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You’ll want to check out this roundup of 27 healthy recipes to start the new year including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, vegetarian, vegan, and even dessert options!

Happy New Year!!

It’s a predictable trend – people overeat during the holidays and want to make up for it in January. It’s understandable. I’m not really one for new year’s resolutions myself, but I definitely try to eat healthier in January.

Healthy doesn’t have to be boring! I reached out to my fellow food bloggers and put together this collection of healthy (yet tasty!) recipes that are sure to help you start 2017 on a positive note.

Bring on the deliciousness!

Baked Farro with Butternut Squash, Kale, and Pancetta from The Beach House Kitchen

a bowl of baked farro with butternut sqaush, pancetta, and kale and a fork

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli from Cilantro and Citronella

a bowl of vegetarian pasta fagioli on wooden surface with slices of bread

Organic Vegan Millet Porridge from La Petit Chef

vegan millet porridge in a bowl with apple slices and a pear

Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowls from Fox and Briar

metal skillet with buffalo chicken and broccoli

Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Soup from Cooking LSL

bowl of roasted cauliflower and kale soup with spoon

Spicy Miso Zucchini Ramen Noodles from Hapa Nom Nom

spicy miso zucchini ramen noodles in a bowl with chopsticks

Wheat Berry Risotto with Roasted Winter Vegetables from Lauren Caris Cooks

wheat berry risotto with roasted vegetables in a white bowl

Chickpea & Spinach Curry from Killing Thyme

cast iron skillet with chickpea and spinach curry

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Kale from Pinch and Swirl

crispy chicken thighs with garlicky kale on a plate with knife and fork

Easy 20 Minute Turkey Bolognese from Salt & Lavender

easy healthy turkey bolognese in a white bowl

Salted Avocado Chocolate Pudding from Midlife Croissant

salted avocado chocolate pudding in a glass

Holiday Detox Smoothie from Use Your Noodles

holiday detox smoothie in a glass

Roasted Chickpea Fattoush Salad from Veggies Save the Day

roasted chickpea fattoush salad in bowls with forks

Creamy Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding from Curry Trail

creamy chia seed breakfast pudding in two glasses topped with cherries

Salmon Soba Noodles from The Purple Ladle

bowl of salmon soba noodles with vegetables beside chopsticks

Bolognese Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups from The Girl on Bloor

bolognese zucchini lasagna roll-ups in a bowl beside glass of white wine

Green Goddess Pasta Bowls from The Endless Meal

green goddess pasta bowls topped with salmon and baby tomatoes

Corn & Leek Fritters with Herbed Yogurt from Shiny Happy Bright

close-up of stack of three corn leek fritters with herb yogurt

Coffee Coconut Frappuccino from Beaming Baker

hand holding glass of coconut coffee homemade frappuccino

30 Minute Greek Chicken and Orzo Pot from Wilde Orchard

skillet with Greek chicken and orzo

No Bake Mango Cheesecake from That Girl Cooks Healthy

slice of no-bake mango cheesecake on a plate

Zucchini Noodles with Portobello Bolognese from Domesticate Me

zucchini noodles with portobello bolognese in a bowl

Salade Lyonnaise from Basil and Bubbly

salad lyonnaise on plates with baguette and champagne

Watermelon Radish Orange Salad from Rhubarbarians

watermelon, radish, and orange salad on a plate beside forks and spoon

Three Bean Sweet Potato Chili from A Virtual Vegan

three bean sweet potato chili on rice in a bowl

Healthy Barley Soup from Watch What U Eat

healthy barley soup with carrots in a white bowl

Chicken Salad Rolls with Miso Tarragon Dipping Sauce from Salt & Lavender

several leftover chicken salad rolls with bowl of miso tarragon dipping sauce

Which is your favorite of these 27 healthy recipes to start the new year?


Hi! I’m Natasha.

Salt & Lavender is a recipe blog with a focus on delicious comfort food using everyday ingredients. Beat the weekday grind with hundreds of easy-to-follow and hassle-free recipes!

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16 Comments

  1. One of each, please!
    What a gorgeous round-up, Natasha. Great picks! Thanks for including my curry πŸ™‚

    Now, which one of these to dive into first…

  2. Awesome roundup Natasha – some much needed inspiration here after too much indulgence! Thank you for including my Salmon soba noodles

  3. WOW! They all look so delicious it’s hard to decide which one to make first! This is a post that is very much needed as I have been just a wee bit indulgent over the holidays πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for including me among such amazing posts and bloggers! Hope you have a truly wonderful New Year, Natasha!

    1. Thanks so much, Kathleen!! Your recipes are always so yummy-looking that it wasn’t a hard decision. πŸ˜‰

  4. What a fantastic way to kick off the new year! I love that so many different recipe ideas were included. They’ve totally got me inspired to eat healthier and more deliciously this year. πŸ™‚ Thank you for including my coconut coffee frappe. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year, Natasha! πŸ™‚ xo

  5. What a great roundup of healthy recipes! Thank you so much for inlcuding my Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli Bowls!

  6. This healthy round up of recipes is totally what I need to start the new year off on the right foot Natasha! Thank you so much for including my farro recipe! Can’t wait to check out all these wonderful dishes! Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year! Thank you for including my Roasted Chickpea Fattoush Salad in this healthy collection of recipes!

  8. Boy am I ready for some light and healthy food! What I love about these dishes is that they’re healthy and varied and satisfying! Many of these will be on my table this month! Thank you for sharing, Natasha!