Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months, thinking about the journey, challenges, and lessons learned but also to remind myself to be thankful and count my blessings.

2014 had so many highs for me and Skinnytaste – the top of the list was certainly The Skinnytaste Cookbook making the New York Times Best Seller’s List – holy cow!!! I also challenged myself to get out of my comfort zone and face one of my fears… public speaking! Still working on that but I’ve had lots of practice this year with video, TV and radio.

I can’t express how grateful and thankful
I am for all of your support. Your comments, emails, the photos you share with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook mean the world to me. None of this would be possible without you, so THANK YOU!

And now the best part…. here are the TOP 25 Most Popular Recipes from 2014 as well as links to the popular posts from previous years.

Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2013
Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2011
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2010

Top 25 Most Popular Skinny Recipes posted in 2014:

1. Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast
This is so easy, flavorful and practically cooks itself while you’re away!

 
2. Amazing Flourless (Black Bean) Brownies
One person commented “I just made this and I have to say that I am amazed! These aren’t only delicious, they may be the best brownies I have ever made!”

3. Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry
One commenter said “5/5 stars!! delicious meal with the perfect amount of flavor. :)”

4. Three-Cheese Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
Stuffed with zucchini, ricotta and Parmesan, then topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese – delicious, kid friendly and perfect if you want to feed a crowd.

5. Easy Macaroni Casserole
Baked pasta dish made with whole wheat elbows, ground turkey, veggies, marinara sauce and cheese – a great family friendly dish.

6. Cauliflower Fried “Rice”
A delicious low-carb alternative to rice!

7. Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Slightly modified from the Recipe Girl Cookbook, my husband loves this recipe!!

8. Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad
Delicious, high in fiber and protein all for under 300 calories

9. Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Lemon and Spicy Shrimp
2014 was the year of the zoodle! Swapping zucchini noodles for pasta is my favorite low-carb swap.

10. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips
One commenter said: “I am addicted. I have made them 4 times already and cannot get enough!!”

11. Chickpea Quinoa and Avocado Salad
This protein packed vegetarian salad is loaded with fiber and healthy fats!

12. Spaghetti Squash Primavera
Easy, low-carb, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!

13. PB&J Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Made with just 4 ingredients, (bananas, oats, peanut butter and jelly) these cookies are best eaten warm right out of the oven!

14. Orange Chicken Makeover
Lighter in calories, but you won’t be disappointed, it’s so good!

15. PB2 Flourless Chocolate Brownies
These brownies have no flour, no oil or butter, but they are amazing!

16. Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles for Two
I replaced the noodles with zoodles (zucchini noodles) and the results were fantastic for under 300 calories!!

17. Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Antioxidant rich – trust me, it tastes better than it looks!

18. Quinoa Fiesta Enchilada Bake
My favorite way to eat quinoa!

19. Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad
Amazing and no cooking required!

20. Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta
Another spiralized favorite!!

21. Picadillo Quesadillo
One word… YUM!

22. Turkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup
Hearty, kid friendly and delicious!

23. Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries
Baked with garlic, a little olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, then sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan and parsley – to die for!

 
24. Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Sometimes the simplest things can be the best – like this salad…

25. Sweet and Spicy Asian Glazed Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Marinated overnight, grilled and finished with a yummy glaze

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39 comments

  1. After making and enjoying many of your recipes over the years and after buying your cookbook, I would encourage you to make a Big One— all or close to all of these recipes on your web site. I bought three copies on your cookbook for myself and children and I always find a dieter I can turn on to a site where they can have every last one of these recipes so beautifully photographed. Thanks so much!

  2. The Paleo Diet, or Caveman Diet, recommends eating as ancient hunter-gatherers did — heavy on proteins and low in carbs.

  3. I prepared skinny garlic parmesan fries! Tasty! Great recipe!

  4. I just wanted to tell you that I love your recipes. I've lost over 30 lbs on Weight Watchers and it's good to find recipes showing the Weight Watcher points. I made one of your recipes the other day: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea and Turkey Stew. It's wonderful! My husband loved it too and he's usually kind of a picky eater. Will make it again for sure. It reheats well too. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. Sincerely, Nancy Lund, Beaverton, Oregon

  5. In May 2014 I started my journey towards healthy living. EVERY meal was from skinnytaste! As of January 1, 2015 I've lost 50 pounds! Not ony do I feel great, but when choosing what's for dinner, my family wants to eat at home instead of out. Thank you so much for the love & care.

