If you ever wonder how I run a food blog without splitting my pants wide open…I like to mix things up a bit. A little healthy, a little indulgent…it’s all about balance. So, I rounded up the Top Healthy Recipes from The Suburban Soapbox to make it easy for you to find the balance in your life, too! Everything in moderation, you don’t have to suffer through a squeaky clean diet to keep your weight in check.

Collage of the best healthy recipes ever from TheSuburbansoapbox.com


One thing I learned in life is there’s no diet in the world that I can follow to the letter and not be completely miserable. I tried quite a few in my lifetime and all of them left me super hungry to the point I wanted to gnaw off my arm. There was even a specific diet (that should remain nameless) where I may have called my husband at work to declare I was, in fact, starving to death.

He assured me that I was not starving and hung up on me. He HUNG UP the phone. I was so enraged I devoured 4 Twinkies, a bag of Fritos and chugged a bottle of wine. That was the end of dieting for me.

To this day, I haven’t ever “dieted” again. Instead, I try to make healthier choices when it comes to everyday meals and allow myself to enjoy indulgences along the way. That’s why there’s such a mishmash of recipes available on The Suburban Soapbox.

It’s the all the food that I love to eat and want to share with all of you. A little healthy, a little not so healthy at all but all good, tasty, insanely amazing dishes that everyone will love. BUT for those of you that live a little more regimented than I do…I rounded up the My FAVORITE Healthy Recipes of all time into one post. The most popular, most pinned, most searched for recipes that all of you have tested, tasted and raved about.

AND to make things even easier for you…I now have a Healthy Recipes section in the recipe index for you to click and browse ’til your hearts content. All the EASY Healthy recipes, Healthy Crockpot recipes, Healthy SMOOTHIE Recipes and Healthy DESSERT recipes you can handle.

So…cheers to a healthy, happy and muffin-top free New Year! May we all fit into our skinny jeans while enjoying a giant slice of chocolate cake!

The Very Best Shrimp Ceviche – This Easy Shrimp Ceviche recipe is the best dish for summer. Cool, light and refreshing, easy Shrimp Ceviche is made with just a few simple ingredients creating a flavor explosion for your tastebuds. Fresh cooked shrimp, crisp veggies, buttery avocado are all tossed in a light dressing for an easy dish that is great as a dip or a light summer salad.

Easy Shrimp Ceviche in a white bowl with limes from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Vanilla Coconut Cold Brew Coffee – Make your own Cold Brew Coffee at home. This Vanilla Coconut Cold Brew Coffee is so simple to make with just minutes of hands on time!

Cold Brew in a mason jar with coconut milk being added from TheSuburbansoapbox.com

Grilled Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken – Kick your barbecue up a notch with this Grilled Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken recipe! Made with Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce that’s completely from scratch, it’s a little sweet….a little heat…..the BEST barbecue chicken ever.

Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken being basted with a green basting brush from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad – A low carb solution to your favorite summer side dishes, this Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad recipe is light and fresh with bright, zesty flavor. Quick and easy to make, this no cook salad is a wonderful addition to any meal.

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad on a white platter with pita bread and lemons from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats – This recipe for Overnight Oats with Toasted Coconut and Blueberries is the easiest breakfast you’ll ever make from scratch. A healthy way to start your day, these Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats can be packed up for the perfect grab and go breakfast treat.


Tortilla Crusted Tilapia – Fast and easy, Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Avocado Mango Salsa comes together in a snap for healthy weeknight dinners. Tender, flaky fish is topped with a crunchy tortilla crust that has a perfectly spicy bite. The Avocado Mango Salsa is the perfect balance for the subtle heat. A hit with the entire family.

Ready in just 20 minutes, this easy Tortilla Crusted Tilapia recipe is topped with a simple and refreshing Avocado Mango Salsa! | @suburbansoapbox TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Easy Homemade Hummus – Super creamy and smooth, this easy Homemade Hummus is a copycat of Zoe’s Kitchen! A hint of garlic makes it totally addicting and will keep you coming back for more. Fantastic as a dip, in a sandwich wrap or in your favorite mediterranean recipe!

Easy Homemade Hummus | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Roast Beef Tenderloin – Super flavorful and tender, this easy to make Roast Beef Tenderloin recipe is simply the best. Just a few ingredients are all you need to create this culinary centerpiece. Served with a Creamy Horseradish Sauce…you may never go out to dinner again!

