My Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Can you believe the end of 2016 is upon us? I can hardly believe it, but it’s true! Another great year of encouraging ┬ápeople to approach food with confidence has passed and I’ve loved every moment of it. As I reflect on the year, I can’t help but think about all the fun new recipes I’ve added to my collection. Curious which ones were the most popular? Here are my top 10 recipes of 2016!

Top Recipes of 2016

Blackberry and Cantaloupe Parfait

Cantaloupe and Blackberry Parfait

Who knew blackberries and cantaloupe paired so well together? This parfait makes for a super easy early morning breakfast or, if you pare down the serving size, an excellent afternoon snack.

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Chili is a favorite cold-weather meal at my house. This white chicken chili is a little milder than a more traditional bowl, but still loaded with protein and flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Dip

Pumpkin Spice Dip

Pumpkin spice always seems to be a hit during the fall season and this dip makes it easy to enjoy all year round. I used the Prepara apple splitter to evenly slice up apple wedges for easy dipping. My kids loved it!

Roasted Carrots with Lentils

Roasted Carrots with Lentils

If you love roasted vegetables, this recipe is sure to be a new favorite. The carrots are sweet and tender, the lentils are savory and crunchy, and the ricotta cheese brings it all together.

Turkey Quinoa Soup

Turkey and Quinoa Soup

I hosted two holidays this year – both Thanksgiving and Christmas! In both instances, I had meat for days. Having helpful soup recipes like this one on hand can help ensure that none of that great food goes to waste.

Pesto Parmesan Flatbread

Pesto Parmesan and Tomato Flatbread

If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch, this pesto Parmesan flatbread is sure to fit the bill. It only takes a few minutes to prep and cook.

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowls

Roasted Veggie Bowls

Another quick and easy dinner option, this recipe for roasted veggie quinoa bowls is another great way to use up leftover holiday vegetables. It’s also super satisfying and works great on a meatless Monday sort of day.

Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts, Feta and Honey

Brussels Sprouts

Take your Brussels sprouts from ‘blah’ to ‘ah’ with this easy twist. The feta and honey add great flavor and the walnuts add a great crunch. Your guests will love this side dish at any meal you serve.

Black Bean Quesadillas with a Peach, Plum, and Avocado Salsa

Black Bean and Feta Cheese Quesadillas with a Peach Plum and Avocado Salsa

Another crowd favorite, this black bean quesadilla recipe is adult and kid-friendly alike. Serve with the salsa for a unique flavor combination or serve it as-is for a more simple meal time option.

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pears, Blue Cheese and Brussels Sprouts

Pear and Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken

My husband and I often eat lunch together and use that opportunity to try dishes that we know our kids may not be super excited to try. Although this recipe isn’t necessarily kid-approved, I love that it made it on to our top ten list. It’s a fun twist on traditional chicken breast and provides yet another way to boost its flavor.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of these recipes as much as I have! I look forward to sharing new recipes with you throughout 2017.