29 Healthy Recipes That You Need to Try in 2023 (2024)

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29 Healthy Recipes That You Need to Try in 2023 (1)Taste of Home EditorsUpdated: Feb. 01, 2024

    Add these new healthy recipes to your recipe book! 2023 is about to be your healthiest year yet.


    Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

    This is especially wonderful when locally grown asparagus is in season, and it’s so easy for celebrations because you can serve it hot or cold. This is how to bake asparagus. —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts

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    Zucchini Lasagna

    We plant zucchini every year and always seem to have more than we can use! This hearty zucchini lasagna is a delicious way to use an abundant crop. —Charlotte McDaniel, Williamsville, Illinois

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    Parmesan Chicken Couscous

    Simple ingredients make clever use of leftover chicken in an innovative dish any home cook would be proud to plate. I like to serve it with a side of fresh fruit. —Lisa Abbott, New Berlin, Wisconsin

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    Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles

    My girlfriend loves pumpkin, so I enjoy making these fluffy pumpkin waffles for her on cool Sunday mornings. —Charles Insler, Silver Spring, Maryland

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    Margherita Chicken

    Fresh basil gets all the respect in this super supper—even forks will stand at attention when it hits the table. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana

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    Zucchini Pasta

    The taste of this rich and creamy pasta with zucchini will have people convinced it’s not low-fat, but it is! Garlicky and fresh-flavored, this will be a hit. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts

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    Balsamic Purple Potatoes

    I volunteered at a local organic farm in exchange for fresh produce, and I was given purple potatoes. I wanted to cook something new and use herbs from our garden. Coming from the Midwest, adding vinegar to potato recipes has always been a hit, especially with fries! —Kristin Schultz, Manor, Texas

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    Marinated Pork Kabobs

    When the grill comes out for the summer, so does this recipe. The entree was originally intended to be made with lamb, but pork, layered with seasonal veggies, works so well. —Bobbie Jo Miller, Fallon, Nevada

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    Chunky Vegetarian Chili

    This robust chili teams rice, kidney and pinto beans, and a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Chinese Chicken Spaghetti

    It’s hard to believe that something that comes together so easily could be this tasty and lower in fat, but this Chinese spaghetti with chicken does it all. If you like your stir-fries extra spicy, increase the red pepper flakes a bit. —Jenna Noel, Glendale, Arizona

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    Roasted Beets

    This roasted beets recipe makes ordinary beets taste tender and delicious with just a few sweet and good-for-you ingredients. —Wendy Stenman, Germantown, Wisconsin

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    Watermelon Cups

    This lovely appetizer is almost too pretty to eat! Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red onion and fresh herbs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Tilapia Florentine

    Looking for a way to get a little more heart-healthy fish into your family’s weekly diet? You’ll win them over hook, line and sinker with this quick and easy entree. Topped with fresh spinach and a splash of lemon, it’s sure to become a favorite! —Melanie Bachman, Ulysses, Pennsylvania

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    Slow-Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

    These slow-cooker French dip sandwiches make a standout addition to any buffet line. Make sure to have plenty of small cups of broth for everyone to grab. Dipping perfection! —Holly Neuharth, Mesa, Arizona

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    Caribbean Chicken Stew

    I lived with a family from the West Indies for a while and enjoyed watching them cook. I lightened up this Caribbean chicken stew by leaving out the oil and sugar, removing the skin from the chicken and using chicken sausage. It’s just as good. —Joanne Iovino, Kings Park, New York

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    Spaghetti Squash Boats

    With a bounty of fresh ingredients, this recipe makes a fun summer dish.
    Spaghetti squash has an interesting texture that’s delightfully different.
    —Vickey Lorenger, Detroit, Michigan

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    Pea Risotto with Lemon

    Lemon adds a refreshing taste to this lovely pea risotto dish that’s perfect for spring. —Sue Dannahower, Fort Pierce, Florida

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    Crumb-Topped Clams

    In my family, it wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without baked clams. They’re easy to make and always a hit. —Annmarie Lucente, Monroe, New York

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    White Bean Soup with Escarole

    This escarole and bean soup has become a favorite because it uses kitchen staples, it’s packed with healthy ingredients and is a cinch to prepare. If I can’t find escarole, I sub fresh spinach at the very end of cooking. —Gina Samokar, North Haven, Connecticut

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    Summer Orzo

    I’m always looking for fun ways to use the fresh veggies that come in my Community Supported Agriculture box, and this salad is one of my favorite creations. I like to improvise with whatever I have on hand, so feel free to do the same here! —Shayna Marmar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    Spinach Pizza Quesadillas

    This simple four-ingredient dinner is special to me because my daughter and I created it together. You can make variations with other veggies you might have at home. It’s a smart way to get kids to eat healthier. —Tanna Mancini, Gulfport, Florida

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    French Potato Salad

    French potato salad is vinegar-based instead of creamy, made with Dijon mustard, olive oil, scallions or shallots, and fresh herbs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Sun-Dried Tomato Focaccia

    This bread looks inviting and doesn’t disappoint when you take a bite. The sun-dried tomatoes and red onions give it an extra-special appearance, fit for any celebratory meal. —Kathy Katz, Ocala, Florida

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    Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas

    I love easy weeknight dinners like this. These sheet-pan shrimp fajitas come together so quickly and are customizable with your favorite toppings. —Carla Hubl, Hastings, Nebraska

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    Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

    This homemade applesauce is simple and down-home delicious. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it’s so nice knowing exactly what I’m putting in the dishes! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, New Jersey

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    Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

    These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. A quick trip to the market for a few ingredients results in gourmet-style Greek sandwiches we often enjoy outdoors by the grill. Of course, a simple Greek salad on the side is a nice addition. —Becky Drees, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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    Cauliflower Stuffing

    This cauliflower stuffing is the vegan substitute you've been looking for. It's perfect for the holidays. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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    Pressure-Cooker Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup

    I adapted a pork and squash stew recipe using tomatoes and southwestern-style seasonings. My husband and sons loved it, and the leftovers were even better the next day! Try it with fresh corn muffins. —Molly Andersen, Portland, Oregon

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    Zucchini Fries

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    Originally Published: December 02, 2021

    29 Healthy Recipes That You Need to Try in 2023 (2024)


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