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More than 25 Healthy New Year’s Recipes


posted: 12/19/15

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Keep your New Year’s Resolutions going all year long with these light, healthy and flavorful recipes! From simple, healthy breakfasts to satisfying suppers, snacks and drinks, we’ve rounded up tons of tasty dishes that won’t wreck your calorie count.

Healthy New Years Recipes to start your year off right!


Yogurt Pancakes

pile of yogurt pancakes with fresh blueberries on top

These Yogurt Pancakes are light and fluffy, with extra protein to start your morning off right!

Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

This quinoa recipe is perfect to make ahead for breakfast in the morning!

This Quinoa Breakfast Recipe is hearty, warm and will keep your energy going all day.

Three Ingredient Smoothie

You will feel full and happy after drinking this three ingredient green smoothie!

Just three simple ingredients blended together create a healthy, refreshing smoothie that tastes delicious and packs in those vitamins!

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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Delicious, fluffy muffins are always a welcome treat for breakfast, and you’ll love this lighter, healthier recipe!

Crustless Spinach Quiche

a piece of crustless spinach quiche on a white plate

At just 140 calories per slice, this Crustless Quiche is a perfect recipe for brunch or a quick breakfast. Yummy!

Hummus Toast

a cut open fried egg on hummus toast

This Hummus Toast piles on layers of protein while tasting delicious! A big hit for brunch, too!

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

small bowl of steel cut oats with raspberries, sliced bananas, blueberries and a little brown sugar

Let the Instant Pot do the work in the mornings! This hearty and healthy breakfast is ready in no time and is perfect for any day of the week.


Kale Salad

This Kale salad is crisp, vibrant and so delicious. Add chicken or shrimp for extra protein!

Greek Salad with Chicken

This Greek Salad is made into a satisfying lunch with grilled chicken and tons of tasty toppings. A light dressing keeps the calories down, too!

Buffalo Chicken Salad

All your favorite flavors of Buffalo wings with a fraction of the fat and calories, this salad is satisfying for lunch or a light supper.

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

stuffed sweet potatoes garnished with taco fixings on a plate

These Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect lunch or dinner. Filling and healthy, they’re chock full of flavor.

Arugula Salad Recipe

overhead view of an oval plate with an arugula salad on it

This spicy Arugula Salad is a delightful twist on an ordinary side salad. Fresh and full of flavor, you can serve it alongside a bowl of soup or a veggie pizza.

Pea Soup

overhead view of a white bowl filled with pea soup recipe with five homemade croutons on a cutting board with a cloth napkin next to it

Tasty and refreshing, this Pea Soup is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Toss in a handful of homemade croutons for some crunch!

Brussel Sprout Salad

overhead view of shaved brussel sprout salad recipe tossed with citrus dressing

This Brussel Sprout Salad will change the way you think about this little vegetable. Tossed with a flavorful and light dressing, you can dress this salad up for a fancy dinner or a lighter lunch.


Zucchini Lasagna

overhead view of a pan of zucchini lasagna recipe

Ditch the noodles and use sliced veggies in this Zucchini Lasagna. It’s so hearty and delicious, you’ll never miss the pasta.

Baked Salmon

side view of baked salmon in foil that has been topped with lemon slices and fresh parsley

Baked Salmon in foil is packed with vitamins, protein and lots of flavor. Comes together easily and clean-up is a breeze!

Turkey Bolognese

Rich and hearty, this Turkey Bolognese sauce is low in calories but has so much flavor! Perfect for a cozy weeknight meal.

Taco Salad

Fresh veggies, lean meat and tasty seasonings create a lighter version of a dinner favorite. Try this Taco Salad tonight!

Turkey Sloppy Joes

a turkey sloppy Joe on a white bun sitting on an overturned rimmed metal baking sheet with ruffled potato chips around it

Kids and adults alike will love these flavorful Turkey Sloppy Joes! A healthier twist on a suppertime classic.

Hummus Pasta

a plate filled with spaghetti mixed with carrots and broccoli, with a fork twirled with spaghetti on a cutting board with sliced green onion pieces

This Hummus Pasta is a delicious vegetarian and vegan dinner that comes together in under thirty minutes!

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

a half yellow bell pepper that is a chicken fajita stuffed pepper topped with bubbly brown cheese on an old baking sheet and garnished with cilantro

Low carb never tasted so good! You’ll love these cheesy Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers. Serve with a simple salad for a quick dinner.

Turkey Meatloaf

overhead view of a turkey meatloaf on a white plate that has been sliced a little and topped with fresh parsley

This Turkey Meatloaf is a lighter version of a classic comfort food, but still tastes rich and delicious!

Healthy Turkey Chili

two bowls of ground turkey chili

Hearty and filling, this Healthy Turkey Chili recipe is a one pot dish you can feel good about serving to your family.

Oven Fried Fish

five pieces of oven fried fish on a platter

This Oven Fried Fish is crispy and delicious, a healthy alternative to fish sticks. Kids will go nuts for this recipe!

Baked Turkey Meatballs

pan full of turkey meatballs covered in sauce

Baked Turkey Meatballs are moist and flavorful, the perfect addition to spaghetti, rice or as an appetizer.


Roasted Chickpeas

overhead view of roasted chickpeas on a vintage tray that is lined with parchment paper

These Roasted Chickpeas are the perfect snack! Crunchy and flavorful, eat a handful to keep your energy going throughout the day.

Beet Hummus

overhead view of a white bowl full of bright pink beet hummus garnished with fresh parsley

Bright, colorful and so flavorful, this Beet Hummus is the perfect dip for veggies, crackers, pita chips and more!

Edamame Hummus

This Edamame Hummus is easy to make and satisfies hunger cravings any time of day! Serve with your favorite veggies or pita bread.

Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites

bowl of five ingredient no bake energy bites

These Five Ingredient Energy Bites satisfy your sweet tooth, while giving you nutrients needed during the day. Keep a bag in the freezer for a quick snack!

Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle

cinnamon honey drizzle being poured over a plate of grilled pineapple pieces

This Grilled Pineapple with Honey Drizzle is the perfect sweet treat! Easy to make, you can serve this as a simple dessert or as an afternoon snack.


Skinny Italian Sodas

These kid friendly Skinny Italian Sodas are easy and fun to make! Deliciously refreshing with only a few calories.

Skinny Orange Blueberry Mojito

Zesty orange and sweet blueberries combine together in this low-cal Skinny Orange Blueberry Mojito. Perfect to serve at a summertime brunch!

Pina Colada Vodka Soda

This delicious Pina Colada Vodka Soda is crisp and refreshing, a lighter twist on the classic Pina Colada.

Paloma Cocktail

small tumbler filled halfway with ice and a pink orange colored paloma cocktail

This Paloma Cocktail is gorgeous, refreshing and absolutely delicious! Light and flavorful, a terrific idea for a bridal shower or garden party.

Skinny Grapefruit Margarita

This Skinny Grapefruit Margarita has doesn’t skimp on flavor! The pretty pink cocktail is the perfect way to kick off a weekend without derailing your diet.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Roxana says

    What a refreshing roundup amid a sea of high calories and fatty holiday food galore! ;) I want to make all of these – thank you for sharing!

Broccoli Pasta"Omg! I didn’t think anything so simple could be so good!"
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Cajun Shrimp Pasta"My family absolutely loved this recipe. Even my finicky eaters."
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Beef and Broccoli Recipe"I have made this a couple or more times. It’s easy & quick to prepare. I like this for a quick meal. It will be my go to recipe."


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