Happy new year everyone! Oh wow, a whole new decade aye? It seems like the last 10 years just totally flew by and now we have officially entered 2020. In the wonderful world of blogging, 2019 was very eventful, plenty of highs and lows. I couldn’t have excelled if it wasn’t for my loyal fan base so let me say thank you.
Anyway, enough of my rambling. Following on from how to have a healthy new year I thought that it would be an ideal time to make a post composing some healthy recipes to kick start the new year.
The start of the year is a crucial time to make change and to execute a game plan.
Charla has got you covered with some recipes that are tasty, healthy and will hopefully help your health goals – cooking from scratch, weightloss, more nutritious dishes.
Here are some recipes that will assist you on your journey to better health!!
A combination of blueberries, almond milk, dates and frozen banana to yield sweetness. This smoothie only takes a few minutes to whip up in the blender and great for aiding weightloss.
Spinach mushroom omelette
A delicious omelette with a hint of garam masala for an South Asian kick, layered with spinach and sauteed mushrooms.
Creamy millet porridge
Tired of oatmeal? This super grain called millet is naturally free from gluten and a great alternative to oatmeal in the mornings. The almond milk makes the porridge super tasty and creamy.
Guyanese chow mein
A whole new healthier twist on this Caribbean recipe, sees vegetable, wheat free noodles made from zucchini (courgettes) used in place of refined wheat based noodles. Spicy skinless/boneless chicken thighs generously seasoned. This definitely a low carb/high protein recipe that is a must try!
Who knew young jackfruit could be used for sooo many savoury dishes. Including this curried jackfruit recipe, a great way to kick start veganuary. You don’t even have to be vegan to enjoy this meat replica.
A combination of flavours from spicy chicken breast with spiralized vegetable zoodles. A low carb and high protein meal that is great for assisting with any weightloss goals.
Pan fried hake
Hake pieces, lightly seasoned and pan fried to perfection served on a bed of asparagus and sweet potatoes.
While it’s cold outside you might want to turn to this heated up tuna salad, it’s tasty, low in fat, carb with a mixture of bell peppers and served as a lettuce wrap.
This seafood salad contains cherry tomatoes, arugula (rocket) and cucumbers with a garlic salad dressing. It’s low in carbs, has healthy heart fats and high in protein. It’s suitable for paleo, low carb and keto lifestyle too bonus!!
Another recipe for the vegetable noodles (zoodles) crew this one is meatless but don’t underestimate this salad. It’s fully of flavour, has a great balance of protein and fats from the cashews with tomatoes and chopped avocados making it both healthy and filling.
This heart warming recipe is traditionally made with callaloo (or dasheen bush). However you can quite easily replicate with spinach and get the same results. There’s a combination of squash, coconut milk and sweet potato in this recipe making it very filling comfort food.
This is a very quick, tasty and relatively easier soup bowl. It take less than 10 minutes to grab a handful of ingredients and blitz into a delicious bowl of soup.
Creamy vegan mushroom soup
This creamy mushroom soup can be made in the instant pot or stove top. The choice is yours, it’s nice and creamy thanks to the coconut milk. A tasty super filling soup that can form as part of your healthy eating plan.
With up to 60% of the body being made up of water, this drink, consisting of water and freshly chopped pineapple chunks will help to regulate the bodies PH balance, nourish the body, keep hunger pangs at bay and aid weightloss.
This detox smoothie is made with coconut milk, spinach for that leafy green goodness, sweetened with banana and a few dates with additional cucumber for fibre. This concoction is what you need to boost your metabolism, cleanse your palate and repair your skin.
Spinach pineapple smoothie
This spinach pineapple smoothie is a total of 170 calories, high in B vitamins, C, K and packed with optimal levels of fibre. A balance of sweetness and leafy greens to give your body what it needs.