Whether you’ve always loved to cook or you’ve picked it up as a hobby during quarantine, we’d venture a guess that you’re on the lookout for new recipes to try. After all, getting creative in the kitchen is an excellent and rewarding way to spend your time.
That said, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of recipes on the Internet. But don’t worry! We’ve compiled the 75 best recipes, from breakfast to snacks to desserts. In addition to being delicious, each and every recipe is healthy so you don’t have to worry about breaking your diet. Plus, don’t miss these Eating Habits to Lose Abdominal Fat As You Age from real dietitians.
Pizza for breakfast? We’re in! These individual pizzas are inspired by Mexican flavors, but you can easily mix it up by using other ingredients like your favorite proteins and veggies.
Get our recipe for Breakfast Pizzas.
Biscuits are delicious, but they’re not exactly known for being the healthiest breakfast dish. These 140-calorie biscuits (yes, you read that correctly!) are proof that you can have a tasty and healthy start to your day.
Get our recipe for Southern-Style Biscuits.
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There’s nothing worse than starting the day with a hangover. Luckily, we’ve got a solution: This recipe is designed to help you bounce back. Pair it with a big glass of water and an Advil, and you’ll feel as good as new.
Get our recipe for Eggs in Purgatory.
Tired of drinking protein shakes every morning? Satisfy your protein needs with these waffles, which can be made with either regular protein powder or chocolate protein powder.
Get our recipe for Protein-Packed Waffles.
There’s never a wrong time to eat burrata. This healthy but hearty recipe will quickly become one of your go-to dishes, and it’s perfect to serve if you’re hosting brunch.
Get our recipe for Mediterranean Breakfast Burrata Platter.
Frittatas are the quintessential breakfast food, and this filling dish is packed with protein, veggies, and fiber.
Get our recipe for a Loaded Vegetable Frittata.
Enjoy the deliciousness of a breakfast hash, minus the grease (and the high number of calories). We recommend pairing this with a Bloody Mary if you’re planning to have a leisurely, relaxing breakfast.
Get our recipe for Breakfast Hash.
If you love to start the day with veggies, this breakfast salad is perfect for you. It’s made with eggs, so you won’t miss out on your protein needs.
Get our recipe for a Crunchy Breakfast Salad.
No breakfast food list would be complete without huevos rancheros, and our recipe clocks in at fewer than 500 calories.
Get our recipe for Huevos Rancheros.
Acai is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a good acai bowl? This recipe is easy to make and contains way less sugar than a prepackaged bowl or smoothie.
Get our recipe for an Acai Bowl.
We could eat this sweet, tasty, and healthy French toast every day. And so can you, because it’s super simple and quick to make.
Get our recipe for French Toast Stuffed with Strawberries.
If you’re in the mood for a vanilla-bourbon flavor rather than a fruit topping, mix up your French toast game and give this dish a try. You won’t regret it.
Get our recipe for Vanilla-Bourbon French Toast.
Made with Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, these blueberry pancakes contain both protein and, of course, one of the most beloved fruits out there.
Get our recipe for Blueberry Pancakes.
Straight from New York City chef Alan Vargas, this recipe includes all the secret tips and tricks you need to make the perfect omelet.
Get our recipe for The Perfect Omelet.
This light, healthy dish is super versatile. It’s a great way to start off the day, and it can also be served as a snack or even as a dessert.
Get our recipe for a Yogurt Parfait.
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Chicago is famous for its stellar hot dogs, but they’re not exactly known for being the healthiest options. We’ve got you covered with this 250-calorie hot dog recipe that contains all the fixings that make Chicago’s dogs so darn good.
Get our recipe for a Chicago-Style Hot Dog.
A typical Caesar salad is deceptively packed with calories. But, as this 410-calorie recipe proves, it doesn’t need to be.
Get our recipe for Grilled Caesar Salad.
Grilled cheese and tomato soup are the ultimate comfort foods. Made with pimentos, this recipe brings a tasty twist to the beloved dish.
Get our recipe for Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
Another tried and true classic is a BLT sandwich. Replace the heavy sauce with a fried egg, and you can get your BLT fix for under 500 calories.
Get our recipe for The Ultimate BLT.
Full of protein, fiber, and healthy fat, this dish is further proof that a few small recipe tweaks can cut the calorie count in half without sacrificing flavor.
Get our recipe for Tuna Nicoise.
There’s just something about chicken noodle soup that makes it one of the most soothing comfort foods out there. Instead of heating up a sodium-packed can of soup, use this healthy recipe instead.
Get our recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup.
