Welcome to the New Year! Now that the holidays are over and we’re done celebrating with our favorite treats, drinks, and feasts, it’s time to reset. Although we all want to eat healthier in the new year, it can seem like a daunting and complicated mission. So, to help recover from the holidays and keep life simple, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite ideas for light meals that are super easy (and also happen to be quite delicious). Keeping meals produce-centric makes recipes healthier and extra nutritious, so try doubling up on the amount of veggies and cutting the meat and carbs down in whatever you cook. It’s a simple change that can make a world of difference.
If your resolution is to eat more vegetables, stir fries are your friend. Load up on your favorites, pick a good sauce, serve over rice or noodles and you’ve got all you need for a nutritious dinner! We happen to love snow peas for stir fries. Here’s a recipe using our favorite to get you inspired, but you can switch up the ingredients any way you like to keep things interesting.
Pasta is another easy go-to. It’s low maintenance and something everyone can agree on. Instead of reaching for a store bought sauce filled with sugar, grab a container of baby heirloom tomatoes. If you cook them in a pan until bursting, they make and even more delicious yet easy pasta sauce. Here’s a recipe that’ll show you just how great and simple the idea is.
Next up, supercharge your mission to eat more veggies by adding them to an extra meal- breakfast! Recipes like this one can work for lunch and dinner too, but eating vegetables for breakfast will get your day off to great start.
We hope these recipes help you to recover from the hectic holidays and get you excited about eating healthier in the new year. Happy cooking!