Favorite Recipes of 2014

Favorite Recipes of 2014 | Natural Chow

Can you believe 2015 is almost upon us? I tell ya, this year just flew right by! And while it was an amazing year, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2015.

I want to take a second to let all of you wonderful readers that you are THE BEST! I can’t thank you enough for all of the support that you’ve given me, and all of the opportunities that have opened up for me because of you.

Soooo, because you guys are awesome, today I wanted to share with you a list of all of your favorite recipes from 2014. This list is organized into categories, with the most popular for each category followed by 2 runner-ups.

2014 Reader Favorites

 Favorite Snack Recipe…

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (no surprise here)

Runner Ups:

Healthy Dorito Flavored Popcorn

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites


Favorite Breakfast Recipe…

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins | Natural Chow

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins (which was actually THE most viewed recipe on my blog this year)

Runner Ups:

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Easy Homemade Bagels (I’ll be updating the pictures of these babies soon)


Favorite Dessert Recipe…

Rich Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Rich Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Runner Ups:

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Favorite Soup Recipe…

Slow Cooker Black Bean and Lentil Soup | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Slow Cooker Black Bean and Lentil Soup

Runner Ups:

Hearty Beef and Barley Stew

Pinky promise there’ll be more soup in 2015.


Favorite Salad Recipe…

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Runner Ups:

Colorful Summer Squash Salad

Cucumber Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing


Favorite Beverage Recipe…

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Smoothie | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Runner Ups:

Perfect Creamy Homemade Coconut Milk

Easy Kale Blueberry and Banana Smoothie (I made this smoothie the day after I got my DSLR camera)


Favorite Pasta Recipe…

Creamy Homemade Shrimp Alfredo | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Creamy Homemade Shrimp Alfredo

Runner Ups:

Gluten Free Italian Pasta Salad

Simple Asian Sesame Noodles


Favorite Bread Recipe…

Einkorn English Muffins | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Einkorn English Muffins

Runner Ups:

Homemade Whole Wheat Crusty Bread

Easy Homemade Bagels


Favorite Dinner Recipe…

Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Runner Ups:

10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


And lastly, here a few of my favorite recipes from 2014…

10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

Cheese Blintzes with Homemade Blackberry Syrup

Whole Wheat Baked French Toast

Mocha Banana Milkshake

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Triple Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Healthier Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Well, I don’t want to bore you to death, so that’s the end of this year’s “Favorite Recipes” list. Thanks again for being awesome (keep doing that).


Question: What was your favorite recipe of 2014 and what recipes do you want to see in 2015? Tell me below in the comments!


  1. says

    I like that you added your favorites to the list. Sometimes the things that are really popular aren’t actually the things we’re the most proud of! Your chimichangas sound delicious! They were a favorite of mine when I was a kid, but I would never order one out now– will be trying your recipe!

  2. says

    I likeeee your chocolate cupcakes! My mother used to manage a bekery / pastry and I know how difficult it is to resist chocolate and cupcakes in general! So I really liked the idea to make healthy ones. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us, that is really inspiring!

  3. Carol says

    Thank you for this list. (AND for linking it to Homestead Blog Hop).
    I am new to this blog hop, and these recipes actually sound like things I’d like to make! I also agree with Pierre: adding in YOUR favorites was a very nice touch. I especially like the Einkorn English Muffins: I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a sub for the grocery store muffins to make my homemade “egg mcmuffins”.

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