11/ Wholesome Recipes For Every Night In January To Start The Year Off Right

January is a fresh start and the perfect time to focus on cooking wholesome, nutritious meals that not only make you feel great, but taste delicious too. Here are 31 healthy-ish yet satisfying recipes to make all month.

1. Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Lime Slaw

Cilantro slaw in a bowl.Shrimp tacos topped with cilantro lime slaw.

You’ll want every day to be taco Tuesday after trying this zesty and fresh shrimp version.

2. Chicken Yakitori

Skewers of chicken yakitori on a plate.

For the best flavor, start with boneless skinless chicken thighs, which are sliced into small pieces and arranged on skewers. They’re marinated in a soy, sake, and brown sugar marinade which caramelizes as the chicken is grilled.

3. Pad Thai With Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodle pad Thai in a bowl.

Spiralized zucchini takes the place of rice noodles in this better-for-you version of a Thai classic. Tossed in the ginger-y, garlicky, peanut butter sauce, you won’t miss the carbs.

4. Chicken Souvlaki

Several chicken skewers on a plate.A pita stuffed with grilled chicken and veggies.

These chicken skewers are marinated in a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon, and fresh herbs. Serve them over rice, in pita bread, or on a salad with some crunchy vegetables and hummus or tzatziki.

5. Korean Beef Power Bowls

A close-up of a Korean beef bowl with cabbage, carrots, and avocado.Two Korean beef and vegetable bowls.

Start with ground beef (or pork or chicken, for that matter), and cook it in a mixture of brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha. Add it to a base of your favorite grains like rice, faro, or quinoa with lots of veggies.

6. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A hand holding a lettuce wrap stuffed with buffalo chicken.

If you’re trying to cut back on carbs, these buffalo chicken stuffed lettuce wraps are a delicious way to start. If you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken, you don’t even have to turn on the oven.

7. Mushroom Bourguignon

Pouring red wine into a skillet with mushrooms and onion.A skillet of mushroom Bourguignon.

Beef Bourguignon gets a vegetarian-friendly twist in this recipe, which is made with lots of mushrooms cooked with onion and carrots in red wine, veggie broth, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, and tamari. It’s hearty and savory and perfect over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

8. Slow Roasted Salmon With Lemon Butter Sauce

A plate of salmon with greens.Brushing salmon fillets with a butter mixture.

If you get easily intimidated by cooking fish at home, this salmon is a must-try. It slow roasts at a low temperature so it’s basically impossible to overcook, and the result is delightfully tender and flaky.

9. Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Wild Mushrooms

A whole roasted cauliflower with a slice taken out of it.A roasted cauliflower with wild mushrooms.

Meatless Monday just got a whole lot more interesting with this buttery, melt-in-your-mouth whole roasted cauliflower, roasted with savory wild mushrooms.

10. Mediterranean Chicken Hummus Bowls

A chicken and vegetable hummus bowl.

This super simple, feel-good meal features a big dollop of hummus on the bottom and a healthy serving of your favorite Mediterranean toppings on top. Load these bowls with cucumber, tomato, olives, pickled onions, peppers, and feta.

11. Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Two halves of a spaghetti squash filled with buffalo chicken.Buffalo chicken mixture in a bowl.

Hats off to whoever invented spaghetti squash. Roasted in the oven, the meat of the vegetable shreds just like tiny angel hair pasta. This recipe adds spicy buffalo chicken into the mix for an indulgent-tasting yet wholesome meal.

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