14 Healthy Recipes Real Women Rave About (2024)

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While perusing thousands of healthy recipes on your phone, there are plenty of dishes that look gorgeous . . . but when you make them for yourself, the flavor does not match the photo. Healthy eating can be (and should be) delicious — and we've got the recipes to prove it! Check out these 14 meals that are a few of the favorites among the POPSUGAR editors. The next time you're in need of a dish that supports a fit lifestyle without sacrificing taste, cook up one of these tasty recipes for yourself.


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Cheddar Egg Muffins

These turkey sausage and egg muffins are so easy to make the night before and enjoy all week. I feel healthy eating them knowing they're full of protein, low in calories, and fabulously delicious! I don't love having to think about what to eat at each meal, so making these in advance makes my life way easier. I can sometimes even get my kids to eat them, which is awesome, since broccoli for breakfast is a stretch for their picky palates.

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief


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Overnight Oats

Until this recipe, I had struggled to find breakfasts that were healthy, quick, and easy to bring to work but would also keep me full. A girl can only eat instant oats so many days a week! I make overnight oats for breakfast about two to three times a week and top it with fresh mixed berries. It's delicious, filling, and the perfect addition to my breakfast rotation.

— Stacy Hersher, assistant managing editor

POPSUGAR Fitness turned me on to the overnight-oats craze, and I now have them in my regular breakfast rotation. It's the perfect breakfast: satisfying, delicious, and so easy to grab and go. The only challenge is remembering to make them at night!

— Shannon Vestal, senior TV and movies editor


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French Toast With Ricotta

French toast was always a decadent treat reserved for special indulgences, until I found this insanely delicious recipe for 252-calorie french toast. This french toast offered the crispy crunch and the eggy soft center of the classic I crave at a fraction of the calories and fat. Do yourself a favor and make this recipe ASAP.

— Lizzie Fuhr, associate fitness editor


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Kabocha Squash Fries With Spicy Greek Yogurt Sriracha

These squash fries are the perfect healthy snack for football games. My boyfriend devours them and even mentioned swapping out wings in favor of these yummy fries. (Unheard of.) We've also started making the sriracha-yogurt dip for other meals; it's great on tacos!

— Grace Hitchco*ck, senior audience development associate


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Lemon-Raspberry Muffins

When sending treats to school, this recipe totally fools the kids into eating a healthy recipe. These lemon-raspberry muffins are moist, and the fruit adds a lot of flavor, plus it's not very complicated. My girls help me out in the kitchen, so these muffins also help us have some fun as a family.

— Susi May, fitness director


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Chickpea Cookie Dough

I really love the chickpea cookie dough. As a person who is always in the mood for cookie dough, I love that I can pull it together from my pantry staples and get my cookie dough fix, minus the guilt! I love rolling it into balls, freezing it, and having a few cookie dough "truffles" after a workout.

— Anna Monette Roberts, associate food editor


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Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

[This] sweet potato salad with spicy dressing! It's simple to make, I love that it can either be a colorful side dish or an entire healthy lunch, and it's perfect for leftovers since it tastes even better the next day. I especially love the dressing; it's so addictive and versatile enough to be delicious on just about anything!

— Leta Shy, fitness editor


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Lemony Toasted Quinoa and Cabbage Salad

I recently made the lemony quinoa and cabbage salad from Fitness, and it has since become one of my all-time favorite recipes. I usually hate healthy food, but it tastes so flavorful and indulgent — not to mention that it uses cheap ingredients, yields a ton, and tastes awesome as leftovers. My boyfriend asks me to make it for him all the time now!

— Brinton Parker, editorial assistant


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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

After a lifetime of stomach issues, my doctor recommended going gluten-free. For a total carb addict like me, it was like torture — at first. This pizza crust recipe gave me something to look forward to and became the gateway recipe — the one that inspired me to explore more gluten-free alternatives and cook more at home. Now, I can't wait to try the cauliflower buffalo "wings."

— Hannah Weil, fashion editor

This cauliflower crust recipe was supereasy and so delicious. I was surprised by how much the cauliflower resembled actual pizza dough. My favorite part was getting to personalize my pizza with my own toppings — I'll definitely be making this again!

— Stephanie Wong, editorial development coordinator


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Vegan Bolognese

I am not vegan by any means, but I’m in love with this meat- and dairy-free bolognese sauce. It’s full of good-for-you veggies, and the tempeh takes on the flavors of all the delicious herbs and spices that the dish will fool even the most die-hard carnivores. I like making a big batch for dinner that I can use as leftovers throughout the week.

— Michele Foley, senior fitness editor


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Soba Noodle Salad With Ginger-Peanut Dressing

Everyone in my house loves this soba noodle salad! You get everything you want in one satisfying dish.

— Susi May, fitness director


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Spicy Chicken Chili

This chicken chili became my go-to meal during the Winter. It's easy to make and very filling, plus you can easily make substitutions — ground turkey when I don't have chicken, black beans and chickpeas when I don't have kidney beans, and I'll sometimes mix in new or different veggies too. For extra calorie savings, I skip the sour cream and cheese, and it's still so flavorful!

— Stacy Hersher, assistant managing editor


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Brown Rice Albacore Chirashi Bowl

This sushi bowl was the inspiration behind checking out the local Japanese market in my neighborhood. It's now become a tradition for my boyfriend and I to end an indulgent weekend with a deliciously light and fresh sushi bowl for Sunday night dinner.

— Grace Hitchco*ck, senior audience development associate


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Apple and Cabbage Salad

When my body is in need of reset or my digestion is out of whack, this apple and cabbage salad is the first thing I turn to for help. It's high in fiber and packed with colorful produce, and I love the spicy and tangy dressing that ties everything together. I'm so grateful Candice Kumai of Top Chef fame came up with this recipe by accident!

— Lizzie Fuhr, associate fitness editor

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