Resolving to finally get to sharpening your kitchen knives, adding new ingredients to your grocery list, and getting creative in the kitchen come the new year? Eat This, Not That! has got you covered. We’ve rounded up a list of crowd-pleasing breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for all your nagging cravings (and guests!). Take a stab at some of the dishes below, and don’t miss these 20 Quick & Easy Smoothie Recipes for when you need to fuel up on the go.
Pesto Chicken Meatballs
Whether you purchase pesto from your local supermarket or blend it at home yourself, the basil spread lends chicken meatballs a fresh flavor that your whole family will savor. Plus, this recipe by blogger Lil’ Luna requires only 30 minutes of your time.
Zucchini Carrot Muffins With Cream Cheese Glaze
If one of your resolutions include adding more veggies to your diet, The Cozy Cook‘s zucchini carrot muffins are the perfect way to start. We promise that you won’t even notice the hidden vegetables under that indulgently creamy glaze.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Low in carbs and packed with muscle-building protein, Lil’ Luna’s healthy rendition of PF Chang’s lettuce wraps will keep you satiated whether you munch on them as an appetizer or double up on the lettuce cups as a meal.
One Pot Turkey Cajun Pasta
This cajun-spiced pasta dish is brimming with so many robust flavors that your dinner guests won’t believe it was cooked up in just one pot. Show Me The Yummy’s recipe makes sure to pack in plenty of veggies into every bite.
The Best Slow Cooker White Chili
Tender chicken, sweet corn, tomatoes, and fiber-filled beans are tossed into the slow cooker and simmered, so you can skip prep work and loads of dishwashing. The Seasoned Mom’s hearty chili boasts almost five grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein per cup.
Maple Turmeric Chicken
We’re loving this recipe by Eating Bird Food that stars our favorite spice: turmeric. The golden powder boasts nearly magical anti-inflammatory and waist-slimming powers. And when paired with rich maple syrup, the combo lends a sweet and savory twist to your go-to protein.
Meyer Lemon Chicken With Fresh Cranberries
Why wait until Thanksgiving to toss tart cranberries into your dinner? This delish dish by In Erika’s Kitchen combines roasted lemons and metabolism-boosting black pepper and will give you another reason to break out the cast iron skillet.
Just when we thought we’ve tried every salad recipe under the sun, I Am A Food Blog blessed us with this Levantine combo of greens, cherry tomatoes, oven-crisped pita, and Persian cucumbers. The Fattoush salad is then dressed in a delightful mix of ground sumac, garlic, pomegranate molasses, and olive oil.
Raw Vegan Plum Cake
Swap your holiday fruit cake for this healthful vegan plum dessert that features raw ingredients such as Medjool dates, ground cloves, and cashew cream. Passionately Raw’s recipe doesn’t require any baking, so your sweet tooth won’t have to endure delayed gratification.
Healthy Apple Lentil Muffins
Apples, lentils, and muffins sound like foods you’d never think would mingle in the same recipe, but Sift & Whisk does a delicious job fusing the trio. These muffins are packed with tummy-filling fiber, probiotics from the yogurt, and heart-healthy olive oil for a balanced breakfast.
Spicy Sesame Zoodles With Crispy Tofu
Crisped tofu and vitamin C-rich zucchini come together with a creamy chili sesame sauce made indulgent with peanut butter. Pinch of Yum adds fat-fighting garlic and ginger for an extra kick.
Asian Breakfast Tacos
My Name Is Yeh fills soft tortillas with Gochujang-coated potatoes, breakfast sausage, and scrambled eggs in this robustly flavored a.m. meal.
Savory Yogurt Bowl With Cucumber, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Nuts & Olive Oil
Sassy Kitchen swaps traditional yogurt toppers such as fruit and granola for more savory picks in this probiotic-packed bowl. Garlic, cucumber, dill, and olive oil blend with creamy Icelandic skyr for a delish twist on your morning parfait.
Creamy Vegan Pasta Sauce With Lemon and Capers
For a gourmet plate that’s put together in minutes, take a stab at pairing One Ingredient Chef‘s easy creamy sauce with your favorite pasta. The fact that this cream sauce is entirely vegan—cashews lend it its indulgent texture!—will help you feel a little less guilty about slurping linguine.
