My Favorite Recipes of 2016! (Easy + Healthy)

Today I’m sharing my family’s go-to favorite recipes of the year! These easy, healthy favorite recipes are the ones we make again and again.

Our very favorite easy & healthy recipes! Slow cooker, make ahead, snacks, breakfasts and dinners! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Hello again, friends! Yesterday I shared the most viewed recipes posted on Kristine’s Kitchen in 2016. I promised that I’d be back today with a list of my personal favorites, and here they are!

I didn’t limit myself to a certain number of recipes for this post, as I have in the past. Instead, I went through the entire year’s worth of posts and any recipes that jumped out as ones my family truly loves and has made again and again made it onto today’s list! You’ll find breakfasts, lunches, sides, dinners, snacks, and even a dessert, organized by category.

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I’d love to hear if you’ve made any of these recipes yourself! Also, what are your family’s go-to favorite recipes?

I’ll be back with new recipe posts the first week of January. Until then, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’m wishing you all the joy, all the peace, and of course, plenty of good food. 😉

Breakfasts:

Best Easy and Healthy Pancake and Waffle Recipe

Tried and True Best Easy Healthy Pancake Recipe! This simple batter makes light and fluffy pancakes and delicious waffles, too! Made with honey, whole wheat and refined sugar free! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

4-Ingredient Easy Granola Recipe

This simple homemade granola is deliciously crunchy! We make this 4-Ingredient Easy Granola Recipe almost every week! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal is a yummy make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings! This healthy breakfast is both gluten free and refined sugar free.

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! kristineskitchenblog.com

Lunches/Sides/Salads:

Roasted Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Salad with Apple and Cranberries

An easy, delicious holiday side dish or make ahead lunch. You will make this Roasted Butternut Squash Wild Rice Salad with Apple, Cranberries and apple cider dressing again and again! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Kale Salad with Spiced Honey Walnuts

Our FAVORITE kale salad! Butternut squash and pomegranate kale salad with spiced honey walnuts and a maple dressing. SO YUMMY for lunch or your holiday dinner! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Mason Jar Broccoli Salads with Kale and Apple

These easy vegetarian Mason Jar Broccoli Salads with Kale and Apple are a yummy make ahead lunch option! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Summer Grilled Corn Salad

This Summer Grilled Corn Salad is full of avocado, black beans, and Cotija cheese, along with a chili-lime Mexican dressing. A yummy side dish for summer!

Sweet Honey Cornbread

Sweet Honey Cornbread! Whole grain and SO EASY to make! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Dinners:

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! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

5 Ingredient One Pot Pasta with Chicken Sausage

5 Ingredient One Pot Pasta with Chicken Sausage. Ready in 30 minutes! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Slow Cooker Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

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

Kale Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Salmon

This simple and healthy Kale Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Salmon dinner is ready in just 30 minutes! This zoodles recipe is one of our favorites! kristineskitchenblog.com

Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet

This Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet is a healthy one pot dinner made with ground turkey and brown rice. This recipe is my kids' favorite!

Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos

Easy Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos, filled with a creamy mixture of chicken, cheese, cream cheese, and homemade BBQ sauce! This baked chicken taquito recipe is made easier with the help of your crock pot!

Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese

A creamy cheese sauce coats every bite of this healthier Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese! An easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love!

Avocado Enchiladas

Enchiladas stuffed with creamy avocado and cheese, and smothered in the best homemade enchilada sauce. These avocado enchiladas are my favorite easy enchilada recipe!

Snacks:

Chocolate Black Bean Blender Muffins

Chocolate Black Bean Blender Muffins - Mix these up in your blender in minutes! High protein with 7 grams of protein per muffin! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites are our FAVORITE energy bite! They taste like little bites of (healthy) cookie dough! No bake, gluten free, refined sugar free. | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies

We love these Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies for quick breakfasts and snacks! Make a batch and store them in your freezer for busy days! | www.kristineskitchenblog.com

Our Favorite Green Smoothie

Our Favorite Green Smoothie starts with kale, frozen mango or peaches, and a little Greek yogurt. A squeeze of lemon juice makes this healthy drink so refreshing! It's a yummy healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack!

Desserts:

Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

Ultra Creamy Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bars! Our favorite easy dessert! These lighter cheesecake bars are made without cream cheese and have a whole wheat shortbread crust. Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day!

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