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75 Best Recipes on the Internet


Whether you’ve always loved to cook or you’ve picked it up as a hobby during quarantine, we’d venture a guess that you’re on the lookout for new recipes to try. After all, getting creative in the kitchen is an excellent and rewarding way to spend your time.

That said, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of recipes on the Internet. But don’t worry! We’ve compiled the 75 best recipes, from breakfast to snacks to desserts. In addition to being delicious, each and every recipe is healthy so you don’t have to worry about breaking your diet. And if you love cooking, sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!

Breakfast Recipes

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Pizza for breakfast? We’re in! These individual pizzas are inspired by Mexican flavors, but you can easily mix it up by using other ingredients like your favorite proteins and veggies.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Pizzas

Low-calorie flaky southern biscuits
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Biscuits are delicious, but they’re not exactly known for being the healthiest breakfast dish. These 140-calorie biscuits (yes, you read that correctly!) are proof that you can have a tasty and healthy start to your day.

Get our recipe for Southern-Style Biscuits

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Healthy eggs in purgatory
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

There’s nothing worse than starting the day with a hangover. Luckily, we’ve got a solution: This recipe is designed to help you bounce back. Pair it with a big glass of water and an Advil, and you’ll feel as good as new.

Get our recipe for Eggs in Purgatory

protein waffles on a plate with fresh berries
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Tired of drinking protein shakes every morning? Satisfy your protein needs with these waffles, which can be made with either regular protein powder or chocolate protein powder.

Get our recipe for Protein-Packed Waffles

breakfast burrata platter with butternut squash and whole grain bread
Carlene Thomas/ Eat This, Not That!

There’s never a wrong time to eat burrata. This healthy but hearty recipe will quickly become one of your go-to dishes, and it’s perfect to serve if you’re hosting brunch.

Get our recipe for Mediterranean Breakfast Burrata Platter

loaded vegetable frittata in cast iron skillet with slice on plate and fork
Jason Donnelly

Frittatas are the quintessential breakfast food, and this filling dish is packed with protein, veggies, and fiber.

Get our recipe for a Loaded Vegetable Frittata

Breakfast hash with sweet potato and chicken sausage
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Enjoy the deliciousness of a breakfast hash, minus the grease (and the high number of calories). We recommend pairing this with a Bloody Mary if you’re planning to have a leisurely, relaxing breakfast.

Get our recipe for Breakfast Hash

breakfast salad with eggs on pink plate and marble background
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

If you love to start the day with veggies, this breakfast salad is perfect for you. It’s made with eggs, so you won’t miss out on your protein needs.

Get our recipe for a Crunchy Breakfast Salad.

Vegetarian huevos rancheros
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

No breakfast food list would be complete without huevos rancheros, and our recipe clocks in at fewer than 500 calories.

Get our recipe for Huevos Rancheros

acai bowl with blueberries and kiwi in white bowl with spoon
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Acai is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a good acai bowl? This recipe is easy to make and contains way less sugar than a prepackaged bowl or smoothie.

Get our recipe for an Acai Bowl

Healthy french toast with strawberries
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

We could eat this sweet, tasty, and healthy French toast every day. And so can you, because it’s super simple and quick to make.

Get our recipe for French Toast Stuffed with Strawberries

Low-carb vanilla-bourbon french toast
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If you’re in the mood for a vanilla-bourbon flavor rather than a fruit topping, mix up your French toast game and give this dish a try. You won’t regret it.

Get our recipe for Vanilla-Bourbon French Toast

Healthy blueberry pancakes
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Made with Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, these blueberry pancakes contain both protein and, of course, one of the most beloved fruits out there.

Get our recipe for Blueberry Pancakes

omelet sprinkled with salt pepper and parsely
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Straight from New York City chef Alan Vargas, this recipe includes all the secret tips and tricks you need to make the perfect omelet.

Get our recipe for The Perfect Omelet

Vegetarian yogurt parfait
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This light, healthy dish is super versatile. It’s a great way to start off the day, and it can also be served as a snack or even as a dessert.

