If you are anything like me, you’ve had plenty of egg nog and eaten your weight in holiday goodies by now. Also, right about now, I start craving healthy recipes to get my body back on track. Well, at least more healthier meals in between stuffing myself with The Best Shortbread Cookies.
So, I went in search of the best healthy recipes that feel like a splurge but are still healthy. All of these recipes are lighter versions of the foods you love that show healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. In this roundup, you’ll find healthy dinner, lunch, snacks, and side ideas to help you refresh your healthy eating habits after the holiday.
Whether you are vegetarian, paleo or just starting out lightening up your diet, these recipes are so tasty that you won’t miss all that pie, cookies, and mashed potatoes you’ve been eating the last few weeks. Well, probably won’t miss them. Alright, I’m putting down the cookies now and grabbing the kale.
Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry is one of the easiest meals to make and is so tasty. Curry paste, coconut milk, and ginger add a ton of flavor to this healthy dinner recipe. Put everything into your crockpot then walk away until dinner!
Green goddess chicken is juicy and deliciously flavorful. Chicken thighs are marinated in our favorite green goddess dressing and then quickly cooked in a pan. It's a healthy dinner recipe that's easy to make and big on flavor.
Coconut red lentil peanut soup is a hearty, meat-free, West African inspired soup recipe. The coconut milk and lentils make it thick and creamy and the peanut butter gives it the best flavor. Bonus that it's easy to make, healthy, and incredibly delicious.
Mango chicken curry is an incredibly delicious Indian curry recipe. The fresh or frozen mangos give the curry the perfect sweetness without adding any sugar. This easy 30-minute dinner recipe is sure to become a family favorite!
This crazy delicious Creamy Tortellini Soup is a cozy weeknight dinner recipe that is made in only 25 minutes and is surprisingly healthy, too. Instead of being loaded with cream (like most tortellini soup recipes), this one is thickened and made creamy with a little cashew butter. It's our favorite trick for making healthy cream sauces. You'll never guess that this is a healthy soup recipe!
This easy vegetarian chili recipe is our family's go-to, one-pot dinner. It's full of vegetables, made with pantry staple ingredients, and is so easy to make. It's a delicious vegan chili that everyone raves about!
Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice is INSANELY delicious. It's an easy to make and low carb option for when you're craving Chinese takeout. Made with cauliflower, eggs, your favorite veggies, garlic, ginger, cashews, and sesame seeds. Yum!
Creamy Pesto Chicken is easy to make and SO DELICIOUS. It's made with a cashew butter cream sauce so it's completely dairy-free. It's so rich and creamy that you'd never guess this is a healthy recipe!
Curried Quinoa Vegetable Stew is an easy to make and hearty vegan dinner recipe. It's loaded with veggies and quinoa and dotted with black beans and has tons of flavor. It is my favorite vegan stew recipe!
This hearty, one-pot Mexican quinoa soup is comfort in a bowl. It's fresh and flavorful and jam-packed with protein. Add your favorite toppings like this sliced jalapeños, avocado, sour cream, crispy tortilla strips, or avocado for extra nutrition, flavor, and fun!
This is such a beautiful and comprehensive healthy foods round-up for the New Year! I seriously want to eat them all! Though I must say, those Thai carrots noodles are calling my name! Pinned for sure 🙂
Thanks for the pin!
The paleo orange chicken looks awesome, it definitely worths a try!
It is awesome! It’s one of my fav paleo chicken recipes. 🙂
Yay! Thanks for sharing my mushroom ramen soup! This is a great list, I can’t wait to try out a bunch of the other recipes. Happy New Year!
You’re welcome! Your mushroom ramen looks so good!!
Thanks for featuring my Veggie Sliders. I will definitely try some of the other healthy recipes, they look amazing!! – especially the Beet Hummus.
For all readers who don’t speak German and want to try the veggie slider recipe, this one on my English blog is pretty similar: http://www.lilvienna.com/portobello-burger-homemade-brioche-buns/
Your veggie sliders look so good … as do your mushroom burgers. Yum!!