The 9 Healthy Recipes That People Are Freaking Out Over on Pinterest Right Now
Pinterest is a goldmine of healthy recipe inspo, but sometimes it can seem like there's too much of a good thing: All those photos can be a lot to sift through (as anyone who has been scrolling for what felt like five minutes—only to realize an hour's gone by—can attest to). But every time you find an all-star recipe—like an Alison Wu-level smoothie or a 15-minute dinner idea that quickly becomes your new go-to—it's all worth it.
And now, it's getting even easier to have those a-ha moments a lot more often.
The social media platform recently rolled out new search filters that make it even easier to find recipes that fit your eating habits—like if you're Paleo, vegan, or gluten-free, for example—by filtering them based on different diets. Other options: Cook time (they'll help you find 15-minute meals) and ingredients, for when you have, like, three things in your fridge.
"With new recipe filters and visual search technology, it's now faster than ever to get cooking."
And that's not all: With the new Pinterest Lens, you can snap a photo and the site will generate ideas based on it. Meaning you can put that meal pic to good use (beyond just posting to Insta). Ever been inspired to recreate that amazing Hu Kitchen bowl at home? Well, now the recipe is just a snap away.
“Pinners have told us they want to get creative ideas when cooking and to try new things," Pinterest's head of product Lawrence Ripsher says on what inspired the recently rolled-out features. "With new recipe filters and visual search technology, it's now faster than ever to get cooking."
But if you really want to cut down on the time it takes to find a delish dish, good news: We figured out the most popular recipes in a handful of key categories. The only question left is: What will you do with the time you've saved yourself?
Here are the 9 most-popular healthy recipes on Pinterest right now.
1. Carrot Pineapple Smoothie
TOP SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Switch out your kale for carrots the next time you're looking for a way to shake up your brekkie drink lineup. "As much as I may love green smoothies, every now and then I wake up just wanting something that’s bright, cheery, sunshiny, and, well, not green," Gimme Some Oven's Ali Martin says.
2. Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
TOP GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE
Although the cast-iron skillet is super photogenic, you don't have to make these in one, says Chrissy Page of Dear Crissy. "Honestly, any old pan will work."
3. Baked Spicy Chili Cinnamon Veggie Chips
TOP PALEO RECIPE
Bye, store-bought veggie chips—this spicy recipe is about to change your snacking game. Pinned from Always Order Dessert, it's super simple and versatile: Simply slice up your favorite root vegetables (or hey, even zucchini) and bake with oil.
4. Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad
TOP SALAD RECIPE
Cafe Delites' grilled chili lime chicken fajita salad has everything you love about your favorite taco dish—minus the tortilla. Even better? The dressing recipe doubles as a marinade.
5. Hibachi Steak Lettuce Wraps
TOP KETOGENIC DIET RECIPE
Sometimes you get bored with chicken and turkey burgers and you just need a steak. These hibachi steak lettuce wraps from Blackberry Babe are perfect for a weeknight dinner when you're short on time but want to skip takeout. The recipe does call for rice—which strict keto eaters avoid—but it's just as tasty without it.
6. Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers
TOP VEGAN RECIPE
Kevin Lynch of Closet Cooking says mushroom skewers are a great summer grilling option—and one your vegan friends can actually enjoy. "The smokiness and caramelization from grilling really brings out the flavors," he says. "Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods and they just happen to be absolutely amazing when grilled!"
7. Avocado Hummus
TOP AVOCADO RECIPE
Can't decide between hummus or guac? Problem solved. This dreamy avocado hummus from Cooking Classy is next-level good—and takes less than 10 minutes to make.
8. Sweet Potato Waffles
TOP GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE
These waffles from Yuri Elkaim are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner... (you get the idea). "When you start to focus on gluten-free eating, it’s easy to feel like you’re leaving behind a lot of breakfast favorites. That’s why I’m so grateful for these indulgent sweet potato waffles," Elkaim says. No waffle maker? No problem—this recipe works for pancakes, too.
9. One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies
TOP PALEO RECIPE
This recipe packs the protein and only takes 30 minutes to make—perfect for a casual dinner party when you'd way rather be sipping rose with friends than stuck cooking. "This is a perfect meal for the hot days of the summer—light, full of veggies, full of bright colors, and so delicious," Julie Album says of her recipe.
Before you head to the grocery store, check out these hacks for cooking healthy on a budget—and here are some ideas for when you don't really feel like heating up the kitchen.
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