It’s almost that time of year. You know, where we make resolutions for the upcoming 12 months, which usually results in making you feel better for about a month, before you return to your old ways.
But if you’ve vowed to eat better in 2018, shedding those extra pounds doesn’t regulate you a year of steamed vegetables.
With January on the horizon, there’s no better time to reset your eating habits. To get you started, here are six recipes that’ll help you cut calories, without cutting taste.
Kale Salad with Poached Salmon, Apple, and Avocado
Salmon and avocado are premier sources of heart-healthy fats. But this dish offers much more than good-for-you cholesterol; turmeric is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, while raw honey is a strong source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
Ingredients: Yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil, ginger, curry powder, turmeric, coriander, raw honey, salt, black pepper
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad
The recipe: Warm Brussels Sprout Salad
This salad is more than calorie-conscious addition to your diet – it’s packed with must-have superfoods such as almonds, pomegranates, and Brussels sprouts. The good fats and vitamins are rich throughout this dish, so indulge to your heart’s content!
Ingredients: Almonds, avocado oil, garlic, rice vinegar, miso, tamari or soy sauce, raw honey, Brussels sprouts, salt, pomegranate seeds, black pepper
Golden Milk Oatmeal
The recipe: Golden Milk Oatmeal
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this golden oatmeal is sure to start your day right.
Oatmeal is already a good nutritional choice, and this recipe adds spices, and the aforementioned raw honey, making it a tastier alternative to the boring old oats you’re used to.
Ingredients: Full-fat coconut milk, raw honey, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, old-fashioned oats
Beet Noodles with Herbed Cashew Cream Sauce
The recipe: Beet Noodles with Herbed Cashew Cream Sauce
When you think of pasta, beets aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But this vibrant beet noodle dish is both healthy, tasty, and sure to turn your friend’s heads!
Ingredients: Cashews, olive oil, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, avocado oil, beet noodles
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Vegetables
The recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice with Vegetables
This is a healthier version of the takeout staple, trading cauliflower for rice. Experiment with the honey and Sriracha to find the ideal balance of sweet, and spicy.
Ingredients: Soy sauce, rice vinegar, raw honey, avocado oil, shiitake mushrooms, sea salt, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, scallions, baby bok choy, cauliflower rice, sesame oil, Sriracha, sesame seeds
Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth
The recipe: Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth
A healthy dish that’ll keep you satisfied throughout the day or overnight, mussels are the real deal. They’re not only packed with protein, but low in cholesterol, too.
Ingredients: Avocado oil, garlic, shallot, salt, black pepper, white wine, tomatoes, honey, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, basil, thyme, mussels, crusty sourdough
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