78 Deliciously Simple, Lightened Up Recipes to Kick Start the New Year

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78 Deliciously Simple, Lightened Up Meals to Kick Start the New Year - www.betterwithcake.com

Happy New Year!!!!

Now that the holidays are over and a brand New Year has arrived raise your hand if you’re looking to get back on track, clean up your diet and start eating a little healthier?! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

Yep, me too!

So, I thought I would go through the archives and pick out some of my favorite quick and easy, deliciously simple, seriously flavorful, lightened up meals to help kick start the New Year.

Below is a collection of 78 (!!!)ย  of my families favorite eats.

You guys, it was so hard to narrow it down to just 78!!!

I honestly could have listed hundreds of recipes but I didn’t want to overwhelm you with options.

But, I wanted to make sure I included a little something for everyone – so 78 it is!

We have – breakfast, mains, sides, snacks, smoothies and shakes as well as a handful of sweets ans treats – because it’s all about balance baby!

Most of the recipes included are made with no refined flours or sugars using just a handful of real food ingredients that I bet you have on hand already and come together in around 30 minutes.

Most of them also happen to be naturally gluten free and paleo friendly and many. if not all, are easily adaptable to fit special dietary needs or be made Whole 30 compliant.

I also made sure to include a little of everything so we have some vegan and vegetarian options as well as recipes using chicken, turkey, beef, salmon, tuna you name it I think we have it covered but most importantly all are insanely delicious and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Breakfast

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1 – Apple and Cinnamon Muffins with Maple Vanilla Almond Butter Frosting
Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly

2 – Apple and Cranberry Grain Free Granola
Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly

3 – Banana Fig and Walnut Muffins
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

4 – Coconut Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Muffins
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

5 –ย  Cranberry and Coconut “Muesli”
Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

6 – Healthy, Grain Free Black Forest Granola
Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

7 – Jamie’s Spring Fritatta
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

8 – Protein Packed, Pumpkin Spiced Overnight Oats

9 – Pumpkin and Cranberry Grain Free Granola
Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

10 – Quick and Easy Carrot and Zucchini Fritters
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

11 – Seriously Moorish Strawberry Banana Bread
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

12 – Sweet Potato Egg Boats
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

13 – Vanilla Spiked Protein Pancakes

14 – Vanilla Spiked Protein Waffles

 

Mains

Healthy, Homemade Teriyaki Turkey Burgers {Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly - Whole 30 Complient}

15 – Asian Style Turkey Burgers
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

16 – Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Salsa
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

17 – BBQ Chicken Green Chili Baked Potatoes
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

18 – BBQ Chicken and Green Chili Meatloaf Muffins
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

19 – Best Ever Grilled Steak
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly -Whole 30 Compliant

20 – Chicken Bruschetta
Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly

21 – Healthy, Homemade Asian Style Lettuce Wraps
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Complient

22 – Healthy, Homemade Taco Salad Lettuce Wraps
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Complient

23 – Healthy Homemade Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple-Jalapeno Salsa
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Complient

24 – Healthy, Homemade Teriyaki Salmon
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly- Whole 30 Compliant

25 – Healthy, Homemade Teriyaki Turkey Burgers
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Complient

Jamie’s Spring Fritatta
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Adaptable

26 – Loaded Mexican Baked Sweet Potatoes
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

27 – Deliciously Simple Garlic and Rosemary Chicken
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

28 – Raw Rainbow Spicy Peanut Lettuce Wraps
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly & Whole 30 Compliant – switch PB for almond butter or nut butter of choice

29 – Sesame Crusted Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

30 – Spicy Sun-dried Tomato and Chargrilled Red Pepper Tuna Burgers
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

31 – Spicy Tuna and Tomato Burgers
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

32 – Sweet and Saucy Mexican Spiced Slow Cooked Chicken
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

33 – Sweet and Spicy Sesame Zucchini Noodles
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

34 –Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

Sides

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35 – Creamy Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower Mash
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

36 – Deliciously Simple, Perfectly Roasted Pumpkin
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

37 – Oven Roasted Vegetables
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

38 – Pan-fried Spinach with Garlic and Lemon
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

39 – Roasted Garlic, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Mash
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

40 – Spinach and Kale Roasted Garlic Pesto
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

 

Snacks

Choc Banana Superfood Snack Bites {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

41 – All Natural, Healthy, Homemade Almond Butter
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

42 – All Natural Salted Caramel Coconut Bliss Bites
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

43 –Choc Banana Super food Snack Bites
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

44- Cocoa Roasted Almonds
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

45 – Date Chia and Coconut Energy Bitesย 
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

46 – Deliciously Ugly Lemon Berry Muffins
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

47 – Healthy, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Power Bites
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly (swap PB for almond butter or nut butter of choice)

48 – Healthy, Homemade Tropical Trail Mix
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

49 – Healthy, No-Bake, Sugar Cookie Energy Bites
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

50 – Hummingbird Muffins with Coconut Yogurt Frosting
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

51 – Maple Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

52 – Mango and Passionfruit Muffins with Coconut Yogurt Frosting
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

53 – Oven Roasted Beet Chips
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

54 – Oven Roasted Honey Mustard Cashews
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

55 – Pistachio Choc Fudge Bliss Bites
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

56 – Pumpkin and Pistachio Cashew Cheese Truffles
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

57 – Roasted Garlic Beetroot Hummus
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

58 – Roasted Garlic Cashew Cheese Dip
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

59 – Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

60 – Strawberry and Cream Bliss Bites
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

61 – Sweet and Spicy Savory Nut Mix
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

Smoothies and Shakes

Tummy Taming Anti-Inflammitory Tropical Super Smoothie {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

62 – Berry, Oat & Yogurt Super Smoothie
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly (swap oats for cashews or almonds)

63 – Energizing Green Apple Super Smoothie
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

64 – Maple, Almond and Banana Smoothie
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

65 – Mango and Banana Super Smoothie
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

66 – Gorgeous Green Smoothie (That actually tastes good!)
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

67- Tropical Green Super Smoothie
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

68 – Tummy Taming Anti-Inflammatory Tropical Smoothie
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly – Whole 30 Compliant

Sweets and Treats

Decadent Raw Chocolate Brownies {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

69 – Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

70 – Classic Choc Chip Cookies
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

71 – Carrot Cake Muffins with Vanilla Spiked Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

72 – Decadent and Rich Raw Chocolate Brownies
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

73 – Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

74 – Espresso Choc Chip Cookies
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

75 – Small Batch Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Raw Chocolate Frosting
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

76 – Secretly Healthy, Double Chocolate Mini Muffins
Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

77 – Strawberry Choc Chip Chia Pudding
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

78 – Whipped Chocolate and Coconut Chia Pudding
Vegan – Gluten Free – Paleo Friendly

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Question of the day –

What are some of your fave quick and easy, deliciously simple, lightened up meals?

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make these any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it, you know you want to ๐Ÿ™‚

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