For the past couple of months, it’s been all about celebrating. Between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah feasts, weeks of appetizer-filled holiday parties, Christmas dinners, eggnog, hot toddies, and cookies, even the biggest foodies might be sick of rich meals by now.
So skip the leftover gingerbread men and go for any of our 21 favorite healthy dishes from the past year. We guarantee you’ll be feeling more energized (and ready to take on the New Year) in no time!
Hit the reset button with a rejuvenating (and low-calorie) smoothie.
Green Smoothie Bowl
Spinach, kale, and avocado bring plenty of vitamins to this party in a bowl.
You’ll think you’re lying on a beach somewhere after one sip of our pina colada–inspired drink.
Energizing maca gives this sweet raspberry smoothie a powerful boost.
Drink to your health with an immune-boosting smoothie—the kick from the ginger helps clear the sinuses.
Amped Up Green Smoothie
Coconut oil adds a dose of healthy fats to this veggie-packed green concoction.
Kelp Noodles With Avocado Cream
Skip the carb-heavy pasta in favor of kelp noodles dressed in a vegan avocado cream sauce.
Chicken Laab Salad
A simple herb salad puts lean ground chicken spiced with fresh chiles front and center.
Grain-Free Wellness Bowl
Carrot ribbons, cucumber noodles, sliced tomatoes, and pea shoots combine in a simple veggie bowl dressed with tahini.
Salmon Niçoise Salad
This salmon salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, including green beans, asparagus, beets, and tomatoes.
Green Veggie Bowl With Spirulina Vinaigrette
There’s no shortage of greens here—kale, broccolini, cucumber, and avocado shine in a simple spirulina vinaigrette.
Raw and Vegan Eggplant Tacos
Going meatless in the New Year? Kick it off with these vegan tacos filled with a spicy walnut “taco meat.”
Chickpeas lend an almost-creamy texture to this simple soup, even though it’s completely dairy-free.
Yogi Lentil Bowl
Lentils and quinoa add plenty of protein, while a veggie slaw keeps things light.
Red Curry With Salmon
A traditional Thai red curry brings the heat to a simple salmon and kelp noodle dish.
Coconut-Sriracha Kale Chips
Bored of kale salads? Make your own kale chips!
Apricot Chia Pudding
When the sugar cravings hit, reach for sweet chia pudding instead of processed candy.
Cauliflower lightens up this easy dip—serve it with carrots and celery for a flavorful snack.
Matcha Chia Pudding
An energizing chia pudding works nicely as a breakfast, snack, or dessert. The possibilities are endless!
When plain old hummus just won’t do, mix things up by adding pumpkin.
Brussels Sprout Chips
Warning: These sea salt–and–vinegar Brussels sprout chips are totally addicting.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont