18 Healthy Recipes for January
An all-star collection of healthy recipes that are super delicious, easy, and perfect to make in January! They’re tasty, colorful, and wholesome, and will get your year off to a fantastic and nutritious start!
Can you believe that we are in 2020 already?! As they say, time flies when you’re having fun. And for me, that fun means cooking and spending time creating in the kitchen. ❤️
Looking back now, this past year has truly been a delicious one! From epic soups and chowders, to tasty Asian stir-fries, to simple and easy weeknight pastas, and of course, plenty of noodles! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the recipes, and have had fun following along! 😊
Now that it’s January and many of us are trying to eat a little healthier given the past few months of indulgence during the holidays, I thought I’d share some of my favorite healthy recipes from the blog with you.
While these recipes may be lighter, cleaner, and nutritious, I haven’t sacrificed (and never will!) on any flavor. I hope you find some delicious cooking inspiration in this list, and enjoy these healthy recipes as much as I do. 🤗
So without further ado, here’s what you should be making this January!
HEALTHY RECIPES FOR JANUARY
A classic creamy Thai curry that’s easy to make on any given weeknight, super fragrant, tasty, and naturally gluten-free and dairy-free! You can customize it and make it vegetarian with tofu if you like, or with your favorite protein (shrimp, beef, pork, etc.)!
Chicken, oyster mushrooms, Thai aromatics, and fresh herbs get simmered in a fragrant, sweet, a little spicy, and creamy coconut milk broth! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made in just 30 minutes in ONE POT! Chicken and mushroom soup FTW!
Who can resist these life-changing lean and mean spicy chicken meatballs? They’re extremely juicy and moist, great for meal prep (tasty in sandwiches, wraps, or on top of pasta), and a fantastic party appetizer when you toss them in a sticky, sweet and spicy Thai Sweet Chili Peanut Sauce!
Super simple and easy to make, naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and lighter and healthier than your average chicken wings! These babies are incredibly tasty and a guaranteed game day crowd pleaser! But they’re also great for an easy weeknight dinner when served with some warm steamed rice!
Great for lunch or brunch, zingy, and loaded with feel-good bright herbs like mint and dill! They’re quick to make, and will 💯 up your lunch game a notch!
These gorgeous and tasty lettuce cups are perfect for a light lunch, colorful, bright, and incredibly delicious! They’re ready from start to finish in just 35 minutes!
Chicken drumettes (sans skin) are marinated in a spicy, aromatic, bold flavored, and zesty marinade. They’re then baked in the oven until they’re perfectly crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. You’ll want to bookmark this one for an easy and lighter game day appetizer! You can also serve it with grilled onion rings, whole wheat naan/brown rice, and a fresh squeeze of lime for a low-maintenance weeknight dinner!
A vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free main dish that’s made with everyday ingredients! Cauliflower florets and potato pieces are pan-fried to crisp perfection, then tossed in an onion and tomato dry curry, and finally simmered down in a little bit of coconut milk. A tasty ONE PAN dinner that’s guaranteed to be loved by even the most relentless carnivores!
A delicious soup that’s warming, comforting, and incredibly cozy! This wholesome soup is loaded with feel-good nutritious ingredients like corn, asparagus, butter beans, shredded chicken, and rice. It’s also wonderfully spicy, naturally gluten-free, creamy (without adding any heavy cream), and great for a filling and hearty weeknight dinner!
These little balls of joy are made with all sorts of healthy ingredients (oats, honey, chia seeds, flax seeds) and in just three easy steps! They’re also made with NUTELLA and PEANUT BUTTER (need I say more?!). Perfect for a nutritious and energy boosting midday snack or dessert!
So simple and SO easy! Salmon fillets are bathed in a simple, spicy, and zesty marinade, then pan-fried to perfection so that they’re nice and moist on the inside and crispy and slightly charred on the outside! Great for meal prep and easy weeknight dinners!
A simple and easy stir-fry that’s perfect for busy weeknights! The sauce for this one is totally OOMPHworthy, and this main dish goes well with warm steamed white, brown rice, and even quinoa!
A quick and easy to make fusion salsa that’s bursting with Mexican and Thai flavors! It’s super fresh, aromatic, and perfect for entertaining and game day! Serve it with tortilla chips if you have friends popping over. Or liven up your lunch salads and sandwiches with a dollop or two! 💃
A cooling and refreshing smoothie that’s ready in a jiffy! It’s loaded with antioxidants, rich in vitamins, and guaranteed to get your day off to a great and energetic start!
This spicy, bold, and vibrant soup is chockfull of feel-good and wholesome ingredients like corn, black beans, chicken, rice, and sweet peppers! It’s creamy (without using any heavy cream), delicious, and incredibly comforting and cozy during this time of the year!
Diced seasoned baked chicken breasts, fresh chopped coriander, and spring onion get tossed in a wickedly tasty spicy mango mayonnaise. The chicken salad is then loaded up in a filling and scrumtious bagel sandwich! You can have the mango chicken salad in a sandwich, tortilla wrap, or on a bright green salad for lunch all throughout the week. Bonus? It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and downright delish!
A quick and easy fusion stir-fry dish that packs a punch and is exploding with flavor! It’s lightened-up by shallow frying (instead of deep frying like they do in restaurants) lightly marinated chicken pieces. They’re then tossed with red onion and bell pepper in a mouthwatering ,spicy, slightly tangy and sweet sauce!
And how could I not include a NOODLES (❤️❤️❤️) recipe in this list? This back-pocket stir-fry is great for cleaning out the refrigerator, and super easy to whip up in just 35 minutes! Load it up with whatever veggies and protein you like, and enjoy slurp, slurp, slurp-ing away my friends! 🤗
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Happy January and happy cooking everyone! Here’s to a wonderful and delicious year ahead! 🤗
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