What to Eat in January: 30+ Warm and Cozy Recipes

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

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

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

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

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.

Blueberry Kumquat Infused Fruit Water

Hot Brewed Cacao

Hot Brewed Cacao naturally creates a healthy sugar and  dairy free hot beverage  from cacao  nibs for your  drinking  pleasure.

Hot Brewed Cacao

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.

Iced Golden Ginger Drink

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.

4 Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp

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!

healthy turkey and cheese roll ups

Lighter  Garlic Hummus

Lighter Garlic Hummus takes the traditional, flavorful middle eastern spread and lightens it by reducing fat.

Lighter Garlic Hummus

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.

Masala Spiced Bollywood Popcorn Trader Joes clone

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.

Spicy Black-Eyed pea Soup

Detox Diet Soup

Soup you can eat freely with clean eating habits to detox and improve your health.

Detox Diet Soup

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.

Ginger Dumpling Soup

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.

Caldo de Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Soup)

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.

one-eyed jack's vegan chili

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.

Quick Blueberry Pancake Syrup

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.

Mushroom Swiss Breakfast Cup

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.

Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

Low Carb Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

A reduced carb version of the breakfast favorite cinnamon raisin biscuits.

Low Carb 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.

Pina Colada Overnight Oats

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.

Classic Carol Chicken Salad

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.

Thai Bean Sprout Salad

Tomato Soup Salad Dressing

Tomato Soup Salad Dressing combines simple pantry ingredients into an  old-fashioned Catalina style French salad dressing.

Tomato Soup 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.

Vietnamese Grilled Steak Salad

What to Eat  in  January for Casual  Suppers

Chicken Fried  Steak

The crispy beef patty with sawmill gravy aka as Country Fried Steak.

chicken fried steak

Easy  Lemon Parmesan Baked Salmon

Simple, delicious and very healthy way to get dinner on the table in just a few minutes!

Easy Lemon Parmesan Baked Salmon

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.

Fried Chicken Hot Shot

Reuben  Sandwich

The Reuben sandwich is filled with corned beef and lots of cheese and grilled to crispy goodness on rye or pumpernickel bread.

Reuben Sandwich

Wet Burritos

Texas style wet burritos smothered in sauce and cheese.

Wet Burritos

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.

Low-Carb Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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.

Confetti Birthday Bundt Cake

Xangos (Mexican Cheesecake Chimichangas)

Xangos, or fried cheesecake chimichangas, is a delicious Mexican dessert often served with whipped cream or ice cream.

Xangos (Mexican Cheesecake Chimichangas)

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.

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

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.

Chocolate Syrup on Ice Cream

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What to Eat in January

This post has been  updated for content. The previous content: “January Recipe Round-Up: Cozy Recipes for Winter” (12.31.2018) has been retired. No  further information is available.

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