Fresh Start: Healthy Recipes to Kickstart January 2024 🌱πŸ₯—

Fresh Start: Healthy Recipes to Kickstart January 2024 🌱πŸ₯—

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As the calendar flips to a new year, January is often synonymous with resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. Embracing nutritious, delicious meals is a fantastic way to start the year on a positive note. In this blog post, we're sharing a collection of healthy and flavourful recipes that will inspire your January 2024 journey to wellness.

 Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl 🍲🌽

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • Mixed vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chickpeas (optional for added protein)
  • Avocado slices for topping

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200Β°C.
  2. Toss the chopped vegetables in olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roast the vegetables in the oven until tender and slightly browned.
  4. Assemble your bowl with cooked quinoa, roasted vegetables, chickpeas, and top with avocado slices.
  5. Drizzle with your favourite dressing or a simple lemon vinaigrette.

Lemon Garlic Herb Baked Salmon πŸ‹πŸŸ

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190Β°C.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
  4. Brush the mixture over the salmon fillets.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices before serving.

Vibrant Detox Salad with Citrus Dressing πŸ₯—πŸŠ

Ingredients:

  • Mixed greens (spinach, kale, arugula)
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Citrus Dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, orange segments, pomegranate seeds, cucumber, and red onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the citrus dressing.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Top the salad with crumbled feta cheese if desired.

Embark on your journey to a healthier you in January 2024 with these nourishing and delightful recipes. These dishes not only fuel your body with essential nutrients but also cater to your taste buds, making healthy eating a delicious and sustainable part of your lifestyle. May this fresh start inspire a year of wellness, vitality, and flavourful discoveries in your kitchen! 🌱🍴

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