Having a better diet in 2017 is part of many New Year’s resolutions. It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut and rely on the same old meals day after day, but setting a goal for better nutrition can introduce you to a world of new recipes. Along with tasting great, they can be beneficial to you in so many ways. Lowering your cholesterol, losing weight, boosting your energy, and reducing the risk of cancer are all benefits of making healthy food choices. The recipes outlined below are just some of the fine delicacies that can help you start the year in style and in good nutrition.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can add a little kick to your morning with this spicy southwest quinoa egg breakfast bowl. It’s packed with protein and keeps you full all morning.
For something a little lighter, try this power packed granola recipe. It is a great balance of carbs and protein and can be added to yogurt to start your morning.
What would a healthy recipe roundup be without a delicious green juice smoothie? Drink your veggies and fruits in this vivid green and fragrant morning drink. It’s jam-packed with fiber and other vitamins that your body needs to get you through the morning.
Keep your lunches light to avoid that sluggish afternoon feeling. This Chicken Taco Salad is a perfect blend of healthy vegetables and filling protein. The zesty cilantro lime dressing will add a little spark to your lunch break.
When it’s cold out, nothing is quite as comforting as a big bowl of chicken noodle soup. It’s not just for when you get sick either. This hearty soup is packed with vegetables, carbs, and protein that will satisfy your biggest hunger.
Finish off your day with a savory classic, Porcupine Meatballs. Using lean ground beef and brown rice you can put a healthy spin on this dinner favorite. Pair it with a side of vegetables and you’ll have a winning combination for your evening meal.
Skewers or Kabobs are a fun way to mix your protein with your vegetables. Lining up your perfect combination of steak, peppers, mushrooms, and onions can be both an art and a science. The balsamic marinade will give your meal a tangy twist that will leave your mouth watering. The sweet potatoes side dish adds a sweet compliment to the savory meal.
If you’re looking for a new way to prepare chicken, this Apple Cider Chicken recipe will not disappoint. Combining the tart taste of granny smith apples and cider, your boring chicken days are over.
Enjoy these delicious meals while maintaining a healthier life; it is a great resolution for you this year.