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25+ Healthy Recipes for the New Year

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Healthy recipes are the best way to start the year off well! I have a whole batch of 25+ Healthy Recipes to kick off your new year on the right foot.

Once again, I’ve partnered with a group of talented food bloggers to inspire your menu with delicious, healthy dishes.

Healthy Recipes for the New Year picture collage

25+ Healthy Recipes

I generally have pretty good willpower, but I must admit to tasting a lot of cookie dough along with sampling all the sweets and treats delivered to our house for the holidays. January  is the perfect time reflect on the year gone by and focus on a new healthier you.

This means eating a more balanced diet, eliminating sweets and upping the fruits and vegetables. My blogger friends and I have shared 25+ Healthy Recipes: our favorite clean eating recipes, from soups to salads to entrees, which you’ll want to add to your menu in 2016!

Best Baked “Fried” Chicken

Get the crispy crust of fried chicken without all the calories! This Best Baked “Fried Chicken” will become a family favorite!

Best Baked Fried Chicken on a blue plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad

An entree salad, like this Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad will hit the spot without any feelings of deprivation!

Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad in a white bowl

3-Ingredient No-Bake Energy Bars

These easy, 3-Ingredient No-Bake Energy Bars are wonderful for a healthy snack, pick-me-up, or post work out treat without any guilt!

3-Ingredient-Energy-Bars on a wooden cutting board

Skinny Orange Dreamsicle Cake

If your sweet tooth is acting up, but you’re trying hard not to overindulge, this Skinny Orange Dreamsicle Cake may be the perfect solution!

Slice of Skinny Orange Dreamsicle Cake on a white plate

Italian Kale Salad

This Italian Kale Salad is hearty enough for an entree! And super delicious, too~

Italian Kale Salad in a white bowl

Raspberry Peach Smoothie

Start your day off right with this beautiful, healthy Raspberry Peach Smoothie!

Raspberry Peach Smoothie garnished with raspberries with two straws

Healthy Fruit Dip Recipe

A healthy fruit dip make is much easier to increase the fruit in your diet! Dip away!!

Healthy Fruit Dip in a turquoise dish

Mango Tango Smoothie Bowl

Beautiful berries, mango and oats top a smoothie bowl that will start your day off on the right foot!

Mango Tango Smoothie Bowl garnished with fruit and oats

Mini Salmon Asparagus Frittatas

Mini Salmon Asparagus Frittatas provide protein for a terrific healthy breakfast!

Mini Salmon Asparagus Frittatas on a white tray

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

If you haven’t roasted cauliflower, this Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower will rock your world! Not your mom (or grandma’s) boring steamed cauliflower!

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower in a white bowl


Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi

Loads of flavor in this skillet meal!

Cheesy Sausage Gnocchi Skillet in a cast iron pan

Cinnamon Raisin Energy Bites

The flavors of cookies in these fabulous energy bites!

Cinnamon Raisin Energy Bites in a white bowl


A healthy, filling grain salad that’s a delicious side with many meals!

Tabbouleh in a white bowl

Skinny Bruschetta Chicken

Healthy chicken doesn’t have to be boring! This fresh topping makes for a delicious meal!

Bruschetta Chicken on a white serving dish
Hearts of Palm Artichoke Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

Not your ordinary green salad, but super delicious and healthy, to boot!

Hearts of Palm Artichoke Avocado and Butter Lettuce-Salad

Red Potato, Kale, Mushroom and Feta Frittata

A loaded veggie frittata can be enjoyed any time of day!

Red Potato, Kale, Mushroom and Feta Frittata

Quinoa Corn Chowder

A hot, hearty soup is a wonderful January meal!

Quinoa Corn Chowder

Charred Kale Caesar Salad with Honey Chipotle Chicken

This Caesar salad is hearty enough for a meal!

Charred Kale Caesar Salad on a white dinner plate

Butternut Spinach Multi-Grain Medley

Love this colorful melange of grains, fruits and veggies!


Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Ditch the pasta for a low carb alternative!


Vegan Sloppy Black Eye Peas

You won’t miss the meat one bit with these vegan sloppy joes!


Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

Round out your meal with this tasty roasted carrot ginger soup!

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Cauliflower and Quinoa White Chili

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Cleansing Tri-Color Quinoa Salad


Lightened Up Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauce


Avocado Chicken Salad


Shrimp & Garlic Rice Stuffed Peppers


One Pan Tuscan Pork Chops


Grilled Shrimp Recipe with Roasted Garlic Cilantro Sauce


Turkey Stuffed Peppers


Mexican Chicken Soup

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Quinoa Taco Bowls


A Few More of My Favorite Healthy Recipes:

Check out more of my Favorite Healthy Recipes plus 13 Healthy Recipe Ideas for the New Year!

Sea Bass with Mediterranean Tapenade

Sea Bass with Tomatoes, Olives and Capers

Smoked Salmon Platter | An easy , no recipe needed dish to serve for breakfast, lunch or as an appetizer

Smoked Salmon Platter

Summer Farro Salad | Farro, cukes, avocados, tomatoes and fresh corn dressed with a simple lime vinaigrette

Summer Farro Salad

Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Spicy Asian chicken in boston bib lettuce cups. Low carb and delicious!

Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Mediterranean Chopped Salad in white serving bowl

Mediterranean Chopped Salad


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15 comments on “25+ Healthy Recipes for the New Year”

  1. That Tuscan Pork sure looks good! Merry Christmas Liz:@)

  2. Wow!! Thanks for sharing these yummy dishes!, Liz! I will try to prepare Vegan Sloppy Black Eye Peas. Looks moth-watering 🙂

  3. What a delicious gallery of meals! Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  4. What an inspiring post, I’ll definitely be bookmarking several of these tasty dishes for January, thank you. The seafood posts are definitely my favs. We’re really buttoning down in January as we both need to shed some pounds!
    This post Seems to have a lot more ads than normal (one after ever pic), just thought I’d mention it.

  5. amazing and beautiful ideas Lizzy!!
    merry Christmas for you and your lovely family!!

  6. That’s a very impressive round-up. I’m loving the artichoke salad. And the spaghetti squash. Wishing you and all your family a very Merry and blessed Christmas xx

  7. Lovely round-up, this is perfect for when we want to get back to healthier eating! Your Mediterranean chopped salad is just what I’m craving!

  8. Wow what a great spread of healthier dishes for the holidays and perfect for anytime of the year.

  9. This is a great round up, I’m definitely ready for light, lean and healthy!

  10. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Liz!

  11. It looks like you have a wonderful lineup. I definitely need to start eating healthier, after eating all the holiday goodies. Liz, I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

  12. That Jacked Up Monterey Chicken Salad will make several appearances on my table! Hope your holiday was fantastic!

  13. Lizzy,
    My will power used to be a lot better than it is now. This is a great roundup of healthy recipes.

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