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The New Year is upon us... How many of you have been able to keep those New Year's resolutions for a week?! With all the tasty meats and treats we make on the daily, it's tough to keep a healthy state of mind up in here. We might not be able to stick to a strict diet but with these 15 Guilty Pleasure Recipes That Are Actually Healthy, there's a chance the weight gain won't be as tragic as it could be in 2017. From BBQ to Tex Mex, flavorful pasta to pizza, this roundup of healthy meals will keep you in line with your New Year's resolutions (without giving up all those tasty meats - like, ahem, BACON)!
Best Ever Crockpot BBQ Chicken - Sauce + Style
BBQ Chicken & Bacon Guacamole Wraps - Sauce + Style
Bacon-Wrapped Caprese Stuffed Chicken - Sauce + Style
Grilled Chili Rubbed Flank Steak - Sauce + Style
California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls - Half Baked Harvest
The Best Philly Style Italian Hoagie - Baker By Nature
Seared Pork with Roasted Grapes - Bev Cooks
Mexican Shredded Pork Polenta Bowls - Perpetually Hungry
Clam, Chard and Bacon Pizza - Bon Appetit
Easy Italian Chicken Skillet - Gimme Some Oven
Sloppy Jane Tex Mex Bowls - Naked Cuisine
20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne - Pinch of Yum
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup - The Kitchen
Spicy Fish Taco Bowls - Jo Cooks Good luck staying a little healthier out there, piggy peeps!
A salad?! On Sauce + Style?! I know it's a bit shocking to see something on the healthy side pop up here, but being on a teeny tiny cleanse inspired me to up my salad game. With bacon of course.
Normally I am NOT a salad person (as in I avoid it at all costs), but when a salad combines all my favorite things, I'll change my stance on it momentarily. This BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad is the perfect example of what'll get me in a salad-eating mood. Yes, this salad is loaded up with some healthy veggies, but there's also bacon and a BBQ ranch dressing that is going to blow your freaking mind.
Seriously, this salad is so good you'll actually find yourself CRAVING it. So wrong, it's gotta be right ;) am I right?
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INSTRUCTIONS: In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for the dressing. Set aside. Add mixed greens, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, bell pepper, avocado, and cucumber to a cutting board. Chop all the ingredients up well. Add chopped ingredients to a bowl. Stir in cheddar, sunflower seeds and bacon. Top with dressing and toss to coat. Serve.
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*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
It's getting pretty darn chilly outside and personally, I love brightening up my cocktail hour with something light and acidic in the dead of winter. It's like adding a little ray of sunshine to every dreary cold day! Instead of a heavy lemon drop martini or other rich and sweet cocktail, The Detox Cocktail is perfect to brighten up a snowy day AND won't be too bad for that waistline.
That's right, this is a HEALTHY cocktail. I'll pause while you pick your jaws up off the floor... This cocktail has healthy, clean ingredients so you don't have to feel guilty after indulging in a few! Plus there's some apple cider vinegar in there (TRUST ME, it's delicious ok?) which we all know holds magical properties to help your digestion. So if you're feeling a little out of whack or off balance with trying (and failing) to keep with a diet... Just sit back and sip on The Detox Cocktail and feel pretty darn good about your new healthy habit.
INSTRUCTIONS: In a small saucepan, bring vinegar, honey and lemon juice to a boil with thyme sprig. Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes. Remove thyme sprig. Add honey mixture to a shaker filled with ice. Add vodka and shake well. Strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with lemon wheel and sprig of thyme.
*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett
Y'all know we can't roll into a New Year without a whole set of cocktails to survive these first super intense weeks. Now that everyone's resolutions have been made, people are extra pumped and motivated to stick to them, making it a pretty busy season for us the moment we get back to the office. We aren't REALLY encouraging that whole "diet" thing, because it's all about balance. What's more balanced than a healthy cocktail? The booze evens ya out and the healthy fruit juices and other goodies in there will diminish the calorie count so you don't feel quite as guilty. Here's a roundup of our top fav classy and healthy cocktails that'll keep you fresh in the New Year. There are some old favorites and some new classics serving up just about every libation out there (aka there's something for everyone on this killer list). Cheers, piggy peeps!
Grilled Pineapple Bourbon Smash - Sauce + Style
Mango Mojito - Sauce + Style
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita - Sauce + Style
Blueberry Mint Fizz - Waiting on Martha
Refreshing Watermelon Margarita - Sugar and Charm
Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail - A Cozy Kitchen
Blood Orange Margarita - With Salt & Wit
Cherry Blueberry Apple Sangria - The Roasted Root
Grapefruit Salty Dog - The Cookie Rookie
Blueberry Maple Mojito - Healthy Recipe Ecstasy So the only question is, which one of these delicious cocktails are you going to bust out at your next happy hour first??