64 Recipes That Won’t Bust the Buttons

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If you have been looking for a way to change up your meals, look no further. The Anytime Health team has pulled together some of their favorite and healthy recipes for you. Whether you need something to snack on mid-day, or a whole new low-calorie, yet filling breakfast option…we have you covered. Check out all the recipes you could use today (or tonight)!


    • Holiday Oatmeal from Barefoot in the Kitchen: Fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, creamy oats and brown sugar create a deliciously filling hot breakfast.
    • Veggie Frittata from Fit Foodie Finds: Fridge stocked full with veggies = Fit Foodie Frittata time.
    • Whole Wheat Banana Crunch Pancakes from The Lean Green Bean: These stovetop pancakes are perfectly healthy and a great vegetarian option!
    • Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffin for One from Fit Foodie Finds: This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free! Cool, eh?
    • Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats from In the Little Red House: This is such a fast breakfast in the morning once you have the basic recipe ready and waiting in your fridge.
    • Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes from How Sweet Eats: “But it’s the combination… the bananas, the brown sugar, the maple vanilla glaze… that has etched this breakfast into the rotation at our house.”
    • Breakfast Casserole from Deliciously Classified: If you’re looking for the perfect make-ahead breakfast for the holidays, look no further.
    • Sweet Potato Egg Boats from The Lean Green Bean: Use up any leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes with these tasty egg boats…another great vegetarian offering.

Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait from Budget Bytes: These yummy little desserts are something that I used to make all the time when I was in college. They’re rich, sweet, and taste totally indulgent.

    • Green Monster Smoothie from Back to Her Roots: This smoothie recipe is perfect for an quick breakfast when you have an early morning meeting.
    • Gluten Free Waffles with Apples and Prosciutto from Joy the Baker: These waffle are the perfect open-face sandwich vehicle.  The outside is golden and crisp.  The inside of the waffle is just melting with creamy polenta and cheese goodness.  It’s the best of both worlds.  Crisp and Cream.
    • Paleo Pumpkin Bread French Toast from PaleOMG: Top french toast off with maple syrup and grass fed butter (or coconut butter for dairy free) because that’s what all french toast should be topped with.
    • Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oat Parfait from Anytime Health: This is perfect for the warmer climates as you walk out the door in the morning you have breakfast ready and the sweet strawberries and cream are delectable.


    • Gluten Free Caprese Quinoa Fit Foodie Finds: Is your mouth watering yet? Don’t lie to me…
    • Apple Cranberry Salad from Lana’s Cooking: A light and refreshing salad for your Thanksgiving table. Lovely autumnal flavors of apple, cranberry, and walnuts.

Cilantro Lime Black Bean Salad from This Little Heart of Mine: One of the favorites because of its ease-of-transport, its healthful qualities, its ability to fill and satisfy and, most importantly, its deliciousness!

    • Mango Pomegranate Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette from Two Loves Studio: Mango’s and Pomegranates accompanied by freshly shelled peas… it’s a bright and decorative raw side salad.
    • Watermelon Chickpea Salad from The Lean Green Bean: A healthy summer salad that is perfect for cooling you down on those really warm days.
    • Orange Balsamic Glazed Beets from Back to Her Roots: These beets are long-roasted to make sure as much of the natural sugar becomes caramelized as possible. In other words, you should really make these.
    • BLT Salad from How Sweet Eats: “Now this is my type of salad. Minimal veggies, creamy cheese, crunchy croutons and bacon… I could eat one of these everyday.”
    • Pear and Fennel Salad from Food Network: This recipe is Perfect! Simple and elegant, refreshing taste that goes with everything!
    • Winter Green Salad with Butternut Squash from What Would Cathy Eat: This is the perfect hearty salad to complement the flavors of Thanksgiving.  I love the sturdy-but-not-tough texture of escarole and curly endive, and its slight bitterness goes really well with the sweetness of the root vegetables.


