Healthy Recipes to Jump-Start the New Year

Monday, December 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM | Posted By: Mira Roberts
Healthy Recipes to Jump-Start the New Year

As the new year approaches, all of the celebrating, socializing and consuming that make up the holiday season may be starting to catch up to you. The holidays always give us a good reason to enjoy that extra glass of wine or delicious piece of homemade pie or cake, while the new year arrives just in time to remind us to start fresh with healthy eating habits that will sustain us through the winter season.

This year, jump-start your new year with healthy recipes designed to give you the energy you need to feel your best! Eating healthy meals takes some planning, but with a little preparation and a handy list of recipes that are as tasty as they are wholesome, you can successfully fuel your body, shake off the fatigue of the holidays and feel recharged all the way into spring!

Here are healthy recipes we love to help you get your diet back on track and your nutritional needs in check. As always, have a happy new year, and we hope this is your healthiest new year yet!

Green Smoothie
When it's time to get your nutritional needs in check and get your digestive track back on track, there's no simpler place to start than by getting in your greens. Green smoothies make it easy to consume your necessary daily allowance of green veggies in just one meal, and they're a perfect way to start your day with the energy you need to thrive. We love this wholesome recipe from 100 Days of Real Food, and we think you will, too!

Hummus Veggie Wrap
Simplify this nutritious and delicious recipe by using wholesome, store bought hummus, and you can whip up this light and healthy meal in less than 5 minutes. Perfect as a healthy lunch or light dinner, you can mix up the veggies you pack inside depending upon your preferances. Hummus packs the protein, and the veggies pack in the nutrients you need!

Homemade Energy Bars
These 3-ingredient energy bars are almost too easy to make, and they'll be a perfect snack on the go for just abot anyone in your family. Chewy, nutty and packed with protein to fill you up without weighing you down, you'll want to keep these on hand for after a workout or before a late dinner. As a bonus, they're sure to satisfy you without all the sugar you'll find in a store bought energy bar.

Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze
This crisp salmon recipe is delicately sweet, without being loaded up with sugar, and it makes for a perfect main course just about any night of the week. Double the recipe and place onto salads or inside wraps the next day for added protein and an extra dose of the omega fats you need to fuel your body and feed your brain!

Banana Pancakes
These 2 ingredient pancakes are as delicious as they are good for you, and they make for healthy breakfasts on the go for just about anyone in your family. Perfect for those who need to avoid gluten or are trying to eat fewer simple carbs, this recipe is easy and fast to make any day of the week!

Spinach Salad with Tuna
Baby spinach, juicy red grapes, red onion and a fresh can of tuna are all you'll need to combine when preparing this light and nutritious lunch recipe. Place a flatbread on the side on extra hungry days, and prepare the dressing the night before, and you can pack this for lunch just about any day of the week with no fuss at all!

Turkey Burgers
Cutting back on red meat in the new year? These turkey burgers are your solution for getting in the dishes you love without having to sacrifice your dietary needs. Juicy and packed with lean protein, you can choose any toppings you prefer and eat these with or without a bun for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad
This mayo-free tuna salad recipe is perfect for whipping up and enjoying in a wrap or sandwich, or on top of a salad. Dip pita chips in it as a healthy appetizer, or eat it plain on days when you need a salty, protein-packed bite on the go.

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About the Author

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 

 

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