Best Recipes of 2015

Best Recipes of 2015

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We’re almost to the end of 2015, which for blog purposes I am dubbing as The Year of The DSLR.

Year one of taking quality pictures on Slim Sanity has been a long learning process. Learning how to shoot on manual mode, exploring more about food styling and doing my best to make ordinary vegetables look really, really good on camera has been a lot of fun.

The blog has seen a little bit of growth in 2015, but I can honestly say it didn’t get the attention it deserved. In fact, 2015 could more accurately be named something much more eloquent about soul searching. But I’m not really eloquent and I’m so over soul searching its ridiculous, so we’re going to have to proceed without a formal title for now.

I feel like I one-uped myself in 2015 compared to 2014. In 2014, I finished my PhD and got married. Kyle and I also bought a house. In 2015 I decided to go out on a limb and find a whole new different career (after only 3-4 months of the year trying to figure out what the F to do with my life). Oh yea, and we got pregnant. But then came the two month hiatus of misery…so basically I spent too much of 2015 feeling kinda crappy and frustrated. Both emotionally and physically. Of course I’m being a bit dramatic because 2015 was a year of awesome celebrations, but I had a lot of Debby Downer time to go along with it.

New Years Resolutions have never really been my thing, except for 2010 when I decided to drink more water. I actually followed through with that one. I’ve decided I am NOT going to one-up myself this year—having baby girl will be a big enough change for us. (Oh yea, BTW…we’re having a girl!) But I can say that I am going to do more of what I WANT to do in 2016, and less of what I feel like I HAVE to do. That might mean paying less attention to dishes and laundry (though as we welcome a child into the world, we might start drowning in those if I give them up for too long). It might mean a lot of other things I can’t really pinpoint right now. I am nearly certain it will mean more time cooking and blogging, because I’ve missed it dearly. I thought for a while I might give up living in the blogosphere, but it’s clearly not going to happen. It’s a hobby I love too much to wish away. This little blog is also something I take pride in, and maybe someday it will be a bit more than just a hobby!

Anywhooo, taking a gander through a 2015 Google Analytics summary brought me back to some delicious recipes I almost forgot about. Like that healthy peanut butter frosting? Why the hell don’t I make that more often? I am pregnant, after all.

So, cheers to a New Year (don’t worry, it’s non-alcoholic bubbly)! I sincerely hope you had a year to remember and that all your New Years Resolutions come true. Until next time, enjoy some one of these most popular recipes from 2015!

1. Healthy Broccoli Chicken Casserole: 21% of all traffic in 2015

Healthy broccoli chicken casserole - a simple dinner you can whip up in 30 minutes! |

2. Roasted Frozen Broccoli

Roasted Frozen Broccoli - how you can roast frozen vegetables to save time in the kitchen! |

3. Black Bean Turkey Burgers

Black Bean Turkey Burgers - a hearty, delicious, and healthy alternative to a traditional burger! |

4. Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles

Whole wheat applesauce waffles - fluffy waffles make for a healthy breakfast, even served with real maple syrup and butter! |

5. Garlic Zucchini Noodles

Garlic zucchini noodles - a low-carb option for a quick and easy dinner! |

6. Healthy Chocolate Banana Fudge

This healthy chocolate banana fudge is the perfect dessert to pack for your lunch! |

7. Healthy Peanut Butter Frosting

Healthy Peanut Butter Frosting - a topping for your healthy desserts that you don't need to feel guilty about! |

8. Mexican Lasagna

Healthy Mexican Lasagna - made with corn tortillas, black bean puree and ground turkey! |

9. Peanut Butter Chia Granola Bars

Peanut butter chia granola bars - a super nutritious snack to get you through the day! |

10. Tangy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

Tangy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs - whip up this delicious healthy appetizer or dinner in just two hours! |

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