Carbs Aren’t the Enemy—These Healthy Recipes Prove It

Can you eat a healthy diet and still eat carbs? Well, to be fair, part of that depends on your definition of “healthy,” but experts suggest that you should focus on the quality of what you’re eating, rather than trying to cut them out entirely, according to Harvard Men’s Health Watch. Carbs definitely have a place in my diet, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t care about trying to make good choices—at least, much of the time. If you, like me, don’t feel like cutting out carbs is right for you, but you still want to eat healthy, try one of these 22 recipes, which prove that healthy recipes with carbs are totally possible—and absolutely delicious.

 

1. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

 

2. Caprese Pasta Salad with Garlic Marinated Tomatoes

Source: Foodie Crush

 

3. Chicken Pozole Verde

Source: Isabel Eats

 

4. Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing

 

5. Roasted Pepper and Corn Salad

 

6. Ribollita

 

7. Roasted Beet and Potato Salad

 

8. Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

 

9. Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Walnuts

 

10. Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Source: My Food Story

 

11. Sweet Potato Tacos with Brussels Sprout Slaw

 

12. Chicken and Rice Soup

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

13. Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Source: Isabel Eats

 

14. Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

15. Vegan Sunflower Butter Buckwheat Noodle Bowl

Source: Snixy Kitchen

 

16. Roasted Broccoli and Farro Bowls

 

17. Barley Chicken Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

Source: My Food Story

 

18. Quinoa Taco Bowls

 

19. Kale Pesto Pizza

 

20. One-Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato and Couscous

 

21. Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry

Source: Pinch of Yum

 

22. Extra Crispy Carrot Spinach Quinoa Veggie Burger