31 Days of Healthy Comfort Food Recipes to ring your New Year in right | foodiecrush.com

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…

One Pot Baked Greek Chicken Orzo from recipetineats.com on foodiecrush.com

January 1: One Pot Baked Greek Chicken Orzo

from Recipe Tin Eats

A Greek yiayia in some village is smiling over this dish…

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

January 2: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

from FoodieCrush

This soul-soothing soup not only cures what ails you, but is both light and filling at the same time. Double win!

Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas from cookieandkate.com on foodiecrush.com

January 3: Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

from Cookie and Kate

We promise you won’t miss the meat in these hearty enchiladas.

Zucchini Noodles with Mini Chicken Feta and Spinach Meatballs from howsweeteats.com on foodiecrush.com

January 4: Zucchini Noodles with Mini Chicken Feta and Spinach Meatballs

from How Sweet It Is

We’re all about this fresh and healthy twist on spaghetti and meatballs.

 Lighter Tuna Casserole from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

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!

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from ambitiouskitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

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.

Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats from skinnytaste.com on foodiecrush.com

January 7: Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

from Skinnytaste

You’ll never miss the taco shell once you dig into one of these…

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake from theclevercarrot.com on foodiecrush.com

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…

Light Shephards Pie with Cauliflower Mash from heatherchristo.com on foodiecrush.com

January 9: Light Shephards Pie with Cauliflower Mash

from Heather Christo

Please excuse us while we wipe the drool from our mouths…

Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Stew from centercutcook.com on foodiecrush.com

January 10: Slow Cooker Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Stew

from CenterCutCook

Chicken pot pie in soup form? Hand us the spoon!

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans from wellplated.com on foodiecrush.com

January 11: Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

from Well Plated by Erin

Healthy chili that sticks to your ribs, not your waistline.

Healthy Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese from apple-of-my-eye.com on foodiecrush.com

January 12: Healthy Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese

from Apple of My Eye

You can have your spaghetti and still eat it too.

Healthy Chicken Divan from healthyseasonalrecipes.com on foodiecrush.com

January 13: Healthy Chicken Divan

from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Like your mama made, but without all the guilt.

Thai Curry Soup from lexiscleankitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

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.

Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach and Artichokes from littlebroken.com on foodiecrush.com

January 15: Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach and Artichokes

from Little Broken

Who said you can’t eat healthfully and still have lasagna?

30-Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder from simplyquinoa.com on foodiecrush.com

January 16: 30-Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder

from Simply Quinoa

An unbelievably creamy soup without all of those pesky calories — yeeeees.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken from thehealthymaven.com on foodiecrush.com

January 17: Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

from The Healthy Maven

A dish that totally slays your local takeout favorite.

Creamy Chicken, Quinoa, and Broccoli Casserole from pinchofyum.com on foodiecrush.com

January 18: Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

from Pinch of Yum

A casserole that’s both comforting and healthy? Come to mama!

Creamy Coconut Vegetarian Korma from theendlessmeal.com on foodiecrush.com

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)!

Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin from diethood.com on foodiecrush.com

January 20: Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin

from Diethood

French comfort food at its finest, made easier and healthier in the slow cooker.

Bison Cheddar Topped Cauliflower Steaks from runningtothekitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

January 21: Bison Cheddar Topped Cauliflower Steaks

from Running to the Kitchen

This savory, hearty, filling, healthy, and comforting dish = comfort food bliss.

Singapore Zoodle Stir Fry with Chicken from cafedelites.com on foodiecrush.com

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.

 

Vegetable Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice from blissfulbasil.com on foodiecrush.com

January 23: Vegetable Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

from Blissful Basil

Ummm, Chipotle who?

One Pan Chicken with Lemon Garlic Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts from asaucykitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

January 24: One Pan Chicken with Lemon Garlic Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

from A Saucy Kitchen

Your entire meal on one pan — it doesn’t get easier than this!

Cauliflower Pizza with Greek Yogurt Pesto and Grilled Veggies from foodfaithfitness.com on foodiecrush.com

January 25: Cauliflower Pizza with Greek Yogurt Pesto and Grilled Veggies

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!

Sweet Chili Salmon and Broccoli Quinoa Bowl from sweetpeasandsaffron.com on foodiecrush.com

January 26: Sweet Chili Salmon and Broccoli Quinoa Bowl

from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Superfood never tasted so good.

Quick Beef Pho from loveandoliveoil.com on foodiecrush.com

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).

General Tso's Tofu Stir Fry from minimalistbaker.com on foodiecrush.com

January 28: General Tso’s Tofu Stir Fry

from Minimalist Baker

That General never knew what hit him…

Greek Souvlaki Bowl with Cauliflower Rice from feastingathome.com on foodiecrush.com

January 29: Greek Souvlaki Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

from Feasting at Home

The Greek’s answer to burrito bowls — so tasty and carb-friendly!

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

January 30: Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

from FoodieCrush

Stuffed peppers that won’t make your belly feel stuffed.

Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles from ambitiouskitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

January 31: Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles

from Ambitious Kitchen

We could never give up chicken parm, and luckily with this recipe we don’t have to.

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This recipe round-up was curated  and written by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam of Seven Day Weekend. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.

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