37 Amazing and Healthy Recipes to start your New Year off right!

by Rach on December 30, 2014

37 Amazing and Healthy Recipes to start your New Year off right!

healthy new years recipes


Happy New Year’s everyone! I hope 2014 was a great year for you and 2015 will be even better! If you are planning on starting the New Year off in a healthy way I thought I would try to help you out by sharing some super good, and good for you, meals from across the web that you and your family is sure to love. I don’t know about you, but I always find it easier to eat healthier if I have a collection of great recipes that I can refer to when planning my meals for the month. So you ready to check them out? Let’s go! 

Here are 37 Amazing and Healthy Recipes to start your New Year off right!

  • Ratatouille Vegetable Stew– This recipe from Confessions of an overworked Mom is perfect for a cold night and is sure to have your family full but not stuffed!
  • Garlic Herb Chicken-Living off love and coffee has a great recipe that will add some flavor into a an otherwise plain grilled chicken dinner!
  • Minestrone Soup– This recipe from Vegetarian Gourmet is one of my favorite soup recipes to make all year round! It tastes great and is super easy to make!
  • Spaghetti Squash with Pesto– Do you and your kids love pasta but you don’t like to eat all the carbs that come with it? Vegetarian Gourmet has got you covered with this new spin on a classic recipe! All the flavor without the guilt!
  • Sunshine Citrus Chicken– Citrus is such a great flavor addition to add to any meal to perk it up without adding any excess calories, and this recipe from Thrifty Jinxy is sure to impress any who eat it!
  • Easy Creamy Onion Dip Recipe– If you are looking for a great snack that won’t bust the calorie bank then you will love this low fat dip recipe from Thrifty Jinxy!
  • Quinoa Stuffed Peppers– Stuffed peppers are a great way to get some color and flavor on your plate! Another great recipe from Thrifty Jinxy!
  • Easy Overnight Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal– Anything made in a crock pot gets my vote. Start your day off right with this easy recipe from Thrifty Jinxy!
  • Granola Fruit Tart– We can’t forget dessert right!? This fruit tart recipe from Home made Interest is sure to cure that sweet tooth without undoing your whole day.
  • Pico De Gallo Salmon– This recipe comes from me and is one of my favorite ways to eat salmon, which not only tastes great, but is great for you!
  • Breakfast Cookies– Cookies for breakfast!? Yes you read that right. Thrifty Jinxy brings in the great texture and sweetness of a cookie while adding in some things you need for a great morning like whole wheat and fruit!
  • Kale and Black Bean Quesadillas– Black beans are one of my favorite substitutes for meats and this recipe from Turning the Clock Back is one of my favorite Meatless Monday recipes!
  • Andouille Black Eyed Pea Cornbread– A recipe from Food done Light that takes something normally out of reach from someone trying to eat healthy and makes it oh so good!
  • Pico De Gallo Chicken Over Yellow Rice– Another recipe from yours truly, this is an easy way to spice up a bland piece of chicken and turn it into a family favorite!
  • Homemade Healthy Potato Chips in the Microwave– Any kind of chips are my weakness when it comes to food, but now with this recipe from Thrifty Jinxy I can have my chips without feeling bad about it!
  • Kale and Corn Fried Rice– Feeling in the mood for Chinese food? Skip all the unneeded salt and preservatives and make some of your own! Thrifty Jinxy shows you how!
  • Lime and Pineapple fried rice– Here is another great rice recipe that is a little sweet and a little salty. A perfect combination from Suburbia Unwrapped!
  • Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe– Every now and then you just need a cookie. So if you are going to have one anyways why not cut out some of the bad stuff? Another great recipe from Thrifty Jinxy!
  • Homemade Salsa– Salsa is so easy to make at home and we all know everything tastes better homemade right!?
  • Avocado Wrap– Avocado’s are one of my favorite things to cook with any time of the year and they have the good fat your body needs in them. Thrifty Jinxy made them a star in this wrap recipe!
  • Sweet & Sour Pork– I love a recipe that has different flavor notes to delight your pallet and that is exactly what this recipe from Food done Light has!
  • Tuna Bruschetta– It is recommended to have at least 3 servings of fish a week, and this recipe which is another great one from Thrifty Jinxy will have you craving tuna for sure!
  • Horseradish Crusted Ham– This recipe from Food done Light would be great for a family gathering or holiday meal!
  • Chicken Fried Rice– Another great rice recipe that is better (and better for you) then take out from Penny Pinching Jenny.
  • Baked Apples from the Microwave– This recipe from Thrifty Jinxy is one of my daughters favorite sweet treat and it is done in no time!
  • Vegetarian Brown Rice, Veggie and Egg Bowl– Going meatless 1 day a week is a great way to eat healthy! Jinxy Knows Best shows us that a meatless meal doesn’t have to be a boring one!
  • 2 Ingredient Lemon Muffins– A yummy muffin that only has 2 ingrients? Sign me up to try these muffins from Penny Pincher Jenny!
  • Easy Low Fat Corn Muffin or Cornbread Recipe– Every meal needs a great side right? Thrifty Recipes shows us how to lighten up a traditional corn muffin recipe.
  • Lime Chicken Tacos– Spice up your taco night by switching beef our for yummy lime chicken with another great recipe from Penny Pincher Jenny!
  • Peanut Butter “Mousse” & Strawberry Parfait– This fresh recipe from Snappy Gourmet would make the perfect breakfast or dessert!
  • Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffins Recipe– I love a good muffin recipe and that is exactly what this recipe from Thrifty Jinxy is!
  • Asian Peanut Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry– Stir Fry’s are one of my personal favorite recipe to make on a busy weeknight. Snappy Gourmet has a great (and easy) recipe for you to try!
  • Apple Sandwiches– These cute little “sandwiches” from Thrifty Jinxy are sure to be a hit with the kids and are a great choice for an after school snack!
  • Banana Almond Coconut Snack– Another great after school snack, this recipe from Jenns Raq is sweet and has some good fats from the almonds!
  • Perfectly Pink Fruit Smoothie– Smoothies are a great choice to grab for breakfast or lunch when you are on the go, and this recipe from Jenns Raq is easy to make and oh-so-yummy!
  • Honey Lime Tilapia– Tilapia is a great fish because it can take on so many different flavors and this clean recipe from Rate the Plate Utah is perfect for you fish lovers!
  • Sweet & Fiery Pork Tenderloin– A little sweet, a little spicy, and a lot of healthy, this is another great recipe from Rate the Plate Utah that your whole family is sure to love!
  • Ginger Chicken & Asparagus Stirfry with Pistachios– This final recipe from Rate the Plate Utah sounds super fancy doesn’t it? Well it is, but it’s still easy to make and good for you!

