Meal Planning Perfection: 20 Top Recipes of 2018 Found in the #BlogHealthy Community

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the collection. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature 20 fantastic recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best content you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Today’s we want to celebrate the very best of 2018! We’ve searched and found 20 favorite recipes from around the HLB community worthy of adding to your meal plan this month:

Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata from fAnnetastic Food // This savory and satisfying Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata is a protein-packed and delicious make-ahead breakfast. Prep over the weekend and enjoy all week, or serve to guests at a brunch party!

Breakfast Ice Cream Sundae from Nutritionist Reviews // Breakfast Ice Cream Sundae features healthy strawberry banana frozen Greek yogurt made with FoodScience of Vermont Superior Reds drink mix and topped with fresh fruit, granola, peanut butter and a bit of chocolate for a nutritious breakfast that tastes like dessert ready in 5 minutes!

Coconut Adaptogenic Mushroom Latte from The Glowing Fridge // Think of this adaptogenic latté as your healing elixir; complete with adaptogens, medicinal shrooms and herbs, fused with creamy coconut milk.

S’More Coffee Plz Energy Bites from A Foodie Stays Fit // These are perfect for crushing my afternoon sweet tooth or for a boost of energy before a run or a WOD.

Carrot Cake Banana Bread from Healthy Food for Living // This dessert-worthy, (but breakfast-appropriate), loaf is the perfect marriage of banana bread and carrot cake. It’s just sweet enough, warmly spiced with cinnamon, flecked with carrots, and crowned with a creamy maple syrup-sweetened frosting. I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again: I prefer my carrot cake simple and unadulterated; but if you like walnuts, coconut flakes, and/or pineapple in yours, feel free to toss whatever you want into the batter.

Spicy Lamb Meatballs from The Almond Eater // These Spicy Lamb Meatballs are made with chili powder and smoked paprika and are served with sriracha mayo on naan bread. 

Cauliflower Quinoa Tabouli Bowls from Running on Real Food // These cauliflower quinoa tabouli bowls are loaded with nutrition, flavour and texture. They feature roasted cauliflower, quinoa tabouli, kale, kalamata olives, pickled red onions and creamy tahini sauce. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and can be made ahead of time so works great for meal prep. Try it for a filling, comforting and delicious plant-based dinner that everyone will love.

Almond Pesto Dip (or Sauce) from Eating Bird Food // This creamy almond pesto dip (or sauce) is made with just seven delicious ingredients. Trust me, you’ll want to dip everything in it! Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb and high in protein.

The Easiest Vegan Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich from Vegan Runner Eats // This easy vegan banh mi sandwich recipe uses a few shortcuts to the traditional banh mi, making it the quickest way to get delicious results. Quick-marinated radishes pack a nice flavor punch, and the sambal oelek mayo spread adds a spicy kick. Three options for cooking tofu are described: on the stovetop, in an air fryer or in the oven.

Autumn-Inspired Fig Balsamic Power Bowl from Fit Living Eats // This Autumn-inspired fig balsamic power bowl is satisfying, flavorful and highlights the delicious flavors of the Fall season. You can’t go wrong with seasonal ingredients such as figs, pears and brussel sprouts in this delicious and nutritious power bowl!

Easy Edamame Gaucamole from Carrots ‘N’ Cake // This Edamame Guacamole is loaded with fresh ingredients and plenty of flavor as well as healthy fats and some protein – thanks to the edamame.

Cheesy Tofu Nuggets from Healthy Helper // Crispy & crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and SO flavorful! These Cheesy Tofu Nuggets are the perfect plant-based alternative to your favorite finger foods. Vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make! You’ll love them for a healthy snack or appetizer at your next get-together.

Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butter Thai Curry from Oh She Glows // I love the soft, stew-like texture of this spicy curry and how serving it over a cup of fluffy rice lends just the right amount of chewiness! This dish is one of those crave-worthy comfort foods that I reach for again and again.

15-Minute Smokey BBQ Chili Con Carne Wraps from Wholesome Cook // This recipe is super simple and uses a few shortcuts to get dinner on the table quicker mid-week. I absolutely love the convenience of using baked beans and Chris’ Festivale Corn, Chilli and Lime Dip.

Loaded Nachos with Avocado Cream from FoodFash // Avocado cream can be enjoyed solo as a chip or veggie dip or used to make nachos and quesadillas extra special.

Tropical Fried Rice with Tomato Jalapeno Relish from Bucket List Tummy // This Tropical Fried Rice with Tomato Jalapeño Relish is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and makes for an easy vegetarian meal option. The Tomato Jalapeño Relish can be used as a topping on sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, veggies or anything else!

Soy Curl Marbella with Olives and Prunes from An Unrefined Vegan // The smell that emanates from the oven while this cooks will whet your appetite for this hearty and flavorful main dish.

Trout with Almonds from The Healthy Epicurean // We are eating more trout and less salmon these days because, although I love wild salmon, it’s not always easy to find and is also expensive. 

Vegan Sunbutter and Chocolate Pretzel Pie from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen // This decadent Sunbutter and Chocolate Pretzel Pie is made with just six ingredients and it comes together in a matter of minutes!

No Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars from Eat Chic Chicago // These 5-ingredient no-bake pecan bars are the perfect heart-healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth after a nutritious meal!


Now it’s time for you to add to the recipe collection!  Find a recipe on your blog that fits this week’s theme and leave a comment with a link to your post below.  We’ll share any posts you share to our social media schedule next week to help #PromoteYourBlog and share your favorite site content.

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

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