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Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018


As December 31 approaches, it’s a great time to reflect on the past year—our personal challenges, professional successes, major life changes, and, of course…what we ate.

Taking a look at the most popular recipes of 2018 is like getting a little (non-creepy!) glimpse into our readers’ kitchens. How fun is that?

And this year, Nutritious Life’s readers were busy blending, chopping, and baking all kinds of healthy foods. The top recipes include a super simple chicken salad, a trendy avocado egg boat (duh), and genius healthy “cookie dough” (yes!).

What was cooking in 2018? Check out our most popular recipes of the year, below. There’s no reason their fame should fade come January 1.

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Nutritious Life’s 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018

  • Baked Eggplant

    A flavorful, nutrient-dense meal that’s perfect for Meatless Monday.

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  • Mashed Butternut Squash

    Creamy butternut flavored with coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg. (OMG, yes.)

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  • Nut and Seed Bread

    The simple gluten-free loaf you’ve been looking for.

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  • Gut Health Smoothie

    Great gut health in a glass? Yes, please.

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  • Easy Three Bean Chili

    For an easy dinner on cold nights: A warming way to get in a ton of vegetables and protein.

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  • Avocado Boat Egg Bake

    The only question is: Avocado toast, who?

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  • Homemade Chicken Soup

    A classic gets an upgrade: Good for the body, good for the soul.

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  • Easy Chicken Salad

    You really can’t go wrong when tossing chicken and greens together in a bowl, trust us.

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  • Protein Cookie Dough

    Raw, gluten-free cookie dough that qualifies as a post-workout snack? You’re so welcome.

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  • Raw Brownie Batter

    Vegan, gluten-free chocolate gooey bliss. It’s okay if you’re not into sharing.

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