15 Healthy Dishes To Start January Off Right Slideshow

15 Healthy Dishes to Start January Off Right

Once the New Year comes, New Year's resolutions start to set in — we all want to live healthier lives. It comes easy to some more than it does to others, but that doesn't mean that with a little discipline we can't all lead healthy lives. One of the main myths of eating healthy is that people only eat salads, small snacks, and no dessert, which isn't necessarily true. You can eat some of the amazing dishes that you did previously with a few minor tweaks. You can enjoy Alfredo sauce, just a lighter version. You can even have dessert — make a mug cake using almond milk, almond flour, and cocoa powder. It's a dessert that only has 97 calories. With the right recipes, you can live a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing all the flavors you would normally enjoy.


Porcini Fettucine Alfredo (Light Version)

This is a "lighter" version of fettuccine alfredo, made with light whipped cream cheese. No worries it is still very creamy, thick, and full of flavor. However, you can feel less guilty about eating a whole plate of this delicious pasta. I also recommend using olive oil instead of butter and whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta. Those small twists will make a big difference. — Divine Cuisine

For the Porcini Fettucine Alfredo recipe, click here.

Layered Ratatouille

This is a simple, healthy, and hearty dish that is filled with vegetables and herbs. This ratatouille is made with roma tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and eggplant. The veggies can stand alone, but they also go great with whole wheat pasta.

For the Layered Ratatouille recipe, click here.

Za’atar Salmon with Cous Cous

A simple, yet flavorful salmon dish spiced with the Middle Eastern spice za'atar. — Feed Your Soul 2

For the Za'atar Salmon with Cous Cous recipe, click here.

Germinated Rice with Shrimp and Veggies

Germinated rice has such great flavor and chew that it barely needs anything else to make it unbelievably tasty. This recipe adds shrimp, asparagus, zucchini, and squash to make a delicious bowl of rice.  

For the Germinated Rice with Shrimp and Veggies recipe, click here.

Cranberry Beet Smoothie

Full of cranberries, strawberries, beets, spinach, and more, this smoothie is good for you and tastes great, too. The beautiful color comes from the beets which make it an attractive smoothie ingredient, but did you know that beets also provide some great nutritional benefits as well? Beets are high in minerals and nutrients, help purify your blood and liver, and may have anti-cancer properties. No wonder they're in so many smoothie recipes. — A Dash of Megnut

For the Cranberry Beet Smoothie recipe, click here.

Skinny Mug Brownie

This recipe only has 97 calories and 2.2 grams of fat — stop what you're doing and go make this healthy mug cake right now.

For the Skinny Mug Brownie recipe, click here.

Asian Style Falafels

I decided to forgo the traditional Mediterranean way of serving these, and instead opted for Asian flavors. The resulting salad, sandwich, or snack, packs a lot of flavor and is seriously scrumptious. The Asian slaw that accompanies the falafels is quick, easy, light, and healthy, while still delivering satisfying, savory texture and taste. Slightly sweet from the mirin and crunchy from all the shredded vegetables, it pairs wonderfully with the ginger hummus and falafels. — No spoon Necessary

For the Asian Style Falafels recipe, click here.

Baked Egg and Portabella with Braised Kale

This is such a hearty recipe that you won't even realize that it's healthy. This dish is chock full of kale, mushrooms, and eggs.

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Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

I love sweets just as much as the next person, but why should they only be a treat? With low carb, you can eat them without any guilt. — Moore or Less Cooking

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Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl

I sautéed some kale up and it actually went beautifully with this dish. I also added in some cooked chickpeas for protein, diced avocado as that creamy, cooling agent, and some chopped parsley on top just for a bit of freshness. It's that perfect mix of flavors and textures, all in one beautiful protein-packed bowl. — Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

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Grilled Spanakopita Sandwiches with Tzatziki Sauce

This is a grilled sandwich version of the traditional Greek spanakopita — it's filled with mozzarella, blue cheese, and walnuts.

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

This quick weeknight meal is loaded with flavor and vegetables. Since the chicken is drowning in buffalo sauce, this salad doesn't need a dressing; the blue cheese cuts the heat from the spice, the celery and shredded carrot give a satisfying crunch, and the quinoa makes the meal a bit heartier. — The Kiitchen

For the Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad recipe, click here.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This rosemary lemon chicken infuses the classic combination of rosemary and garlic with tangy lemon for a delicious chicken dish. — Watch Learn Eat

For the Rosemary Lemon Chicken recipe, click here.

Easy and Healthy Grilled Fish Tacos

Sesame Crusted Seared Yellowfin Tuna & Chimichurri Sauce

The sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate crunch to this dish. Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, selenium, and dietary fiber. This is a very easy recipe to prepare, and so healthy for you. — 30aeats

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