15 Easy & Healthy Recipes for the New Year

Quinoa stuffed peppersPersonally, I believe almost everything is good in moderation. So, I try to eat mostly healthy all year long with room for occasional treats and splurges. But I love using the new year as a time to reset and refocus my mostly-healthy eating habits. It feels like a lot of people use January as a time to kick start in this way too. So if you're looking for some more healthy options to spice up your weekly meals, here are 15 ideas to try. First up are these . Yum!

Brussels sprouts saladBrussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables, and I love this . 

Farro and kale saladThis is super delicious and filling. It would make a great take-to-work lunch too.

Carrot and ginger dressingI think I could easily eat a salad every day for lunch if only I have a good variety of dressings to keep it interesting. One favorite of mine is this . 

Vegan chocolate puddingHaving a chocolate craving? Yeah, me too for the last 28 years. Ha! Try this —it's amazing!

Cauliflower crustLighten up your favorite pizza by swapping out your usual crust with this . Who knew vegetables could be so amazing like that!?

Fresh spring rollsFresh can feel like such a treat when paired with a great dipping sauce. Yum! 

Easy chia puddingA little over a year ago we started loving and life has never been the same. 

Kale hashBut what about breakfast? Try this .

Garlic green beansIf you are a garlic fan (raises hand emphatically!), then you're gonna love this . Serve it alongside some brown rice and you've got a super filling meal. 

Lightened up browniesFeeling the need to bake this season? I hear you. Try these lightened up Yum!

Kale saladThis is easily one of my —kale, apples, and a creamy dressing. What's not to love?

Quinoa shrimp, a slightly more healthy version of my favorite . 

Melon sorbetDid you know that you can turn frozen fruit into a delicious ice-cream-like dessert? Try this and you'll see. No ice cream maker required.

Quinoa pattiesI'm currently loving these . They make a great meal when paired with a salad, or you can snack on left over patties for a quick afternoon pick-me-up without any guilt. Mmm.

What about you? What healthy recipes are you loving this month? xo. Didier

  • These all look so good and fresh! I always want to eat healthy but honestly most “health” recipes I look up just don’t seem super appetizing sometimes, or like there’s not much variety. Pinning these babies.

  • I’ve been meaning to give myself a kick up the backside and start eating healthier this year (although that hasn’t exactly happened yet, save for the amazing porridge recipe I found), and these recipes have definitely inspired me again. Not that the cake was attracting me the most or anything.. But the kale and potato hash looks amazing, as does the pea and pesto quinoa patties. So excited to try some of these!

    babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

    x

  • My mom makes quinoa stuffed pepper all of the time and they are amazing! She sometimes switches it up with brown rice of buckwheat and they’re always a hit. One recipe I want to try is the cauliflower crust. I’ve seen it all over Pinterest and the blogging world, but I have yet to try it. Perhaps I’ll make it this weekend!

    M – Mocha and Moccasins

  • *instantly starving*

    I love that you worked quinoa in here! I just bought some and I’m trying to learn how to cook it and work it into a dish that’s AMAZING. It’s been so popular lately and I’ve even seen it in dessert!! Definitely want to try those amazing spring rolls, too! 🙂

    Neha //

  • Really grateful for the round up! I’m gonna be honest: I am a BBQ, mac & cheese, hamburger lovin’ lady…. but you have actually started me wanting to eat healthier with recipes like these! Wish me luck mixin’ it up!

  • Thanks for these amazing recipes. I am dying to try out the arro and kale salad!

    Rae | love from berlin

  • Totally stealing all of these recipes! #1 is what drew me in…if it has cheese on it, I will eat a ridiculous amount of it haha! BUT of course i’m also trying to eat healthier and smarter for the New Year! I have done PRETTY well so far, just trying hard to stay consistent, the weekends are the hardest for me! :/

  • All those recipes look so yummy! I loved the salad and the shrimp, ought to try it some day! Thank you so much for always sharing this beautiful dishes (although it makes me very hungry!)! With love,
    Vera

  • First of all, your cauliflower pizza looks awesome! I tried making one once and I thought it was gross, but it also looked nothing like yours…surely I did something wrong!
    Secondly, try this hash as well:
    Its so, so good. Plenty of sweet peppers and spinach, yummy potatoes and eggs. I use cheese on it, but of course you don’t have to.
    If you try it, let me know what you think. This is a healthier version of a “down-home” southern breakfast 🙂

  • The Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is one of my favourite recipes of all time. I cook it at least four times a month. So thank you for this one! And the other recipes look really good, too! xx

  • I personally believe that brussel sprouts are a seriously underrated vegetable, so I was very happy to see your serving suggestion in this roundup! I’ve also been meaning to try to make my own sorbet forever, so that is something that I will be making sooner rather than later.

    Have a happy Friday, ladies!

    xx Kathryn

  • Every single one of these dishes look delicious, I’m going to have to try them out! Thankyou for this post!x
    Holly x

  • Have you considered doing a cookbook? Including the beautiful pictures and Didier’s funny stories? We’ve printed out a few (and made them!) but a nice big cookbook would be awesome!

  • i made the pea & pesto quinoa patties earlier on monday night and have been enjoying them all week. i love having one for breakfast with a fried egg on top, and i’m currently having the last two for my lunch today with some shredded cheddar cheese. thank you for this recipe!

  • I love your spring rolls. So light and healthy. It’s like a salad in a wrap. And the spicy peanut dipping sauce is to die for. My all time favorite recipe from the blog so far. My bf also loves them and requests them often…bonus!! If you are craving something sweet but don’t want a ton of sugar, chocolate covered katie () is amazing. Very creative in making yummy stuff with less sugar. She also does a lot of gluten free and dairy free options as well. All our bases are covered!

  • Also…. Amazing healthy recipe that makes cauliflower taste like breaded, saucy hot wings!! So good…you have to try!

  • All of these looks scrumptious! I’m definitely going to try the garlic-y green beans, its one of my favourite dishes! 🙂

  • What yummy ideas!! I love the kale and potato hash recipe and I’ll be giving that a try as I’ve been trying to find interesting kale recipes, having recently discovered this super food! Thank you for sharing.
    Amanda xxx

  • Wow delicious recipes! Definitely trying the brussels sprouts salad and patties sometime soon! X

  • Love love love these recipes! I’m definitely trying the pizza, sprout salad and the sorbet!

    x

  • All of these recipes look amazing! I will definitely try the Orange brownie. The orange and chocolate combo is one of my faves next to raspberry and chocolate!

  • All of these look so good! I just discovered a love for brussels sprouts, so I’m definitely eyeing all of your recipes using those!

  • I have printed a couple recipes, now i’m excited to try out all of it !
    – Caroline
    thecoralpineapple.blogspot.ca

  • My family loved your peas and quinoa patties recipe! Even my 2 year old and (picky, picky) 4 year old:)

  • These all so look so delicious!
    I’ll definitely be adding them to my meal plans!
    Especially the sorbet as that always goes down a treat in my house!

  • Wow, amazing recipes! I love when you do these round-ups posts because I eventually forget to try some of your recipes.

    Rita

  • I going to attempt either the chocolate pudding or the chocolate brownies this weekend!

  • Hi! Thank you for sharing this article, and thank you for following me here. I’m really new to Bloglovin’ and still trying to figure it out…

    Anyway, what I wanted to say was that, your lists of recipe ideas are perfect! I’ve been looking for recipes for cooking Kale and now I have lots to try out for the rest of this week, starting with the kale and apple salad!

    Will let you know how it goes!!
    xx
    May

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