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12 Healthy Recipes to Jump Start the New Year

Yes, I am trying to start the New Year off with a little bit of healthier eating. If I do better at working out and happen to loose a few pounds I won’t be upset either. But I know that if I am eating healthy, everything else is just easier. I thought I would share these delicious and healthy recipes from 2015 that I will be using to jump start my healthy eating in 2016.

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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I never really feel like I am eating badly, I eat a home cooked meal everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and we only eat out a couple times a month. However, I love to bake so much! Baking makes me calm. The smell of baked goods gives me a lift in my step. Baking makes my house warmer in the winter. But I also love to eat all the baked goods, and I baked a lot in the last few months so it is time to refocus and try to reduce my sugar intake.

My secret to eating healthy is to serve at least 2 servings of vegetables with each meal. Breakfast is harder because I am usually cooking for just me. The hubby leaves earlier than I am coherent enough for food and the kids would rather eat a bowl of cereal with him then wait for me to cook something delicious. Silly kids! I try to do a green smoothie a few times a week to help add some vegetables to my morning routine, but if not I make sure to have whole grains and healthy protein then eat lots of veggies for lunch and dinner.

My favorite breakfast is avocado toast on the most delicious homemade Whole Grain Seed Bread.

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Soft & Delicious Whole Grain Seed Bread

If you have a little more time for breakfast, you need to try out these delicious recipes to start your day off on the right track.

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Greek Style Green Omelette

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Healthy Everyday Pancakes

For lunch I usually eat leftovers from the night before. I am a lover of left overs, especially if the meal was amazing, then I actually look forward to eating lunch. If there are no left overs, I turn to salads. A salad that I can make a big bowl and eat when needed is even better. That is why kale is my go to for salads (and it grows like crazy so I usually have more than we can consume).

Check out our favorite healthy salad recipes from 2015 below.

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Roasted Beet Kale Salad

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Quinoa Kale Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Dinner time is usually where I spend a little more time cooking, but not too much unless it’s a special occasion. I try to serve a hot veggie (which usually means lots of vegetables in the main dish) and a cold veggie (big green salad or veggie tray). I trick my kids into eating their vegetables by putting them in the main dish. They tend to eat them really well that way, well, they eat well about 60% of the time so I am pretty sure they are healthy!

Here are some of the easiest ways to add extra vegetables into our dinner routine.

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

 20 Minute Healthy Orange Chicken

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

20 Minute Sausage & Garden Vegetable Orzo

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Slow Cooker Pork & Apples Rice Bowls

Eating healthy at our house means we go through lots of non-fat Greek yogurt. We use it in our green smoothies as well as in many dishes and in our baking. It adds a lot of good protein without the fat. But with how much we use, it can get expensive, until I learned how easy it was to make it ourselves for only $1 per 32 oz container!

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt

Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up snacks and dessert. Just make healthier decisions. Tonight instead of caramel popcorn (which we love sooooo much), I made a bowl of kettle corn with just a hint of sugar. It was delicious and curbed my appetite for caramel popcorn.

For more delicious but healthy deserts and snacks check out these posts:

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Super Simple Peach Frozen Yogurt

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Tropical Smoothie Yogurt Popsicles

Start the New Year off right with these 12 healthy recipes. All these recipes are easy to make and will help you keep on track with your healthy goals this year. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Simple Peanut Energy Bites

If you are trying to eat a little healthier in the New Year, good luck. Find some amazing recipes and make lots so you can eat leftovers on those days you don’t have time (or energy). Then just take it one day at a time, and give yourself a break every now and then 🙂

Happy New Year to you!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

 

 

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Laurie

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

Always looking for healthy choices. Pinning to share. Thanks for being a part of Brag About It this week! ~Laurie

Kati Farrer

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

Thanks Laurie! You can never have to many healthy recipes :)

Marie

Monday 11th of January 2016

These are great ideas! I love that you included some healthy treat ideas! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week!

Kati Farrer

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

Thanks Marie! I can't be healthy unless I get to treat myself so it is necessary for me to have a few healthier treat options.

Everythingkaysi

Friday 8th of January 2016

These recipes look so yummy! Thanks for sharing:) I saw your post on Pin Me Linky Party:)

Kati Farrer

Friday 8th of January 2016

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to try some out!

Mindi

Friday 8th of January 2016

Kati these all look yummy! Thanks for sharing, I always appreciate great recipes! Pinned!

Kati Farrer

Friday 8th of January 2016

Thank you Mindi! I hope you enjoy a few of them.

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