Happy New Year! Here’s wishing everyone peace, love, health, happiness and lots of good food.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had about enough cream, butter, cheese, rich sauces and meats for 5 Holiday Seasons. If you’re like me, you’re already planning for some lighter meals and looking for healthy clean eating recipes. I thought I’d dust off a few of my old favorites.
No reason to skimp on flavor when eating healthy. You’ll find lots of mouthwatering combination of lean meats and lots of vegetables.
Here’s a selection of healthy recipes to start the new year out right.
- 9 Healthy Salad Recipes, Main Course
- 6 Healthy Main Course Recipes
- 6 Healthy Soup Recipes
- 5 Healthy Seafood Recipes
- 5 Healthy Snack or Appetizer Recipes
Here are 31 Tasty Healthy Recipes to enjoy every single day of January
Now I’m going to try to behave…at least until Superbowl. Let’s take a look.
Healthy Main Course Salad Recipes:
Lean proteins, salad green and vegetables are a very healthy way to eat. Here are some main course salad recipe ideas.
Blackened Shrimp Salad is a refreshing entree that’s light but in a hearty way.
A Jamaican roadside stand inspired dish with sweet shrimp simmered in a peppery broth.
A refreshing chopped chicken salad recipe using grilled chicken breasts and lots of your favorite healthy vegetables.
Make the most out of fresh strawberries with this easy main course salad. Poppyseed dressing, sauteed chicken breast and strawberries are an absolutely wonderful combination.
Ultra-nutritious, this Crab Avocado Asparagus salad is beautiful for a light meal.
Matchstick pieces of jicama, cucumber and carrot give this salad different levels of “crunch”. This is a wonderful salad.
This salad packs bright flavor with minimal fuss.
The combination of flavors here are striking thanks to the warm dressing, Kalamata olives and rosemary dusted chicken tenders.
Healthy Main Course Recipes
Lean and mean healthy main course meals.
Looking to ditch that flour tortilla? Take a look at this healthier version for a Chicken Burrito Bowl..
These Shrimp Tacos with Lime Dressing are gloriously refreshing in flavor. A simple dressing splashed over poached shrimp and crunchy vegetables creates a light meal or a shrimp appetizer that’s so healthy and tasty, you’ll want to make it over and over again.
Tomatoes make a beautiful platform for this golden roasted chicken and bright broth.
This latin chicken dish is so easy, so full of flavor and a pleasure to place on the table.
One of our favorite salads and with some crumbled blue cheese, this is full of fresh flavors.
Red Chile Enchiladas, classic Mexican Street Food. Tortillas are dipped in a spicy red sauce, fried, folded and simply sprinkled with an assortment of small chopped crunchy vegetables.
Easy Healthy Soup Recipes
With Black beans, sweet corn and plenty of Mexican spices, this will soon become your favorite Mexican Chicken Soup.
Rich in color and flavor, this is a can’t stop slurping soup.
Delicately flavored broth with ginger, bay leaf and garlic. Carrot, celery and onion are brightened with lemon zest. This is a lovely light refreshing soup recipe.
A welcome healthy, brothy and savory break from some of the rich sinful things you’ve been feasting on lately.
A combination of Mexican oregano, cumin and garlic powder is a great start in building a flavorful Southwestern-style soup
Chicken Fajita Soup is healthy, easy and full of your favorite fajita flavors. A soup recipe that will make you and your weeknight dinner plans very happy. You could call this a taco soup or a tortilla soup, but I call this full fajita deliciousness in a bowl.
Healthy Main Course Seafood Recipes:
This Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon Recipe is so easy it’s guaranteed to be a one of your go-to’s for your quick weeknight meal plan.
Lean, sweet, flaky pan fried Sea Bass topped with a smear of pesto and a heaping scoop of tomato relish. Placed in a bowl of a light tomato sauce broth.
Salmon fillets are baked and basted with a sweet and spicy glaze. A combination of New Mexico Chile Powder and Peach Jam has created a quick salmon recipe that has become a favorite for an easy weeknight dinner.
This swordfish dinner is near perfect; not complicated, wonderful in texture and exciting in flavor.
Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, gets a lively boost of flavor from the Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette. A quick and easy salmon meal with a very elegant feel and fresh flavors.
HEALTHY APPETIZER RECIPES:
This simple dip of plain hummus gets some bling. Wow your guests with Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Hummus with Capers.
A very special salsa. The flavor is so addictive. Fresh tomatoes, juicy sweet peaches, sweet onion, cilantro and chipotle chiles. Everything you want in a robust salsa.
Healthy roasted Brussels sprouts bring a delicious surprise to this classic snack