You embraced the “New year, new you” resolution – that’s great to hear! Before thinking that your days of eating good, tasty food are over, we want to let you know that’s not the case. Healthy recipes don’t have to be tasteless and boring! You can definitely use healthy ingredients to make treats, breakfasts, and meals.
Here are some healthy ideas of delicious recipes you can try this year.
NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BARS
With just a few simple ingredients such as peanut butter, honey, oats and dates, you can make your own healthy protein bar that has 13g of protein. There’s no baking involved, so you can do it in no time and you can also try different fruit, such as plums, cranberries and anything else you like to associate with peanut butter.
OATMEAL WITH APPLES HAZELNUTS AND FLAXSEED
This hearty breakfast if full of fiber, heart-healthy fats, and calcium, and the combination of sweet and tart flavors is the reason you'll rise and shine each morning. This type of breakfast has 9.8g of protein and 6g of fiber. Will definitely work on a cold winter morning.
PROTEIN PACKED BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE
IF you want to take breakfast to the next level, give this recipe a try. It’s packed with healthy protein – tofu provides the extra protein here – and full of flavor. This recipe is ready in 10 minutes and we guarantee it’s worth trying it.
GREEK YOGURT, CHOCOLATE, WALNUT AND WILD BLUEBERRY PARFAIT
Dark chocolate is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants, and recent research shows that wild blueberries are just as good at protecting your heart from damage as they are at protecting your brain. Put them together, though, and trigger even more heart-helping power.
Give breakfast a wake-up call with this unique pancake recipe. Whole-wheat flour and farina add a hearty texture and 4 grams of heart-healthy fiber. The golden raisins, applesauce, and vanilla soy milk provide plenty of sweet, low-cal flavors. Why not have a breakfast that will motivate you to get out of bed?
Never been to Hawaii? It’s time to bring a little bit of Hawaii in your kitchen! Enjoy this grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and ginger. Go with homemade marinades – they’re easy to whisk up and often require ingredients you already have on hand.
QUINOA SPRING ROLLS WITH CASHEW DIPPING SAUCE
Light, fresh, super healthy, crisp, creamy, filling, fast and seriously delicious. What is there more to say about this spring rolls recipe?! These 30-minute spring rolls start with the protein-rich super grain quinoa: protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, nutty flavor, light texture – the recipe has it all!
CHIPOTLE HANGER STEAK WITH MASHED POTATOES
You’ll definitely love a portion of this 28g protein meal! Hanger steak is a flavor-packed cut of beef from between the rib and the loin that is guaranteed to make you cheer. It’s the comfort-style food you crave, in an attractive, satisfying package.
BUCATINI WITH WINTER PESTO AND SWEET POTATOES
Ready in less than 30 minutes, this delicious recipe deserves a spot in your weeknight dinner rotation this winter! Looking to give your dish some added flair? Serve topped with Parmesan and pine nuts and enjoy!
SKINNY CAJUN SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA
Tasty, easy and so fast – ready in 20 minutes! If you’re one who enjoys some flavor in your food, Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is a fantastic meal. If you’ve got Alfredo pasta craving, this will do the trick but will be much healthier and it’s half the calories of regular Alfredo sauce.
So here you have it. These are only a few of the recipes we love and think you should try this year! Don’t let healthy be boring – be creative and switch things up. Make your own recipes, why not?!