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12 Healthy Recipes to Start Your Year Right

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We know you love food. You don’t have to become that person who only eats salad, drinks green smoothies and does yoga but is actually dead inside. Follow our recipe guide for a healthier year without losing your soul. Try these easy-to-make, healthy recipes without compromising on taste or satisfaction!

(Cover image by Bella Karragiannidis of Ful-filled.)

Breakfast

Don’t skip out on the first meal of the day! Make your breakfasts healthy and exciting so you have something tasty to wake up to.

Make this quick and easy Whipped Brown Sugar Banana Oatmeal to get your day started. Oats are a great source of slow release energy — you’ll feel fuller for longer.

You can make your breakfast quick and tasty with this Avocado Omelette Breakfast Mug — it takes only five minutes to make!

Snacks

They say you’re not supposed to snack in between meals, but it’s ok if the snacks are healthy, right? Ditch the chips and candy and try these instead.

These Protein Honey Clusters and these Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars will keep you going and help you avoid a sugar crash.

Dip cucumber, carrot sticks or pepper slices into this Heavenly Hummus. The nutritious benefits of chickpeas are numerous: they’re rich in fiber, help prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol, just to mention a few.

Alternatively, if you like your chickpeas as they are, try these moreish Crispy Spiced Chick Peas.

Meals

Make sure your meal portions are roughly 50% vegetables, 30% protein and 20% carbohydrates.

Meat-eaters and vegetarians alike will enjoy this Vegetarian Lasagna, which is tasty, cheesy and rich. What makes this recipe so good is the tau kua, a firm tofu with a meaty texture.

Falafeeling like falafels? Bake these Healthy Zucchini Falafels instead of frying them, so you don’t use so much oil.

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Enjoy this Lemon-Pepper Salmon with Couscous as a light lunch or dinner.

Dessert

Everyone’s favorite part of the meal.

Treat yourself with this Baked Apple Dessert with Ricotta and Honey.

Instead of ice cream, opt for Frozen Strawberry Yogurt.

Frozen bananas have a texture very similar to ice cream: make these Banana, Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate Bites!

Happy New Year and happy eating!

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