Whether you’re an anglophile or you just love fish and chips because it tastes so darn good, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try. As it turns out, this famous dish doesn’t have to be a splurge, calorie-wise.
Get our recipe for Fish & Chips.
On a hot day, nothing hits the spot quite like this yummy chilled soup.
Get our recipe for Gazpacho.
Packed with veggies and protein, this calzone makes for a filling lunch or dinner.
Get our recipe for a Loaded Calzone.
Even the most avid salad lovers need a break from lettuce every once in a while. Luckily, you can easily mix things up by using pasta as a base.
Get our recipe for Butternut Squash Pasta Salad.
Leave greasy quesadillas behind in favor of this recipe, which packs in chorizo, cheese, and veggies and clocks in at just 310 calories. Don’t forget the guacamole!
Get our recipe for Crispy Quesadillas with Guacamole.
Attention, goat cheese aficionados: We’ve found the best goat cheese salad out there, and it’s (you guessed it!) healthier than anything you’ll find in a restaurant.
Get our recipe for a Warm Goat Cheese Salad.
Who needs Panera and Au Bon Pain when you can make a healthy, filling, and savory panini right at home?
Get our recipe for a Chicken Panini With Pesto & Peppers.
This ratatouille salad recipe allows for plenty of substitutions, so stock up on your favorite veggies and have fun getting creative in the kitchen.
Get our recipe for Grilled Ratatouille Salad.
Salads at Mexican restaurants are tasty, but they’re packed with calories. Don’t give up on Mexican salads just yet, though. This recipe is proof that you can make the dish healthy without sacrificing the flavors we love.
Get our recipe for a Grilled Mexican Steak Salad.
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Replace pasta with spinach, and voilà! Your chicken parm dish just became 10 times healthier.
Get our recipe for Chicken Parm with Spinach.
We love classic Pad Thai as much as the next person, but try changing it up with new flavors like pumpkin.
Get our recipe for Pumpkin Pad Thai.
Nothing beats a warm stew on a cold day, and it doesn’t get much better than this flavorful dish cooked in red wine.
Get our recipe for Classic Beef Stew.
It’s always good to have home-cooked comfort food recipes on hand, and this healthy version of baked ziti provides the comfort and taste we crave after a rough day.
Get our recipe for Baked Ziti.
Americanized Mexican food has become the norm, but these authentic enchiladas are the next best thing to eating dinner in Oaxaca.
Get our recipe for Chicken Mole Enchiladas.
Who needs takeout when you can whip up an equally tasty—and much healthier—version at home?
Get our recipe for Shrimp Lo Mein.
If you love Indian cuisine and want to try your hand at making it at home, start with this simple dish.
Get our recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala.
A healthy, flavorful twist on the classic Italian recipe will make you wonder why the heck we don’t put zucchini in every pasta dish.
Get our recipe for Zucchini Carbonara with Bacon.
Every once in awhile, you just need to splurge and eat a big, tasty burger. But as this recipe proves, a burger doesn’t need to be a high-calorie food. In fact, it can actually be a healthy meal! Burger lovers, rejoice: You could eat this every day and not gain a pound.
Get our recipe for The Healthy Ultimate Burger.
You don’t need to go to New Orleans to get your jambalaya fix. But don’t take our word for it—give this recipe a try.
Get our recipe for Jambalaya.
“Alfredo” and “healthy” aren’t typically used in the same sentence. But ditch the heavy cream and load your dish with vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a healthy version of chicken alfredo.
Get our recipe for Loaded Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Vegetables.
Homer Simpson’s signature dish was pork chops with applesauce, and he may have been on to something. We love this dish because it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight but sumptuous enough to serve for a special occasion.
Get our recipe for Teriyaki Pork Chops with Apple.
This twist on the classic dish is fun, flavorful, and perfect for anyone who’s on the Paleo diet.
Get our recipe for BBQ Pork Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping.
If you’re a vegetarian or you’re just not in the mood for meat, break out the ingredients and whip up this butternut ravioli recipe.
Get our recipe for Butternut Ravioli with Sage & Brown Butter.
Start the week with this Sunday night staple. (You can make it during the week, too—we promise not to tell.)
Get our recipe for Sunday Roast Chicken.
Snacks & Appetizer Recipes
You may think you don’t like kale, but these chips will make you a convert.
Get our recipe for Kale Chips.
You don’t need to wait until Game Day to enjoy this delicious appetizer.
Get our recipe for Spicy Potato Skins.
Forget about the deep fryer—grill or oven roast your buffalo wings, and the result is just as tasty but far healthier.