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – The definition of comfort food right here! This Easy Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish. A family favorite, this rich and creamy masterpiece is light on calories but big on flavor. You’ll be adding this one to the weekly meal plan for sure!

Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Bites – Little bites of happiness! These Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Bites are the perfect healthy snack to help curb those crazy sugar cravings. Like a mini banana peanut butter sandwich drenched in chocolate and sprinkled with your favorite topping, this easy treat is perfect for every occasion!

Super easy to make, Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Bites are a healthy, kid-approved snack everyone will love! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Salted Caramel Brownie Breakfast Parfait – A little sweet, a little salty….this rich, creamy Salted Caramel Brownie Breakfast Parfait is like dessert for breakfast. Simple to prepare in just a few minutes, this energizing breakfast treat will be a new favorite on your daily breakfast roster.

Ready in minutes, this healthy snack is a great way to curb those dessert cravings....Salted Caramel Brownie Breakfast Parfaits are the best reason to have dessert for breakfast! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Grilled Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Kabobs – Turn your weeknights into a family grill fest. Tangy and sweet, Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Kabobs are the ultimate weeknight meal. Quick and easy to assemble, minutes to cook and perfect for the entire family.

The BEST Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – The real deal, inspired by my Polish family’s recipe, this is the easiest way to make the BEST Stuffed Cabbage Rolls around. Tender beef and rice are stuffed into fresh cabbage leaves then braised in a savory sweet tomato sauce. The ultimate in one pot dinners and totally freezer friendly!

How to Make the BEST Stuffed Cabbage Rolls | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Chicken Marsala Meatballs – A family favorite from day one, this recipe for One Pot Chicken Marsala Meatballs is a skillet full of rich, creamy flavor. Tender chicken meatballs that are bathed in a savory marsala sauce will make the family beg to add them to your weekly meal plan. Fast, easy and totally amazing.

Chicken Marsala Meatballs with mushrooms in a stainless steel skillet from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Pickled Red Beet Eggs – Pickled Red Beet Eggs….a longtime family tradition. Hard boiled eggs are marinated in a beet juice and vinegar mixture for several days to create the jewel colored, pickled treats found at many barbecues and picnics. 

Pickled Red Beet Eggs | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com


Turkey Tortilla Soup – A fantastic way to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into a family meal everyone will love. Turkey Tortilla Soup is easy to make and is loaded with southwestern flavors. Adjust the seasonings to make it as spicy or mild as you want. Or use chicken instead of turkey!

Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup | The Suburban Soapbox #thanksgivingleftovers

Chicken Milanese with Artichokes, Kalamata Olives and Maple Dijon Dressing – Crispy chicken cutlets are topped with a refreshing light and tasty salad to create the ultimate healthy weeknight dinner. Easy to make, Chicken Milanese with Artichokes, Kalamata Olives and Maple Dijon Dressing will soon be a regular in your weeknight meal planning.

Chicken Milanese with Artichokes, Kalamata Olives and Maple Dijon Dressing | The Suburban Soapbox #natureraisedrecipes

Mango Coconut Lime Smoothie – A refreshing on-the-go breakfast, this Mango Coconut Lime Smoothie whips up in just a couple of minutes using only five ingredients. Packed with nutrients and protein, this is sublime way to start the day!

Mango Coconut and Lime Smoothie | The Suburban Soapbox #sipandbefit

Easy Seafood Cioppino – Loaded with fresh seafood and swimming in a mildly spicy tomato broth, Easy Seafood Cioppino is healthy meal that’s easy to prepare. A perfect alternative to a calorie laden chowder and ready in under 30 minutes.

Easy Shellfish Cioppino | The Suburban Soapbox #cioppinorecipe

Fajita Turkey Burgers – Finally, a heart-healthy burger packed with flavor! Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup are easy to make and loaded with protein. A great way to kick off summer without blowing your diet!

Fajita Turkey Burger with Chipotle Ketchup | The Suburban Soapbox #turkeyburger

Asian Style Pan Roasted Pork Chops – Savory and a little sweet, my favorite combination. These Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops are marinated in a wonderful sauce that turns into a sticky glaze. This dish pairs well with a simple green salad and makes a great weeknight dinner.

Asian Style Pan Roasted Pork Chops | The Suburban Soapbox

Caramel Crunch Banana Oat Muffins – Your family will go bananas over these grab and go breakfast treats. The humble banana muffin is made a little healthier with the addition of whole wheat flour, oats and greek yogurt, then topped with a crunchy streusel mix and drizzled with caramel. Caramel Crunch Banana Oat Muffins will definitely help start your day off fantastically!