    • Stuffed Acorn Squash from A Couple Cooks: Stuffed squash is a great meatless option for a Thanksgiving or holiday meal, especially if you’re looking for something a little outside the traditional norm!
    • Brussels, Bacon and Apples from Back to Her Roots: Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and like most cabbage, contain sulfur. The longer the Brussels cook, the stronger the sulfur smell and taste become. Not good eats for kids (or adults).
    • Green Bean Bundles from Baked By Nicole: Raise your hand if you cook for picky eaters who don’t really care for green veggies.  I have a little secret for you.  Wrap the vegetables in bacon.
    • Baked Parmesan and Sweet Potato Tater Tots from Back to Her Roots: These guys were so incredibly good. I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but the Panko outside gets all crunchy and crispy and the inside is soft, fluffy and sweet.
    • Baked Beans with Swiss Chard from Food Network: Enjoy baked beans with a twist!
    • Quinoa Patties from Marin Mama Cooks: I love quinoa and couscous cakes because they’re the perfect on-the-go healthy lunch. They’re also the perfect accompaniment to any soup or salad.
    • Carrots with Chickpeas and Pine Nuts from Food Network: The handful of pine nuts is stands out in this side. Perfect for any gathering.


    • Sriracha Honey Cashew Chicken from Barefeet in the Kitchen: My kids preferred it without the nuts and my husband and I liked it both ways.However you make it, this recipe is a keeper!
    • Whole Wheat Pizza from Fit Foodie Finds: As you can see, I did a few things to make my pizza healthier than the norm. I skipped out on the cheese (healthy or not healthy, I’m not the biggest fan!). I used part whole wheat – using 100% whole wheat would have made the crust extremely dense.
    • Vegan “Meat” Balls from Back to Her Roots: These vegan “meat” balls were sent to me by a friend from work and I am so, totally impressed with them! They are a blend of cooked lentils, brown rice, oats and lots of great spices and flavors. They taste great!
    • Chipotle Shrimp Burritos with Simple Avocado Crema from Foodie Crush: This delicious recipe is full of flavor with chipotle in the shrimp and a cool cream to make it the perfect dish.
    • Lemon Lime Tilapia with Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Phenomenal Phoods: Made with fresh Tilapia this recipe has the right blend of flavor with citrus.
    • Paleo Asian Marinated Crockpot Beef Spare Ribs from PaleOMG: This slow cooker rib recipe has the meat marinating for 2 days giving it the ultimate barebeque flavor…and it’s PALEO!
    • Turkey Chipotle Chili from Provecho Peru: This is unbelievable. Delicious. Can’t-stop-eating-it-good.
    • Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Anytime Health: I make a lot of different chili recipes, but this one is the favorite in our house. It’s made with lean, flavorful ground turkey which helps lower the fat and calories and lots of healthy beans that provide tons of dietary fiber.
    • Chive Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches from Back to Her Roots: A creamy, gooey goat cheese sandwich perfect for that Sunday afternoon. Just remember, it is not, and will never be, a grilled cheese.
    • Vegan Three Bean Chili Pot Pies from How Sweet Eats: I’m saying to take this and make it your own. With how often we eat chili for at least six months out of the year, it was a fun way to switch things up.
    • Turkey Cranberry Panini with Goat Cheese Aioli from The Messy Baker: The sweetness of the cranberry sauce pairs perfectly with the creamy goat cheese and anise flavored tarragon. I tell ya, it’s a match made in heaven.
    • Thai Chicken Larb from Sea Salt with Food: This Thai inspired Chicken Larb or Larb Gai is a sour, spicy, and refreshing meat salad.This is a perfect dish when you want something quick, light, and yet healthy.
    • Simple Herb Crusted Salmon from PaleOMG: This crusted salmon is delicious and healthy. With the Omega-3’s popping in for a visit, you will be heart healthy post meal!
    • Quick and Easy Skillet Lasagna from How Sweet Eats: So you CAN have a fast and easy hot hot hot dinner on this summer night… go fig. Oh and it’s pretty healthy too…
    • Kale Coconut and White Bean Tostadas from Joy the Baker: It’s an easy lunch.  It’s an easy lunch that could also totally be an easy dinner.  No white beans?  Try black beans!
    • Fig Butter Cumin Tempeh Stir Fry from Love Veggies and Yoga: This stir fry helped me make use of on-hand veggies and use some fig butter from my from my ever-growing condiments collection.