Cider-Glazed Chicken Breasts With Fall Vegetables
Celebrate the chilly weather with this flavorful sheet pan dinner from Love and Olive Oil. It’s got roasted onions, sweet winter squash, and cider-glazed chicken breast that’s a far cry from dry.
Cocoa Chia Mousse With Coconut Rose Whip
Chia seeds are filled with heart-protecting omega-3s while cocoa is brimming with free radical-fighting antioxidants. Sassy Kitchen combines these superfoods with whipped full-fat coconut milk splashed with rose water for a delish dessert that’s bound to impress.
Chocolate Power Muffins
Does your morning meal need a makeover? Start your day with chocolate power muffins from Love From The Oven. The recipe combines Eat This-approved picks such as Greek yogurt and pumpkin puree, which make the muffins quite decadent.
Spring-Time Green Pasta
To Her Core couples pasta with leeks, asparagus, and cabbage for added fiber and flavor. Baby capers and olives add some savoriness while the Parmesan lends the dish a potent umami punch.
Zucchini Lasagna Rolls With Spinach & Ricotta Filling
If you’re looking to cut down on carbs and fill up on veggies, these zucchini lasagna rolls stuffed with a cheesy spinach filling definitely fits the bill. Love and Olive Oil replaces wheat noodles with rolled up zucchini slices that make for a satisfying, seemingly sinful meal.
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Wake up with a bowl of comforting pumpkin pie overnight oats from One Ingredient Chef. This breakfast requires zero morning prep time, so you’ll have no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day.
Honey Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Skillet
An easy 30-minute meal, this honey-roasted chicken and veggie dish is one that’s sure to please any crowd. Creme De La Crumb suggests using either chicken thighs or chicken breasts, and seasons the skillet with garlic, dried cranberries, and a savory Italian blend.
Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits
For a dish that’s equally nutritious as it is delicious, try these cacao mousse and raspberry parfaits from Begin With Nutrition. Just layer whipped coconut milk and cream with antioxidant-rich raspberries and cacao.
Cooking Classy puts an American spin on our favorite Mediterranean dip. Ranch seasoning mix is blended with homemade hummus for the ultimate veggie dipper any crowd will swoon over.
Smashed Avocado Toast + Veggies
Gingerbread Peanut Butter
Instead of spreading sugar-packed jelly onto your peanut butter toast, how about upgrading the nutty spread instead? Running to the Kitchen proves that PB can benefit from a little makeover from time to time, and this gingerbread version—spiced with nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon—will do the trick.
Winter Glow Green Smoothie With Hemp & Ginger
Ward off winter illness with this protein-filled green smoothie that blends pear, lemon, ginger, hemp, and MCT oil from The First Mess. This medium-chain triglyceride oil has been shown to aid weight loss better than olive oil, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Spice up Taco Tuesdays with A House In The Hills’ delectable rendition. It’s topped with crunchy cabbage, fiery jalapenos, and homemade lime crema.
Rosemary Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry Balsamic Sauce
Recipe Runner insists these rosemary turkey meatballs make a wonderful protein-packed party appetizer that’ll help ward off the carby chip and dip cravings. When you’re not hosting, toss these atop mashed potatoes or whole wheat spaghetti for dinner.
Paleo Breakfast Cookies With Collagen
Take a break from your usual morning oats with these collagen-spiked paleo breakfast cookies from In Sonnet’s Kitchen. The bonus: cCollagen helps keep your skin plump and wrinkle-free while the walnuts add heart-healthy omega-3s.
Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Burger
Built with mashed sweet potatoes, spicy black beans, avocado, and sriracha mayo, these plant-based burgers by Sweet Phi will become your new favorite Meatless Monday lunch.
This crispy potato dish was inspired by With Food + Love’s trip to Barcelona and infuses the taters with Latin flavors such as olive oil, hot sauce, and garlic.
Easy Fish and Mango Ceviche
Why spend big bucks at that trendy seafood spot when you can whip up homemade ceviche in the comfort of your own kitchen? Mommy’s Home Cooking makes sure to “cook” bass or snapper in lime juice until it’s perfectly done (about 20 minutes) before tossing in onion, sweet peppers, mango, and cilantro.
Instant Pot Chicken Curry Soup
This Indian curry chicken soup is spiced with ginger, jalapeno, and onion for maxed out flavor. Paint The Kitchen Red suggests serving a bowl with a crusty bread or over rice.
