What to Cook in January
I know, I know, everyone’s looking to get a little bit more lean and healthy in January. But, you can’t sacrifice flavor either right? I get it, it’s the new year and people want to start things off on the right foot, but it’s January, it’s cold outside and I don’t exactly want to be eating straight salads when I’m trying to stay cozy. So, here are some healthy-ish things for you to make instead.
- Baked Things because baking is better than deep frying when you want to heat up your house.
- Zoodles because I need to feel that I’m living that noodle life but maybe sort of want to cut down on carbs.
- Bowls because insta tells me bowls are healthy. Just kidding, these bowls are kinda healthy.
Read on to get some ideas on what to make in January!
Let’s Get Baked:
Crispy Oven Baked Popcorn Cauliflower – so creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. A big bowl of this cauliflower popcorn and netflix is my January jam.
Oven Baked Turkey Tenders – give me all the crispy oven baked turkey tenders. Especially when there’s honey mustard to dip.
Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Tots – it’s still healthy if you eat the whole recipe, right? These little tots are super addictive and healthy because they’re green.
Crispy Oven Fried Honey Garlic Tofu Bites – I use this oven baked tofu method all the time when I don’t feel like deep frying.
Oodles of Zoodles:
Dan Dan Zoodle Soup – a slightly spice, sesame-filled warming noodle soup with zoodles and ground pork. One of my faves.
Burrata Tomato Basil Zoodles – all the classic flavors of caprese, but with zoodles and burrata, because burrata.
Spicy Shrimp and Zoodles – I love how satisfying this dish is: plump and firm shrimp, and oodles of zoodles with garlic and fennel.
Chicken Zoodle Pho – just like pho, but hold the rice noodles 🙂
Bowled Over for Bowls:
Ahi Tuna Poke Quinoa Bowl – an easy shoyu sesame poke with either rice or quinoa.
Broccoli Soba Bowl – charred broccoli and soba, tossed up in a rice vinegar, soy, sesame dressing, with crushed red pepper for a bit of punch.
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – a brunch/breakfast bowl that you’ll wanna munch on all day: quinoa tossed in a miso mustard dressing, topped off with avocado, softie eggs, and tofu puffs.
Avocado Pasta – You’re six ingredients away from a creamy vegan avocado sauce, perfect for tossing with pasta.