Most Popular Recipes of 2013

Hello Joyous Reader,

At the end of every year I always enjoy sharing the most popular recipes on Joyous Health. Not surprisingly, these were some of my favourite recipes too! Here’s the top 10 recipes from 2013:

Mushroom Black Bean Burgers

Mushroom Black Bean Burger

You may have noticed by the number of burger recipes on joyous health that I love a good burger. This burger is full of satisfying fiber and it’s got tons of flavor. If you love this burger recipe be sure to also try the salmon cakes and chickpea almond burger recipes too as they are just as delicious!

9 Healthy Gluten-free, Dairy-free Sugar-free Snack Ideas

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Time and time again people ask me what to eat for snacks instead of chips, crackers and cookies. These types of snacks if not homemade with simple ingredients are usually full of chemicals, bad fats and don’t do anything joyous for your waistline! Plus if you are gluten-sensitive they will only promote inflammation and likely contain far too much sugar and sodium. These snack ideas I’ve listed in this post are delicious, guilt-free and joyous-approved.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Recipe

This chili is wonderful on a damp, cold day because it will warm you from the inside out! It’s the perfect healthy comfort food. I suggest you make it on the weekend so you have quick healthy lunch or dinner during the week. It freezes well too. Be sure to check out Amy’s Tempeh Chili in my book! It’s equally as amazing!

Sea Salt & Rosemary Zucchini Chips

zucchini chips

Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs – so fragrant and unique. These zucchini chips can be made without a food dehydrator. Forget the junk food store-bought chips and try this recipe. You’ll be joyous you did!

Ginger Tahini Bites

tahini cookie recipe

I made these gems for a family Christmas party and they were a hit! Tahini has such a wonderful unique flavor. The nice thing about this recipe is you could easily sub the tahini for any other nut or seed butter too.

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Best Apple Crisp – Gluten-free, Dairy-free Vegan

quinoa-apple-crisp-recipe

Ma McCarthy makes an amazing apple crisp. Lucky for me I grew up eating many of her delicious creations. This recipe was of course, inspired by her!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

I created this recipe because I want you to enjoy wonderful tasting drinks without sugar and additives. Believe it or not, you can have it all – taste and nutrition! So ditch that Starbucks Pumpkin Latte addiction and try this smoothie.

5 Clean Lean & Delicious Dinner Ideas 

Hempseed Cucumber Salad Recipe

My intern Steph brought it to my attention one day that I don’t have enough main recipe meals on joyous health. So I created this list of some of my favourite dinner ideas including this hempseed cucumber salad. There are vegetarian and omnivore options. My book has a whole entire chapter of my favourite main entrees too.

Crunchy Raw Wrap with Almond Sauce

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I’m always looking for creative ways to incorporate more raw foods into my diet other than salads. These wraps are crunchy, tasty and healthy – aka joyous-approved! Plus in the recipe you’ll learn the benefits of eating raw foods.

Blueberry Peach Gluten-free Muffins

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Who doesn’t love blueberries and peaches? They go together like apple pie and vanilla (coconut milk) ice cream! These muffins are gluten-free and very easy to make. Perfect to stash in your bag for a mid-afternoon snack when you want something sweet.

I absolutely love recipe creating and providing you with ideas that can help you and your family have joyous health. Why not make your New Year’s resolution to try 1 new recipe each week?

One more thing before I go! I have created a wonderful book for you called JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting. It has over 150 healthy lifestyle tips and recipes to transform your health. It is now available in Canada and will be soon in the US. If you are not already subscribed to my newsletter, you can join right now by signing up in the green box on the top of this page!. Then you will get all the joyous updates such as my book signings and talks. I may just be in your town and I would love to meet you!!

Joy McCarthy

Joy McCarthy is the vibrant Holistic Nutritionist behind Joyous Health. Author of JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting, professional speaker, nutrition expert on Global’s Morning Show, Faculty Member at Institute of Holistic Nutrition and co-creator of Eat Well Feel Well. Read more...

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  • It is very informative and useful post. I would like to visit the post once more its valuable content. This collection of quick and healthy dinner recipes ready in 30 minutes or less will help you satisfy your family, so get cooking! Just add a salad, simple side dish or quick-cooking whole grain like couscous or quinoa to round out these easy healthy dinner recipes.