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50 Lighter Recipes to Kick off the New Year!

50 Lighter Recipes! To Kick off the New Year!


Spinach Egg White Fritatta with Feta Cheese {The Novice Chef}
Quinoa and Avocado Breakfast Tacos
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon {Very Culinary}
Whole Wheat Berry Waffles with Strawberry Blueberry Syrup
Lighter Cinnamon Rolls {Tracey’s Culinary Adventures}


Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup {Gimme Some Oven}
Momma’s Skinny New England Clam Chowder
Healthy Two Bean Kale Soup {Dine & Dish}
Tomato Soup with White Beans {Rachel Cooks}
Skinny Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Creamy Cauliflower Soup {How Sweet It Is}


Blackened Chicken and Mango Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Blueberry and Nectarine Salad with Avocado-Citrus Vinaigrette
Chickpea and Tomato Salad {Eat Yourself Skinny}
Tuna and White Bean Salad Flat Bread {Rachel Cooks}
Steak, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad
Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Shrimp {Sweet Sugar Bean}


Lighter Jalapeno Poppers {Gimme Some Oven}
Mini Greek Salad Pita Pockets
Mediterranean Dip
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Bites {Eat Yourself Skinny}
Balsamic Strawberry Bruschetta {Eat Yourself Skinny}

Snacks and Sides

Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars {Fannetastic Foods}
Asparagus with a Lemon Garlic Dip
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus {Shine Your Light}
Apple Pear Slaw
Cranberry Almond Granola Bars
Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint {Eat Yourself Skinny}


Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip {Gimme Some Oven}
Roasted Cauliflower and White Bean Dip
Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip
Veggie Taco Dip
Lighter French Onion Dip {Gimme Some Oven}


Sizzling Fajita Salad Wraps
Kung Pao Chicken Burgers {Iowa Girl Eats}
Lighter Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwich
Black Bean Burger with a Sriracha Sauce


Skillet Eggplant Parmigiana {Eclectic Recipes}
Chicken Sausage and Veggies over Pistachio Mint Pesto Pasta
Skinny Beef Enchiladas {Shugary Sweets}
Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Green Sauce
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Pineapple Jicama Slaw
Jamaican Pulled Pork Tostadas {Shugary Sweets}
Thai Beef Cabbage Cups
Quinoa Sweet Potato Patties with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
Thai Butternut Squash Lettuce Wraps {How Sweet It Is}
Roasted Vegetable Flat-bread
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo {Gimme Some Oven}
Lighter Swedish Meatballs {The Comfort of Cooking}
Lighter Chicken Enchiladas {Simply Scratch}

Breads and Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Bran Pumpkin Muffins
Lighter Zucchini Bread
Skinny Banana Oat Nut Muffins


Lighter Blueberry Cheesecake {Gimme Some Oven}
Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Bread Pudding {Fannetastic Foods}
Lighter Peach Ice Cream {Chocolate & Carrots}
Lightened Up Peppermint Fudge Brownies {Tracey’s Culinary Adventures}


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  • Reply Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Loving this healthy recipe round-up!!! I can never eat the same foods over and over so I am loving these new ideas!!

    January 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I get bored with the same foods too 🙂 Thank you!

      January 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply julia

    Love this for the New Year! I am all about eating lighter now that the holidays are over. Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      oh me too! I definitely indulged a bit this season! THanks 🙂

      January 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Rachel Cooks

    Pinning this awesome list! And thanks for including a few of mine! xo

    January 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      of course! hope you guys had a wonderful holiday season!

      January 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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