A special note from Naturalvitalityliving.com ...

When we launched NaturalVitalityLiving.com a year ago, we had no idea how popular our recipes would be. It didn’t take long to learn that our readers love to cook, so we obliged by offering weekly recipes, and often two. What’s popular with NVL readers? Fun twists on healthy fare. Here’s what performed best on our site this year:

1. Zucchini Spaghetti with Easy Lentil Marinara

Forget the wheat; this pasta is made from zucchini for the ultimate healthy take on noodles. A lentil sauce adds protein and fiber.

2. Recipes from Chef Chad Sarno

Recipes from the Crazy Sexy Kitchen cookbook chef Chad Sarno put a gourmet touch on plant-based cuisine.

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Protein Bars

One of our favorite healthy food bloggers, Leanne Vogel, whipped these up just for us, and you.

4. Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Created in the NVL Kitchen, this light soup is so easy, so yummy and so healthy.

5. Healthier Homemade Popcorn

Another NVL Kitchen creation, here we take popcorn and put a healthy, tasty spin on it.