Oven-Baked Vegetarian Quesadillas
Cheese shouldn’t just make a cameo in quesadillas—it should be the star of the show! And Oatmeal With a Fork does a fine job showcasing cheddar or cotija in this Mexican classic. The recipe isn’t overpowered by meaty fillings and instead adds broccoli, tomatoes, and peppers to the tortillas.
Cumin-Roasted Chickpea Chicken Bowls
This chicken chickpea bowl from Cotter Crunch is perfect for cold-weather days when you need some comfort food that won’t break your calorie bank. Chickpeas are stuffed with cholesterol-lowering fiber while cumin can help aid digestion and adds major flavor.
Sweet Potato Latkes
Who says you have to wait for Hannukah to enjoy some good pan-fried latkes? Vegan Richa’s sweet potato rendition promotes skin and eye health with a solid dose of vitamin A.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Whipped Sweet Potato
Beefy shepherd’s pie can quickly rack up your meal’s calories thanks to the fatty meat. But this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Whipped Sweet Potato by Simply Quinoa is completely plant-powered and will fill you up with plenty of fiber.
Easy Mexican Breakfast Bowls
Kim’s Cravings brings us another no-fuss recipe that features choline-packed eggs, flavorful cumin, creamy avocado, and satiating black beans over a bed of spiralized butternut squash.
Healthy Matcha Green Tea French Macarons
Matcha green tea packs in loads more antioxidants—137 times more, to be exact—than the regular stuff and has been proven to help you slim down and maintain metabolic health. We don’t seem to need another reason to whip up these Hulk-colored macarons by Desserts With Benefits.
Jeweled Harvest Salad With Orange Dressing
Little Spice Jar serves up this hearty salad that’s miles away from a boring bowl of greens. It’s stuffed with filling ingredients such as sweet potato, chewy farro, pomegranate, apples, and doused with a citrus poppy seed dressing that’ll satisfy all year around.
Roasted Cauliflower Rice Bowl With Miso and Veggies
Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, especially when it’s got digestion-aiding miso and vitamin C-packed cauliflower. This pick by Feasting At Home also pairs well with sriracha and scallions for an added kick.
Roasted Pomegranate Salmon
Another winner from Feasting At Home, this Moroccan-inspired dish brightens up the oily fish with succulent pomegranate arils as well as caramelized onions, shallots, and fennel.
Roast Pumpkin, Avocado & Feta With Black Bean Spaghetti
We’re wildly in love with bean-based pastas—they’re packed with tons more protein and fiber per serving than the wheat variety—which is why we can’t wait to try this recipe by the Nut Butter Hub. Crumbled feta, plum tomatoes, and pumpkin mingle together in this balanced dish.
Easy Chicken Shawarma Salad Bowls
Anyone who’s ever devoured a juicy shawarma pita knows what a dream it would be to recreate at home. Thankfully, Averie Cooks serves up a forkable version of the Meditteranean sandwich that’s ready in under 25 minutes.
Roast Potato Salad With Vegan Garlic Mayo
Ever tried sprucing up your traditional potato salad by roasting the spuds instead of boiling them? This recipe by Tales Of A Kitchen does just that, plus douses the salad in a finger-licking vegan garlic mayo made with coconut yogurt and tahini.
One Pan Lemon Artichoke & Shrimp Orzo
Katie’s Cucina, you had us at “lemon artichoke and shrimp.” All this recipe requires is one pan, 10 pantry staples, and just under an hour of your time. (Totally worth it.)
Gluten-Free Walnut Brownie Cookies
Whether you’re cutting back on gluten or suffer from Celiac disease, these wholesome brownie cookies are virtually guilt-free. Heartbeet Kitchen concocts these with nutrient-dense teff flour and toasted walnuts for crunch.
Chicken Avocado Burgers
Jazz up your chicken burgers by grilling the meat with some fat-fighting avocado. This recipe from Laughing Spatula calls for cooking the creamy fruit with ground poultry instead of using it as a topping.
Light Creamy Artichoke Dip
How the heck does one enjoy creamy artichoke dip without devouring hundreds of calories? The secret lies in Diethood’s scrumptious recipe. One serving boasts just 120 calories and five grams of protein.
Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli
Conquer your Asian grub cravings with Savory Simple’s easy recipe. The tofu crisps up nicely thanks to a coating of cornstarch and is doused in a soy sauce- and toasted sesame seed-based dressing.