Caramel Crunch Banana Oat Muffins | The Suburban Soapbox #bananamuffins #breakfast

Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Paella with Quinoa – Slightly spicy with a hint of smoke, this one-pot meal is deliciously simple and is packed full of healthy, whole ingredients. Quinoa replaces the traditional rice in this recipe to boost protein and fiber.

Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Paella with Quinoa | The Suburban Soapbox #skillet #dinner

Blueberry Power Smoothie – Thick, creamy and delicious, this smoothie is packed with antioxidants and a secret ingredient that will keep you energized all morning. Easy to prepare and perfect for an on-th-go breakfast or snack.

Blueberry Power Smoothie | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Slow Cooker Spiced Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal – There’s nothing more comforting than waking up to a hot, creamy breakfast and this Slow Cooker Spiced Coconut Oatmeal is a cinch to prepare. Just a few ingredients tossed into a slow cooker the night before and you’ll wake up to a sweet and cinnamony start to your day.

Slow Cooker Spiced Coconut Oatmeal | The Suburban Soapbox #slowcooker #breakfast

 Caribbean Cobb Salad with Fire-Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette – All the flavors of the Caribbean in a satisfying and tasty salad. A little prep work early in the week makes this super easy to throw together on a busy weeknight and the spicy vinaigrette adds the perfect amount of heat.

Caribbean Cobb Salad with Fire Roasted Pineapple Vinaigrette | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites – Little bits of heaven….that’s what these are. Loaded with dried cherries, nuts, chia seeds and more, one bite is all you need to give you a quick boost of energy. One bite and you will be addicted. I promise you.

Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Skinny Capellini Carbonara – A lighter version of an Italian favorite, Skinny Capellini Carbonara is packed with flavor but won’t weigh you down. Quick, creamy and comforting….this pasta dish is ready in 10 minutes.

Skinny Capellini Carbonara | The Suburban Soapbox

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta – Crunchy broccoli chopped into bits and updated with dried cherries and feta. If you love the old version, you will flip over this updated Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Feta.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Dried Cherries and Feta | The Suburban Soapbox

Grilled Chicken Fajitas – Marinated chicken breasts, peppers and onions, grilled quickly and served with corn tortillas make a great weeknight dinner option. So easy to make and with minimal mess, they are simply the BEST chicken fajitas ever.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas | The Suburban Soapbox #chickenfajitas

Smoked Salmon Canapés with Whipped Chive Cream Cheese – Light and healthy, Smoked Salmon Canapes with Whipped Chive Cream Cheese are the perfect brunch food. Perfectly portioned on slices of pumpernickel cocktail bread and topped with an airy yogurt/cream cheese spread.

Smoked Salmon Canapes with Whipped Chive Cream Cheese | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com #brunchweek

Cheesy Artichoke Spinach Quinoa Cakes – Loaded with artichokes, spinach and parmesan cheese, these quinoa cakes are reminiscent of everyone’s favorite Spinach-Artichoke dip! Perfect to serve as a main course for Meatless Monday or as a side dish with roasted chicken, pork or fish. Leftover quinoa never tasted so good!

Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Quinoa Cakes with Lemon-Caper Sauce | The Suburban Soapbox

The Very Best Chicken Parmesan – Crisp and juicy, this is The Very Best Chicken Parmesan. Lighter than the traditional, this version uses a quick frying technique before finishing off in the oven. Easy and satisfying.

The Very Best Chicken Parmesan | The Suburban Soapbox

 Double Glazed Turkey Meatloaf – Loaded with veggies and oats, this Double Glazed Turkey Meatloaf is loaded with vitamins and protein. Topped with a sweet and tangy glaze, this is a healthy dinner the entire family will request week after week.Double Glazed Turkey Meatloaf | The Suburban Soapbox #turkeymeatloaf

Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding – A healthy pudding, with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners, that even Elvis would have enjoyed. Minus the bacon.

Banana Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding | The Suburban Soapbox

So, here’s to all of us eating a few less cookies and drinking a couple less cocktails while enjoying some healthy dishes that will make us all feel fab. Happy New Year, everyone and thank you so much for making The Suburban Soapbox successful last year. It really was a fab 12 months! And don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel that’s up and running, I have a few videos out there so be sure to subscribe so you’re notified when I produce a new one!