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16 Quick and Healthy Recipe Ideas to Eat Better in 2024

New Year, new you! Now that the crazy fun of New Year celebrations is behind us, let’s get back to being the responsible adults we aspire to be and making some healthy meals! Here are our favorite quick and healthy recipe ideas to start the year right and eat better in 2024.
16 Quick and Healthy Recipe Ideas to Eat Better in 2024
16 Quick and Healthy Recipe Ideas to Eat Better in 2024
Anna at SideChef
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Anna at SideChef
Content Creator. Bitten by curiosity bug. Obsessed with words. Fuelled by coffee. Powered by Google. Love cheese, chocolate, and cherries. Don’t judge your taco by its price.

There’s something about starting something from a clean slate that we all seem to love. Have you ever promised yourself to start eating better on Monday? Start cooking more meals beginning next month? Have you ever made a New Years’ resolution?

Chances are you have done at least one of the above, and more than one time… Because at the end of the day, a lot of us give up on those promises and have to start over.

Did you know that the most popular New Year resolutions of all time revolve around eating healthier (improving one’s diet), getting in shape (losing weight and exercising more), and saving money (stop buying things we don’t need)?

Unfortunately, most of us give up by February or April at best simply because the extreme changes are not sustainable. Well, what if there was a way to make JUST ONE CHANGE and cover all three of our shared aspirations - eat better, get healthier, and save money?

Meal plan, shop for groceries in a smart way, and cook more - and with SideChef, all three of those tasks are done in one click! We can help you stick to your resolutions!

Start your New Year with these 16 quick and healthy recipes we know you will love!

1. Zucchini and Cheddar Frittata

Quiche’s Spanish cousin frittata is an excellent healthy and easy meal. It’s delicate, cheesy, and creamy. Adding zucchini makes it incredibly moist and tender.
Have it for a weekend breakfast, or wrap it in a tortilla with some extra vegges to have your breakfast on the go.

2. Healthy Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread recipe without butter, without sugar made using whole wheat flour. We use coconut sugar and coconut oil in this recipe.
Even though you should still watch your calorie intake, replacing sugar with coconut sugar makes this banana bread rich in potassium. It’s delicious, so control yourself and don’t eat it all at once.

3. Low Carb Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Make this cauliflower crust spinach and artichoke pizza, and enjoy a healthier version of everyone’s favorite comfort food. It’s just as delicious and cheese and cuts your carb intake by more than a half! Easy and healthy pizza recipe to start the year right.

4. Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

This spicy vegetarian burrito bow recipe with chickpeas and firm tofu is packed with protein and healthy nutrients, not to mention the fantastic flavors. It is also super easy to make, with only two ingredients that need cooking!

5. Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Who doesn’t like a delicious chicken parmesan for dinner? You only need five ingredients for this healthy baked chicken parmesan recipe, and it is much healthier too - made with sugar-free marinara and low-fat Mozzarella. It’s an excellent option for lunch or dinner!

6. Asian Style Grilled Chicken Salad

Cast iron skillet grilled chicken is hard to beat; it’s crispy and juicy! Now add an array of fresh vegetables, wonton strips, and a sesame dressing to this, and you have yourself a fantastic salad that comes together in minutes!

7. Healthy and Easy Zucchini Brownies

This recipe for healthy brownies with zucchini will not disappoint! You are missing out if you have never tried adding zucchini into your brownie mix! It is the ingredient that will guarantee the fudgiest moist brownies you’ve ever had.

8. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti squash is a fun vegetable to cook and to eat! When cooked, the spaghetti-like strains it naturally forms make it one of our favorite pasta substitutes! Plus, its buttery and nutty flavor pairs perfectly with a tomato-based sauce, meatballs, and cheese.

9. Lentil Curry Sweet Potatoes

This vegan-friendly dish is a goldmine of hearty and healthy ingredients - lentils, sweet potatoes, cumin, and turmeric. All the spices, mixes of flavors, and textures make this recipe incredibly delicious and satisfying - a great healthy dinner idea.

10. Baked Apple Slices with Honey Greek Yogurt

If you’re looking for a guilt-free dessert option full of healthy nutrients, look no further. Baked apple slices with honey greek yogurt taste amazing and won’t break your new year’s resolution.

11. Healthy Broccoli Salad with Avocado Dressing

This easy and healthy broccoli salad recipe is guaranteed to become your new favorite dish! The creamy avocado dressing adds more beneficial nutrients and vitamins to this salad! It is so delicious. You might question everything you thought of healthy recipes before.

12. Banana Smoothie with Turmeric and Ginger

An extra delicious smoothie simply packed with healthy ingredients! Turmeric has been named one of the trendy ingredients of the new year, and rightfully so - not only is it an amazing anti-inflammatory food, but it is also very flavorful and colorful.

13. One Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

This chicken fajitas recipe couldn’t be easier. It’s perfect when you crave Mexican flavors but want to stick to healthy options. Chicken fajitas are ready to be served in only 30 minutes.

14. Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a very lean and tender cut of pork. It is easy to overcook it and dry it out with no extra fat tissue. But if you have an air fryer and can follow this recipe, you will get yourself the juiciest, most delicious air fryer pork tenderloin you have ever had! And it only takes 20 minutes to make!

15. One-Pot Healthy Chicken Pasta

This quick and easy one-pot chicken pasta recipe takes 20 minutes to make, and it is oh so yummy and satisfying. It’s a healthy and flavorful combination, perfect for a weeknight family dinner or a great homemade lunch to bring to work.

16. Salmon Cakes with Garden Salad

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods in existence, simply loaded with Omega-3 and protein. Mix it up and make these mind-blowingly delicious salmon cakes for dinner. Paired with a fresh-tasting garden salad, these salmon cake patties will become your go-to for a classy yet easy-to-make dinner.

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