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Since we cook dinner in my house almost every night, my husband and I are on a constant search for new recipes to try. And though we have our favorite indulgences, we try to make most of them on the healthier side! To help you in your own quest for lighter newlywed recipes, the Southern Weddings gals have rounded up a few favorites to share today, all tested and approved in our own kitchens. Whether you’re paleo, vegetarian, vegan, or just trying to eat a little better, we hope you’ll find something here to love!

1. 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili | I have been making this literally every other week since I discovered the recipe–it’s perfect on chilly nights, and it couldn’t be easier to throw into the crockpot in the morning! Be sure to use a good salsa verde (Frontera Tomatillo salsa is my favorite), and don’t skimp on toppings–I add cilantro, green onion, avocado, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of cheese. – Lisa
2. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts | I am a pretty big Gina fan and her recipes never disappoint (I got her fabulous new cookbook for Christmas). This one is healthy and easy–we’ve made it for ourselves, when we’ve had friends over, and even made extra and eaten leftovers for a few days! – Kristin
3. BLT Chopped Salad with Corn, Feta, and Avocado | This is my current favorite salad recipe–the combination of ingredients is so delicious! I love it for weekend lunches or light dinners. To make it even lighter, substitute pistachios for the bacon! – Lisa
4. Sweet Potato Burritos with Avocado Salsa Verde | This is one of the few meals where I don’t miss the meat AT ALL. I can serve this to anyone and they will love it! – Emily
5. Blueberry Oat Squares | My blueberry plants are usually late bloomers but when they finally yield some juicy berries, these granola bars are the berries’ first destination! – Morgan
6. Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix | Kind of a recipe, and kind of an easy-peasy date night! This pizza dough is one of our absolute favorites: it’s quick, healthy, and rises like regular pizza crust. Add your favorite toppings, and you’re good to go! – Marissa
7. Paleo Meatloaf | Being married to an athlete, we have been hardcore Paleo, semi-Paleo, and everything in-between. During our “hardcore” time, we loved this meatloaf. Paired with green beans, it is our go-to healthy comfort food! – Marissa
8. Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini | I always make a big bowl of this light and fresh macaroni salad before my family and I leave for our annual summer vacation. Chilled in a cooler, it makes the perfect beach day lunch! – Morgan
9. Broccolini Fried Rice | This recipe is almost painfully healthy, but it also happens to be pretty yummy, and easy to make. Good when you feel like you need a cleanse! – Emily
10. Blueberry & Raspberry Baked Oatmeal | Eating a warm (healthy) breakfast on a cold morning is a great way to start our day–my favorite part of this recipe is the fact that you can make ahead (on the weekend) and reheat individual servings each morning! – Kristin

What are your go-to healthy recipes, friends? Feel free to sound off or leave links in the comments – we’ll be checking back!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Heather reply

    These all sounds delicious! I was just looking for some healthy recipes to make this weekend (we’re trying to eat extra healthy before our wedding this summer!) and am going to try that chicken chili tonight!

  2. avatar Jenn reply

    This look so tasty!

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