7 Healthy Recipes to Kick-Start Your New Year
The holiday season has come and gone, leaving us with memories of cheesy appetizers and one too many glasses of wine, plus the extra pounds that prove it. Want to start the year off on the right foot? These healthy—and gorgeous—recipes will help you detox while leaving you satisfied.
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Sliced thinly enough, low-cholesterol, low-carb, no-fat, high-fiber celeriac (or celery root) becomes pasta in this delicious dish. Tender, creamy, and slightly nutty, the root vegetable takes on Italian flavors when topped with puttanesca sauce—a luscious mix of olive oil, red onion, garlic, capers, olives, and chilies.
This enormous salad, which includes the true volume of vegetables we need each day, takes about 20–30 minutes to consume, but it’s also thoroughly delicious. Lettuce, spinach, kale, pea shoots, sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, radishes, celery, avocado, and more are simply dressed with lemon, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a healthy sweetener.
Refreshing, light, and delicious, this oversized, gluten-free, paleo, raw and vegan salad (which serves two) is the perfect way to detox after a few weeks of overindulging. The big green bowl features cabbage, broccoli, pistachios, chopped celery, cucumbers, and avocado, and is dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Yum!
Earthy, creamy, and healthy, this soup is full of nutrients and fiber. A warm twist on beloved borscht, its recipe calls for grape-seed oil, fennel bulb, golden beets, low-sodium chicken broth, radishes, sesame seeds, pistachios, and more. Needless to say, it’s full of flavor and will become a winter favorite.
Salmon is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and most notably omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for the heart and brain. Baked in foil with honey, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper, this tender, flavorful salmon is a cinch to prepare. It might just be the least fussy recipe we’ve been making lately.
Boosted with barley grass, wheat grass, alfalfa, maca powder, and chia seeds, this green smoothie is packed with omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, and fiber, It’s a great way to kick off your morning with energy.
The sweetness of the carrots and creaminess of the coconut milk make this warm winter soup downright indulgent, yet it’s so packed with colorful veggies that it’s guilt free. Serve it with a lightly dressed green salad to make it a meal.
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