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Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014

Just in time for those New Years resolutions – today I’m sharing my 10 of my Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014 with you. All of these healthy recipes were made by me and shared on This Gal Cooks in 2014. I hope you find a few that you like!

My 10 Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014!

Howdy! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I haven’t posted since last Monday. I know, cray cray. Like a cray fish. Or craw fish, depending on where you’re from. I was on vacation from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday. We went to Tampa for a vacation and to Lakeland on Christmas day to spend time with family.

Speaking of Christmas, how was your Christmas? Did Santa bring lots of gifts and afford you time to spend with your family and friends? I hope so and I hope it was great! ♥︎

Speaking of vacations, I did mention that I went to Tampa, didn’t I? I totally love Tampa. I grew up about a half hour from there so I used to visited often. True story – we were there for four nights and didn’t really do anything. We went to Cigar City Brewing twice. We went to Downtown Tampa once and ate some damn good BBQ while we were there. We went to a Famous Tate to look at Grills, where I also found the refrigerator of my dreams. The refrigerator of my dreams costs $10k so I think it will stay the refrigerator of my dreams. The rest of the time, sans Christmas, we stayed at the hotel and hung out in our room, our patio and the hotel restaurant/bar. We stayed at the Grand Hyatt, which is sorta resort-like so it’s nice enough that you don’t even want to leave. OH, and you know what else, the Outback Bowl is on Thursday and the Auburn Tigers just happened to be staying at our hotel. We talked to one of the players. And then of course I had to tell my friend about it. Because she graduated from Auburn and is a HUGE Auburn fan. She was totally like I HATE YOU.

So now let’s check out some delicious healthy recipes that actually taste good and may even make you shout from rooftops. Enjoy!

My Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014 

in no particular order

Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole (gluten free, protein packed)

Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole - This Gal Cooks #cleaneating #healthy #seafood

Baked Eggs with Quinoa and Fresh Salsa (gluten free, protein packed)

Baked Eggs with Quinoa and Fresh Salsa - This Gal Cooks. A fresh, healthy breakfast option. Packed with protein, veggies and grains.

Flourless Fudgy Brownies (gluten free, paleo friendly)

Flourless Fudgy Brownies. These gluten free brownies are made with almond butter, cocoa powder and agave nectar.

Strawberry Peach Smoothie (dairy free, gluten free)

Strawberry Peach Smoothie on This Gal Cooks

Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans (low calorie, no refined sugars, low fat, gluten free)

Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans is a super simple and healthy dessert recipe. These delicious pears are seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg for an extra boost of guilt free flavor!

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette (gluten free)

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette | This Gal Cooks #pantryinsiders

Dairy Free Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes (dairy free)

Lemon Coconut Pudding Cakes: lemoncello, fresh lemon juice, coconut milk and other select ingredients are baked in cute little ramekins to make these pretty little cakes.

Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash (low fat, gluten free)

Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs - This Gal Cooks. A savory breakfast dish made with chicken sausage. #healthy #breakfast #sweetpotato

Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs (low fat, dairy free)

Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs | This Gal Cooks #appetizer

Portobello Burgers with Chipotle Avocado Slaw (vegetarian)

Portobello Burger with Chipotle Avocado Slaw

I hope you enjoyed these healthy recipes. Have a Happy New Year! 

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16 comments on “Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014”

  1. I could just eat my way through this list! Happy New Year!!!

  2. Great {healthy} recipes Julie – just what I’ll be looking for soon :-) Happy New Year!

  3. So many of these are calling my name. Love the quinoa recipes, lemon pudding cake and the absolutely gorgeous rice!

  4. These look amazing, can’t wait to try the Wild Rice Salad in particular. Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Valerie! The wild rice salad is AMAZING! I’m thinking of a new wild rice salad to make that would be perfect for winter/spring. The wild rice tastes so good in the salad! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. Hi Julie – All of your recipes look delicious! Happy New Year! :-)

  6. So many goodies! I especially love the Portobello burgers! Happy New Year!

  7. Every one of these recipes looks SO good! I definitely need more healthy in my life right now! ;)

  8. I am definitely ready for some healthy recipes after the holidays! Everything looks amazing – especially that Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole, it’s totally calling my name!