New Year’s resolutions are a great way to jump-start your new, healthy lifestyle goals. You’ve taken on the challenge to make this year the healthiest one yet and the first place to start working on your resolution is in the kitchen.
The hard part of a resolution is sticking to it; walking to the gym gets old really quickly when it’s snowing out, and salads are never as filling as they should be. Finding delicious meal options can become a tedious task, which makes it the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).
We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with healthy versions of their favorite foods, and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Raspberry Lemon Curd Muffins
(Credit: Kit Graham/The Kittchen)
Lemon curd (pre-made or store-bought) is the secret to these delicious breakfast muffins; the sweet-tart lemon curd adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the muffin and replaces any fat that normally would have been used. Click here to see the recipe.
Porcini Fettuccine Alfredo (Light Version)
(Credit: Anna Voloshyna/Divine Cuisine)
Alfredo isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking of something healthy to eat, but this whole-wheat pasta version is made creamy and rich with light whipped cream cheese. Click here to see the recipe.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.