15 Healthy Dishes to Start January Off Right

Find out what healthy recipes made it into this week’s SWAT

Try Cheyanne Holzworth-Bany’s Asian style falafels recipe. 

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.

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This week’s SWAT has given you amazing snacks, desserts, and entrées to enjoy (that are all healthy). If we didn’t tell you they were healthy, you probably wouldn’t even notice.

Here are this week’s highlights:

Skinny Mug Brownie

Just because you’re trying to be healthy doesn’t mean you have to cut out dessert completely. Tiffany Bendayan of Living Sweet Moments proves just that with this skinny mug brownie recipe. This brownie recipe has only 97 calories and 2.2 grams of fat.

Cranberry Beet Smoothie

Beets have amazing health benefits — they’re high in minerals and nutrients, can help purify your blood and liver, and they have anti-cancer properties. When you’re looking for a healthy snack this smoothie recipe is perfect. Megan Hastings of A Dash of Megnut added cranberries, strawberries, beets, and spinach to her smoothie recipe to create a delicious and healthy smoothie.

Asian Style Falafels


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. Instead of using traditional Mediterranean flavors, Cheyanne Holzworth-Bany of No Spoon Necessary uses Asian flavors for this dish resulting in a hearty and healthy baked falafel. Cheyanne proved to us that eating healthy doesn’t always mean that you have to sacrifice taste, texture, and flavor, which is the reason why she is the winner of this week’s SWAT.