Get our recipe for a Yogurt Parfait

Lunch Recipes

chicago hot dog
Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Chicago is famous for its stellar hot dogs, but they’re not exactly known for being the healthiest options. We’ve got you covered with this 250-calorie hot dog recipe that contains all the fixings that make Chicago’s dogs so darn good.

Get our recipe for a Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Low-calorie grilled caesar salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A typical Caesar salad is deceptively packed with calories. But, as this 410-calorie recipe proves, it doesn’t need to be.

Get our recipe for Grilled Caesar Salad

Vegetarian grilled cheese and tomato soup
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Grilled cheese and tomato soup are the ultimate comfort foods. Made with pimentos, this recipe brings a tasty twist to the beloved dish.

Get our recipe for Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Healthy ultimate blt
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Another tried and true classic is a BLT sandwich. Replace the heavy sauce with a fried egg, and you can get your BLT fix for under 500 calories.

Get our recipe for The Ultimate BLT

Healthy tuna nicoise
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Full of protein, fiber, and healthy fat, this dish is further proof that a few small recipe tweaks can cut the calorie count in half without sacrificing flavor.

Get our recipe for Tuna Nicoise

Healthy mom's chicken noodle soup
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

There’s just something about chicken noodle soup that makes it one of the most soothing comfort foods out there. Instead of heating up a sodium-packed can of soup, use this healthy recipe instead.

Get our recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup

Low-calorie fish & chips
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Whether you’re an anglophile or you just love fish and chips because it tastes so darn good, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try. As it turns out, this famous dish doesn’t have to be a splurge, calorie-wise.

Get our recipe for Fish & Chips

Healthy gazpacho
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

On a hot day, nothing hits the spot quite like this yummy chilled soup.

Get our recipe for Gazpacho

Healthy loaded calzone
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Packed with veggies and protein, this calzone makes for a filling lunch or dinner.

Get our recipe for a Loaded Calzone

Butternut squash pasta salad
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Even the most avid salad lovers need a break from lettuce every once in a while. Luckily, you can easily mix things up by using pasta as a base.

Get our recipe for Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

Healthy crispy quesadillas with guacamole
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Leave greasy quesadillas behind in favor of this recipe, which packs in chorizo, cheese, and veggies and clocks in at just 310 calories. Don’t forget the guacamole!

Get our recipe for Crispy Quesadillas with Guacamole

Vegetarian warm goat cheese salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Attention, goat cheese aficionados: We’ve found the best goat cheese salad out there, and it’s (you guessed it!) healthier than anything you’ll find in a restaurant.

Get our recipe for a Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Paleo chicken panini with pesto and peppers
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Who needs Panera and Au Bon Pain when you can make a healthy, filling, and savory panini right at home?

Get our recipe for a Chicken Panini With Pesto & Peppers.

Healthy grilled ratatouille salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This ratatouille salad recipe allows for plenty of substitutions, so stock up on your favorite veggies and have fun getting creative in the kitchen.

Get our recipe for Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Healthy grilled mexican steak salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Salads at Mexican restaurants are tasty, but they’re packed with calories. Don’t give up on Mexican salads just yet, though. This recipe is proof that you can make the dish healthy without sacrificing the flavors we love.

Get our recipe for a Grilled Mexican Steak Salad

Dinner Recipes

Healthy chicken parm
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Replace pasta with spinach, and voilà! Your chicken parm dish just became 10 times healthier.

Get our recipe for Chicken Parm with Spinach

Bowl of pumpkin pad thai with peanuts ready to be eaten
Blaine Moats

We love classic Pad Thai as much as the next person, but try changing it up with new flavors like pumpkin.

Get our recipe for Pumpkin Pad Thai

Beef stew recipe in black lined glass bowl
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Nothing beats a warm stew on a cold day, and it doesn’t get much better than this flavorful dish cooked in red wine.

Get our recipe for Classic Beef Stew

Healthy baked ziti
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

It’s always good to have home-cooked comfort food recipes on hand, and this healthy version of baked ziti provides the comfort and taste we crave after a rough day.

Get our recipe for Baked Ziti

Low-calorie chicken mole enchiladas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Americanized Mexican food has become the norm, but these authentic enchiladas are the next best thing to eating dinner in Oaxaca.

Get our recipe for Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Low-calorie shrimp lo mein
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Who needs takeout when you can whip up an equally tasty—and much healthier—version at home?

