Keeping up with a New Year’s goal of getting healthy can be a difficult task. Here are 12 simple recipes to get you started on the right track.
#1 - Apple Smoothie Bowls. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start your morning with this scrumptious smoothie. It could also be a mid-day snack!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://theseasidebaker.com/apple-smoothie-bowls/
#2 - Chocolate-covered Honey Cookies. Who says sweets can’t be healthy? These cookies taste like you’re treating yourself, without the added sugar.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.thehungrybites.com/chocolate-covered-honey-cookies-honeyroons/
#3 - Cheesy Quinoa Bites. Giving up French fries is hard…but these little bites are just as addicting. You can’t have just one!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.soveryblessed.com/2012/01/cheesy-quinoa-bites-2.html
#4 - Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Pizza meets most major food groups…so it’s healthy, right? Even people without a gluten allergy will enjoy this twist on a traditional favorite.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://ifoodreal.com/cauliflower-pizza-crust-recipe/
#5 - Frozen Banana Popsicles. On hot summer days, it’s hard not to reach for a sugary popsicle. A banana dipped in chocolate will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.skinnytaste.com/frozen-banana-popsicles/
#6 - Skinny Veggie Lasagna. Pasta is usually labeled as unhealthy, but it’s all about the ingredients. Adding veggies to the mix also adds flavor! This is perfect for vegetarians looking to try something new.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://pinchofyum.com/skinny-veggie-lasagna
#7 - Honey Lemon Chicken. An alternative to delicious take out, without the high sodium. Serve on top of brown rice or veggies to find your perfect pairing!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/skinny-honey-lemon-chicken-recipe/
#8 - Thai Chicken Salad. Salads don’t have to be boring! This recipe tastes like one you would order at a restaurant. Try it for yourself!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.jocooks.com/healthy-eating/thai-chicken-salad/
#9 - Cookie Dough Oats. The best part of baking is licking the spoon with batter. Whip this up for breakfast or a snack for that similar, sweet taste.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/cookie-dough-overnight-oats/
#10 - Mason Jar Salad. Having a hard time making healthy lunches? Try mixing your own salad in a jar! The possibilities are endless.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://wholefully.com/2013/04/09/salad-in-a-jar-101/
#11 - Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. Who knew cauliflower could be used as a substitute for so many ingredients? Here’s the healthy comfort food you’re looking for.
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://eatingrichly.com/cauliflower-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe/
#12 - Spanish Rice and Black Bean Burritos. The burritos are mouth-watering. The mix can even be served without the tortilla for your own homemade burrito bowl. Yum!
Image and recipe courtesy of: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2012/03/burritos-with-spanish-rice-and-black-beans.html