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Top 20 Posts of 2014

2014 was a great year and a lot of great food was made , eaten and enjoyed.  You saw some silly exercise videos and we sweated together, getting stronger and healthier.  I shared some gardening tips with you that I have learned over the years and some great food was grown and eaten.  All quite an accomplishment, so today I thought I would share your favorite Top 20 posts of 2014 based on you the readers.

In case you missed one here the are…


Top Healthy Recipes of 2014 Readers Favorite | ahealthylifeforme.com
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1. Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Superfood Smoothie This bad boy has all that you need for recovering with super foods to help fight inflammation in your muscles to giving you an energy boost when you need it.

Blueberry Avocado Spinach Smoothie Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

2. Blueberry Protein Muffins {this post has video} are a great low calorie, gluten free, protein packed breakfast to help kick start your metabolism.

Blueberry Protein Muffin Healthy Treat Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

3. Cucumber Martini will be your new favorite cocktail it certainly has become mine.

Cucumber Martini 3

4. Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars  A bar that I enjoyed because it is delicious, filling,  loaded with super foods and gives me a morning dose of Protein to kickstart my metabolism.

Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars Healthy Treat Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

5. Baked Lemon Chicken is an easy, delicious dish for dinner any day of the week.  Paleo friendly, and Gluten Free.

Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe is Gluten Free and Paleo | ahealthylifeforme.com

6. 30 Day Plank Challenge says it all a challenge that your core will thank you.

30 Day Plank Challenge

7. Salmon and Quinoa Feta and Spinach is sure to become a family favorite.  It is  delicious, easy and done in under 30 minutes, but more importantly it is loaded with healthy grains, seeds, nuts and lean protein.  A dish to make you feel good while you are enjoying eating it.

Salmon Quinoa Feta & Spinach-2

8. HIIT Workout Week 1 {this post has video} The beauty of these workouts is that they can be done anywhere and everywhere, with little to no gym equipment. HIIT, stands for high-intensity interval training, it is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods.

HIIT it Workout | ahealthylifeforme.com

9. Paleo Pumpkin Bread is a healthy dense bread that is also gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and soy free.  It has a vast amount of potassium, so it is great for those muscles and is sweet enough to make your pesky sweet tooth happy.

Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

10. Pistachio Crusted Salmon is a recipe to impress with delicious flavor, healthy omega-3’s and is one of the most simple dishes to prepare.

Pistachio Crusted Salmon copy

11. Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad brings flavors from the garden together in a delicious dish that is fresh.

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad

12. How to Make the Best Chicken Noodle Soup the perfect recipe for cool nights, watching the big game, sharing with friends or when you or your loved one are not feeling well, or you just want a hearty healthy filling soup.

How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup | ahealthylifeforme.com

13. Bourbon Ginger Cocktail who knew Bourbon could be so refreshing?

Bourbon Ginger

14. Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake sweet and fluffy, perfect for a spring treat.

Gluten Free Almond Coconut Cake 2

15. Marinated Eggplant is a dish packed with tons of flavor and loads of vegetables, the perfect side dish.

Marinated Eggplant 2

16. HIIT Workout Week 2 {this post has video} These exercises increases your metabolism meaning you burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level in a short period of time.  HIIT trains and conditions both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems ensuring an all over body workout both cardiovascular and muscular.

HIIT it Workout | ahealthylifeforme.com

17. 10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious summer tomatoes all season long.

10 tips for growing tomatoes organically | ahealthylifeforme.com


18. Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie really is delicious and tastes like a pumpkin milkshake, everything us pumpkin lovers… well, love.

Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie Gluten Free Paleo Healthy Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

19. Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread is packed full of flavor, is dense (wait till you pick it up), moist and delicious. It freezes well, so you can have a loaf to pull out when you have friends over, or take as a hostess gift.

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread 3 copy

20. Blueberry Corn Salad is a simple healthy clean summer salad that is sure to please with the fresh sweet taste of the corn and the heat of jalapeño.

Blueberry Corn Salad 5

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10 comments on “Top 20 Posts of 2014”

  1. It always feel good when looking back in to the past year & go through our important posts that could bring more visitors in coming years. Gluten Free Banana Walnut Date Bread looks so delicious & I am checking the post right now for the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore

    Wow Amy; so many delicious and inspirational options. My mouth was watering by the third recipe and I really need to do the plank challenge. Thanks for the motivation!

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    Christie - Food Done Light

    I would adore the cucumber martini and those oatmeal superfood bars. They both need to happen in my kitchen ASAP.

  4. Great compilation of some fantastic blogging, not to mention some delicious looking recipes. 2014 looks to have been a great year for you. Best wishes for 2015 to even be better!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    All of these look so amazing! Some recipes I missed (like those breakfast bars!) so I am glad you did a roundup! Pinned!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

    This is making me hungry. I have a bunch that I missed that I want to click through to see now. What a great year it was!

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