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Healthy Food Habits

Healthy Food Habits for the New Year

It’s a new year, and instead of setting huge dieting goals, we recommend focusing on small healthy food habits that will improve your relationship with food.

First, make sure you’re drinking your daily recommended water, six to eight 8-ounce glasses a day. Not only is preventing dehydration good for you, but it can help reduce hunger between meals.

Drink Enough Water

 

Don’t give up your favorite foods. Instead, focus on smaller quantities and servings.

 

Cook your veggies in tasty ways. Steamed veggies are easy, but usually bland. Try roasting, sautéing, or spiralizing your veggies, and don’t forget the seasonings and herbs!

Flavorful Cooking

 

Food prep has been linked to better eating because it’s convenient to grab when you’re hungry. Prep after you get back from the store.

Food Prep Is Key

Keeping Things Fresh

 

Eat filling lunches that can help you get through the rest of the work day, and then eat smaller dinners to avoid feeling too full and sleepy early in the evening.

Strive to eat fruits and veggies across the color range each day. Not only will it help you get in all your servings of veggies and nutrients, but the variety has been shown to help people eat bigger meals without increasing calories.

Eat the Rainbow

 

Don’t focus on perfection. Everyone splurges on food sometimes, but the key is to get back to healthy eating after that rather than spiraling out of control.  

Splurging Doesn't Ruin Your Diet

Holiday Party Food

Holiday Party Food

It’s time for nonstop holiday get-togethers, and if you’re trying to be healthy, it can be a challenge. These healthy holiday party food recipes can help.

Assemble this Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sweet Potatoes tonight for an easy breakfast tomorrow morning.

Image and Recipe via Sweet Peas and Saffron

 

This Caprese Christmas Wreath is a cinch to whip up for a last-second dish to bring to today’s holiday gathering.

Caprese Christmas Wreath

 

Need a healthy treat for the kids to snack on at get-togethers this week? Try this Christmas Frozen Yogurt Bark.

Christmas Yogurt Bark
Image and Recipe via Healthy Little Foodies

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad is a beautiful holiday lunch or party side.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

 

Snack smart at your gatherings with these Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas.

Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

 

Whip up Wild Mushroom Crostini for easy and healthy party finger food.

Wild Mushroom Crostini
Image and Recipe via Fitness Magazine

 

Skip the antipasto platter and serve these Antipasto Salad Kabobs at your party.

Antipasto Salad Kabobs

Eat Chicken Month

Eat Chicken Month

It’s Eat Chicken Month, and in honor of it, we’ll have light and healthy recipes with your favorite protein all week long.

Skip the dry chicken breast and eat this tender Herb Roasted Chicken Breast instead.

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Image and Recipe via Budget Bytes

 

This Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken is perfect for dinner or a meal prepped ahead of time for lunch.

Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken
Image and Recipe via Cafe Delites

 

These Baked Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups are the perfect single-serving of your restaurant favorite.

Baked Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups

 

Whip up these Meal Prep Greek Chicken Gyro Bowls for easy lunches this week.

Meal Prep Greek Chicken Gyro Bowls

 

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls are a great way to get your fix without getting takeout.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls

 

No need for huge appetizers when dining out, try these Healthy Chicken Nachos at home instead.

Healthy Chicken Nachos
Image and Recipe via A Healthy Fridge

 

This baked Ginger Chicken with Confetti Peach Salsa is a perfect combo of sweet and savory.

Ginger Chicken with Confetti Peach Salsa

National Sweet Corn Week

National Sweet Corn Week

It’s National Sweet Corn Week, and it’s the perfect time to cook up healthy sweet corn recipes with the Midwest classic.

First up is a hearty take on your summer favorites, Grilled Peach & Sweet Corn Summer Grain Bowls.

Grilled Peach & Sweet Corn Summer Grain Bowls

 

This Arugula Salad with Tomatoes, Corn, and Burrata makes for the perfect summer salad.

