9 Healthy Recipes for the New Year

healthy recipes for the new year

If you're the sort that makes New Years Resolutions, you've probably resolved to get healthier at least once. Whether you want to lose weight, exercise more, or just eat better, it can be hard to make lifestyle changes that will actually last past the first few months of the new year. That's where we come in: we've got tons of healthy recipes that are easy to make and taste great. If you're looking for recipes that will help keep you on track all the way to next December, keep reading.

1. Mediterranean Chicken Chopped Salad

healthy recipes for the new yearWith chicken, chickpeas, creamy feta dill dressing, and tons of veggies, this salad is chock full of flavor and protein! It's perfect for before or after a workout, or when you're just looking for something equal parts tangy, creamy, and savory.

2. Shredded Thai Chicken Salad

healthy recipes for the new yearIf your health kick is going to be sustainable, it's crucial to keep yourself from getting bored with the same old recipes. This Thai chicken salad is a peanutty twist on the classic. It packs enough crunch and flavor to keep your tastebuds interested even when classic chicken salads fail to excite.

3. Blueberry Mango Quinoa with Lemon Basil Dressing

healthy recipes for the new yearIn the land of health recipes, quinoa is still king. And it's not just for savory dishes! It's a great addition to many different recipes, and perfect when you need to ensure you'll stay full long after eating. This salad with blueberry, mango, cranberries, and an amazing lemon basil dressing is tangy, fresh, and filling—perfect for spring or summer when your resolution is starting to feel like a burden.

4. Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Bacon Poppyseed Dressing

healthy recipes for the new yearWe take back what we said about quinoa; kale is the real king when it comes to health foods. It makes the perfect base for salads, staying crunchy and deep green even when inundated with dressing. This strawberry avocado salad gets a salty-savory kick from the bacon poppyseed dressing—its complex array of flavors will satisfy when you're looking for something fresh and hearty.

5. Zucchini Spaghetti Skilley with Kale, Chickpeas, and Poached Eggs

healthy recipes for the new yearSpeaking of hearty, this one-dish meal is a delicious mix of proteins and veggies that will keep you going all day. Replacing traditional wheat pasta with zucchini noodles means you're getting more vitamins, fewer starches, and overall more bang for your calorie buck. Plus, with plenty of herbs and fresh ingredients, your tastebuds aren't going to lament this healthy twist on pasta.

6. Winter Slaw with Kale & Cabbage

healthy recipes for the new yearThis beautiful slaw is marked "winter," but it's also a healthy slaw you can bring to your next summer barbecue! We can't always abstain from indulgent foods like barbecue—and who would want to?—but we can give ourselves healthy side dishes to supplement our less healthy choices. Here's to eating without guilt!

7. Smashed Chickpea Sriracha Salad Sandwich

healthy recipes for the new yearThese sandwiches are the perfect reminder that healthy does not have to mean boring! Spice things up with plenty of sriracha on these tasty vegetarian sandwiches. The filling is also easy to make ahead of time and the longer you let it sit, the more the flavors will marry and the more delicious the payoff will be. Get some fresh buns or some crusty bread and go to town!

8. Collard Greens with Lemon, Farro, and Feta

healthy recipes for the new yearWhat a delicious way to eat your greens! These tangy, salty, cheesy collard greens are a perfect side dish and are packed with nutrients. The added farro and feta cheese also lend you long-lasting energy and help you stay fuller longer. Top with added lemon zest and your eyes will be as excited as your tastebuds.

9. White Bean and Spinach Soup with Rosemary and Garlic

healthy recipes for the new yearSoups are another perfect option when trying to eat healthy. This one's packed with greens, beans, and herbs, and hearty enough to keep you satisfied. Plus, you can throw it together in about 30 minutes—perfect for when you're busy and struggling to keep away from those ready-made snacks and fast food options that can set you back for the whole day.

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