    • Mint Triple Chocolate Yogurt Shake from Back to Her Roots: This shake is as close to heaven as any mint lover can get. You’ll be wondering why you hadn’t made it sooner.
    • Pecan Mini-Tartlets from Gimme Some Oven: Who can resist that classic sweet pecan filling paired with the crisp flaky brilliance of phyllo?! I’m pretty sure they were a match made in heaven.
    • Cherry Vanilla Muffin from Anytime Health: With only 4 calories per cherry, these little guys can add a nutritional punch to any kind of dish complementing both sweet and sour!
    • Fresh Fruit Enchiladas from How Sweet Eats: Perfect healthy after dinner dessert that you won’t be guilty about!
    • Paleo Pumpkin Bars from Anytime Health: Popular on Pinterest, these Paleo pumpkin bars are a little slice of Thanksgiving heaven. An easy recipe that you can easily make any time of the year!
    • Super Seed Banana Pudding from Back to Her Roots: This vegetarian dessert is easy to make and is full of antioxidants from fresh berries.
    • Banana White Peach Parfait from Fit Foodie Finds: The next time your bananas turn brown, take them out of the peel and freeze them. That way you can enjoy this recipe anytime.
    • Vegan Carrot Cherry Cookies from Joy the Baker: Whole wheat flour.  Oats.  Millet.  Carrots.  Dried cherries.  Maple Syrup.  Coconut oil.  and Ginger! They’re absolutely filled with good for you stuffs.
    • Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies from PaleOMG: Try not to eat these in one sitting. It will be hard because they are so good. But we have faith in you!

Healthy Snacks

    • Cranberry Pistachio Engergy Bites from Gimme Some Oven: these quick and easy little balls are packed with great flavor and nutrition. But there is no baking required! You just need the quick pulse of a food processor and you’re ready to eat.
    • Avocado Hummus from Fit Foodie Finds: This recipe is extremely simple to make! All you need are a few ingredients and a food processor.
    • Homemade Cheez-Its from Fearless Homemaker: While i loved their salty cheesiness, I did not appreciate the strange chemical flavor they seemed to have, nor did I dig the lengthy list of ingredients on the side of the box. So, when I arrived home from my trip, I decided to make them from scratch.
    • Coconut Cranberry Raw Bars (Gluten-free and Vegan) and Cascal from Beard and Bonnet: I paired two of my current flavor obsessions, cranberries and coconut, with all of the makings of a Lärabar and let my food processor do the rest.
    • Energy Balls from Anytime Health: These energy balls are the perfect after dinner treat. Only 80 calories and 2.5g of protein, it sure beats an over-sized chocolate chip cookie!
    • Mango Salsa from Anytime Health: This mango salsa recipe that proves that eating heart-healthy can still make your taste buds happy. Just make sure to go easy on the added salt.
    • Gluten Free No Bake Brown Butter Quinoa Bars from How Sweet Eats: I ended up making these bars after someone, noticed my slight quinoa obsession, asked on Facebook if I thought quinoa would work in granola bars. Hmmm… why yes I did.
    • Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread from The Lean Green Bean: With ingredients such as applesauce, blueberries, and lemon, you’d think this recipe would be overly sweet…but it’s just the perfect amount!
    • Spicy Smoky Kale Chips from SMAK eats: So while kale chips will never truly replace potato chips – they are very different – they are an amazing snack option. I would hands down pull out a bag of kale chips and snack on them while reading, writing, enjoying the company of family and friends.
    • Chili Garlic Edamame from Food Network: Edamame is the perfect snack. A must try!

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