Top Healthy Recipes of 2023

Dec 22 2023
It’s the roundup you’ve been waiting for… or maybe just the roundup we’ve been waiting to share with you. Behold, 10 of our most popular recipes of 2023! Whether you loved them before or are just now getting to try them, these top healthy Hungry Girl recipes are worth taking into the new year…

Low-Carb Lunch!

Tuna Salad Cucumber Rolls

Entire recipe: 253 calories, 7g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 529mg sodium, 17g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g sugars, 28g protein
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We debuted a lot of recipes this year, but these cucumber rolls are among the most memorable. It all started when we picked up this veggie corer; the rest is history. This mashup of “low-carb cucumber sushi meets tuna-salad sandwich” is too fresh ‘n fabulous not to bring into the new year… We’re pretty sure you agree!

Speedy Side Dish!

Air-Fryer Ranch Broccoli

1/2 of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 135 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat. fat), 120mg sodium, 12g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 5g protein
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When it comes to veggies, we like ‘em flavor packed and easy to cook. So dusting broccoli florets with ranch-dressing mix and popping them into the air fryer is pretty much our current favorite thing! (Also for your consideration, this French-onion cauliflower.)

Low-Sugar Dessert!

Peanut Butter Cup Yogurt

Entire recipe: 170 calories, 8g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 140mg sodium, 16.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 15.5g protein
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Topping Greek yogurt with melted chocolate is a great trick; topping yogurt mixed with powdered peanut butter is even better. All you need are four ingredients—the three we already mentioned, plus chopped peanuts! In addition to making a fabulous dessert, this one doubles as a breakfast-time special.

New 2-Ingredient-Dough Creation!

Sweet Cinnamon Pretzel Bites

1/2 of recipe (4 pretzel bites): 120 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 494mg sodium, 26g carbs, 2g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 3g protein
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The soft pretzel is a timeless classic, and these spiced bites have an extra fun twist: There’s pumpkin puree hidden in the batter! The flavor from the pumpkin is mild, and we always appreciate the extra veggie nutrients. And they cook up so nicely in the air fryer!

Make-Ahead Breakfast!

Spiced Peach Oatmeal Bakes

1/6 of recipe: 213 calories, 4.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 338mg sodium, 45.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 8.5g protein
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We’re happy to shout out this oatmeal that’s in a class of its own… specifically, baked! The individual bakes—cooked up in this must-own mini loaf pan—are studded with juicy peaches and full of nutritious add-ins. Who needs a bowl?

3-Ingredient Snack!

Ham & Swiss Pockets

Entire recipe (4 pockets): 129 calories, 5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 802mg sodium, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 17g protein
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Meet the hot snack that’s basically the inside of a hot ham ‘n cheese sandwich! Fold Swiss & sauerkraut in up in deli-sliced ham, then lay the pockets in the skillet. These bites are ready to satisfy savory cravings AND dish up some serious protein.

10-Minute Lunch or Dinner!

Greek Grilled Cheese

Entire recipe: 307 calories, 10g total fat (4g sat. fat), 664mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 8g fiber, 11g sugars, 15.5g protein
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It’s no wonder this sandwich got so popular—with the gooey cheeses and added veggies, it’s the best of both worlds! (Those worlds being Cheestonia and Vegetabekistan.) Hold onto this recipe, because you’ll want to make it more than once…

More 2-Ingredient-Dough Goodness!

2-Ingredient Pita Pockets

1/2 of recipe (1 pita): 135 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat. fat), 381mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 8.5g protein
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You don’t have to be a master baker to churn out fresh pita bread with bonus protein! Using the classic 2-ingredient dough base and an air fryer, it’s insanely simple to cook up two hot & fresh pitas in just 15 minutes. Share your extra flatbread, or save it for later.

Veggie-Packed Casserole!

White Eggplant Parm Casserole

1/4 of casserole: 199 calories, 9.5g total fat (5.5g sat. fat), 729mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 16.5g protein
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YOU love casseroles, WE love casseroles, and it’s no surprise to find this decadent-tasting casserole in our end-of-the-year roundup. Not only is the base made from roasted eggplant, but there’s also cauliflower snuck into that creamy white sauce! Perfectly cheesy and veggie packed.

Another Low-Sugar Dessert!

Mixed Berry Sweet Rolls

1/2 of recipe (2 rolls): 168 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat. fat), 380mg sodium, 51g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 7.5g protein
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These pinwheels are studded with berries and drizzled with a shockingly low-sugar glaze. Natural zero-sugar swaps for powdered sugar (like the kinds by Lakanto and Swerve) really changed the game this year. Why wouldn’t you drizzle that sugar-free glaze on everything?

That’s it from Hungry Girl in 2023! We’re giving your inbox a break next week, but we’ll be back with some cannot-miss, must-read-immediately news on New Year’s Day, 2024! Have fun, stay safe, and we’ll see you on January 1st…

Chew on this:

In addition to the conventional holidays next week, don’t forget to celebrate National Pfeffernusse Day, Eggnog, Pumpkin Pie, and Candy Cane Days! We’ll leave these recipes here for you.

Share the top healthy Hungry Girl recipes of 2023 before 2024 starts!


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