Healthy Recipe Ideas To Kick Off The New Year

The New Year is often a time of committing yourself to new resolutions and one of the most popular new year resolutions is eating a healthier diet. A healthy diet that promotes good gut health is something that everyone should try to attain in their overall lifestyle. A healthy gut will not only make you feel better but it can also contribute to healthy weight loss as well as combat sickness and disease. 

Breakfast Ideas

Gluten-Free Crustless Ham And Gouda Quiche – Even if you don’t have to be gluten-free in your food choices, gluten-free recipes seem to put less stress on your gut with research showing that less gluten in your diet promotes better gut health. Every food that contains gluten is typically non-essential when it comes to nutrients that our bodies need. Protein is one of those essential nutrients and this gluten-free crustless ham and gouda quiche is certainly packed with it. 

Breakfast Bowls– Breakfast bowls are a popular go-to for people who just want good, fresh, and satiating meal ideas. A hearty bowl of oatmeal can be topped with natural sweeteners like honey and fresh fruits to start you off on the right foot. 

Banana Split Parfait– Need something fresh and quick? A banana split parfait is an easy light breakfast that is easy to make and good for your body. 

Light Lunch Options

Heatlhy Tuna Salad– Tuna salad is great on toasted or untoasted bread, stuffed in a pita pocket or served on half of a head of romaine. However you serve it, its packed with protein and this recipe is better on your gut! 

Caprese Avocado Salad– This is an easy salad that can be thrown together with just a few simple ingredients. Packed with healthy fats and proteins you will be surprised how much this light meal will fuel you through the rest of your day, 

Mediterranean Orzo Salad– Orzo is a great ingredient for light pasta salads and this pasta salad is sure to be a go to. 

Gut Building Snacks

Avocado Toast- This can be something that you can even have for breakfast. Avocado is a great food to help boost the health of your gut. Throw on some sliced hard boiled eggs and you have a snack that is full of healthy fats and proteins

Did We Say Parfait?- We did. Twice! Yogurt is amazing for your gut. Its full of natural probiotics that help build a healthy gut community. Whether you eat it by itself or top it with berries, bananas or chunks of apple, all of these ingredients are good for your gut even when eaten by themselves. Just stay away from yogurts that are high in added sugar. Sugar is Not good for your gut. 

Need Something Sweet?- There is actually something sweet that is good for your gut in moderation. Dark chocolate is found to be healing for your gut when eaten sparingly. Its great with berries and you can even make a dessert parfait with this delectable sweet treat. 

Clean Eating Dinner Ideas

One Pan Chicken Sausage And Veggies– This is a great meal that is easy to prep and doesnt take long in the oven. Just some chopping and slicing and you’ll have dinner made in no time. 

Tomato And Basil Quinoa Risotto– This is a great gluten-free dinner option that provides protein and a light savory flavor that is great for leftovers you can take to work. 

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta– Now heres a spin on an appetizer that just became a clean eating dinner option. 

The nice thing about recipes is that you can explore new ideas while understanding the ingredients that you’re using. If an ingredient is not your favorite then substitute it with another ingredient if you can. There are plenty of veggies to choose from and veggies definitely make for a healthier way of eating. Have certain restrictions? Look into ways you can substitute the ingredients or simply take it out of the recipe if possible. Cooking is meant to be a learning experience and these healthy recipe ideas will help you in your journey as you kick of the new year! 

 

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