Healthy Recipes For The New Year

Oh, New Year's resolutions. We love the idea of deciding to ditch an unhealthy habit or to just work harder on the positive ones, but sometimes getting started on your resolution is the hardest part. If you're someone who is resolving to eat healthier next year we'd love to help you get started with a few nutritious recipes.

From delicious smoothies to layered salads, there's something for even the pickiest eater. All packed in Ball Canning jars for easy storage and transportation, check out the below non-canning recipe ideas to jumpstart your healthy food journey and make 2017 your best year yet.

We all know that it's important to start your day with a healthy breakfast so let's start there! Even the busiest of us can find the 5 minutes it takes to make these Chocolate Chia Overnight Oat Parfaits. With ingredients like rolled oats, chia seeds, bananas and granola, this recipe is full of protein, fiber and omega-3s and will keep you energized and happy until lunchtime.

Next up is your new favorite on-the-go lunch. This recipe for a Southwest Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad with Avocado Dressing has all of the flavor without the lack of nutrition guilt! We love all of the veggies here, chicken for protein and zucchini instead of noodles! The dressing is a great option too with ingredients like fat-free Greek yogurt and mashed avocado.

Another go-to packed lunch is this Cilantro Lime Shrimp Quinoa Bowl. Flavorful, healthy and filling, enjoy tangy lime along with sweet cherry tomatoes and hearty quinoa. The black beans provide that little extra protein and the marinated shrimp are beyond delicious.

Finally, this hearty recipe for Mason Jar Paleo Chili & Cornbread is sure to warm you right up on a cold January evening. We love that this recipe uses lean ground turkey and though it calls for frozen peppers and onions, feel free to add any fresh veggies you like here! The beauty of chili is that you can doctor it up and swap in different ingredients. Enjoy!

What healthy recipes are you excited about trying out in the New Year? Share with us on social @BallCanning!

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