Most Popular Recipes of 2016 (Our Best Healthy Recipes!)

I hope you enjoy this peek at the best healthy recipes shared on Kristine’s Kitchen in 2016!

The BEST healthy recipes of the year! Slow cooker, salads, overnight oats, breakfast cookies and more! |

Well, here we are. The day after Christmas. It always goes so fast, doesn’t it? If you celebrate, I hope your holiday was a wonderful one!

I’ve been doing my best to stay offline the past few days. It’s been refreshing to slow down and enjoy time with my family. I even found some time to read a book, which I’ve been missing lately.

I said it last year as well, but this week between Christmas and New Year’s is my very favorite. The kids and I are on vacation from school/work. The new year brings hope for new beginnings and healthy goals. I’ll actually be working on testing and photographing quite a few recipes this week- healthy ones to help make January both nourishing and delicious.

It’s tradition for me to spend this last week in December looking back to see which recipes were most popular during the year. As a blog reader, I always enjoy seeing which posts were reader favorites on the blogs I follow. Today I’m sharing the Kristine’s Kitchen most viewed recipes of 2016. Tomorrow I’ll share my personal favorites from the year!

For today’s roundup, I’ve included only recipes that were published in 2016. Some of the most viewed posts of the year were recipes that I’d shared prior to 2016. I can see why these recipes continue to see a lot of views, as my family makes them all the time as well. Favorites from past years include easy slow cooker recipes (this one that we make at least twice a month, this easy comfort food classic, and this easy dessert hack), a healthy make ahead snack, and the from scratch casserole that my family makes every Thanksgiving.

Here they are… the 12 most popular recipes of the year!

12. Kale Superfood Salad with Quinoa and Blueberries

This Kale Superfood Salad with Quinoa and Blueberries is loaded with super foods! This healthy salad is make ahead friendly for quick lunches. Goat cheese, avocado, and a honey lemon dressing bring lots of flavor to this gluten free power salad!

11. Slow Cooker Blueberry Peach Cobbler

A healthier Slow Cooker Blueberry Peach Cobbler recipe, full of juicy berries and peaches and a touch of brown sugar. This easy dessert is made entirely in your crock pot!

10. Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Dump and go (no chopping) easy slow cooker chicken taco soup recipe. A family favorite, made in your crock pot! |

9. 10 Healthy School Lunches for Kids

Two weeks of healthy school lunches for kids! These are the lunches that my kids LOVE, and they are easy to make! |

8. Our Favorite Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

Our favorite easy overnight oats recipe, made with just 4 ingredients and a touch of vanilla. We love this healthy oatmeal topped with fresh berries and almonds!

7. Healthier Smash Cake Recipe

A healthier smash cake recipe, made without butter or refined sugars. This easy whole wheat banana cake is the perfect first birthday cake!

6. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

This easy Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells recipe is one of our favorite dinners! These pasta shells are lightened up with a secret ingredient, make ahead, and freezer friendly!

5. Salted Cashew Energy Bites with Cranberries

No Bake Salted Cashew Energy Bites with Cranberries. These easy no bake bites are a healthy, make ahead snack that's filled with oats, cashews, cranberries, and a touch of maple! Tastes like a cashew cookie!

4. Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats

High protein Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats are healthy and so YUM! This soaked oatmeal is ultra creamy, a little sweet, and will keep you full until lunchtime!

3. Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Best Ever Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole! Only 10 minutes prep time! |

2. Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Thick, chewy, and full of fresh carrot and apple, these Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies are a healthy make ahead breakfast. Whole grain and refined sugar free. Gluten free option.

1. No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple

Best Ever No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple! This healthy and easy side dish has a creamy poppy seed dressing, cranberries, and sunflower seeds. It will be the hit of your summer BBQ or 4th of July party!





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