If the 10 billion other people at my gym right now is any indicator, I’d say we are all trying to be healthier now that it’s 2016. We have to make up for all those holiday cookies. Seriously.
Whether you’re looking to just eat a little healthier after the holiday indulgence or wanting some New Years resolution fuel, here are some tried and true healthified and delicious recipes to kick off your 2016! ???
For me, this is the epitome of healthy eating. A salad packed with protein heavy lentils, perfectly roasted cauliflower, a slew of other hearty veggies, and topped with a finger-licking-good sauce. Because I don’t do wimpy salad. Never have, never will.
Vegetables on vegetables. If that isn’t healthy, I don’t know what is. Thanks to bright green pesto and perfectly roasted veggies (thank you natural sugars!) this dish is not only mega healthy, it is also mega delicious.
Number 3: Dilly Bean and Lentil Salad
Here she goes again with the lentils. Major love for this legume. Major. Here I toss it with seared green beans, shaved radishes, and lots of dill for good measure.
Number 4: Kitchari
Hard to pronounce, easy to eat. This recipe is revered in Ayurvedic medicine for its healing and health qualities. So naturally its great for 2016.
Number 5: Collard Wraps
These protein packed wraps are the perfect lunch on the go! The collard won’t get soggy like bread can so they pack for lunches like a dream.
Number 6: Green Garden Sauce
Health 101: anything green is healthy. Amiright? This time a bunch of green things blended together is not only healthy, but delicious. Slather this onto sandwiches, use it as a veggie dip, toss it with pasta. Versatility at its best.
Number 7: Power Bites
In case you haven’t seen the blogs latest post… These little guys are called Power Bites for a reason. Lean on these for an afternoon energy burst, or as a quick out-the-door breakfast option.
Number 8: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites
Yes, I know I said cookie dough on a healthy recipe roundup page. No, I don’t take it back. This recipe allows you to eat oatmeal raisin cookie dough sans guilt. You’re welcome world. You’re welcome.
Number 9: Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Stew
Warm, comforting, filling, savory, sweet…. and, oh ya… Healthy too.
Number 10: Chocolate Balsamic Strawberry Dessert
Don’t you dare forget dessert! It is essential to happiness, joy, positivity… basically lifelong wellbeing. When I am looking to be a little healthier, I don’t forgo desert completely, I base my treats on naturally sweet fruit and add a few decadent goodies top.