Get our recipe for Shrimp Lo Mein

Healthy chicken tikka masala
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If you love Indian cuisine and want to try your hand at making it at home, start with this simple dish.

Get our recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala

healthy zucchini carbonara
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A healthy, flavorful twist on the classic Italian recipe will make you wonder why the heck we don’t put zucchini in every pasta dish.

Get our recipe for Zucchini Carbonara with Bacon.

Vegetarian mushroom melts
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Every once in awhile, you just need to splurge and eat a big, tasty burger. But as this recipe proves, a burger doesn’t need to be a high-calorie food. In fact, it can actually be a healthy meal! Burger lovers, rejoice: You could eat this every day and not gain a pound.

Get our recipe for The Healthy Ultimate Burger

Jambalaya (with paleo & gluten-free option)
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You don’t need to go to New Orleans to get your jambalaya fix. But don’t take our word for it—give this recipe a try.

Get our recipe for Jambalaya

Healthy loaded alfredo with chicken and veggies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

“Alfredo” and “healthy” aren’t typically used in the same sentence. But ditch the heavy cream and load your dish with vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a healthy version of chicken alfredo.

Get our recipe for Loaded Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Vegetables

Paleo teriyaki pork chop with apple
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Homer Simpson’s signature dish was pork chops with applesauce, and he may have been on to something. We love this dish because it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight but sumptuous enough to serve for a special occasion.

Get our recipe for Teriyaki Pork Chops with Apple

Paleo bbq pork shepards pie
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

This twist on the classic dish is fun, flavorful, and perfect for anyone who’s on the Paleo diet.

Get our recipe for BBQ Pork Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

butternut squash ravioli with pecans
Elena Veselova/Shutterstock

If you’re a vegetarian or you’re just not in the mood for meat, break out the ingredients and whip up this butternut ravioli recipe.

Get our recipe for Butternut Ravioli with Sage & Brown Butter

Healthy sunday roast chicken
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Start the week with this Sunday night staple. (You can make it during the week, too—we promise not to tell.)

Get our recipe for Sunday Roast Chicken

Snacks & Appetizer Recipes

baked kale chips with olive oil and sea salt in an orange bowl
Shutterstock

You may think you don’t like kale, but these chips will make you a convert.

Get our recipe for Kale Chips

Low-calorie spicy potato skins
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You don’t need to wait until Game Day to enjoy this delicious appetizer.

Get our recipe for Spicy Potato Skins

Healthy fiery buffalo wings
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Forget about the deep fryer—grill or oven roast your buffalo wings, and the result is just as tasty but far healthier.

Get our recipe for Fiery Buffalo Wings

Low-calorie nachos with chicken and black beans
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

These homemade nachos beat anything we’ve tried in a restaurant.

Get our recipe for Nachos with Chicken & Black Beans

Healthy 7-layer dip
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A lighter twist on the popular party food, we recommend getting fancy and serving these in individual glasses. Your family will be impressed by your cooking and presentation skills.

Get our recipe for 7-Layer Dip

Vegan crispy oven-baked fries
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

It’s true: Healthy french fries exist! They’re a side dish, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself turning them into a full meal—they’re that good.

Get our recipe for Crispy Oven-Baked Fries

Vegetarian cole slaw
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Coleslaw often gets a bad rap, but this vegetarian recipe is a far cry from the mayo-drenched side dish we often get in restaurants. If you can’t get enough of it, try the coleslaw as a sandwich topping.

Get our recipe for Coleslaw

Potato salad
Shutterstock

Potato salad is an excellent dish to bring to picnics. But after tasting this recipe, you might find yourself making it to snack on at home.

Get our recipe for Potato Salad

Healthy smokey deviled eggs
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

We can’t say enough good things about deviled eggs. They’re the perfect side dish, appetizer, snack, and we’d be lying if we said we haven’t occasionally made an entire meal out of them.

Get our recipe for Smoky Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Bowl potato chips
Shutterstock

Store-bought potato chips are undeniably delicious, but they’re packed with empty calories and grease. But don’t despair just yet—there’s no need to swear off potato chips. Use this healthy homemade recipe and enjoy your snack guilt-free.

