Welcome, 2017! I’m so excited to have you here! It felt like 2016 was never going to end. I think I’m going to need all of 2017 to recover from last year. Anyone else?
In the spirit of “New Year, New You”, January 2017 is going to be dedicated to healthy eating and a fun new giveaway (details coming soon!). To start, today being the first of the month, I thought I would do a quick Recipe Round-up of some of my favorite healthy recipes that have previously been published on my blog.
To keep it extra coordinated, I’m giving you The Pescetarian and the Pig’s Top 17 Healthy Recipes to start 2017! Ready to get healthy? Here we go!
Paleo Cashew Curried Catfish: This recipe features spicy catfish, minced cauliflower in place of rice, and crunchy raw cashews for added texture. The ingredients are cheap, the recipe is easy, and best of all, it can be made in large batches to eat for leftovers the next day! This has become a staple meal of mine.
Collard Greens Hummus Wrap : This delicious veggie wrap features homemade hummus, tons of crunchy vegetables, and a whole lot of fiber. It’s filling, healthy, and especially refreshing if you’re feeling heavy after holiday eating.
Baked Eggs in Avocado with Guacamole: A must for breakfast. Low carb, high protein, full of healthy fats, this recipe reuses the “discarded” avocado (used to make room for the egg) in a delightfully healthy and simple guacamole!
Breadless Tuna Melt in a Tomato: I love a good Tuna Melt. However, I’m not always a big fan of the stodgy feeling I have after eating bread. This low-carb, high-protein option puts the melt right inside of a juicy tomato. It’s perfect for lunch, and is even lovely served on top of extra salad greens.
Antioxidant Blast Smoothie: Fully of berries and spinach, this antioxidant packed smoothie will help clean out your whole system. The best part? You can’t even taste the spinach! 😉
Banana Almond Crunch Greek Yogurt: This simple upgrade to plain Greek Yogurt adds potassium, protein, good fats, and a lovely crunch to a morning breakfast. Filling, delicious, and easy to eat on the go!
Spinach and Mushroom Crustless Mini Quiches: These little mini quiches are adorable and easy to pop in your mouth. These are a huge hit at breakfast or brunch and are as simple as pouring the ingredients into a mini muffin tin and baking!
Greek Yogurt Avocado Spread: This high-protein spread packs the healthy fats and delicious flavor from the avocado. It can be used on anything, from a dollop on top of your eggs, spreading it on your toast, or using it in your quesadilla!
Seaweed Wrapped Seared Salmon Rolls: One of my personal favorite recipes on the blog, the seared salmon yields a creamy texture while it’s loaded with protein and Omega 3’s. The iodine rich seaweed allows for easy handling and turning these in to satisfying wraps.
Breadless Margherita Pizza on a Portobello: Just because you’re trying to be healthy, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on pizza! A portobello mushroom makes the perfect vehicle for pizza toppings, plus the low-carb nature still manages to keep your waste shrinking!
Low-carb Shrimp Pesto and Angel Hair Pasta: I have never discovered a more wonderful no-carb pasta than the Shiritaki Yam Noodle. I’m not sure how this miraculous noodle has no calories and no carbs, but it adds bulk to any meal and really absorbs the flavors of whatever sauce you are using. This pesto is one of my favorites! Light, refreshing, and good for your body!
Parchment Baked Halibut: Baking fish in parchment is one of the easiest things to do. You simply wrap your ingredients up together, place it in the oven, and then unwrap the package to enjoy a complete, healthy meal! This halibut tastes extra clean, and baking it in parchment really seals in the moisture.
Asian Style Low-Carb Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta : Remember the miraculous shiritaki noodles I talked about 2 items ago? They’re back! This time in a more Asian style with a soy sauce based sauce. Low carb, low calorie, packed with flavor, you can’t possibly go wrong!
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie : Even though this smoothie is super healthy, it feels like a super splurge. High protein, high in antioxidants, and a wonderful way to work cacao nibs into your food, this decadent smoothie will fill you up and satiate your sweet tooth.
Raw Coconut Passionfruit Pudding: Another “dessert” that is super healthy, this pudding uses nothing but raw fruits to yield a super smooth, creamy dessert packed with vitamins, deliciousness, and no extra sweeteners or anything artificial!
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Drops: My “most pinned” recipe ever on Pinterest, these little yogurt drops are tasty, they melt in your mouth, and a handful is pretty darned satisfying. I often use these as a way to avoid eating sweets (which is what I crave constantly) while I’m focusing on high protein. Make a bunch at once, store them in your freezer, and grab a few when you need to fend off a naughty craving!
My most popular recipe of all time, Sesame & Wasabi Seared Tuna : A very simple recipe with a photo-worthy result, searing tuna is much easier than people tend to believe. Ahi tuna is also a high protein but very lean fish, making it a brilliant accompaniment to any salad.
I know we’re only a day in, but I hope everyone’s 2017 is going well so far! Do you have any favorite recipes that you would like to share?
Don’t forget to check out the Super Clean and Healthy category in my recipe index for more great ways to treat yourself to a healthy new year!