37 Healthier Recipes to Try in 2017

/// January 9th, 2017

37 Healthier Recipes to Try in 2017 – and they’re all DELICIOUS!!!

37 Healthier Recipes to Try in 2017 - and they're all DELICIOUS!!!

37 Healthier Recipes to Try in 2017 - and they're all DELICIOUS!!!

Is it just me… or is January a tough month? Between the post-holiday blues, ambitious New Year’s resolutions, and the back-to-work hustle… it’s hard to not feel it. So I’ve taken it upon myself to help! With food, of course.

I’ve rounded up 37 healthier recipes below. Some are sweet; some are savory; ALL are incredibly tasty. These are my go-to real life recipes. These are the recipes I find myself making over and over again!

Let me know which ones you’ve already tried, and which ones you’re going to try next!

Extra Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges

Believe it or not, this was the most popular recipe on my blog in 2017! And with good reason. These wedges are thick, crispy, and go great with burgers, sandwiches, salads, and beyond.

Extra Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges

Healthy Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

I mean… who wouldn’t want to bite into THAT?!? ↓

Healthy Double Chocolate Banana Muffins! Devilishly decadent and only 181 calories per serving.

Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie

Blackberry cobbler in smoothie form?! Um, yes please!!!

Loaded with blackberries, creamy yogurt, honey, and just a touch of cinnamon - this healthy, delicious smoothie tastes just like blackberry cobbler. One of my favorite smoothies ever!

Broccoli and Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes

A personal favorite! These potatoes are creamy, crispy, and loaded with broccoli and cheese. No one will mind eating their greens when this recipe is involved 😉

AMAZING FLAVOR! Crispy broccoli and cheddar twice-baked potatoes are comfort food at its best. Click through for the recipe and step-by-step photos.

Veggie Fajita Quinoa Casserole

Eating vegetarian is easy with this hearty and flavorful casserole! If you’re looking to “meat” it up a little, try adding shredded chicken or ground beef. But it really is amazing “as is”.

This easy, cheesy veggie fajita casserole is ready in just 45 minutes!

Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

You can eat cookies for breakfast GUILT FREE with this recipe. For real!!!

Cookies that taste like banana bread AND are healthy enough for breakfast!

Honey Glazed Scallops

Scallops are pricey, but this recipe is worth the splurge 😉 One of my boyfriends favorite meals.

Honey-Glazed Scallops are ready in just 15 minutes!

My Favorite Morning Glory Muffins

I love these extra moist muffins… and so do you!!! So many of you have made these and left rave reviews – LOVE IT.

My Favorite Morning Glory Muffins! Hearty, healthy, and so delicious! #vegan Bakerbynature.com

Avocado Toast and Homemade Green Juice

↑ Also known as my everyday breakfast! It’s the perfect morning pick-me-up 😉

Avocado Toast and Homemade Green Juice

Crustless Quiche with Spinach, Sausage, and Sundried Tomatoes

I make this whenever we have overnight guests!

Easy and delicious, this healthier Crustless Quiche with Spinach, Sausage, and Sundried Tomatoes is perfect for brunch or dinner!

Healthier Flourless Fudge Brownies

These are heavenly! You’ll have a hard time believing they’re lightened up.

Flourless Fudge Brownies made with healthier ingredients! This recipe is a game changer.

Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce


A quick and easy recipe for Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce!

Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This vibrant loaf never lasts long in my house!

Supremely moist Banana Bread studded with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips. Bonus: It's healthy!

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup

AKA the only chicken noodle soup recipe you’ll ever want to make! It’s SO darn good.

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

Extra Crispy Potato and Herb Potato Wedges

Don’t you just want to dunk that in ketchup?!

Extra crispy oven baked potato wedges flavored with garlic and herbs. Bet you can't eat just one!

Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

I make this at least once a week! It’s light, creamy, and so refreshing. Plus… it tastes like PIE.

Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan Lasagna

So many layers of deliciousness ↓ Bonus: this recipe freezes great!

Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan Lasagna - layers of gooey cheese, chicken, sauce, and noodles! THIS IS AMAZING!

Maple Pecan Banana Muffins

These are incredible with a cup of coffee. I always have a batch in the freezer.

There's nothing like biting into a fresh-baked maple pecan banana muffin! Easy, simple, homemade goodness in less than 30 minutes.

Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Baked Salmon

Quick and flavorful! I love serving this with fluffy rice and simple salad.

Flavorful lemon, garlic, and thyme baked salmon ready in just 20 minutes!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Pops

Once you try this recipe, you’ll be HOOKED.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Pops

20 Minute Lemon and Herb Garlic Baked Cod

This super quick recipe is BIG on flavor! Perfect for busy nights you need dinner fast.

20 Minute Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod

Healthy 20-Minute Shrimp and Broccoli

Ditch the delivery and try this recipe instead. It’s SO easy and tastes way better.

20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli

Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

I make these for my nephews and they go NUTS over them.

Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Italian Meatball Soup

Cozy and comforting!

This Italian Meatball Soup is perfect for nights you want hearty comfort food fast!

Maple Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe is addicting! You’ve been warned 😉

Maple Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower

Chocolate Almond Clusters

Only 2-ingredients required for this candy shop quality treat!

These simple 2-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Clusters are easy, adaptable, and make great gifts!

Sicilian Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Even veggie haters LOVE these crispy and flavorful sprouts.

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips! What more could you ask of a cc cookie?

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Another recipe we always have in the freezer! These are so good over pasta, zucchini noodles, or on a hoagie roll.

Juicy and flavorful turkey meatballs swimming in a sea of homemade marinara sauce. Baked and ready in about 30 minutes. YES.

Oven Baked Sesame Chicken

Take-out fake-out strikes again! I love this one with steamed broccoli and rice.

Crispy, saucy, and supremely flavorful Sesame chicken! Oven baked and ready in less than an hour.

How to Roast Spaghetti Squash

Try pairing this spaghetti squash with my 30-minute mozzarella stuffed meatballs for the ultimate Italian dinner experience.

Learn how to make Roasted Spagehtti Squash the easy way! This method works PERFECTLY every-single-time.

Healthy Greek Yogurt and Honey Blueberry Muffins

Nothing beats a warm blueberry muffin drizzled with honey!

Healthy Greek Yogurt and Honey Blueberry Muffins

20-Minute Greek Pasta Salad

Everyone loves this veggie packed pasta dish! For a delicious twist, add grilled shrimp or chicken.

Packed with fresh ingredients and tons of flavor, my Greek Pasta Salad is ready in just 20 minutes. Bonus: The leftovers taste even better the next day!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

How pretty is this vibrant fruit smoothie?

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Healthy 30 Minute Sriracha Teriyaki Meatball Bowls

Sweet, spicy, and sticky! These little meatballs are insanely flavorful.

Healthy 30 Minute Sriracha Teriyaki Meatball Bowls

Skinny Sausage Parmesan Eggplant

Made with chicken sausage and loaded with flavor, this is one of my all-time favorite recipes! One bite will make it your favorite, too 😉 I promise!

Skinny Sausage Parmesan Stuffed Eggplant

20-Minute Sriracha Shrimp Ramen

I crave ramen like a crazy lady – especially in the winter! This recipe ditches the packaged “flavoring” but is loaded with REAL flavor thanks to a handful of bold ingredients including garlic, lemon, and sriracha.

20-Minute Sriracha Shrimp Ramen

If you try any of these recipes, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day.

6 thoughts on “37 Healthier Recipes to Try in 2017

  1. Shannon

    I just made the blueberry honey muffins and they’re great! I’ll be trying the chocolate banana muffins next!! Thank you and keep up the good work!


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