What to Eat in January is a curated collection of the best and most delicious recipes to get a healthy start on the new year.
What to Eat in January
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Happy New Year! Let’s start this one off with new hope and new starts, along with a few new recipes in the kitchen. We can continue to build our repertoire by finding and adding new favorites to our rotating menus.
What to eat in January is on everyone’s mind as we get off to a new start in the new year. Who has time to seek and hunt down recipes to help get us back in the saddle trimming away the extra calories we put on over the holidays? Plus, we will need to stay warm, toasty and comfy as the weather enters the chilliest time of year.
I have put together a collection of 35 recipes to take some of the guesswork out of your menu planning. This should leave you with a little more time to worry about other things and just chill out and enjoy your free time!
From appies to dessert, everything is represented here, so browse away.
And have a safe and happy New Year! ~s
Sips & Swigs
Jamaican Tea Toddy
A Jamaican inspired version of the usual hot toddy, made with ginger tea, lemon, allspice, cinnamon, and rum.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Peanut butter hot chocolate is like a liquid Reese cup and is the perfect morning warm-up for a cold and snowy winter day
Blueberry Kumquat Fruit Infused Water
Blueberry Kumquat Fruit Infused Water is a tasty idea to make staying hydrated all that much easier with the flavors of fresh winter fruits.
Hot Brewed Cacao
Hot Brewed Cacao naturally creates a healthy sugar and dairy free hot beverage from cacao nibs for your drinking pleasure.
Iced Golden Ginger Drink
Iced Golden Ginger Drink is an easy at-home version of one of your favorite Starbucks beverages complete with healthy turmeric and ginger.
What to Eat in January for Starters & Snacks
4-Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp
4 Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp makes quick work of party appetizers when guests unexpectedly drop by, going from kitchen to table in no time.
Healthy Turkey & Cheese Roll Ups
Healthy Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups are a very healthy, low-carb snack you can throw together in about one minute!
Lighter Garlic Hummus
Lighter Garlic Hummus takes the traditional, flavorful middle eastern spread and lightens it by reducing fat.
Masala Spiced “Bollywood” Popcorn (Trader Joe’s)
Masala Spiced “Bollywood” Popcorn (Trader Joe’s Clone) is an Indian-spiced popcorn recipe inspired by Trader Joe’s Bollywood popcorn.
Saucy Taco Chicken Wings
Get your wings on for the big game with this air-fried and delicious recipe for Saucy Taco Chicken Wings in a mildly spicy Tex-Mex style wing sauce.
What to Eat in January for Warm Bowls
Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup (Crockpot Version)
Easy to make black-eyed pea soup in the crock pot. Has a great Cajun flavor. Goes great with corn bread on the side.
Detox Diet Soup
Soup you can eat freely with clean eating habits to detox and improve your health.
Ginger Dumpling Soup
Ginger dumpling soup is a brothy first course soup with pot sticker dumplings in a gingery chicken broth and drizzled with chili oil.
Caldo de Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Soup)
Caldo de Camaron is a tomato based Mexican shrimp soup flavored with ancho and pasilla chiles and vegetables in a lightly spicy broth.
One-Eyed Jack’s Vegan Chili
One-Eyed Jack’s Vegan Chili is so delicious and hearty that you’ll swear there is meat in it. But no, there’s not one iota.
What to Eat in January for Breakfast & Brunch
Quick Blueberry Pancake Syrup
Quick and simple homemade blueberry pancake syrup made easily in under two minutes makes quick work of your busy morning.
One-Minute Breakfast Cups
One Minute Breakfast Cups (Week One) are easy to make in your microwave, high in protein and low in carbs, with WW Smart Point Totals.
Biscuit and Gravy Casserole
Biscuit and Gravy Casserole is a southern country breakfast of biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and hash browns all in one pan.
Low Carb Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
A reduced carb version of the breakfast favorite cinnamon raisin biscuits.
Pina Colada Overnight Oats
Ready to eat, make-ahead overnight oats with pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts, delicious either warm or chilled, perfects the busy weekday breakfast.
What to Eat in January for Healthy Salads & Dressings
Classic Carol Chicken Salad
Classic Carol Chicken Salad is my copycat or DIY version of the Chicken Salad Chick restaurant flagship recipe.
Thai Bean Sprout Salad
Thai bean sprout salad is a light, spicy and refreshing salad made with fresh mung bean sprouts that can make an interesting side to a stir-fry or curry.
Tomato Soup Salad Dressing
Tomato Soup Salad Dressing combines simple pantry ingredients into an old-fashioned Catalina style French salad dressing.
Bacon and Potato Salad with Sweet Vidalia Dressing
Simple vinaigrette based potato salad with bacon and Vidalia onion.
Vietnamese Grilled Steak Salad
Vietnamese Grilled Steak Salad makes for a light, delicious and beefy end of summer meal with those great southeast Asian flavors.
What to Eat in January for Casual Suppers
Chicken Fried Steak
The crispy beef patty with sawmill gravy aka as Country Fried Steak.
Easy Lemon Parmesan Baked Salmon
Simple, delicious and very healthy way to get dinner on the table in just a few minutes!
Fried Chicken Hot Shot
Fried Chicken Hot Shot combines fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy in this twist on the classic Manhattan open-faced sandwich.
The Reuben sandwich is filled with corned beef and lots of cheese and grilled to crispy goodness on rye or pumpernickel bread.
Texas style wet burritos smothered in sauce and cheese.
What to Eat in January for Finishing Touches
Low Carb Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Low-Carb Oatmeal Raisin Cookies uses several low carb and low sugar ingredients to make a healthier cookie treat.
Confetti Birthday Bundt Cake
Confetti Birthday Bundt Cake is a delicious and easy to make cake in a Bundt pan with a buttery cream cheese frosting.
Xangos (Mexican Cheesecake Chimichangas)
Xangos, or fried cheesecake chimichangas, is a delicious Mexican dessert often served with whipped cream or ice cream.
Healthy Buttermilk Pie
Healthy Buttermilk Pie takes the classic old-fashioned pie recipe and lightens it up to be healthier while keeping all the flavor.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Make your own chocolate syrup from scratch simply and easily at home in just a few minutes to use on ice cream, desserts, pancakes or stirring into milk.
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