As the year draws to a close, we at MyFitnessPal would like to wish you a very merry winter holiday! To show you we care the best way we know how, here’s a roundup of of our 14 most popular recipes in 2014. Thank you for letting us share in your health and fitness journey. Here’s a toast to wholesome eating–one recipe at a time!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Skinnytaste
Can you enjoy cookies with no sugar and none of the artificial stuff? Sure you can! This recipe for chewy chocolate chip breakfast cookies whips together just 3 simple ingredients: ripe bananas, wholesome oats and chocolate chips! You can make a batch of these the night before and watch them disappear at the breakfast table. If you’re not into chocolate chips try subbing in toasted coconut, dried cranberries, raisins and/or almond bits. Recipe makes 8 servings at 2 cookies each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 96; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g ; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Total Carbohydrates: 18 g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 2g
Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg and Hashbrown Casserole| Elle Penner, MyFitnessPal Dietitian
Slow cooker breakfast casserole is fluffy eggs and hash brown potatoes studded with pieces of thick-cut bacon topped with cheddar cheese! An added bonus? You can just as easily eat leftovers for lunch and dinner as you would for breakfast. Recipe makes 8 servings at approximately 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 342; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 357mg; Sodium: 648mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein 21g
One-Pot Taco Casserole| Fit Foodie Finds
The best dinners come with the least clean up. This recipe for taco casserole requires only one-pot. Yup, you heard that right! Load all the trimmings for terrific tacos—ground meat, corn, black beans, cheese—and into the oven it goes. This high protein quick meal is sure to be a kid favorite. Now you can save the mess for when you actually eat the tacos. You’re welcome! Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 316; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 94mg; Sodium: 734mg; Total Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 28g
Sweet Potato and Beef Chili | CookSmarts
Put a twist on your traditional beef chili by tossing in some hearty chunks of sweet potato. This recipe for sweet potato and beef chili is a great foundation to getting your daily dose of fiber, protein and important vitamins A and C. It makes for a great Friday family meal or makeshift hand-warmer on those chilly nights.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 467; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 13g; Cholesterol: 80mg; Sodium: 913mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Sugar: 12g; Protein 36g
Grilled Chicken with Tomato Avocado Salad| CookSmarts
This 450-calorie dinner is full of flavor (and 40g of protein!). Grilled chicken with tomato avocado salad uses homemade buttermilk dressing to balance the heat of the chicken. Chicken is a high-quality protein that is naturally low in sodium and avocado delivers twice the amount of potassium than banana and is a good source of folic acid, vitamin E and B-vitamins. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 breast + 1/4 of salad recipe.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 446; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 79mg; Sodium: 737mg; Total Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 40g
Leek, Broccoli and Mushroom Frittata| Eat Spin Run Repeat
Itching to use that cast iron skillet? This leek, broccoli and mushroom frittata from is an eggcellent way to make breakfast for the whole family! A frittata is basically a crustless quiche so for all you low carbers out there…this breakfast is for you. Note that the recipe calls for unsweetened almond milk but you can also sub in hemp milk if you want it to be nut free. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 185; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 423mg; Sodium: 181mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 3g; Protein 15g
Ultimate Superfood Salad | The Roasted Root
If you could take a multivitamin in food form, why wouldn’t you? Try the ultimate superfood salad that’s densely packed with vitamins A and C, folate, potassium as well as fiber. The salad itself is made from kale, red cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, broccoli, walnuts, avocados tossed with ginger-lemon dressing. Try it as a refreshing entrée salad or serve a smaller portion as a side. Recipe makes 8 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 203; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 39mg; Carbohydrates: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 5g
Cinnamon French Toast Breakfast Wrap | Healthy Hungry Girl
Just roll and go! The cinnamon french toast wrap transforms thin, whole-wheat tortillas with traditional French-toast-style prep . This convenient, high-fiber breakfast is ready for a drizzle of nut butter, bananas, and your favorite berries. Recipe makes 1 french toast wrap.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 413; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 159mg; Sodium: 434mg; Total Carbohydrate: 49g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 15g
Tex-Mex Baked Spaghetti Squash | The Honour System
Instead of scraping the delights out of the shell and tossing it away, we’re giving the entire squash the credit it deserves. This Tex-Mex baked spaghetti squash is stuffed with protein-packed beans and chili-lime chicken. Toss in some spice via salsa, fresh cilantro, and top it all off with a unique cheese blend and you’ve got a delicious dinner. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1/2 stuffed spaghetti squash each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 472; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Sodium: 657mg; Total Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 28g
Skinny Chicken Parmesan | Skinnytaste
Want to indulge in chicken Parmesan while still skimping on the calories and fat? Yes please! This take on chicken parm features crispy baked chicken breast smothered with a layer of marinara sauce and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. Oh, and butter is still involved where it really counts. Get started on this kid-friendly dish your whole family will love. Recipe makes 6 servings of 1/2 chicken breast each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 163; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 27mg; Sodium: 751mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 11g
Buttersquash Mac & Cheese | Elle Penner, MyFitnessPal Dietitian
Squash your loved one’s hate for vegetables by sneaking some butternut squash into a picky eater’s haven–mac & cheese. This recipe for butternut squash mac & cheese is high in protein, great for vegetarians and kid-approved! Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 1/2 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 427 ; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 44mg; Sodium: 788mg; Carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 6g; Protein 20g
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal | The Healthy Maven
Slow to rise out of bed? Not a problem because this slow cooker apple pie steel-cut oatmeal will give you a wholesome, high fiber breakfast as soon as you’re ready. Feel free to hit the snooze button! Recipe makes 5 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 180; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 135mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 11g; Protein 5g
Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Bowls | 24 Carrot Life
Check out this make-ahead lunch! Topped in a nutty, Asian-inspired sauce, these chicken & black bean burrito bowls are packed with protein, healthy fats, and wholesome carbs. For an easy vegan option, skip the chicken and add tofu or tempeh for protein instead. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 395; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 434mg; Total Carbohydrates: 47g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 25g
Baked Eggs with Buffalo Chicken Hash | Food Fanatic
This recipe for comforting game day food features chunky potatoes, savory chicken sausage, runny eggs and melted cheese served with fragrant onions and bell peppers. Don’t forget to pass the buffalo hot sauce and don’t forget to kill it out there on the field! Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 243; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g ; Cholesterol: 185mg; Sodium: 374mg; Total Carbohydrates: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 16g