Happy New Year, foodiecrushers!
Like clockwork, the stroke of a new year encourages a slew of ambitious healthy resolutions — more green juice, less alcohol, more intentional living, less screen time, more kale, less ice cream.
You get the picture.
One sensible place to start is with our diets, and savvy meal planning is our tour guide. But since we know this is a lot to take in and meal planning takes work, we’ve decided to make things a bit easier for you.
We’ve scavenged the depths of the food blogosphere for 31 recipes — one for each day of the month — for you to plan and prepare, and get you through the chill of January. Healthy comfort food recipes are January’s theme because, let’s face it, we need to ease into this. Excess fat and calories aren’t needed this month, but it’s still winter, and that means comfort food still rules.
First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.
And then sign up for your free weekly meal plan and prep list here.
Whether we keep our resolutions for 2017 remains to be seen, but we can honestly say we’re excited to take a much needed vacation from all of the Christmas cookies, booze, and lethargy, and kick our butts into gear.
So without further ado…
January 1: One Pot Baked Greek Chicken Orzo
from Recipe Tin Eats
A Greek yiayia in some village is smiling over this dish…
January 2: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
This soul-soothing soup not only cures what ails you, but is both light and filling at the same time. Double win!
January 3: Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas
from Cookie and Kate
We promise you won’t miss the meat in these hearty enchiladas.
from How Sweet It Is
We’re all about this fresh and healthy twist on spaghetti and meatballs.
January 5: Lighter Tuna Casserole
from Gimme Some Oven
This is SO not your mother’s tuna noodle casserole. And that’s a good thing!
January 6: Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
from Ambitious Kitchen
Indian comfort food gets a makeover and we’re pretty sure we could eat this every day.
January 7: Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats
You’ll never miss the taco shell once you dig into one of these…
January 8: Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake
from The Clever Carrot
If we close our eyes tight enough while savoring this pasta, we can almost smell meyer lemons and salty Mediterranean sea air…
January 9: Light Shephards Pie with Cauliflower Mash
from Heather Christo
Please excuse us while we wipe the drool from our mouths…
January 10: Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Stew
Chicken pot pie in soup form? Hand us the spoon!
from Well Plated by Erin
Healthy chili that sticks to your ribs, not your waistline.
January 12: Healthy Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese
from Apple of My Eye
You can have your spaghetti and still eat it too.
January 13: Healthy Chicken Divan
from Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Like your mama made, but without all the guilt.
January 14: Thai Curry Soup
from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
This soul-warming soup is proof you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy.
from Little Broken
Who said you can’t eat healthfully and still have lasagna?
January 16: 30-Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder
from Simply Quinoa
An unbelievably creamy soup without all of those pesky calories — yeeeees.
January 17: Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
from The Healthy Maven
A dish that totally slays your local takeout favorite.
January 18: Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole
from Pinch of Yum
A casserole that’s both comforting and healthy? Come to mama!
January 19: Creamy Coconut Vegetarian Korma
from The Endless Meal
We’re crazy for this korma (also, fewer calories means we can still have naan)!
January 20: Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin
French comfort food at its finest, made easier and healthier in the slow cooker.
January 21: Bison Cheddar Topped Cauliflower Steaks
from Running to the Kitchen
This savory, hearty, filling, healthy, and comforting dish = comfort food bliss.
January 22: Singapore Zoodle Stir Fry with Chicken
from Cafe Delites
Shrimp and chicken tango with zucchini noodles in this light dish with bold flavors and bright colors.
January 23: Vegetable Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice
from Blissful Basil
Ummm, Chipotle who?
from A Saucy Kitchen
Your entire meal on one pan — it doesn’t get easier than this!
from Food Faith Fitness
Cauliflower is such a wonderful chameleon — you’d never know it’s the star of this fluffy, to-die-for pizza. And don’t even get us started on that sauce!
January 26: Sweet Chili Salmon and Broccoli Quinoa Bowl
from Sweet Peas and Saffron
Superfood never tasted so good.
January 27: Quick Beef Pho
from Love & Olive Oil
Show January who’s boss with this quick and easy pho. It’s a winner (pho show).
January 28: General Tso’s Tofu Stir Fry
from Minimalist Baker
That General never knew what hit him…
January 29: Greek Souvlaki Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
from Feasting at Home
The Greek’s answer to burrito bowls — so tasty and carb-friendly!
January 30: Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed peppers that won’t make your belly feel stuffed.
from Ambitious Kitchen
We could never give up chicken parm, and luckily with this recipe we don’t have to.
This recipe round-up was curated and written by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.
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