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25 Healthy Recipes (Start the New Year off Right)

Updated May 24, 2023

25 healthy recipes to kick off the new year right

Are you starting the New Year off right by eating healthy? I know I am trying to. Exercising like cardio or strength training is already hard enough but finding the right foods to eat can be even harder.

While there are many diets you can do such as Keto, Weight Watchers, etc., sometimes I think it really boils down to what you put in your body. A healthy lifestyle of 80% healthy foods and 20% exercise is more realistic than trying to stick to a diet.

It may be a slower process but well worth it in the long run and more promising to keep at it. I have compiled a list of my 25 favorite Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Appetizers, and Dessert to help you get started to kick off the new year right.


Mocha Breakfast Shake from Mom on Timeout – a healthy way to wake up, packed with protein and made with Greek yogurt! 

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats from Everyday Shortcuts – a great way to change up plain oats in a healthy way and a delicious apple pie taste.

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Chocolate Banana Waffles from Natalie’s Health – a breakfast that is so tasty yet guilt-free and made with wholesome ingredients.

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies from A Baking Journey – cookies for breakfast because why not. Made with only 3 ingredients that kids love and easy to make!


Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings from Everyday Shortcuts – a quick, easy and tossed in delicious garlic parmesan coating for the perfect appetizer or snack!

Low Carb Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip from Everyday Shortcuts – this dip pairs nicely with cheese crisps, crackers, pita bread or tortilla chips and makes a great Game Day Appetizer!

Quinoa Pizza Bites from Bucket List Tummy – a delicious gluten free bite size appetizer that taste like pizza but made with veggies.


Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup from Everyday Shortcuts – everyone will be asking for seconds as it is the perfect comfort dish that is creamy, delicious and ready in 20 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Salad from Healthy Life Trainer – great salad for a lighter lunch loaded with veggies and chicken. Add you favorite salad dressing or drizzle with vinaigrette.

Low Carb Turkey Club Egg Wrap from Everyday Shortcuts – a great alternative when swapping out bread. Add a variety of toppings such as turkey, cheese, spinach, bacon, and more for the perfect lunch.

Big Mac Salad from No Sugar No Flour – a healthier version of the classic fast food favorite with no added sugar or preservatives and ready in 30 minutes.

Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl from Everyday Shortcuts – an easy healthy lunch to make of all your favorite egg roll filling with the outer shell.


Apple Crisp Fries from Healthy Beat – these are so good they can either be a healthy snack or dessert served with a creamy fruit dip.

Homemade Goldfish Crackers from Strength and Sunshine – a delicious healthy snacks that kids love and are allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and protein-packed with a secret ingredient!

Ham and Pickle Roll Ups from Everyday Shortcuts – the perfect snack that can be whipped up quick with just 4 ingredients!

Vegan Fritters from Urban Farmie – a great afternoon snack made with gram flour or chickpea flour, and stuffed savory vegetables.

Chocolate Cherry Mocha Brownie Bites from Healthy Helper – a vegan and gluten-free snack with a delicious chocolate flavor complimented with a crunch from raw almonds and walnuts.


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Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore from the Kitchen is my Playground – a flavorful and tender that is so easy to make and also a great weeknight go-to meal.

Turkey Meatloaf from My Turn for Us – an old fashion meatloaf recipe made healthy using turkey meat and other ingredients for a low calorie dinner.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup from The Toasty Kitchen – an easy throw together meal that’s all done in the slow cooker filled with your favorite taco flavorings for the perfect healthy dinner.

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Easy Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme (Taco Bell Copycat) from Wow It’s Veggie – a super delicious copycat from your favorite fast food chain that’s 100% vegan.

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Stir Fry from Lemon + Zest – simple dinner packed with broccoli, ground turkey and seasonings the whole family will love and ready in 30 minutes


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Strawberry Coconut Crisp from Maple + Mango – an easy dessert to put together that the whole family loves and packed full of healthy ingredients.

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Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies from Everyday Shortcuts – a guilt-free dessert that is moist, delicious and healthy even though they don’t taste like they are. It’s also a great way to sneak in some veggies for the kids without them knowing it.

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Healthy Chocolate Popsicles from Your Homemade Healthy – a delicious dessert without the guilt and only made with 4 ingredients.


  • Christie - Food Done Light
    January 21, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for including my recipe. You have a wonderful round up of healthy recipes.

  • Marlys @ This and That
    January 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks for including my recipe in this round up… pinning.

  • Christie Daruwalla
    June 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Thanks again for including me. It just popped back up on my referrals again!!

  • Alana Lieberman
    January 28, 2021 at 9:51 am

    These all look so delicious! Thanks for including my Healthy Chocolate Popsicles! They’re definitely a favorite in our house 🙂


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