As we come to the year’s end, I can’t help but reflect on the highs and lows of 2012, and try to imagine what 2013 will bring. Today is a gift we should grasp with both hands, and remember that our faith, family, health, our home sweet homes, and the food on our table are all we really need; everything else in life is a bonus!
But looking back, there were lots of Skinnytaste highlights this year, the top of the list was a book deal with Clarkson Potter – woohoo!!! I’ve been really busy testing new recipes for the cookbook, then comes the photography, book design, cover designs, lots of fun stuff ahead! I promise to keep you posted as I go through the process.
I can’t express how grateful and thankful
I am for all of your support. Your comments, emails, the photos you share with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook mean so much to me. Nothing would be possible without you.
Some other great Skinnytaste highlights from 2012:
Fitness Magazine Best Healthy Eating Blog Winner
Babble’s Top 100 Mom Food Blogs
Huffington Post Living 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts to Follow
The Daily Meal Top 25 Food Blogs 2012
On a more personal note, I also started running more this year and I’m getting better at it everyday. Perhaps my goal for 2013 should be to run a 5K, we shall see!
And now, for the Top 25 Most Popular Skinny Recipes posted in 2012:
Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side 
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole
Skinny Green Monster Smoothie
Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones
Skinny Texas Cheese Fries
Bangin’ Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
Avocado Egg Salad
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Kalyn’s Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Asian Edamame Fried Rice
Insanely Good Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Skinny No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Oven “Fried” Pickles with Skinny Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dip
Skinny Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Spicy Black Beans Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise
And if you would like to see what recipes were popular from the previous 2 years, here are the recipes that made the Top 20:
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2011
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2010
Have a happy, safe, healthy new year!