Reader Favorites: Top 10 Recipes of 2021

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These are the top 10 recipes from FitLiving Eats from 2021, as decided by readers! These recipes were the most cooked and loved by readers all year long. On this top 10 list, you’ll find delicious desserts, comfort foods, meal prep favorites, and snacks made with healthy swaps that you’ll fall in love with and add to your must-make list for 2022.

This list features healthier dessert options, delicious plant-based comfort dishes, and side dishes for entertaining that will wow guests at your next get together. Whether you’re looking for easy plant-based options, meal prep ideas or simple swaps for healthier sweet treats, browse through these top ten recipes for a collection of reader favorites from the year.

I can’t thank you enough for your continued support, especially as we all adapted and pivoted during this challenging and unique year. I love seeing how you incorporate FitLiving Eats recipes into your day when you share and tag @FitLivingEats on Instagram and Facebook.

Keep making those simple swaps as you head into the new year with healthy thoughts.

FitLiving Eats Top 10 Recipes of 2021

Quick and Easy Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding

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This Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding is made with minimal ingredients, packed with protein and is the perfect healthy treat that takes about 5 minutes to make. View the recipe.

My Favorite Hot Lemon Ginger Detox Tonic

Lemon & Ginger Detox Tonic

Jumpstart your morning routine, improve your hydration and help your body naturally detox with my favorite hot lemon ginger detox recipe. View the recipe.

Sweet Potato & Kale Hash for Brunner

Win Meatless Monday with breakfast for dinner using this Sweet Potato and Kale Hash recipe. It’s a satisfying and healthy dish to serve and a delicious solution for a quick breakfast or dinner for Meatless Monday or any day for that matter! View the recipe here.

Glow Getter Roasted Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

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Cozy up with this roasted carrot butternut squash soup that’s made with only seven ingredients, one sheet pan and a blender! This soup is guaranteed to give you that healthy skin glow all winter long. View the recipe here.

Gluten-Free Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

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Try these Gluten-Free Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas if you love Mexican food but struggle to make it healthy. This recipe is your ticket to satisfying your craving while also sticking to healthy habits. View the recipe.

No Sugar Added Granola Clusters

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Try this easy-to-make, no sugar added healthy granola recipe. It’s perfect to sprinkle over yogurt for breakfast or to snack on in the afternoon. View the recipe.

4 Must-Make Power Bowl Sauces

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Want to know the secret to creating a delicious power bowl? It’s all in the sauce. The sauce is what sets apart the power bowl from it’s lighter cousin, the salad. Power bowls are a meal prep favorite around here, and I’ve got four must-make power bowl sauces for you to choose from for a hearty and nutritious easy weeknight meal. View the recipe.

Easy Protein-Packed Pasta Salad Recipe

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This protein-packed pasta salad is made with seasonal summer veggies, dressed in a creamy balsamic dressing, and has a few secret ingredients to sneak protein into the bowl. View the recipe.

Healthier Baked Beans


These healthier vegetarian baked beans are made from scratch, but just as easy to make and delicious! Once you taste a bite of these healthier baked beans, you won’t go back to the can. View the recipe here.

Asian Quinoa Power Bowl with Ginger Miso Dressing

This Asian quinoa power bowl with ginger miso dressing is loaded with nutrients and can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes. View the recipe here.

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