41 Healthy Things To Eat That Are Not Salad

In Appetizers, Dessert, Dinner, Recipes by Jamie Vos0 Comments

Just say no to leaves.

1. Shakshuka


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It can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Recipe here.

2. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac ‘n' Cheese

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The healthy version of Easy Mac. Recipe here.

3. Almond Butter Protein Balls

Almond Butter Protein Balls

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You’re crazy if you don’t whip up a batch tonight. Make them like this.

4. Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

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A great, low-carb alternative to fast-food fries. Recipe here.

5. Zoodles


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Cut your carb intake and eat more veggies by making these veggie noodles out of zucchini. Make yours like this.

6. Sushi


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It’s healthier when you make it yourself because you can customize the fillings. Make yours like this.

7. Maple-Glazed Stuffed Squash

Maple-Glazed Stuffed Squash

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This recipe is super cheap and filling, and you get to eat out of a squash bowl. Check it out here.

8. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Risotto

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Load up on carbs the right way. Recipe here.

9. Mushroom Trio Quesadilla

Mushroom Trio Quesadilla

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Eat like a Michelin Star chef on the budget of a college student. Recipe here.

10. Baked Cauliflower With Parmesan

Baked Cauliflower With Parmesan

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This recipe is going to make you want to eat your veggies. Make yours here.

11. Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

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It’s a classic. Recipe here.

12. Coriander Roasted Carrots

Coriander Roasted Carrots

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Make your main dish jealous with this colorful recipe. Recipe here.

13. Open-Face Egg and Asparagus Sandwich

Open-Face Egg and Asparagus Sandwich

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Not your typical packed lunch. Recipe here.

14. Brûleéd Grapefruit

Brûleéd Grapefruit

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You could make it with your eyes closed, although we wouldn’t recommend that. Recipe here.

15. Chicken Pita

Chicken Pita

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This lunch is super portable and the pairing of chicken and creamy yogurt means double the protein to keep you full for hours. Make yours like this.

16. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

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These fries are so good, you won’t even need ketchup. Recipe here.

17. Roasted Carrots With Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots With Carrot Top Pesto

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Add some color by using multicolor carrots. Make yours like this.

18. Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl

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You’ll start eating this recipe religiously. Make yours like this.

19. Baked Egg in an Avocado

Baked Egg in an Avocado

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This baked egg in an avocado is as healthy as it is adorable. Recipe here.

20. Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Perfect for the fall, or literally any season. Recipe here.

21. Cheesecake


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The only thing better than cheesecake is healthy mini-cheesecakes. Recipe here.

22. Homemade Zucchini Bread

Homemade Zucchini Bread

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Eat dessert for breakfast without breaking your diet. Make yours here.

23. Grilled Strawberry Parfait

Grilled Strawberry Parfait

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If you thought strawberries were delicious raw, just wait until you grill them. Make them like this.

24. Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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The perfect way to spice up your sprouts. Make yours like this.

25. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

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If you’ve never tried avocado in chocolate truffle form, you’re missing out. Recipehere.

26. Apricot Bites

Apricot Bites

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Eat like a gourmet chef without even using an oven or microwave. Make yours like this.

27. Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Pizza

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They’re basically healthy bagel bites without the freezer burn. Make yours like this.

28. Hemp “Ice Cream”

Hemp "Ice Cream"

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Don’t forget to add fresh fruit and take a photo for Instagram. Make yours like this.

29. Frozen Greek Yogurt Banana Poppers

Frozen Greek Yogurt Banana Poppers

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It’s froyo for breakfast. Recipe here.

30. Five-Minute Hummus

Five-Minute Hummus

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You can use this no-guilt spread on anything. Make yours like this.

31. Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles

Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles

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Popsicles for breakfast sounds like my kind of morning. Make yours here.

32. Broccoli Stem and Feta Hummus

Broccoli Stem and Feta Hummus

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Put your leftover broccoli stems to great use by preventing waste and only using a few ingredients. Makes yours like this.

33. Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

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The perfect hint of sweetness without being overwhelming. Recipe here.

34. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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You can eat all the pizza you want and be healthy, too. Recipe here.

35. Banana Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Banana Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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Change up the nuts, seeds, and fruit to your liking. Make them like this.

36. Curry Cauliflower Soup

Curry Cauliflower Soup

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Take your soup game to the next level with a few simple ingredients. Make yourshere.

37. Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips

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Half the fat as a regular potato chip, but the same amount of crunchiness and saltiness. Score. Make yours here.

38. Frozen Matcha Green Tea

Frozen Matcha Green Tea

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It will give your day a great kickstart without an afternoon crash. Make yours here.

39. Zucchini Nachos

Zucchini Nachos

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Add an avocado for extra deliciousness. Recipe here.

40. Mushroom, Onion, and Goat Cheese Crostini

Mushroom, Onion, and Goat Cheese Crostini

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If avocados aren’t your thing, make this healthy recipe that will keep you full and satisfied. Recipe here.

41. Chicken Burrito Wrap

Chicken Burrito Wrap

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For burrito lovers everywhere. Recipe here.


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