If you’re leafy greens-averse or if you’ve lunched on every salad combo you can think of and are ready to move on to something outside of the salad spinner, you best keep reading this post. You might be surprised how many healthy foods you can eat that aren’t just kale and mixed greens. There are so many more amazing, healthy foods out there that you still have to explore. So, eat like a healthy Instagrammer and replace that salad with one of these 33 recipes.



1. Zoodles: Cut your carb intake and eat more veggies by making these veggie noodles out of zucchini and a few other ingredients. You’ll never crave pasta again. (Photo via Analiese Trimber)

2. Shakshuka: Shakshuka is a versatile Middle Eastern food that will help you get rid of all your leftovers. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and can be paired with almost anything, from salads to challah. (Photo via Ashley Manning)

3. Sushi: Sushi stuffed with veggies is healthy and fun to eat. There are tons of different variations, and it’s easier to make than you’d think. (Photo via Eva Chen)


4. Butternut Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Make your favorite comfort food even better by adding some butternut squash to it. Healthy is the new Easy Mac. (Photo via Parisa Soraya)

5. Maple Glazed Stuffed Squash: This recipe is super cheap and filling, and you get to eat out of a squash bowl. Score. (Photo via Kendra Valkema)

6. Buddha Bowl: Just expect that once you make this recipe, you’ll start eating it religiously. (Photo via Hannah Cather)


7. Cauliflower Crust Pizza: You can eat all the pizza you want and be healthy too. Dreams do come true. (via Brit + Co)

8. Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Risotto: Carbo-load with this savory, cheesy risotto. Replace white rice with brown rice or another healthy grain to amp up the healthiness. (Photo via Vedika Luthra)

9. Mushroom Trio Quesadilla: Eat like a Michelin Star chef with the budget of a college student. (Photo via Devon Carlson)


10. Baked Cauliflower with Parmesan: This recipe is going to make you want to eat your veggies. (Photo via Kai Huang)

11. Coriander Roasted Carrots: Make your main dish jealous with this colorful recipe. (Photo via Charlotte Hull)

12. Curry Cauliflower Soup: Take your soup game to the next level with a few simple ingredients. (Photo via Brooke Gabriel)


13. Sweet Potato Fries: These fries are so good, you won’t even need ketchup. (Photo via Amanda Gajdosik)

14. Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto: Add some color by buying multicolor carrots and upcycle that pesto by using it to add some flavor to other foods, such as eggs or pasta. (Photo via Becky Hughes)


15. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: How do you make one of the most stigmatized vegetables taste amazing? Add bacon. (Photo via Kelda Baljon)


16. Asparagus Fries: This is a great, low-carb alternative to fast food fries. Make it even healthier by replacing those bread crumbs with ground up rolled oats or nuts. (Photo via MaryRachel Bulkeley)

17. Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts: If you’re looking for a great way to spice up your sprouts, make these Brussels sprouts with some prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. (Photo via Kai Hang)


18. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles: If you’re tired of eating avocado in guacamole or avocado toast, try a sweeter way to eat it: in chocolate truffle form. (Photo via Emily Hu)

19. Apricot Bites: Eat like a gourmet chef without even using an oven or microwave. This recipe only takes five minutes and perfectly blends sweet and savory. (Photo via Aarthi Chezian)


20. Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Donuts: To experience the satisfaction that these sweet-potato-packed donuts can deliver, you’re gong to have to do a little hard work, but the results are totally worth it. (Photo via Alex Furuya)


21. Hemp “Ice Cream”: Bring out your inner California girl with this hemp ice cream. Don’t forget to decorate with some colorful fruits and photograph it for Instagram. #healthy #blessed (Photo via Kristine Mahan)


22. Cheesecake: This is the healthiest cheesecake recipe of all cheesecake recipes. Plus, they’re cute and mini so you can hand them out to your friends or ration them out for whenever you feel like treating yourself. (Photo via Sophie Clingan-Darack)



23. Homemade Zucchini Bread: Eat dessert for breakfast without breaking your diet. Oh, and you’ll squeeze in an extra serving of vegetables. (Photo via Jasmine Tang)

24. Baked Egg in an Avocado: This baked egg in an avocado is as healthy as it is adorable. (Photo via Lauren Feld)


25. Hummus: Making hummus has never been easier. We’re talking five ingredients and five minutes. You can use this no-guilt spread on anything (bread, celery, wraps, etc.). Store it in the fridge, and you’re good for the week. (Photo via Parisa Soraya)


26. Granola: Here we have not one, but four takes on your classic granola that you’ll never get tired of. And don’t worry, these aren’t necessarily only for those headed toward a life of hiking and camping. (Photo via of SweetOnVeg)

27. Sweet Potato Chips: These sweet potato chips deliver the perfect hint of sweetness without being overwhelming. (Photo via Sean Koetting)


28. Zucchini Chips: They have half the fat as a regular potato chip with the same amount of crunchiness and saltiness. Score. (Photo via Kirby Barth)

29. 3-Ingredient Banana Smoothies: This smoothie is bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S) because it is easy to freeze, easy to eat and easy to enjoy. (Video via Talia Acosta)

30. Frozen Grapes: The recipe is literally the same as it sounds: “frozen grapes.” They taste like fruity, refreshing popsicles and are a great way to cool down during the summer. (Photo via Jocelyn Hsu)


31. Frozen Matcha Green Tea: If you’re tired of that boring “healthy” green smoothie every day, change it up by using matcha powder instead. It’s full of antioxidants and a bit of caffeine, so it will give your day a great kickstart without an afternoon crash. (Photo via Stephanie Nguyen)

32. Broccoli Stem and Feta Hummus: This broccoli hummus puts your leftover broccoli stems to great use, preventing waste and only using a few ingredients. (Photo via Becky Hughes)


33. Zucchini Pizza: On those nights when you’re craving an entire pizza, give in to your cravings without the guilt with these healthy mini zucchini pizzas. It’s basically healthier bagel bites without the freezer burn. (Photo via Nadia Zanardi)

Do you have any healthy recipes to share? Let us know in the comments!