Arugula Salad with Tomatoes, Corn, and Burrata
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

Whip up a perfect seafood dinner with this easy Trout with Sweet Corn Sauce.

Trout with Sweet Corn Sauce
Image and Recipe via Sunset

 

Sneak in veggies for pasta night with light Zoodles with Creamy Corn Sauce.

Next Level Zoodles with Creamy Corn Sauce

 

Looking for a simple summer lunch? Look no further than Sweet Corn & Arugula Panzanella.

Sweet Corn & Arugula Panzanella

 

These Scallops with Grilled Sweet Corn Salad make a light but impressive meal.

Scallops with Grilled Sweet Corn Salad
Image and Recipe via Leite’s Culinaria

 

Get a hearty dish out of your summer corn with this Baked Sweet Corn Farro Risotto.

Baked Sweet Corn Farro Risotto

National Panini Month

National Panini Month

It’s National Panini Month, and you can lighten up your lunch with these homemade, healthy panini recipes.

First up is a classic combination in this Apple, Cheddar, and Turkey Panini.

Apple, Cheddar, and Turkey Panini
Image and Recipe via The Novice Chef

 

Go meatless with this light and satisfying Vegan Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini.

Vegan Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini
Image and Recipe via Serious Eats

 

Skip the lunch takeout at your local bakery with this homemade Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini.

Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini Recipe

 

Get a taste of classic Italian with this Spinach, Artichoke, and Sun-Dried Tomato Panini.

Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-dried Tomato Panini

 

Perfect with soup or a salad, whip up a Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini for a hearty lunch.

Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini

 

This Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini is a great replacement for your go-to egg salad sandwich.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini

 

Get a taste of the holidays year-round with a Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Mustard Panini.

Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Mustard PaniniImage and Recipe via Just a Little Bit of Bacon

National Goat Cheese Month

National Goat Cheese Month

It’s National Goat Cheese Month, and a little goes a long way in these satisfying, healthy goat cheese recipes.

First up is an Avocado, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Toast that’s great for breakfast or lunch.

Avocado, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Toast

 

This pretty pinwheel Chicken with Goat Cheese and Arugula will impress guests:

Chicken with Goat Cheese and Arugula
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

Whip up gorgeous Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta for a light summer pasta dish.

Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta

Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta.

 

Lighten up lunch by going meatless with an Avocado, Cucumber, Goat Cheese Sandwich.

Avocado, Cucumber, Goat Cheese Sandwich
Image and Recipe via EatGood4Life

 

This beautiful Sopressa Pizza with Pesto and Goat Cheese is better than your Friday night takeout. 

Sopressa Pizza with Pesto and Goat Cheese
Image and Recipe via Naturally Nutritious

 

Beautiful Roasted Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts is the perfect summer side.

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts
Image and Recipe via The Cook’s Pyjamas

 

Impress your loved one with this rich Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese.

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

National Grilling Month

National Grilling Month

It’s National Grilling Month, and we’ve got healthy grilling recipes to help you make the most of your grill before summer is over.

First up is the perfect easy summer side, Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette. 

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe

 

These Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches make for a refreshing summer meal.

 

Add some heartiness to your salads and dinners with these Umami Grilled Tomatoes.

Umami Grilled Tomatoes
Image and Recipe via Saveur

 

These 20-Minute Tomato-Basil Grilled Fish Foil Packets are a quick and simple weeknight dinner:

20-Minute Tomato-Basil Grilled Fish Foil Packets
Image and Recipe via The Scrumptious Pumpkin

 

Skip heavy appetizers and make these Grilled Blossom Onions at home instead.

Blossom Onions Grilled and Planked with Red Pepper Aioli

 

These Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps are perfect for meal-prepping lunches.

Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 

Start off your dinner right with these Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Lemon Aioli.

Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Lemon Aioli
Image and Recipe via PBS