There are thousands of new recipes posted online every day. We love trolling sites like Pinterest, Gojee, and Tastespotting as much as the next person, but we realize that can be a huge time drain. New year, new you, right? Whether eating better is a new year’s resolution or not, early January is a great time to detox from all those holiday indulgences. These light, fresh recipes can help clean out the system from all the booze, sugar, and butter most of us have been using to celebrate winter holidays and the New Year.
Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Pecan Parmesan via Oh She Glows
This six-ingredient side dish keeps the winter chills away without all the rib-sticking cheese and butter. The “parmesan” crumbles on top are actually chopped up nuts mixed with olive oil!
Naturally Flavored Water via The Yummy Life
Why spend that Christmas bonus on flavored bottled water when it’s just as easy to make fruit-infused water at home? Pick out a fruit and herb combination, muddle them together in the bottle of a jar, and add ice and water. Simple, natural, and a delicious way to stay hydrated all winter long.
Curried Eggplant Soup via Eats Well With Others
This sweet and spicy vegetable soup would make a perfect light dinner. Eggplant and white beans give it enough staying power to avoid any midnight tummy rumbling. Make it totally vegan by nix the feta cheese on top.
New Years Detox Smoothie via Sage Recipes Nothing says “fresh start” like a green smoothie first thing in the morning. This version is full of bright flavors like mint, lemon, ginger, and cucumber.
Oven Steamed Salmon with Blueberry Balsamic Reduction via Domestic Fits This rockstar dinner recipe is gluten and dairy-free, low in calories, and loaded with antioxidants and superfoods. What’s not to love? The blueberry-balsamic vinegar combination makes a tangy, sweet topping for the steamed salmon and quinoa salad.
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