10 Healthy Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Weekly Menu

I think variety is the key to sustainability. If we get bored we are unmotivated. If we are unmotivated we are unlikely to complete our goals. One way to avoid veggie boredom is some great new recipes that will spice up (no pun intended) your weekly menu.

I love when people share delicious recipes with me. I get to try new, healthy, and delicious food all of the time because I get so many recommendations. It motivated me to compile a list of my all-time favorite veggie-based and healthy recipes that are tried and true! These are recipes that will add variety to your weekly menu AND help keep those veggies on your plate.

Even if you aren’t the biggest veggie eater, try these recipes out. I think they can turn the worst critic into the best veggie lover. Trust me on this. They really are THAT delicious.

My Top 10 Healthy Recipes

Paleomg 5 Ingredient Pizza Bake

This recipe is a major family staple for us. If you follow me on Instagram you will see me share my love for it often. Even further, you can sub shredded chicken or lean ground beef with enchilada sauce for a Mexican food option. It’s such a simple, yet delicious option. And the best part? The kids (and even you) won’t know it’s filled with healthy vegetables. That’s the ultimate way to enjoy healthy recipes!


Skinnytaste Scampi for 2 (or double it for 4)

Um—yes, please!  I love shrimp and I love pasta. What I love most about this recipe is that I get the “pasta” craving filled, and I don’t even have to use regular pasta. While zucchini noodles aren’t a direct substitute (don’t think they’ll actually taste like carbs on carbs on carbs), they are a great way to have a “pasta” dish without the guilt afterward. You can eat a big bowl of this and still go up for seconds if you want!


Damn Delicious Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

This zucchini dish is a great option on the side to add to any meal you can do it with broccoli too. I’ve even been known to just snack on these right out of the oven. Hey, don’t judge me. They’re that delicious.


Nom Nom Paleo Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Another major go-to for my family and I. I slightly modify this recipe and use a spray of olive oil rather than all that is called for in the recipes and 3-4 slices of diced bacon. I promise, it tastes amazing. Think about it, can you really go wrong with any dish that has bacon in it? Healthy recipes or not, bacon is pretty much life. However, brussel sprouts stretch it out and keep it from feeling overly greasy and heavy on your tummy. That’s a win-win in my book.


Paleo Cupboard Healthy Coleslaw

My husband makes some awesome pulled pork in our smoker. I love serving this alongside it and it is even better the next day. If you have a chance to let the flavors meld for 24 hours or so, you will absolutely love it. But it’s good when served right after prepping too! Either way, you can’t really go wrong with this recipe.


Iowa Girl Eats Cauliflower Fried Rice

You can add any lean protein you want to increase your protein for this meal. But it’s also super yummy on its own. Add any veggies of choice like carrots, peas, water chestnuts, snow peas, broccoli, and turn it into a stiry fry type rice! Yum!


Skinnytaste Butternut Squash Soup

This is one of those healthy recipes that is to die for. I make mine in my Instant Pot. When it’s almost done I’ll add in some lean chicken sausage or rotisserie chicken to increase the overall protein in the meal. To top it off, it will keep you full for hours, so it’s great for a lunch option as well.


Gluten-Free Girl Brussel Sprout Salad

This one was such a hit in my Green Plate Challenge that I wanted to share again. I discovered it at a New Year’s Eve party and have been addicted ever since.  Of course, I made some tweaks to fit my lifestyle, and I used far less of the oil. If you’re like me, you can leave out the cheese too. The freshness and crispiness of the sprouts is so yummy, and you don’t even miss the cheese and extra oil in this recipe!


Paleo Grubs Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats

This is an ultimate kid favorite…because what kid doesn’t like eating their food out of a “boat.” Again, a million variations here that you can create to keep the variety up. Spaghetti squash is a great vessle for many different creations, and is widely available (and cheap) during the fall and winter season. Enjoy!


Gimme Delicious Protein and Veggies Foil Packets

My kids love this one again and I do too! Foil packets aren’t just for camping and can be a great way to get the kids involved in dinner prep. Plus, they’re super simple to make and clean up is a breeze! Happy kids and a happy mom you say?


Paleo Cupboard Zuppa Toscana

Another popular one from the challenge that I needed to reshare. I discovered this soup from a friend year’s ago and fell in love. My husband asks for it all the time. I use sweet potatoes instead of turnips, lean chicken sausage and little to no bacon if I don’t have it on hand. The flavor will still be fabulous.


(Want to make your health a priority in the new year? Check out my Feel Amazing Naked challenge by clicking here.)

The beauty of all these healthy recipes is that they can be tweaked to meet your nutrient needs or taste buds. The great thing about every recipe is that it can be modified for YOU.  If you ever need help with one, just email me and I’d love to help you think out of the box.

With these recipes and their variations alone you have 2 weeks worth of meal ideas. Just another reason you have no reason not to keep that veggie intake up.

What are some of your favorite veggie-loaded healthy recipes?

Work Hard Be Kind,


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