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Top 25 Recipes of 2013

Good morning! Just as the previous 4 years have been fun, delicious, and healthy, 2013 proved to be much of the same. It was a busy year completing and publishing cookbook #1 and completing cookbook #2 (a gluten-free cookbook being released August 2014!), but wow…what a blessed 2013 it was. As I head back to a job I love tomorrow, I know this coming week brings with it renewed aspirations of a healthy lifestyle and to me, there’s nothing more exciting than that. To help you, dear readers, find the best of the best from 2013, here’s a round-up of our favorite recipes from this year! Enjoy!


1. Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

2. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

3. Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas

4. Parmesan Gremolata Smashed Potatoes


5. Whole Wheat Apple-Oat Giant Breakfast Cookies

6. Salt and Vinegar Kale Mashed Potatoes

7. Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta

8. Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Pancakes

9. Crock Pot Refried Beans


10. Crab-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

11. Avocado Tuna Salad

12. Buffalo Ranch Panko Baked Chicken Fingers

13. Crispy Tilapia Fish Tacos


14. Strawberry Chicken Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

15. Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

16. Italian Chicken Bake


17. 15-Minute Wonton Soup

18. Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita Pizza

19. Homemade Hamburger Helper

20. Mustard-Herb Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

21. Lentil and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Tahini


22. Creamy Onion Dip

23. Buffalo Chicken Salad

24. Mushroom & Bacon Barley Casserole

25. Fruit-Filled French Toast Wraps

Those are our picks for 2013…get to cookin’! More goodness and good health coming in 2014! 🙂 Cheers!

Be well,


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  1. Biz
    December 30, 2013 / 11:45 am

    Love the recap Nicole! And how have I not made the jalapeno popper chicken chili yet??!! Happy New Year!

  2. Samantha Angela
    December 30, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    I love love love that lentil and chickpea salad.

  3. Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
    December 30, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    the lemon poppyseed pancakes are the best!!!

  4. Lizzie
    December 31, 2013 / 10:13 am

    This is one DELICIOUS looking recap! The mustard herb panko chicken has become one of my go-to quick chicken recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lizzie
      December 31, 2013 / 10:13 am

      OH, and honey lime chicken skewers!

  5. TidyMom
    December 31, 2013 / 11:31 am

    What a delicious year Nicole! Happy 2014!!

  6. kreeper611
    January 1, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    I feel like I must have missed so many of these recipes this year. I can’t wait to add them to the menu.

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