50 New Recipes for the New Year

50 New Recipes for the New Year

Resolving to finally get to sharpening your kitchen knives, adding new ingredients to your grocery list, and getting creative in the kitchen come the new year? We’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up a list of crowd-pleasing breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for all your nagging cravings (and guests!). Take a stab at some of the dishes below, and don’t miss these 20 Quick & Easy Smoothie Recipes for when you need to fuel up on the go.


Pesto Chicken Meatballs

chicken meatballs

Whether you purchase pesto from your local supermarket or blend it at home yourself, the basil spread lends chicken meatballs a fresh flavor that your whole family will savor. Plus, this recipe only requires only 30 minutes of your time.

Get the recipe from Lil’ Luna.


Zucchini Carrot Muffins With Cream Cheese Glaze

Veggie muffins

If one of your resolutions include adding more veggies to your diet, then zucchini carrot muffins are the perfect way to start. We promise that you won’t even notice the hidden vegetables under that indulgently creamy glaze.

Get the recipe from The Cozy Cook.


Chicken Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wrap

Low in carbs and packed with muscle-building protein, this healthy rendition of PF Chang’s lettuce wraps will keep you satiated whether you munch on them as an appetizer or double up on the lettuce cups as a meal.

Get the recipe from Lil’ Luna


One Pot Turkey Cajun Pasta

Cajun pasta

This cajun-spiced pasta dish is brimming with so many robust flavors that your dinner guests won’t believe it was cooked up in just one pot. The recipe makes sure to pack in plenty of veggies into every bite, too.

Get the recipe from Show Me The Yummy.


The Best Slow Cooker White Chili

white chili

Tender chicken, sweet corn, tomatoes, and fiber-filled beans are tossed into the slow cooker and simmered, so you can skip prep work and loads of dishwashing. The hearty chili boasts almost five grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein per cup.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.


Maple Turmeric Chicken

turmeric chicken

We’re loving this recipe that stars our favorite spice: turmeric. The golden powder boasts nearly magical anti-inflammatory and waist-slimming powers. And when paired with rich maple syrup, the combo lends a sweet and savory twist to your go-to protein.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.


Meyer Lemon Chicken With Fresh Cranberries

cranberry chicken

Why wait until Thanksgiving each year to toss tart cranberries into your dinner? This delish dish combines roasted lemons and metabolism-boosting black pepper and will give you another reason to break out the cast iron skillet.

Get the recipe from In Erika’s Kitchen.


Fattoush Salad

fattoush salad

Just when we thought we’ve tried every salad recipe under the sun, we’ve been blessed with this Levantine combo of greens, cherry tomatoes, oven-crisped pita, and Persian cucumbers. The Fattoush salad is then dressed in a delightful mix of ground sumac, garlic, pomegranate molasses, and olive oil.

Get the recipe from I Am A Food Blog.


Raw Vegan Plum Cake

Raw vegan plumcake

Swap your usual go-to holiday fruit cake for this healthful vegan plum dessert that features raw ingredients such as Medjool dates, ground cloves, and cashew cream. The recipe doesn’t require any baking, so your sweet tooth won’t have to endure delayed gratification.

Get the recipe from Passionately Raw.


Healthy Apple Lentil Muffins

Apple lentil muffins

Apples, lentils, and muffins sound like foods you’d never think would mingle in the same recipe, but this recipe does a delicious job fusing the trio. These muffins are packed with tummy-filling fiber, probiotics from the yogurt, and heart-healthy olive oil for a balanced breakfast.

Get the recipe from Sift & Wisk.


Spicy Sesame Zoodles With Crispy Tofu

sesame noodles

Crisped tofu and vitamin C-rich zucchini come together with a creamy chili sesame sauce made indulgent with peanut butter. This recipe goes ahead and adds fat-fighting garlic and ginger for an extra kick.

Get the recipe from Pinch of Yum.


Asian Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos

This recipe fills soft tortillas with Gochujang-coated potatoes, breakfast sausage, and scrambled eggs in this robustly flavored a.m. meal.

Get the recipe from My Name Is Yeh.


Savory Yogurt Bowl With Cucumber, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Nuts & Olive Oil

Here, traditional yogurt toppers such as fruit and granola are swapped out for more savory picks in this probiotic-packed bowl. Garlic, cucumber, dill, and olive oil blend with creamy Icelandic skyr for a delish twist on your morning parfait.

Get the recipe from Sassy Kitchen.


Creamy Vegan Pasta Sauce With Lemon and Capers

Vegan cream sauce pasta

For a gourmet plate that’s put together in minutes, take a stab at pairing easy creamy sauce with your favorite pasta. The fact that this cream sauce in this recipe is entirely vegan—cashews lend it its indulgent texture!—will help you feel a little less guilty about slurping linguine.

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.


Cider-Glazed Chicken Breasts With Fall Vegetables

Celebrate the chilly weather with this flavorful sheet pan dinner. It’s got roasted onions, sweet winter squash, and cider-glazed chicken breast that’s a far cry from dry.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.