Get our recipe for Homemade Potato Chips

smoked paprika potato chips on black plate with dipping sauce
Shutterstock

We’re happy to inform you there’s more good news in the potato chip department. Add paprika to make your homemade chips even more flavorful.

Get our recipe for Smoked Paprika Potato Chips

Trail mix popcorn
Jason Donnelly

This recipe takes a grand total of five minutes to make, and it hits the spot when you’re craving something both sweet and savory.

Get our recipe for Trail Mix Popcorn

Healthy stuffed jalapenos
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Jalapeños stuffed with cheese and chorizo? Our mouths are watering just thinking about these baked peppers.

Get our recipe for Cheese and Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeños

roasted chestnuts on a baking sheet
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

They may not be roasted on an open fire, but these oven-baked chestnuts are the perfect winter snack.

Get our recipe for Roasted Chestnuts

Healthy summer rolls
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This recipe is made with shrimp and mango, but once you master the art of making summer rolls, you can get creative and try out any ingredient your heart desires.

Get our recipe for Healthy Summer Rolls

Dessert Recipes

low calorie ice cream sandwiches
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You can’t go wrong with this classic, simple summertime dessert.

Get our recipe for Ice Cream Sandwiches

individual bowls of key lime cheesecake on serving tray with lime slices and spoons
Jason Donnelly

These individual cheesecake cups are perfect for parties. You may want to make some extras, because people will definitely want to sneak in a second cup, and we can’t blame them.

Get our recipe for Individual Key Lime Cheesecakes

peppermint chocolate cookies on a holiday plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Peppermint and chocolate are the dream team when it comes to desserts, and these cookies are no exception.

Get our recipe for Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Low-calorie apple pie with crunch topping
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Everyone loves apple pie, and this low-calorie recipe means one thing: You should definitely have more than one slice.

Get our recipe for Apple Pie With Crunchy Topping

Chocolate pudding with olive oil and sea salt
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This sweet and salty chocolate pudding gives you the best of both worlds. After one taste, you’ll never want to buy prepackaged pudding again.

Get our recipe for Chocolate Pudding with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Low-calorie tiramisu
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Ah, tiramisu. Need we say more? You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t love this dessert.

Get our recipe for Tiramisu

Sundae with grilled pineapple and rum sauce
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Piña coladas are great, but the hangover that follows? Not so much. This sundae tastes just like a piña colada; close your eyes and pretend you’re relaxing on the beach.

Get our recipe for a Sundae with Grilled Pineapple & Rum Sauce

Molten chocolate cake
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If baking isn’t your forte, this molten chocolate cake recipe will quickly become your new best friend. It’s easy to make, and who doesn’t love that flood of lava the moment you dig in?

Get our recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake

molten lava cherry chocolate cake with frozen yogurt and spoon on black plate
Jason Donnelly

Made in a pressure cooker, this fruity version of a molten lava cake is just as easy-to-make as the traditional molten cake.

Get our recipe for Molten Lava Chocolate-Cherry Cake

Healthy blueberry-peach cobbler
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

For a lighter dessert, try this cobbler made with the best summer fruits.

Get our recipe for Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

Low-calorie ricotta cheesecake with warm blueberries
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

At 360 calories a slice, this ricotta cheesecake recipe is the only one you’ll ever need.

Get our recipe for Ricotta Cheesecake with Warm Blueberries

Low-calorie olive oil ice cream
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Spruce up your vanilla ice cream by adding olive oil, sea salt, and cashews.

Get our recipe for Olive Oil Ice Cream

Vegetarian strawberry shortcake with balsamic
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Made with angel food cake and topped with balsamic vinegar and black pepper, this recipe adds a lighter twist on the beloved summer dessert.

Get our recipe for Strawberry Shortcake With Balsamic.

Low-calorie fudgy brownies
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Everyone craves chocolate once in a while. And at 200 calories each, these fudgy brownies will satisfy those cravings.

Get our recipe for Fudgy Brownies

Low-calorie grilled banana split
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Ice cream, grilled bananas, chocolate sauce, and peanuts all in one dessert? Be still, our hearts!

Get our recipe for Grilled Banana Split



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