Sharing My Favorite Healthy Recipes for 2021 + Healthy January. The new year is almost here, so let’s start it off right with my favorite healthy, balanced, and of course, delicious recipes. I’ve included all of my favorites – everything from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, to dessert. Each and every one of them is delicious, just a little more balanced and made with plenty of vegetables. I’m excited to start January off with lots of color…and deliciousness too. Which of these recipes are your personal favorites?
Welcome to the final post of 2020. I know everyone is saying the same thing right now, it’s been a rough year and we’re all looking forward to 2021. And yes, I know this year has been hard for so many of you, but I’m really trying to look at the positives the year brought. It just feels weird to end the year with so much negativity, you know?
So I’m starting 2021 with a positive mindset, excitement for the year ahead, and like every other year in HBH history, with a new batch of recipes focused more on health. This will be our 5th Healthy January and it’s become a month I look forward to!! Here’s the thing, I view healthy eating in a bit of a different way than most. I don’t like any kind of diet or diet food. Diets are temporary, why not take little steps to make permanent healthy changes.
So instead of dieting, I really try to focus on using only real food within the recipes I share. That means lots of fruits and vegetables, proteins, and healthy carbs…yup, I’m still doing carbs, but I might switch it up and use more quinoa or spaghetti squash.
I understand we all want to eat healthier after the holidays, but I still want to enjoy warm and cozy foods. Thankfully this can be done…and I have the recipes to prove it! Yes, some of them have butter, many probably have cheese. But each recipe is filled with wholesome ingredients, plenty of vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and good for us proteins too.
My motto is everything in moderation, a little of this, a little of that, and maybe a cookie on Friday night if you need one…which you probably do.
So yes, I strongly believe in eating unprocessed food. But in addition to bright and colorful fruits and vegetables, there are also cozy plates of pasta, soups, sheet pan dinners, and yes, even desserts. Wholesome is the keyword.
And as I often like to say, no boring salads, just really GOOD food.
This month I’ll be sharing the same warm and cozy recipes you love to see from me, but with a healthy spine. They’ll be lots of really good soups, one-pot dinners, slow cooker meals, salads, pizzas, and pasta too. And since you know we can’t go without chocolate, that will be included as well…I think my mom is most excited for those recipes! Lots of deliciousness to come this month!
Question: what recipe would you love to see? Is there a dish you’d love to see made healthier? Let me know and I’ll do my best!
Have a very Happy New Year! No matter what 2021 brings, we’ll find a way to make it great! Already feeling like it’s going to be a good year! No post tomorrow, but we’ll see you Sunday for the first Favorites post of the year. Then back to business as usual on Monday with a new recipe!!
Sides and Salads…
Soups and Stews…
Easy Lunches and Dinners…
My Favorite Healthy Recipes for 2021
If you make any of My Favorite Healthy Recipes for 2021, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!