Our Top Healthy Food Recipes of 2019
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Reviewing 10 of our favorite Dietitian healthy food recipes this year

best healthy recipes by our dietitian team 2019

Since our Registered Dietitian team shares healthy food recipes every week on our nutrition and balanced living blog and in our weekly newsletter we had MANY recipes to choose from!  Here is a list of some of our all time favorites to help you start off 2020 on the right path to healthful and soulful living. We’ve got lots of good ideas planned for 2020 and look forward to serving you up more nutrition articles, videos, courses and recipes this year!


1. Red curry crockpot lentil recipe

Freezer friendly plant-based vegetarian recipe

This dietitian recipe is simple to put together and cooks up beautifully in the crockpot. Add more coconut milk if your family finds it too spicy, or top with a little sour cream. You can use any type of lentil, but the red ones will make more of a soft texture, as opposed to a firmer lentil,  which will give a different mouth-feel for the dish. Either way, this is a delicious, vegetarian, high fiber meal that is easy and inexpensive. (As a tip, the leftovers make a great topping for baked potatoes!). GRAB THE RECIPE

Vegetarian Crockpot Recipe: Red Curry Lentils

2. Asian chicken salad bowl recipe

Healthy Registered Dietitian approved family recipe

This healthy recipe works great for families as you can place the ingredients in separate bowls and allow each family member to select their favorite ingredients.  GRAB THE RECIPE

Asian Salad Bowls with Chicken - Dietitian Approved Healthy Recipe


3. Roasted corn avocado salsa recipe

Top appetizer or picnic lunch recipe

This delicious recipe is a summer staple! So many fresh flavours combine to make a tasty dip, or topping on a burger.  Serve this as a healthy appetizer, picnic lunch or snack idea. GRAB THE RECIPE

Dietitian recipe for fire roasted corn avocado salsa


4. Blueberry pecan baked oatmeal cups recipe

Healthy packable breakfast recipe for oatmeal lovers!

Calling all oatmeal lovers!  This Registered Dietitian approved make-ahead breakfast (or snack!) recipe works great eaten fresh or pulled out of the freezer and reheated for busy mornings.  Although you may think this is a muffin recipe, think of this more like oatmeal, conveniently baked into a cup. GRAB THE RECIPE

Registered Dietitian approved baked oatmeal cups with blueberries and pecans


5. Banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe

Nut free school-friendly recipe for kids (and adults!)

This mom dietitian-approved healthy cookie recipe is sure to please kids and adults.  Pack them in your lunch or enjoy them as a healthy snack or dessert. GRAB THE RECIPE

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


6. Ginger lime salmon skewers

Simple marinade for salmon or salmon skewers

This delicious BBQ recipe for ginger lime salmon skewers is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Serve over rice and enjoy! GRAB THE RECIPE

Salmon Skewers Recipe


7. Easy chickpea burger recipe

Simple weekday plant-based vegetarian burger recipe

This delicious plant-based chickpea burger is easy to make, and can be eaten fresh or made ahead and frozen in patties for quick weekday vegetarian meals on the go. GRAB THE RECIPE

Plant-based simple chickpea burger recipe


8. Pork tenderloin with honey glazed apples recipe

Enjoy pork with apples for a Sunday dinner recipe

This is a tasty Sunday night dinner recipe that features tender pork tenderloin and sweet apples that was adapted from a similar recipe I’ve been making for years by the authors of the cookbook Best of Bridge.  Balance this recipe by adding some rice, steamed broccoli/asparagus/green beans, and a salad. GRAB THE RECIPE

Healthy recipe for pork tenderloin with applesauce


9. Roasted carrots and rutabaga recipe

Try this simple, healthy roasted carrots recipe

This is a simple, yummy way to cook root veggies since roasting brings out the natural sweetness in foods. Serve as a vegetable side dish or enjoy added to a tossed green or pasta salad leftover the next day. GRAB THE RECIPE

healthy recipe: roasted carrots and rutabaga


10. Nut-free energy bites for kids

School friendly recipe! Nut-free energy balls

This recipe is found in the School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keogh, and Ceri Marsh, and adapted by Andrea Holwegner. A great take-along, or add to lunches as a dessert or snack idea. You can even get the little chef in your home to help make these. GRAB THE RECIPE

No nut energy bite recipe


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