The 10 Best Easy & Healthy Recipes of 2012
10. Rustic Mashed Potatoes
White beans, soymilk, and ricotta cheese are the ingredients that give these homemade mashed potatoes an incredibly rich texture, without the extra calories. I love serving these around the holidays.
9. Raspberry Mint Lemonade
This recipe for raspberry lemonade is perfect to share with the kids on a hot summer day. Sweetened with agave and fresh fruit, it won’t make you crash the way sugary juices or sodas will.
8. Italian Turkey Burgers
Ground turkey is much leaner than beef, and this turkey burger recipe delivers the flavor you crave from a hamburger without all the extra fat. Top with a shredded Italian cheese like provolone or mozzarella and dig in.
7. Classic Crab Cakes
This classic and classy appetizer dish gets a healthy makeover with whole wheat bread crumbs and low-fat or soy mayonnaise.
6. Sundried Tomato Grilled Chicken
If you’re looking for a healthy grilled chicken recipe, look no further. Red wine, garlic, and parsley make this a flavorful entrée you can serve at any time of year. Serve with one of my healthy side dishes for a delicious post-holiday dinner.
5. Vegan Coconut Cupcakes
This vegan cupcake recipe looks beautiful topped with shaved coconut and it tastes even better. Oat flour and soymilk may sound like unusual ingredients but they taste fantastic in this dessert.
4. My Party Guacamole
My guacamole dip recipe is perfect for any get together, whether it’s a holiday party, game day, or DIY spa day with the girls. Skinnygirl tip: Serve with carrots, jicama, bell pepper and cucumber spears instead of chips to cut out excess sodium and fat.
3. Pomegranate Smoothie
When it comes to breakfast in a blender, my Pomegranate Smoothie recipe was a winner. Pomegranates are in season right now, and this smoothie is the perfect way to detox the day after a heavy holiday meal.
2. Skinnygirl Cucumber Refresher
Your favorite cocktail recipe of 2012 was my Skinnygirl Cucumber Refresher, made with Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka, fresh mint, cucumber slices, and agave nectar. Makes me wish for summer!
1. Amazingly Moist Low Fat Brownies
This won hands down for 2012’s most popular recipe. The secret to this super moist and chocolatey brownie recipe is ricotta cheese and egg whites.
Here’s to a healthy 2013!