Top 12 Most Popular Recipes From 2016 {plus my personal favorites!}

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Enjoy this compilation of the most popular recipes from 2016! Thank you so much for spending time with me here this year at Aggie’s Kitchen – I wish everyone a very healthy and happy New Year!

I love the week that falls between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I am a reflective person so it brings me a lot of joy to look back at my year of personal experiences, my family, and my blog. I have to admit, having a blog makes it much easier to remember since it’s all documented and stamped with a date…makes me appreciate what this blog means to me even more, although due to the evolution of the (sometimes big, bad, scary) internet I find myself sharing more about food and less about personal & family over the years. It’s all good.

2016 was interesting. I turned 40. I went back to college. I embraced fitness and got strong (surprised myself). My oldest started middle school. We survived a scary hurricane. My daughter was a guest judge for a recipe contest at a produce conference. My baby turned 3 and became a little person, not really a baby anymore. I went out of my comfort zone and was a speaker at a dietician/healthy blogger conference (and loved it). I traveled to Vermont, Savannah and the Florida Panhandle. My friend Kristen came to visit me and we went to see Justin Bieber and Mickey Mouse. My family & I went to Disney – a lot. I withdrew from college. My husband & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I watched family members go through some health problems. We attended the most epic Indian wedding celebration. My daughter and I volunteered for the 2016 presidential campaign. I grew personally and professionally.

2016 was interesting, and good. As always, I’m ready and looking forward to a fresh start from starting a new year.

As for food…I shared a lot of recipes! I’m so grateful for all of you who visit me here, I wish you a very healthy and happy New Year.

Here are your favorites:

  1. Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup

It's definitely soup season and one of my family's favorite soups is this Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup. Will warm you right up!

2. Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins - this recipe is so versatile, my family loves having them ready in the fridge for quick snacks or breakfasts!

3. Salsa Chicken and Bean Tostadas

4. Caprese Rice Salad

This Caprese Rice Salad recipe is bursting with fresh flavors! Great side dish for grilled meats or double the recipe to take to a barbecue or picnic.

5. Pesto Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with an Italian twist! Just a few ingredients, these Pesto Roasted Brussels Sprouts will make a great addition to any meal! Recipe via

6. Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Bites

We love this recipe for Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Bites for breakfast or a healthy snack! Serve with vanilla Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey, so good!

7. BBQ Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Bowl

8. Spiced Ground Turkey and Peas

Filled with warm spices and veggies, this Kheema (Spiced Turkey and Peas) recipe is great served over rice or scooped up with pita or naan bread.

9. Strawberry Almond Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Great for feeding a crowd at breakfast, or for meal prep! My family loves this Strawberry Almond Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal - add yogurt and fresh fruit for a powerful start to your day! Recipe via

10. Tuna and Orzo Salad with Parmesan and Basil

11. Vegetarian Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Enchilada Stuffed Peppers - the quinoa and black bean filling is so hearty and full of flavor, you won't miss the meat in this dish! recipe via

12. Clementine Vinaigrette

'Tis the season for all things citrus! Love clementines and their sweet juice, try this Clementine Vinaigrette on your next salad! recipe via

and a few of my personal favorites:

  1. Black Bean and Egg Breakfast Tostadas

2. Harvest Farro Salad

Harvest Farro Salad is chock full of goodness and so much flavor! Such a delicious vegetarian grain salad to serve over the fall and winter season. Would be a great addition to holiday potlucks too! Recipe via

3. Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale

This Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating kale! Hearty and healthy recipe via

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