60 Produce-Packed Recipes to Launch Your Healthy New Year

My personal experiences with shifting to a healthier diet have been that I am much more successful when I focus on behaviors that I should add or increase, rather than those I should eliminate.  I’m just more successful with the carrot than the stick (pun intended).  I’m convinced that everyone could improve their health pretty dramatically just by following through on a resolution to eat at least 7-9 servings of produce per day.  I know it works for me. If you are eating nutrient-dense, good carbs from lots of produce, you will not have room for the empty carbs and chemical lab experiments you would get from processed foods.

With that goal in mind for myself, I gathered up sixty recipes that are loaded with vegetables (and some fruit, too).  Some of them are from my site (primarily in the main dish category, as I like to come up with creative vegetarian main dishes), but most are from other great food blogs.  I’m sure you will find at least a few new things to try.  Enjoy!

Main Dishes:

Main Dishes

Cashew Vegetable Korma

Sesame Eggplant with Sriracha-Honey Drizzle

Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Onion and Rosemary Tart

Zucchini Tomato Gratin

Farmers’ Market Puffed Omelette

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps


Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart

Paleo Chicken Stir Fry

Easy Saag Paneer

Roasted Vegetable Crustless Quiche with Basil and Pine Nuts

Spaghetti Squash with Walnut-Saffron Pesto

Easy Curried Eggs

Side Dishes:

Side Dishes

Asparagus and Artichoke Gratin

Maple-Orange Brussels Sprouts

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Braised Carrots with Leeks

Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

Asparagus with White Balsamic Stawberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

Lemon White Wine Green Beans and Mushrooms

Crispy “Noodle” Pancake

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Couscous”

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Sauteed Beet Greens and Spring Onions

Cauliflower Steaks with Nigella Browned Butter

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms



Tangy Brussels Sprout Apple Salad

Fennel, Red Cabbage, Goat Cheese and Tangelo Salad

Massaged Kale and Mango Salad

Kale and Hearty Salad

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Parmesan

Spring Crimson Salad with Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds

Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Goat Cheese

“End of Summer” Raw Vegetable Salad

Kosher Cobb Salad

Bittersweet Salad with Apples and Dandelion Greens

Shaved Carrot and Ginger Salad

Simple Cherry Tomato Salad

Persimmon Salad

Mixed Green Salad with Roasted Beets, Orange, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Balsamic Fruit Salad

Avocado Walnut Salad

Roasted Eggplant Salad

Easy Chopped Vegetable Salad



Creamy Parsnip Soup with Sausage and Greens

Blender Acorn Squash Soup

Smoky Romanesco Celery Root and Broccoli Soup

Acorn Squash, Beet, and Sweet Potato Chili

Potato, Beet, and Leek Soup

Delicata Squash Soup

Crockpot Chicken and Veggie Chowder

Vegetable “Flu Buster” Soup

Simple Green Soup

Easy, Luscious Mushroom Bisque

Turnip and Pear Soup

Oven Roasted Tomato Eggplant Soup

Creamy Broccoli Spinach Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Thanks for reading,


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12 Responses to 60 Produce-Packed Recipes to Launch Your Healthy New Year

  1. Kat January 5, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    Exactly what I need to kickstart the year. Thanks, my friend.

    • Angela January 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

      My pleasure! May it be beneficial to the both of us 🙂

  2. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving January 5, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    Thank you so much for including me! What an amazing list of recipes. I see a bunch that I need to try out.

    • Angela January 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

      It’s impressive, isn’t it? I now have my menus planned for the next few weeks. Thanks for letting me include your recipe!

  3. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) January 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    What a great list of recipes! So many healthy options. Thanks for including my recipes 🙂

    • Angela January 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

      I think I am set for at least a few weeks! Thanks for letting me include your recipes, Alyssa.

  4. Ricki January 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Amazing list! And you can never have too much produce. 😉 Thanks so much for including my Kale and Hearty salad, Crimson Salad and Turnip & Pear Soup in the lineup, Angela! 🙂

    • Angela January 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

      I was so impressed with all of the great recipes! Thanks so much for letting me include yours, Ricki.

  5. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork January 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Thank you for including my soup recipe!! This is a great round up — inspiring me to keep my healthy eating plan on track!

    • Angela January 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      Thanks, Meghan!

  6. Betsy January 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Looking forward to trying some of these!

  7. Bonnie Banters January 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Very generous share Angela…thank you!

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