New year, new me – you know how the saying goes. The New Year means it’s time to restock our pantries with ingredients primed to become nutritious nibbles and healthy bites.

In need of some wholesome recipe inspiration? Luckily, our ever-impressive influencers closed 2016 with tons of recipes that were sugar-free, gluten-free, organic, and great for digestion. And though many were packed with seasonal ingredients ( apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, etc.), these meals make healthy eating easy and extra enticing year-round.

Beyond an appeal to staying healthy throughout feasting season, these influencers also hit it out of the ballpark when it came meeting and exceeding their click milestones. What made these particular recipes so successful? The influencers knew how to make their recipes come to life through vibrant, engaging and high-res photography. They maximized exposure by cross promoting on Yummly and BuzzFeed. They inspired others to recreate the recipes at their own holiday festivities by sharing across their seasonal Pinterest boards. Lastly, the influencers made it easy for their audiences to try it on their own by including a recipe widget or step-by-step videos and photography of the cooking process itself.

Are you interested in bringing some of these healthy meals to help guide you and your readers as you kick off the New Year right? Read on for 10 of our favorite recent recipes, ranging from paleo platters to detoxifying drinks and everything in between! 

Truvia Nectar

Fig Pear and Apple Crisp by Plating Pixels 

Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Breakfast Toast by Jar of Lemons 

Boar’s Head

Roasted Garlic Hummus Pinwheel Sandwich by Living La Vida Holoka 

Beetroot Falafel by Herbivore Cucina

Immaculate Baking

2-Ingredient Chocolate Braided Bread by Fit Mitten Kitchen 

Gluten-Free Turtle Cookie Bars by Annie’s Aprons

Foster Farms

One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice by Ev’s Eats

Annie’s Homegrown

Homemade Granola with Annie’s Organic Berry Bunnies by Veggies Save the Day


Holiday Mocktails with detoxwater by Living The Gourmet


The Ultimate Vegan Holiday Dip Board by Pumpkin and Peanut Butter