  6. So happy I stumbled across your website – what a gem! Bookmarked already. Can't wait to try the flour-less black bean brownies and the buffalo chicken strips! Yay!

  7. These recipes all look so good, the photos are amazing. I will definitely by trying out some of these!

  8. Looks wonderful.

  9. Great collection here… I will be trying a few of these recipes this weekend!

  10. LOVED the zoodle recipes this year!! LOVED THEM! I had never thought to make "fake" noodles with zucchini but now there is no going back! I love how clean, simple and family friendly your recipes are. Thanks for all your hard work and great recipes! (and gorgeous photos!!!!)

  11. For me, 2014 was definitely the "Year of the Spiralizer!" Your recipes have been a huge part of my weight loss this past year. I've lost over thirty pounds and I tell everyone that I owe a huge part of that to your Zoodle recipe collection. The Asian ones are my absolute favorite. Keep up the great work!!

  12. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work that you put into the blog and the cookbook. It has truly changed my life. I am on a journey of better health that includes the need to remove about 150 lbs. After five months, I'm down 40 lbs., my diabetes medication has been reduced by half, and I truly can't express how much you have helped me on this journey. I have made at least 60 or so of your recipes over the last few months, and EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. has been incredibly delicious. Not a single dud to be found. And as a Weight Watchers member, it's so incredibly helpful that you include the Points Plus values on the recipes! I'm sure keeping up with the blog is an insane amount of work on top of raising a family, so I just wanted to let you know how much that hard work is appreciated!

    • Bryan, you mirror the sentiment of the majority of us users of this site. Couldn't have said it better myself. BEST food blog (weight watchers or not!) out there. Congrats and Thank you Gina 🙂

    • Thank YOU sooo much, that really makes my New Year special. I hope I can continue to help, inspire and please you all in 2015!

  13. I just got your cookbook for Christmas and made my first recipe (Shrimp and Grits) last night. I'm in love! Now I'm torn between Kung Pao Chicken zoodles and Three Cheese Zucchini Lasagna Rolls for my next choice!

  14. The Quinoa Fiesta Bake is one of my family's favorite recipes. It is so tasty and feels so indulgent!

  15. Your Fig Balsamic Pork Tenderloin is a recent favorite in our house! Now I'm off to pin some of these other recipes.

  16. what a great roundup !

  17. Love these. I'll definitely be cooking lots of them in the next few weeks.

  18. I loved your Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast recipe! It was so easy and so yummy. My family liked it so much that they've actually asked me to make it again, so we're having it as our New Year's Day dinner. Happy New Year!

  19. aaand I'm drooling….

  20. I'm so excited to try this recipe. So inspirational!

    Happy new year!
    www.trangscorner.com

  21. Confession- I've just discovered your blog. (Should I be ashamed?!) I've got a lot of catching up to do! Off to the kitchen!

  22. These all look so yummy. I really want to try those Asian zucchini noodles. You had a great year.

  23. Not a good idea to be looking at this at 11:20…but I will most definitely be trying out some of these recipes soon!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

  24. I make those brownies (#2) all the time and for everyone. In my book, THE best new recipe of all recipes in 2014.

  25. Love the veggie recipes best. Please keep them coming!

  26. What a lovely collection, and so many colours 😀 Something for everyone for sure 😀 I hope that 2015 hold just as much goodness in store for you as this past year has 🙂 xx

  27. Everything looks great. Just pinned half of them probably! Great start to meal planning for the new year!

  28. Are all of these recipes in the 2014 cookbook?

  29. Great collection! I've made lasagna rolls and they were so good!

  30. Great Round up of Recipes! Looking forward to even more in 2015 when the New Years Resolution to be healthier starts!

  31. Everything looks so yummy!