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31 Wholesome Recipes For Every Night In January To Start The Year Off Right

31 Wholesome Recipes For Every Night In January To Start The Year Off Right

2021 is looking delicious.

January is a fresh start and the perfect time to focus on cooking wholesome, nutritious meals that not only make you feel great, but taste delicious too. Here are 31 healthy-ish yet satisfying recipes to make all month.


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You can use just about any seafood to make these veggie-packed, sushi-inspired bowls. Try shrimp, seared tuna, or even canned salmon…or you can keep them totally vegetarian.

Recipe: Salmon Sushi Bowl


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This Peruvian-inspired recipe is the end of boring roast chicken. A whole bird is marinated in jalapeño, garlic, paprika, soy sauce, lime, and lots of good spices, then it’s roasted until the skin is crispy and the meat is juicy.

Recipe: Whole Roasted Peruvian Chicken


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Hats off to whoever invented spaghetti squash. Roasted in the oven, the meat of the vegetable shreds just like tiny angel hair pasta. This recipe adds spicy buffalo chicken into the mix for an indulgent-tasting yet wholesome meal.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

A chicken and vegetable hummus bowl.

A chicken and vegetable hummus bowl.


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This super simple, feel-good meal features a big dollop of hummus on the bottom and a healthy serving of your favorite Mediterranean toppings on top. Load these bowls with cucumber, tomato, olives, pickled onions, peppers, and feta.

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Hummus Bowls

Crispy breaded fish with French fries.

Crispy breaded fish with French fries.


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Your air fryer gets breaded fish seriously crispy without any deep frying required.

Use a white flaky fish like cod or hake for this dish.

Recipe: Air Fryer Fish and Chips


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This creamy curry sauce is made with coconut milk, crushed tomatoes, and lots of spices. It tastes like a cross between Thai red curry and shrimp tikka masala, which is a win in my book.

Recipe: Coconut Shrimp Curry


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If you’re looking for a vegetarian meal that still tastes incredibly satisfying, these Korean-inspired rice bowls are for you. Of course, you could always add your favorite meat like marinated skirt steak or chicken.

Recipe: Vegetarian Bibimbap


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Beef Bourguignon gets a vegetarian-friendly twist in this recipe, which is made with lots of mushrooms cooked with onion and carrots in red wine, veggie broth, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, and tamari. It’s hearty and savory and perfect over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

Recipe: Mushroom Bourguignon


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This French recipe is just so cozy. Russet potato, sweet potato, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and squash are sliced, arranged in a baking dish, and topped with marinara sauce and Parmesan and roasted until tender.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Ratatouille

A bowl of creamy vegan mac 'n' cheese.

A bowl of creamy vegan mac 'n' cheese.


Rainbow Plant Life / Via rainbowplantlife.com

This dish features all the creaminess of mac ‘n’ cheese without any dairy. The decadent sauce is made with pumpkin (or butternut squash), white miso, soaked raw cashews, nutritional yeast, and spices. Make a big batch because you’ll want to put it on everything.

Recipe: Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

A hand holding a lettuce wrap stuffed with buffalo chicken.

A hand holding a lettuce wrap stuffed with buffalo chicken.


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If you’re trying to cut back on carbs, these buffalo chicken stuffed lettuce wraps are a delicious way to start. If you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken, you don’t even have to turn on the oven.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps


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Start with ground beef (or pork or chicken, for that matter), and cook it in a mixture of brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha. Add it to a base of your favorite grains like rice, faro, or quinoa with lots of veggies.

Recipe: Korean Beef Power Bowls


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These chicken skewers are marinated in a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon, and fresh herbs. Serve them over rice, in pita bread, or on a salad with some crunchy vegetables and hummus or tzatziki.

Recipe: Chicken Souvlaki

A sheet pan with roasted veggies, sliced steak, and tortillas.

A sheet pan with roasted veggies, sliced steak, and tortillas.


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It doesn’t get much easier than these fajitas, which come together on a single sheet pan to eliminate just about any mess. If steak isn’t your favorite, just swap in your favorite protein.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas


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The key to this low-carb jambalaya is the crunchy cauliflower rice. Rather than sautéed until soggy, the cauliflower is spread out on a baking sheet, seasoned, and roasted to maintain a delicious crispy texture.

Recipe: Keto-Friendly Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya

Zucchini noodle pad Thai in a bowl.

Zucchini noodle pad Thai in a bowl.


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Spiralized zucchini takes the place of rice noodles in this better-for-you version of a Thai classic. Tossed in the ginger-y, garlicky, peanut butter sauce, you won’t miss the carbs.

Recipe: Pad Thai With Zucchini Noodles

A ground pork banh mi bowl.

A ground pork banh mi bowl.


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These Vietnamese-inspired bowls are packed with all the delicious flavors of a banh mi sandwich. This recipe calls for cauliflower rice and ground pork, but you can swap in any grain or protein.

Recipe: Banh Mi Bowls

Skewers of chicken yakitori on a plate.

Skewers of chicken yakitori on a plate.


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For the best flavor, start with boneless skinless chicken thighs, which are sliced into small pieces and arranged on skewers. They’re marinated in a soy, sake, and brown sugar marinade which caramelizes as the chicken is grilled.

Recipe: Chicken Yakitori

A bowl of roasted vegetable and lentil stew.

A bowl of roasted vegetable and lentil stew.


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The best thing about this recipe is its versatility. Grab your favorite store bought gnocchi, some veggies, and a protein and roast everything simultaneously in the oven. Toss with your favorite pasta sauce, and you’ve got the ultimate weeknight meal.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Cauliflower Gnocchi With Chicken Sausage


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For maximum flavor, use a mixture of ground beef and pork to make these herb-packed meatballs. Serve them in Greek-inspired bowls with all your favorite toppings like chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, feta, and bell pepper.

Recipe: Greek Meatballs With Tzatziki Sauce


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Six ingredients and one baking sheet is all you need to make these better-for-you eggplant parm stacks, which are baked from start to finish and never fried.

Recipe: Baked Eggplant Parmesan


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While this recipe is vegan, you can customize it according to your dietary preferences. Personally, I love adding fried egg or, if I’m craving more protein, some shrimp or tofu.

Recipe: 30-Minute Quinoa Fried Rice


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There’s no wrong time of day for baked eggs in spiced tomato sauce. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it’s perfectly appropriate and always satisfying..

Recipe: Shakshuka

A soba noodle and vegetable bowl.

A soba noodle and vegetable bowl.

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