It's the time of the year when we plan, resolve, and stratetize to up the ante — eat healthier, workout more, and just be better all around. After years of keeping that up for a few weeks only to have it all come crashing down by Super Bowl, we've changed our tune.
A few years ago, we decided to do "everything in moderation, including moderation." We know, it's not as sexy as a 10 day, 10 pound weight loss plan or some juice fast but it's now years that we've been sticking to this healthy-ish approach. And it turns out, we're not alone.
So, here's how we plan to continue being healthy-ish in 2016: eat vegetarian (even vegan) most of the time; eat fish and meat when we can get our hands on the really high quality, responsibly raised stuff; eat 3 meals and minimize the snacking; but still leave room for our favorites (Mexican food, chocolate, and a few happy hour cocktails.
Here are 20 of our favorite healthy-ish recipes to help you get started:
GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE (vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, nut free)
CINNAMON WALNUT DATE SMOOTHIE (vegetarian, gluten free)
LEMON CHIA CHEWS (vegan, vegetarian)
TOASTED OAT COCONUT GRANOLA (vegetarian)
TROPICAL CHIA CACAO ACAI BOWL (vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, nut free)
SHAVED ASPARAGUS AVOCADO TAHINI TOAST (vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, nut free)
ROASTED RED PEPPPER ROMESCO DIP (vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free)
MOZZARELLA BEET WALNUT DUKKAH FLATBREADS (vegetarian)
TACO SALAD (vegetarian, nut free)
TUNA, AVOCADO, WHITE BEAN SALAD (gluten free, nut free)
ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD WITH MUSTARD MISO DRESSING (dairy free, gluten free)
SWEET POTATO FETA QUINOA BOWLS (vegetarian, gluten free)
BUTTERNUT SQUASH GRAIN BOWLS WITH LEMON CASHEW DRESSING (vegan, vegetarian, dairy free)
SEARED SALMON GRAIN BOWL WITH CILANTRO CASHEW PUREE (dairy free)
ICELANDIC VEGETABLE AND OAT SOUP (vegan, vegetarian)
SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN CHILI (vegetarian, gluten free, nut free)
THAI-STYLE CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS (dairy free, nut free)
BAKED CHICKEN WITH JALAPENO PISTACHIO PESTO (dairy free, gluten free)
ROASTED CILANTRO LIME SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN (dairy free, gluten free, nut free)
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