Get our recipe for Fiery Buffalo Wings.
These homemade nachos beat anything we’ve tried in a restaurant.
Get our recipe for Nachos with Chicken & Black Beans.
A lighter twist on the popular party food, we recommend getting fancy and serving these in individual glasses. Your family will be impressed by your cooking and presentation skills.
Get our recipe for 7-Layer Dip.
It’s true: Healthy french fries exist! They’re a side dish, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself turning them into a full meal—they’re that good.
Get our recipe for Crispy Oven-Baked Fries.
Coleslaw often gets a bad rap, but this vegetarian recipe is a far cry from the mayo-drenched side dish we often get in restaurants. If you can’t get enough of it, try the coleslaw as a sandwich topping.
Get our recipe for Coleslaw.
Potato salad is an excellent dish to bring to picnics. But after tasting this recipe, you might find yourself making it to snack on at home.
Get our recipe for Potato Salad.
We can’t say enough good things about deviled eggs. They’re the perfect side dish, appetizer, snack, and we’d be lying if we said we haven’t occasionally made an entire meal out of them.
Get our recipe for Smoky Deviled Eggs with Bacon.
Store-bought potato chips are undeniably delicious, but they’re packed with empty calories and grease. But don’t despair just yet—there’s no need to swear off potato chips. Use this healthy homemade recipe and enjoy your snack guilt-free.
Get our recipe for Homemade Potato Chips.
We’re happy to inform you there’s more good news in the potato chip department. Add paprika to make your homemade chips even more flavorful.
Get our recipe for Smoked Paprika Potato Chips.
This recipe takes a grand total of five minutes to make, and it hits the spot when you’re craving something both sweet and savory.
Get our recipe for Trail Mix Popcorn.
Jalapeños stuffed with cheese and chorizo? Our mouths are watering just thinking about these baked peppers.
Get our recipe for Cheese and Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeños.
They may not be roasted on an open fire, but these oven-baked chestnuts are the perfect winter snack.
Get our recipe for Roasted Chestnuts.
This recipe is made with shrimp and mango, but once you master the art of making summer rolls, you can get creative and try out any ingredient your heart desires.
Get our recipe for Healthy Summer Rolls.
You can’t go wrong with this classic, simple summertime dessert.
Get our recipe for Ice Cream Sandwiches.
These individual cheesecake cups are perfect for parties. You may want to make some extras, because people will definitely want to sneak in a second cup, and we can’t blame them.
Get our recipe for Individual Key Lime Cheesecakes.
Peppermint and chocolate are the dream team when it comes to desserts, and these cookies are no exception.
Get our recipe for Peppermint Chocolate Cookies.
Everyone loves apple pie, and this low-calorie recipe means one thing: You should definitely have more than one slice.
Get our recipe for Apple Pie With Crunchy Topping.
This sweet and salty chocolate pudding gives you the best of both worlds. After one taste, you’ll never want to buy prepackaged pudding again.
Get our recipe for Chocolate Pudding with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.
Ah, tiramisu. Need we say more? You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t love this dessert.
Get our recipe for Tiramisu.
Piña coladas are great, but the hangover that follows? Not so much. This sundae tastes just like a piña colada; close your eyes and pretend you’re relaxing on the beach.
Get our recipe for a Sundae with Grilled Pineapple & Rum Sauce.
If baking isn’t your forte, this molten chocolate cake recipe will quickly become your new best friend. It’s easy to make, and who doesn’t love that flood of lava the moment you dig in?
Get our recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake.
Made in a pressure cooker, this fruity version of a molten lava cake is just as easy-to-make as the traditional molten cake.
Get our recipe for Molten Lava Chocolate-Cherry Cake.
For a lighter dessert, try this cobbler made with the best summer fruits.
Get our recipe for Blueberry-Peach Cobbler.
At 360 calories a slice, this ricotta cheesecake recipe is the only one you’ll ever need.
Get our recipe for Ricotta Cheesecake with Warm Blueberries.
Spruce up your vanilla ice cream by adding olive oil, sea salt, and cashews.
Get our recipe for Olive Oil Ice Cream.
Made with angel food cake and topped with balsamic vinegar and black pepper, this recipe adds a lighter twist on the beloved summer dessert.
Get our recipe for Strawberry Shortcake With Balsamic.
Everyone craves chocolate once in a while. And at 200 calories each, these fudgy brownies will satisfy those cravings.
Get our recipe for Fudgy Brownies.
Ice cream, grilled bananas, chocolate sauce, and peanuts all in one dessert? Be still, our hearts!
Get our recipe for Grilled Banana Split.