Looking to eat a little lighter and leaner after the holidays? Start 2023 with these fresh and healthy dinner ideas.
After weeks and weeks of treats and rich foods, I am ready for fresher, lighter, leaner meals. You too?
We've rounded up some delicious and healthy recipes to start the new year. And while they lean toward the healthier side, these recipes are still super delicious and full of flavor. There's everything from chicken to salmon and a few vegetarian options as well. No sad, boring meals here! Add a few to your menu this week and pin the rest for later. Enjoy!
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai)
With super tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken and a silky smooth sauce loaded with fresh veggies and tons of bright, fresh flavor, this Thai Coconut Chicken Soup ticks all the boxes!
Oven Roasted Greek Chicken Meatballs
These healthy, delicious Greek Chicken Meatballs come together quickly with lean chicken, lots of fresh veggies and a ton of fabulous flavor! Serve them as an appetizer, in sandwiches, in bowls with Greek salad, hummus and orzo (pictured), in wraps with pita bread and hummus...
Korean Meatball Lettuce Wraps
Looking to eat a little lighter and leaner? These Korean Meatball Lettuce Wraps are easy, healthy and so delicious! The meatballs also make a fabulous appetizer that will disappear in the blink of an eye!
Skillet Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Farro
With juicy, tender chicken, healthy farro and loads of fresh spinach, this hearty, delicious Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Farro is an easy meal in one pan!
Butternut Red Lentil Dal with Gingered Tomatoes
If you love adding healthy veggies to your diet this amazingly delicious Red Lentil Dal is perfect, but oh in meat lovers also go crazy over it as it's bursting with fabulous flavor!
Roasted Veggie and Crispy Chickpea Salad
This healthy Roasted Veggie and Crispy Chickpea Salad combines crispy, spicy chickpeas, caramelized veggies, Israeli couscous, buttery, toasted pine nuts and a generous shower of fresh herbs. It makes a delicious side or fabulous main course!
Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs
These tender Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs, with a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce, come together quickly and can be prepped early in the day!
Roasted Coconut Butternut Squash Soup
If this veggie-loaded Roasted Coconut Butternut Squash Soup could talk, it would be saying, "Healthy!" but it would be screaming"DELICIOUS" at the top of its lungs!
Avgolemono (Greek Chicken Pasta Soup)
This Avgolemono, a lemony Greek chicken pasta soup is healthy and hearty (lots of satisfying protein), creamy (no cream!) and so delicious!
Mexican Sugar-Seared Salmon Salad
This Mexican Sugar-Seared Salmon Salad is one of our favorite meals ever. Use the easy, healthy salmon recipe in lots of other ways too!
Thought for the day:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.
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