Cocoa Chia Mousse With Coconut Rose Whip

Chia mousse

Chia seeds are filled with heart-protecting omega-3s while cocoa is brimming with free radical-fighting antioxidants. The delish dessert combines these superfoods with whipped full-fat coconut milk splashed with rose water for a sweet treat that’s bound to impress.

Get the recipe from Sassy Kitchen.


Chocolate Power Muffins

Chocolate muffins

Does your morning meal need a makeover? Start your day with some chocolate power muffins! The recipe combines Eat This-approved picks such as Greek yogurt and pumpkin puree, which make the muffins quite decadent.

Get the recipe from Love From The Oven.


Spring-Time Green Pasta

green pasta

This dish couples pasta with leeks, asparagus, and cabbage for added fiber and flavor. Baby capers and olives add some savoriness while the Parmesan lends the dish a potent umami punch.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.


Zucchini Lasagna Rolls With Spinach & Ricotta Filling

Zucchini rolls

If you’re looking to cut down on carbs and fill up on veggies, these zucchini lasagna rolls stuffed with a cheesy spinach filling definitely fits the bill. Here, wheat noodles are replaced with rolled up zucchini slices that make for a satisfying, seemingly sinful meal.

Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.


Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin pie oats

Wake up with a bowl of comforting pumpkin pie overnight oats that will deliciously kickstart your morning. This breakfast requires zero morning prep time, so you’ll have no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day.

Get the recipe from One Ingredient Chef.


Honey Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Skillet

Honey chicken

An easy 30-minute meal, this honey-roasted chicken and veggie dish is one that’s sure to please any crowd. It’s suggested that you use either chicken thighs or chicken breasts, and season the skillet with garlic, dried cranberries, and a savory Italian blend.

Get the recipe from Creme De La Crumb.


Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits

Cocoa raspberry mousse

For a dish that’s equally nutritious as it is delicious, try this cacao mousse and raspberry parfait. Just layer whipped coconut milk and cream with antioxidant-rich raspberries and cacao. That’s all it takes!

Get the recipe from Begin With Nutrition.


Ranch Hummus

Ranch hummus and veggies

Cooking Classy puts an American spin on our favorite Mediterranean dip. Ranch seasoning mix is blended with homemade hummus for the ultimate veggie dipper any crowd will swoon over.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.


Smashed Avocado Toast + Veggies

Avocado toast veggies

Take one of the biggest food trends to the next level with this avocado toast recipe. Asparagus, peppers, and onions are sauteed in coconut oil and tossed on a slice of avocado-topped Ezekiel.

Get the recipe from Simple Green Moms.


Gingerbread Peanut Butter

Gingerbread peanut butter

Instead of spreading sugar-packed jelly onto your peanut butter toast, how about upgrading the nutty spread instead? This recipe proves that PB can benefit from a little makeover from time to time, and this gingerbread version—spiced with nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon—will do the trick.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen


Winter Glow Green Smoothie With Hemp & Ginger

Ward off winter illness with this protein-filled green smoothie that blends pear, lemon, ginger, hemp, and MCT oil. This medium-chain triglyceride oil has been shown to aid weight loss better than olive oil, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.


Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos

Spice up Taco Tuesdays with this delectable rendition. It’s topped with crunchy cabbage, fiery jalapenos, and homemade lime crema.

Get the recipe from A House In The Hills.


Rosemary Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry Balsamic Sauce

Rosemary meatballs

Time to put the theory to the test that these rosemary turkey meatballs make such a wonderful protein-packed party appetizer, they’ll help ward off the carby chip and dip cravings. When you’re not hosting, toss these atop mashed potatoes or whole wheat spaghetti for dinner.

Get the recipe from Recipe Runner.


Paleo Breakfast Cookies With Collagen

Collagen breakfast cookies

Take a break from your usual morning oats with these collagen-spiked paleo breakfast cookies. The bonus: cCollagen helps keep your skin plump and wrinkle-free while the walnuts add heart-healthy omega-3s.

Get the recipe from In Sonnet’s Kitchen


Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Burger

Sweet potato burger

Built with mashed sweet potatoes, spicy black beans, avocado, and sriracha mayo, these plant-based burgers will become your new favorite Meatless Monday lunch.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.


Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas

This crispy potato dish was inspired by a trip to Barcelona and infuses the taters with Latin flavors such as olive oil, hot sauce, and garlic.

Get the recipe from With Food + Love.


Easy Fish and Mango Ceviche

Mango ceviche

Why spend big bucks at that trendy seafood spot when you can whip up homemade ceviche in the comfort of your own kitchen? Following this how-to, you’ll make sure to “cook” the bass or snapper in lime juice until it’s perfectly done (about 20 minutes) before tossing in onion, sweet peppers, mango, and cilantro.

Get the recipe from Mommy’s Home Cooking


Instant Pot Chicken Curry Soup

Curry soup

This Indian curry chicken soup is spiced with ginger, jalapeno, and onion for maxed out flavor. This version suggests serving a bowl with a crusty bread or over rice.

