The Daily Meal’s Favorite Healthy Recipes

Everyday recipes for a happy and healthy you for the New Year.


We all make New Year’s resolutions that we don’t always keep: Eat out less, work out more, be kinder to your parents and eat better. But for the latter in particular, there is a lot of temptation out there, especially if you don’t have healthy recipes on hand. To help you keep your resolution and create a healthier you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite healthy recipes. There’s something for every night of the week, from a low-fat, full-taste version of Enchilada Pie to spicy Asian Crab Rolls with a mango dipping sauce. If you’ve got a favorite go-to recipe, please send it our way as we are always looking for more. Enjoy!

 

Coriander-Dusted Avocado, Chickpea and Scallion Salad

This salad is extremely easy to throw together and can be used with a variety of beans, herbs and vegetables. Serve it alongside grilled meats, fish or on tacos.

 

Carrot, Sweet Potato, and White Bean Soup

An easy soup that takes advantage of nutritious vegetables and keeps you warm and satisfied.

 

Beet and Blood Orange Salad with Mint

Not only beautiful to look at this, this salad is the perfect mix of sweet and tart flavors.

 

Cat Cora’s Healthy Version of Enchilada Pie

Cat Cora’s healthy take on her mom’s enchilada pie that cuts down on fat and bulks up on bright flavors and vegetables.

 

Asian Crab Roll with Mango and Garlic Chili Dipping Sauces

A creative way to have an exciting meal while still being healthy (plus it’s always fun to dip food in sweet-and-spicy sauces).

 

Egg-White Frittata with Sage-Braised Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Using egg whites cuts down the cholesterol in this rich and earthy dish that works well for breakfast or dinner.  

 

Farmhouse Carrots from the Sprouted Kitchen

A great side dish or a snack to keep in you fridge for any late afternoon hunger attacks.

 

Salmon with Sauternes and Olive Oil

A heart-healthy fish that comes from Amanda Hesser’s “The Essential New York Times Cookbook”.

 

Chef Alissa Cohen’s Raw Greek Pizza

Who says pizza can’t be healthy? Try this raw version filled with fresh vegetables and Greek-inspired flavors.

 

Sweet and Salty Eggplants

A recipe from Colman Andrews that will quickly become your go-to eggplant dish.

 

Foil-baked Flounder with Lemon, Herbs, Steamed Snap Beans and Quinoa

Part of our under-500 calorie meal, this dish is quick and easy to make.

 

Crusted Salmon with Red Lentils and Herbs Salad

A heart-healthy fish that’s tasty atop a bed of lentils and greens.

 

Easy Roasted Root Vegetables

While the prepping time might be a little long, these tender and well-seasoned vegetables will hold in your fridge for 4-5 days, making a perfect lunch or last-minute dinner.

 

Bengali Squash with Chickpeas

Use Indian spices and flavors to invigorate everyday squash and chickpeas.

 

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary and Sea Salt

Simply chop, season and bake this nutritious root vegetable for a quick healthy snack or side dish.

 

Herb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Using a classic French bistro vinaigrette this salad gets a refreshing bite from fresh herbs.

 

Lemon Basil Chicken

A spruced-up chicken breast with bright lemon and sweet basil; try pairing it with wild rice or quinoa.

 

 

Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant

Eggplant is a great substitute for meat because it is filling and, dare-I-say it, meaty.

 

Rosemary Lentil Stew

Hearty, healthy and delicious, what more could you ask for?

 

 

15-Minute White Bean Soup with Soft-Boiled Egg

A quick meal that is nutrient packed – feel free to play around with the types of beans used in it for some variety.

 

Chef Nikki Cascone’s Red Quinoa Salad

Light, filling but full of protein this salad is a great go-to and can be made with a variety of vegetables.  


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