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Nutritious non-diet recipes to try in January

7 nutritious, non-diet recipes to try this January | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Cooking healthy meals doesn’t necessarily mean you’re on a diet (or even want to be).  January is filled with advice on what to eat, what not to eat, how to drastically change your habits.  This is all great and can be motivating for some, but a simpler approach is worth trying, too.

Instead, let’s let cooking healthy meals be just that – making the choice to cook healthy meals.  Maybe you’ll do it tonight.  Maybe the next day, too.  You might skip a day (hello, pizza night!) but then return to cooking healthy meals the following day.  See what I’m getting at?

Having a reliable line-up of simple, nutritious recipes makes it easier to prepare healthy meals in January and beyond.  Prepping food in advance can be a HUGE help (here’s my original food prep post along with a winter edition).  So can getting inspiration from other food bloggers and those gorgeous cookbooks you got over the holidays.

I’ll be posting some new recipes soon (I took a bit of a blogging hiatus to help me sanely get through the first semester of my MBA), but until then here are a few old favourites to help you get inspired to cook healthy meals in the new year:

Easy and healthy chicken and black bean tostadas with crumbled cheese and avocado | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Vegetarian bean and vegetable chili | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Spaghetti squash pad Thai | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Quick and easy one-pot Thai red curry with tofu {vegetarian} - comes together in under 30 minutes and requires virtually no prep work! | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Spicy roasted chickpeas - the perfect healthy snack! | www.ricottaandradishes.com

  • If you’re looking for >> clean eating party food  |  Try >>mango guacamole

Mango guacamole with baked tortilla chips | www.ricottaandradishes.com

Vegetarian chef's salad

Also check out my Pinterest boards or follow me on Instagram for more inspiration.

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  • Christina January 8, 2016, 12:23 pm

    I love this idea! It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing deal related to a specific diet to include healthy meals in a normal routine. I can definitely include some of these recipes into my daily life. I’ve always wanted to try roasted chickpeas but just haven’t done it yet.

  • janet @ the taste space January 8, 2016, 12:25 pm

    Love all your options here. They look great for any time of the year.

  • Megan January 9, 2016, 12:37 am

    Wow, I can’t even decide where to start! Everything looks so good. Your photos are beautiful, I love how bright and colourful they are.

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