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Healthy Recipe Ideas for the New Year

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Here's to a new year of resolutions or goals! I don't usually write down personal goals, but I probably should. They are just usually a constant in my mind. I think every year, I have a goal to lose weight!

That really hasn't happened much in recent years. We do eat very healthy, but when I do eat bad like over the holidays or on vacation….I do it BIG!!! LOL!

The biggest thing that I plan to do this year is to routinely exercise. I love to walk about an hour per day and listen to audio books. It seriously motivates me to walk. I get so into the book that I'm listening to via my phone that I have to walk to continue!! Trust me…..it's great motivation. 

The one thing that I also plan to add this year is joining this little dance exercise studio out in the country like 10 minutes from me. I'm a bit nervous about the whole dance thing, but I'm assured it's for all abilities! They also do strength training classes and adding yoga in the new year. I'll have to keep you posted on that. I have had much better results of sticking with a routine when I do it in a group. Plus, it will be great to meet new people in the community! 

This month The Cooking Housewives has come together to bring you the best of our Healthy Recipes for the New Year!

The Cooking Housewives is a multi-blog monthly themed group of recipes sure to please your family or a crowd! #thecookinghousewives #recipes
I am so excited about this month. I can't wait to pin all of these  healthy recipe options and give them a try!

Also on OSH!  Best Italian Recipes

Being an Empty Nester means getting more active and maintaining my health by staying active and making good choices. This Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken Salad is my got-to lunch. #ad #emptynest #lunch #salad #recipe
This Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken Salad recipe is a staple in our home. We eat it a lot in the summer as a family, but as empty nesters…..we eat this at least once per week! 

I always have greens and other veggies on had to throw a quick salad together. This salad becomes super easy when you buy already cut chicken breast strips. If you just have breasts on hand, you can easily cut them into strips. 
 
Being an Empty Nester means getting more active and maintaining my health by staying active and making good choices. #ad #emptynest #healthysnacks
 
I have found that keeping Healthy Snack options on hand keeps me a bit more successful! Here are a few Healthy Snack Ideas for you.
 
Be sure to check out all the other healthy recipe ideas below!
 

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19 Comments

  1. Lemon and herb grilled chicken is one my favorite dish. I love making it on special occasions.

  2. I love this chicken recipe because it looks like something my picky kids will actually eat! Thank you

  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us.
    This New Year we must begin with healthy meals.
    Your recipes are making me salivate already.

  4. I sweat we have chicken 8 days a week 😉 No this looks delicious and we will absolutely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for the list Christy. The Tumeric Oven Roasted Cauliflower sounds so interesting yet a little strange. Just save a couple to try

  6. Christy, looks really good and I agree that this would a great summertime food.

    Question – do you marinate (or do you) the chicken? Sorry if you have already said and I just missed it.
    Anne

  7. I am always looking out for new ways to cook chicken. Can’t get enough of good chicken recipes and that chicken salad looks awesome haha! Going to try it out this weekend 🙂

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