10 Healthy Recipes to Kick-Off the New Year!

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After a season of indulgence, we could all use some healthier fare to start the new year off on the right foot. The following recipes are a few of my very favorites, and happen to be free of dairy, grains, and added sugar– perfect for any resolutions you may have in mind!

10 healthy recipes

1. Blended Green Lemonade. A delicious way to start your morning, this smoothie packs a hefty dose of vitamins, minerals and fiber and is a great way to sneak more fresh greens into your day.

2. Creamy Coleslaw. A dairy-free take on this classic side dish, this salad can be made ahead of time for a quick and easy lunch on the go.

3. Green Goddess Dressing. This dressing is bursting with fresh herbs and makes a tasty dressing or dip.

4. Raw Zucchini Hummus. This bean-free dip is easier on your digestion and tastes delicious with your favorite raw veggies.

5. Immunity Boosting Carrot-Ginger Juice. Perfect for flu season, this juice packs a hefty dose of vitamin C!

6. Cauliflower Fried Rice. This grain-free dish is the ultimate comfort food, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

7. Cherry Chocolate Shake. This chocolate-y smoothie is a sneaky way to drink your greens, but tastes like a decadent milkshake.

8. Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip. This dip gets its creaminess from avocado instead of dairy, perfect for serving with crunchy veggies or baked chips.

9. Curried Butternut Bisque. This dairy-free soup is sure to warm you up on a chilly evening!

10. Avocado Pesto. This nut-free pesto is properly combined over your favorite pasta. Try it over sweet potato noodles or spaghetti squash for a grain-free meal!

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I am addicted to the cherry chocolate green smoothie sans avocado!! I have it every morning… thanks!

Anita Lawner

Sounds yum!

Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

YUM! The blended green lemonade looks perfect! I can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks for sharing this Megan, LOVE your recipes, we ate your almond butter muffins all Christmas week!


Hi Megan, just wondering… I love the green juice, however, with the mornings so cold I prefer something hot in the AM. Do you have a recipe packed with all the goodness of green juice, but hot or at least warmer than room- tempature for cold mornings?

Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews

I am a newer reader so I very much appreciate this recap of your recipes!


Happy New Year, Megan! Love these recipes & will try every one of them! Thanks for inspiring me.


I am a new reader, and I love these recipes, I ‘m going to try them all!


Happy healthy new year! My family loves the cinnamon spice muffins. They are great for a quick breakfast or packing for milk break snack for my three children.


My daughter has shared some delicious things she has made from your recipes. I look forward to trying some of these delicious snack recipes. Thanks for inspiring good health.

CLK Fashions

Great ideas for healthy recipes! One of my all time favorite healthy recipe for this season since it has been in the negative double digits (-16) here in Minnesota, My Healthy Homemade Chili- You can find here: http://clkfashions.blogspot.com/2014/01/healthy-homemade-chili.html

Best Regards โ™ฅ CLK Fashions


These look great! I’m bookmarking this to add to my list of new things to try. So many recipes, so little time!


Thanks so much for recipes that really taste great! Love the pancakes!

Allison @ Clean Wellness

The avocado pesto was a fave of mine this year. I had it mixed with brown rice noodles, zucchini noodles and topped roasted salmon with it as well. It’s surprisingly filling from all of those healthy fats and fibre. Loved it! I’ve also really enjoy your healthy dessert recipes this year. Super yummy, creative and foolproof. Hope you have a fantastic 2014!


This has given me some great ideas, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚


I’d love to try the chia seed crackers, tuscan summer mix and the pistachio power clusters from Nature Box.

Thanks for all of your great tips and recipes!

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