Do you have a favorite healthy recipe? Comment below and tell us about it!

Christie December 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Thanks so much for including my recipes. Great round up.

Janell December 30, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Thanks for a great recipe!

Amy Orvin January 1, 2015 at 8:42 am

These are some great recipes. I’d love to try some of them soon. Happy New Year!

Natalie January 1, 2015 at 10:48 am

I cannot wait to try these recipes!

Kathleen Kelly January 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

I am always looking for new recipes…these look grand!! Happy New Year!

Stephanie LaPlante January 4, 2015 at 5:44 am

I’ve never heard of an Apple Sandwich! Brilliant!

Dianne January 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

I’m gonna die eating lol Now I want tuna and avocado 🙁 Thankssss

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laura rubenstein January 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

These all look fantastic!! Thank you for posting I will be pinning to my page

Janell January 8, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Thanks for stopping by!

Herchel January 8, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Thank you for linking up to the Family Fun Friday Linky! You were featured!

Donna Jacoby January 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm

I like to experiment with recipes now as my husband is vegan and I’m working toward that lifestyle as well. All of these recipes sound amazing so I know I’ll have fun in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing!

ERICA WEAVER January 14, 2015 at 11:16 am


Stacy January 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

So many great recipes, and quite a few vegan ones as well! I cannot wait to try those apple sandwiches, what a great lunch or snack!

Christina Strapp Lambert January 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

I have been looking for some good healthy recipes that are relativity easy.

Sherry Compton January 18, 2015 at 5:38 am

I can’t wait to try the 2 ingredient lemon muffins. This would be so easy to change up the flavors with different yogurts or cake mixes.

Miz Helen January 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Great collection! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Marsha January 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Thank you so much for this amazing list of healthy recipes. I’ve got it pinned. I saw your link on the Freedom Fridays Linky Party.

Janell January 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lou Lou Girls January 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

You brought the most amazing post to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

Janell January 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Wow thanks so much for your sweet comment. I was excited to find your party and be part of it. I will be back 🙂

jessica matier (@AW2SL) January 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

We could always use more healthy ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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