It's a few weeks into the new year, and you may already be throwing in the towel on your New Year's resolution to eat healthier. And who can blame you? Salads get pretty boring after a while and you can only resists the break room donuts for so long. But don't give up just yet. If you're finding it hard to stick to your resolution, there are many tasty and healthy recipes that can help you over the hump and keep your goal all year long.
Whether you want to get more veggies in your diet or just include more whole foods in your meals, these recipes make healthy food easy and accessible. Furthermore, these dishes use loads fresh foods and bold flavors (whoever thought to put Sriracha in a salad?!) to keep these healthy foods interesting. And with a range of choices, including meals fit for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, and omnivores, there’s likely something on this list that will work with your dietary choices.
Overall, healthy eating can be more of a fun hobby than a boring chore, and a little kitchen experimentation can liven up anyone’s diet. And with any luck, clean eating will just become a part of your normal routine. These recipes can help you keep enjoying healthy, hearty meals all year long.
1Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
This isn't your typical salad. If you have a sweet tooth, Healthy Happy Life's butternut squash quinoa salad is sure to please. With raisins, cinnamon, and even a splash of maple syrup, it's a lively entree you'll add to your recipe staples.
2Hearty White Bean Vegetable Soup
Nothing beats a big bowl of hot soup on a winter day. This hearty white bean vegetable soup from Hello Glow is packed with vegetables like carrots and kale, and the white beans will make it stick to your ribs.
3Vegetable-Packed Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
Spaghetti squash is one of the most fun vegetables to use in cooking because it legit looks like noodles. Oatmeal With a Fork's vegetable-packed spaghetti squash lasagna recipe ups the ante with broccoli, carrots, and sliced Kalamata olives.
4Easy Fish Roll-Ups
These easy fish roll-ups from The Healthy Foodie look super-fancy, but the recipe is really straightforward. Just wrap some sole fillets around blanched asparagus, cook for a couple of minutes, and boom: instant dinner.
520-Minute Vegan Chili
Chili is an excellent comfort food, but the traditional version can take forever to prepare. This 20-minute vegan chili from The Scrumptious Pumpkin can be knocked out in no time, and the carefully balanced blend of seasonings and quick-prep ingredients make it a delicious dish.
6Lentils And Vegetables In Spicy Coconut Sauce
If you prefer recipes with a little kick, Quinoa, Kale, & Exhale's lentils and vegetables in spicy coconut sauce is a great dish. Using eight different veggies, as well as a sauce with tandoori masala spices and miso paste, this meal is bright and flavorful.
7Caprese Stuffed Chicken
For a new twist on a chicken dish, this caprese stuffed chicken from Ari's Menu is a simple but stunning meal that calls on Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves for flavor. A balsamic vinegar glaze makes the whole thing extra fancy.
8Veggie Mediterranean Quiche
Quiche is a dish that can work for any meal of the day, and the veggie Mediterranean quiche from Back to Her Roots adds a twist to this savory meal. Sun dried tomatoes, red pepper, and Kalamata olives make a flavorful addition to the traditional quiche recipe.
9Spicy Thai Beef Salad With Mizuna
If you like salads that are hearty enough to serve as a meal, this spicy Thai beef salad with mizuna via Feed My Phoebe will do the trick. With fresh mint, cilantro, and sriracha, this is one flavor-packed salad.