - Tomato Sauce

Thai Peanut Red Curry Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

Vegan Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash

Swiss Chard and Charred Onion Tacos

Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Greens, and Ricotta

Southwestern Spaghetti Squash

Vegan Thai Peanut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

{Gluten Free} Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust (not pictured)

40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (4)

{Slow Cooker} Thai Chicken and Coconut Quinoa Stew

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich

Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Habanero Salsa

{Slow Cooker} Coconut Curry Chicken

{Gluten Free} Skinny Buffalo Chicken Pizza with Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Better Than Chipotle Carnitas Burrito Bowl

{Gluten Free} Sage and Posciutto Stuffed Chicken

Apple, Bacon, Leek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Rustic Tuscan-Style Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup (not pictured)

40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (5)

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet and Spicy Soy Glazed Edamame

Copycat Trader Joe's Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

{Gluten Free} Avocado Fries

40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (6)

Massaged Kale Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad with Healthy Avocado Dressing

Bacon and Egg Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Sweet Potato

Spicy Black Bean Burger Southwest Salad

Watermelon, Feta, and ArugulaSalad

Black Bean and Mango Quinoa Salad

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{Gluten Free} Spicy Mashed Cauliflower with Pickled Jalapenos

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts

{Paleo + Gluten Free} Cauliflower Tortillas

40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (8)

2 Ingredient Paleo + Dairy Free Acai-Banana Ice Cream

2 Ingredient Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

{Gluten Free} Fudgy Avocado Brownies

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Pineapple Habanero Salsa

Quick and Easy Pickled Onions

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

« Nutella Stuffed Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reader Interactions


  1. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    I want every single one of these!!!!


  2. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    Chris, how did you know I ate too many cookies over the holidays?!!! 🙂 love this round-up!! WOW!!! Happy NYE!!! wishing you and Ashlee the best 2015! It's going to be a great year for you two and your new addition!!! 🙂


  3. Kevin | keviniscooking

    Too many good things going on here, perfect round up post Chris! Thanks for inspiring and Happy New Year to you and the family. #WolfpackEats


  4. Shibi

    Wow they all look appealing!! Wish you a happy New Year!!


  5. Oriana

    You really know how to make healthy food look good and delicious!! I will try some of these recipes for sure... I'm also done holiday eating. Pinned.


  6. Ilona

    Great collection! I should stick here more for awhile and lose my extra pounds!


  7. Helen

    Just what I need right now, Chris (she says with tummy still bulging from all that festive food).
    Happy New Year to you and yours!!


  8. Jen

    You make healthy sound delicious, Chris! I want to eat everything. Pinning! Have a wonderful New Year!


  9. David

    I remember reading each and every one of these posts throughout the year. Seriously. Name one and I'll quote from it. That's how dudes support each other! Seriously, though, it's awesome to see all of these delicious recipes collected in one place. I wonder if I can make all 40 in one day...dare me to try? #WolfpackEats


  10. Ashley

    I'm with you - I am craving veggies and healthier foods like mad right now! Great round-up! Have a fantastic New Year's Eve!


  11. Jess

    Amazing healthy recipe roundup! They all look great and so delicious, Chris!


  12. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Eating healthy sure doesn't have to be boring - as seen here - fantastic collection Chris! And Happy New Year!


    • Chris

      Haha exactly Shashi! I'm all about making healthy exciting right now!


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40 Creative Healthy Recipes for 2015 - Shared Appetite (2024)


What are the three basic guidelines for adapting recipes to make them healthier? ›

By preparing a recipe in a different way or by substituting ingredients, a recipe can be made healthier. Recipes can be altered to reduce or eliminate fat, salt, and unwanted calories in the form of sugar; alternatively, ingredients can be added to increase fiber, thereby making recipes healthier.

What foods help burn belly fat? ›

Five foods that may help burn belly fat include:
  • foods with soluble fiber like fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
  • foods with protein like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.
  • fatty fish like tuna and salmon.
  • foods with probiotics like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
  • green tea.

What are 5 glow foods? ›

Mineral-rich glow foods:
  • Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, bok choy, and lettuce.
  • Shellfish such as oysters, mussels, scallops, and clams.
  • Avocado, banana, apple, orange, grapes, and kiwi.
  • Soymilk, soybeans, and munggo or mung sprouts.
  • Dairy products like milk and cheese.
  • Cashews and peanuts.
  • Fish and beef.
  • Whole grains.

What is a one dish meal? ›

One-dish literally means just one pot. And one cooking dish means very little clean up during and after the meal. Saving time on clean up frees even more time to spend as you wish.

What food is light but filling? ›

The healthiest lower energy-dense choices are foods that are high in protein but low in fat and calories, such as:
  • Beans, peas and lentils, which are also good sources of fiber.
  • Fish.
  • Lean meat and poultry.
  • Low-fat or fat-free dairy products, such as milk, yogurt and cheese.
  • Egg whites.

What are light foods to eat before surgery? ›

You may eat light solid foods up to 6 hours before your scheduled arrival time. A light meal is: juice or coffee with milk or cream. 1 piece of toast or 1 bowl of oatmeal or hot cereal.

What is considered a light meal before a colonoscopy? ›

Choose cooked or canned fruits and vegetables over fresh ones. Choose white bread, white rice and products made with refined flour. Drink juices without pulp. Eat tender, well-cooked meats.

What are light foods to eat at night? ›

Here are 14 excellent and healthy late-night snack ideas.
  • Tart cherries. Consider adding tart cherries like Montmorency or their juice to your late-night snack options. ...
  • Banana with almond butter. ...
  • Kiwi. ...
  • Protein smoothie. ...
  • Goji berries. ...
  • Crackers and cheese. ...
  • Hot cereal. ...
  • Trail mix.
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