Get the recipe from Paint The Kitchen Red


Oven-Baked Vegetarian Quesadillas


Cheese shouldn’t just make a cameo in quesadillas—it should be the star of the show! And this recipe does a fine job showcasing cheddar or cotija in this Mexican classic. The dish isn’t overpowered by meaty fillings and instead adds broccoli, tomatoes, and peppers to the tortillas.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal With a Fork


Cumin-Roasted Chickpea Chicken Bowls

Chickpea chicken

This chicken chickpea bowl is perfect for cold-weather days when you need some comfort food that won’t break your calorie bank. Chickpeas are stuffed with cholesterol-lowering fiber while cumin can help aid digestion and adds major flavor.

Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch.


Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet potato latkes

Who says you have to wait for Hannukah to enjoy some good pan-fried latkes? They’re delicious all year round and this sweet potato rendition promotes skin and eye health with a solid dose of vitamin A.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.


Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Whipped Sweet Potato

Sweet potato pie

Beefy shepherd’s pie can quickly rack up your meal’s calories thanks to the fatty meat. But this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Whipped Sweet Potato is completely plant-powered and will fill you up with plenty of fiber.

Get the recipe from Simply Quinoa.


Easy Mexican Breakfast Bowls

Mexican breakfast bowl

This no-fuss dish features choline-packed eggs, flavorful cumin, creamy avocado, and satiating black beans over a bed of spiralized butternut squash.

Get the recipe from Kim’s Cravings


Healthy Matcha Green Tea French Macarons

Matcha macarons

Matcha green tea packs in loads more antioxidants—137 times more, to be exact—than the regular stuff and has been proven to help you slim down and maintain metabolic health. We don’t seem to need another reason to whip up these Hulk-colored macarons!

Get the recipe from Desserts With Benefits.


Jeweled Harvest Salad With Orange Dressing

Harvest salad

This hearty salad is miles away from being just a boring bowl of greens. It’s stuffed with filling ingredients such as sweet potato, chewy farro, pomegranate, apples, and doused with a citrus poppy seed dressing that’ll satisfy all year around.

Get the recipe from Little Spice Jar


Roasted Cauliflower Rice Bowl With Miso and Veggies

Miso cauliflower

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, especially when it’s got digestion-aiding miso and vitamin C-packed cauliflower. This pick also pairs well with sriracha and scallions for an added kick.

Get the recipe from Feasting At Home


Roasted Pomegranate Salmon

Pomegranate salmon

Another winner from Feasting At Home, this Moroccan-inspired dish brightens up the oily fish with succulent pomegranate arils as well as caramelized onions, shallots, and fennel.

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.


Oil-Free Pistou Pasta


Um, what is pistou? It’s basically pesto without the pine nuts and, in this case, without the olive oil, too! This dish is completely vegan-friendly, so basically everyone will be able to indulge in this warm bowl of basil goodness.

Get the recipe from To Her Core.


Easy Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls

Chicken shawarma

Anyone who’s ever devoured a juicy shawarma pita knows what a dream it would be to recreate at home. Thankfully, this recipe serves up a forkable version of the Meditteranean sandwich that’s ready in under 25 minutes.

Get the recipe from Averie Cooks


Roast Potato Salad With Vegan Garlic Mayo

potato salad

Ever tried sprucing up your traditional potato salad by roasting the spuds instead of boiling them? This recipe by does just that, plus douses the salad in a finger-licking vegan garlic mayo made with coconut yogurt and tahini.

Get the recipe from Tales Of A Kitchen


One Pan Lemon Artichoke & Shrimp Orzo

Shrimp orzo

OK, now this one had us at “lemon artichoke and shrimp.” All this recipe requires is one pan, 10 pantry staples, and just under an hour of your time. (Totally worth it.)

Get the recipe from Katie’s Cucina.


Gluten-Free Walnut Brownie Cookies

Gluten-free brownie cookies

Whether you’re cutting back on gluten or suffer from Celiac disease, these wholesome brownie cookies are virtually guilt-free. They’re made with nutrient-dense teff flour and some toasted walnuts are added in for crunch.

Get the recipe from Heartbeet Kitchen.


Chicken Avocado Burgers

Chicken avocado burger

Jazz up your chicken burgers by grilling the meat with some fat-fighting avocado. Here, you’ll cook the creamy fruit with the ground poultry instead of using it as a topping.

Get the recipe from Laughing Spatula.


Light Creamy Artichoke Dip

Light artichoke dip

How the heck does one enjoy creamy artichoke dip without devouring hundreds of calories? The secret lies in this scrumptious recipe. One serving boasts just 120 calories and five grams of protein.

Get the recipe from Diethood.


Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli


Conquer your Asian grub cravings with this easy dish. The tofu crisps up nicely thanks to a coating of cornstarch and is doused in a soy sauce—and a toasted sesame seed-based dressing.

Get the recipe from Savory Simple

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