Foodie Friday: Most Pinned Recipes of 2015


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Last week I shared with you a list of deliciously easy gluten free crockpot recipes from all my FitFluential foodie friends.  This week, I am going to share my top recipes from this past year since our theme today is “Recipe Roundup!” 

I chose to highlight my top five most pinned recipes!

Most Pinned Recipes from @FitFoodieMama for 2015. Mushroom and Black Bean "Meatballs", Paleo Sweet Potato Sliders, Vegan and Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies, Strawberry Fields Salad

 











Interestingly enough, my top five most popular varied a little bit from my most pinned. In fact, my most popular recipe post of all was generated through search engine terms and NOT by Pinterest. Actually, it wasn’t even my recipe! It was a copycat!

Panera CopyCat Quinoa Lentil Broth Bowl with Chicken

Copycat Panera Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken

I have to say that when I posted this recipe I didn’t expect it to be my most popular of them all.  I don’t usually do “copy cat” recipes but apparently I should be doing more! It’s one of my tops pins on Pinterest and one of the most searched for terms that generate traffic to my blog.  So I guess it goes without saying that you can expect more “copy cat” recipes in the near future! 

Mushroom Black Bean "Meatballs"

Mushroom & Black Bean “Meatballs”

Not surprisingly, this recipe was my second most popular though it only really gained traction toward the end of the year.  I actually made it over a year ago and reposted it recently at which point it got the attention of Prevention Magazine and was shared as part of their “Meatless Meatball” article! A very exciting and proud moment for me as a food blogger- definitely a highlight of my year! :)

Vegan Pumpkin Coconut Curry, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Vegan Pumpkin Coconut Curry

While my food photography on this one was a little sub-par, I am not surprised in the least that this recipe was my third most popular of the year.  I mean, it has pumpkin in it (YUM) and coconut and curry make such a delicious combination it’s like they were made for each other.  Definitely a recipe I’d make all year round. 

Strawberry Fields Salad made with blueberries and avocado

Strawberry Fields Salad

This seasonal Strawberry Fields Salad also had a moment during the summer months making it the 4th most popular recipe on the blog and what’s not to love? It’s fresh, juicy and drizzled with heavenly balsamic glaze.  I’m going to guess that once spring comes back around this salad will enjoy some more time in the spotlight again! 

 Vegan and Gluten Free Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

Last but certainly not least, a treat! These Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies are probably one of my most favorite sweet treats I have EVER made for the blog.  I seriously love these things and they’re so simple to make that it’s almost silly.  Oh and they’re super healthy too because they’re made with pretty much just sweet potatoes and chocolate protein powder! Actually, now that I’m looking at them again I think I might need to make a pan… 😀 

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24 Comments

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply December 4, 2015

Well I love the bean ball the most!!! Sooo good and they looks so "real" ;)

    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    They are definitely my fav!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply December 4, 2015

What a year of deliciousness! My most popular recipe (pin wise) far and away is my copycat Panera broth bowl. I wish that any of my other recipes got some love!
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    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    So funny how popular that recipe is!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply December 4, 2015

I am not surprised everything has been pinned so much - it all looks amazing. Especially that twice bakes cauliflower.

    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Crystal Renaud
Reply December 4, 2015

I MUST make those brownies!! I will add that to my baking "to do" list!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Girl, they are amazing and I am not just saying that because I made them! Plus they're quick to whip up- let me know what you think!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply December 4, 2015

Lots of yummy goodness! I'm liking the black bean mushroom meatballs.
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    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Jen
Reply December 4, 2015

I'm drooooooooling over all these recipes! Everything looks amazing. About to pin all the things! :)

    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Aw yay! Thank you <3

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply December 4, 2015

I need to try that twice baked cauliflower! Screw potatoes, this looks yummier!
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    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Haha, thanks! ;)

Sarah
Reply December 4, 2015

So many delicious recipes!!

    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Thank you! :)

Haley
Reply December 4, 2015

Everything looks so delicious. I'm particularly drooling over that strawberry salad. The colors are remarkable.
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    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Thank you! It was fantastic- the fresh strawberries were really the star!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply December 5, 2015

Ohhh, I need to make those sweet potato brownies! I had forgotten about them! Everything looks amazing!

    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Thank you! Hope you get to make them,let me know what you think!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply December 5, 2015

beautiful pictures and great recipes! I love the sweet potato recipes!
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    aelicatese
    Reply December 5, 2015

    Thank you so much! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply December 6, 2015

Those sliders are calling to me!! Great idea for your round-up :) hope you're enjoying the weekend!!
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Farrah
Reply December 10, 2015

Everything looks so good, but I would especially be allll over that pumpkin coconut curry! <3!

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