Top 10 Recipes of 2016

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We’ve quickly come to the end of another year, haven’t we? And it sure has gone by fast, though I’ve been hearing from friends and family alike that they’re happy to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with open arms. What about you?

2016 was a great year for Downshiftology with lots of shifts, changes and huge growth. This website has morphed a bit over the last two years from a wellness blog, to wellness + food, to now WAY more food…with a little travel + healthy living (never-ending passions of mine).

In fact, it’s been the food and recipes on this site that helped catapult massive growth this year. Yep, content on Downshiftology was viewed more than 1.2 million times – wow! And I’m honestly humbled and honored that you guys come back day after day to search for new recipes and read my sometimes lengthy (and I’m sure blabbering) posts. Thank you, thank you!

So without further ado, here are the top 10 recipes that YOU have viewed the most this year. And to my subscribers, I’ll be popping you an email next week with all the exciting plans in store for 2017!

1. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (paleo, vegan, gluten-free) 

(gluten-free, paleo, vegan) These cookies took a few tries, but I'm happy to say they're now the best gluten-free, paleo, vegan chocolate chip cookies I've ever had.

2. Spinach and Artichoke Dip (dairy-free, paleo)

(dairy-free, paleo) Spinach and artichoke dip. A healthier version of the classic dip.

3. Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower with Dates, Pine Nuts and Thyme

Za'atar roasted cauliflower with dates, pine nuts and thyme. |

4. Cranberry Almond Biscotti (gluten-free, paleo)

(gluten-free, paleo) Cranberry almond biscotti. A delicious and crunchy paleo biscotti made with dried cranberries and almond flour.

5. Celery Root Puree with Balsamic Roasted Beets and Pearl Onions

Celery root puree with balsamic roasted beets and pearl onions. A delicious veggie powered meal.

6. Turmeric Milk “Golden Milk” (dairy-free)

(dairy-free) Turmeric milk "golden milk" is a healthy, healing drink loaded with anti-inflammatory compounds.

7. Ultimate Seed Crackers

(gluten-free, vegan, paleo) Ultimate seed crackers. A crunchy and nutrient-dense cracker perfect for dips.

8. Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, paleo)

(gluten-free, paleo) A delicious, healthy and moist chocolate mug cake that can be made in less than two minutes - super easy!

9. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red wine hot chocolate. The ultimate rich and decadent holiday drink.

10. Clean Green Smoothie Bowl

Clean green smoothie bowl. A classic green smoothie bowl that's a breakfast favorite.

Those were the top 10 most popular recipes posted in 2016. But if you’re interested to know what the *all-time* most popular recipes and posts are (since Downshiftology started at the end of 2014), here you go:

It’ll be interesting to see how the all-time rankings change as this blog and wonderful Downshiftology community grows. Best wishes to all of you for a Happy New Year!

xo, Lisa


About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Perfect Top 10 recipe list! Wishing you a very happy new year, Lisa – thank you for all the inspiration this past year, with more to come in 2017! I always look forward to your posts.