One of the most common questions I get in Instagram Q&As is for my favorite recipes. So, I’ve put together a list of my top 40 Kinda Healthy Recipes of all time that’s divided into savory and sweet sections.
Putting this list together was a fun exercise in looking at how far recipes have come. I’ve published more than 400 recipes over the past 3-4 years. Some were decent, a few were great, and plenty were just plain bad. Don’t worry, most of the bad has been deleted.
If you’ve been around since the early days, I appreciate you sticking with me. And I hope to continue improving and providing tasty, healthy-ish things for you to cook. Now, to the list!
Are you sensing a theme with my favorite recipes? I'm a sucker for the 20-minute simple meat and veggie combos. And this recipe is no exception with seasoned ground beef and brussels pan fried in chili oil and finished with sweet chili sauce.
If I had to choose between this and the pulled BBQ chicken above, I might combust. They're very similar in the sense you can make a beaucoup of things with them. Tacos, nachos, quesadillas, taquitos—you name it. (The recipe includes recipes for all these things, too.)
When anyone asks for my most popular recipe of all time, I usually mention this one. And interestingly enough, it was one of the earliest recipes on the blog. It's high protein, packed with veggies, easy to make, and super tasty.
This is one of my most underrated recipes. While it does take a bit more work than others, every reader who's tried it has raved about it. If you have some time on a weekend and want to treat yourself, make this.
Similar to the cannelloni, this bolognese takes a bit more work and veggie prep, but it's definitely worth it. And if you paired it with some Carb-a-nada fettuccine, you'd have one of the highest protein recipes on my blog.
This list wouldn't be complete without some kind of buffalo sauce infused dish. If I had to choose a favorite from the buffalo chicken gang, this dip would be it. It's unbelievably good, especially when you look at its nutrition facts.
If you asked me which recipe I'm most proud of, this would be at the top of the list. The recipe shouldn't produce biscuits as light and fluffy as it does. And somehow I nailed this one on the very first try.
If I had a list of my favorite items from donut shops, it would be a short one. Donut holes and apple fritters. That's about it. So I put a lot of effort into getting this apple fritter as true to form while still keeping the calories under control. According to readers, I did an okay job.
This was one of the first 50 recipes on the blog, and I've reworked it several times with different protein powders and ingredients. I don't make these enough but every time I do, I'm reminded why it's withstood the test of time.
Cheesecake is kind of a cheat code when it comes to protein powder desserts. Unlike cakes or cookies, it's easier to make ingredient substitutions without ruining a recipe. So this has been an older recipe that I've sort of forgotten about but is definitely worth trying.
This cheat code of a recipe gives a guide for pairing protein powder with your favorite pancake mix to make simple, protein boosted pancakes that are actually very good. Nobody likes flat, chewy pancakes.
Similar to the s'mores bites, this recipe has been around for a long time. It does contain banana, which turns a few people off. But if you're a fan of the banana and peanut butter combo, you'll love this little snack fix. They freeze well and only take a minute or two to thaw for a snack on the go.
My granola recipes are another group of recipes I'm proud of. If you make them without any ingredient swaps, you'll understand why. They're perfectly crunchy (and stay that way) and have unbelievable macros when compared to most "protein" granola products.
This recipe was the first to get any serious traction and made me think I might be onto something with food blogging. It's ridiculously simple so I'm not sure how I should feel about that, but it's another that's withstood the test of time like a champ.