New year, new menu. With a little planning and determination, you can totally eat healthier this month…without resorting to salad every single night, because honestly, that sounds miserable. These 31 healthy January dinner recipes will let you meal plan a nutritious, delicious dish every night (bonus: lunch leftovers), so you can eat clean (think minimally processed foods) without feeling deprived.
January 1: Spiced Lamb Meatball and Escarole Soup
This soup is hearty and healthy, thanks to a hefty dose of greens and the most tender meatballs you’ve ever tasted.
January 2: Vegan Slow-Cooker Detox Coconut Soup
All the best dinners come together with just the push of a button.
January 3: Crispy Tofu Steaks with Broccoli Rabe and Romesco
No meat, no problem. This crispy dish is flavorful, easy to make and packed with plant-based protein.
January 4: Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce
But seriously, you had us at yogurt sauce.
January 5: Kale Salad with Persimmons, Crispy Chickpeas and Fried Shallots
It’s crunchy, tart, savory, sweet and basically the opposite of a sad salad.
January 6: Shrimp with Cauliflower “Grits” and Arugula
By swapping in cauli for rice, you can lose the carbs but keep the flavor (all in 30 minutes).
January 7: Instant Pot Vegan Pho
When they say “hug in a bowl,” this is what they’re talking about.
January 8: Alison Roman’s Swordfish with Crushed Olives and Oregano
Even so-called seafood haters will swoon after one bite of this dish. It’s like chicken…but better.
January 9: Low-Carb Zucchini Enchiladas
These enchiladas have a secret: all the gooey, cheesy goodness, minus the carbs.
January 10: Roasted Squash and Tofu with Soy, Honey, Chili and Ginger
Spicy, sweet and mostly hands-off. We see a new weeknight go-to in our future.
January 11: Piri Piri Chicken
It’s chilly outside, but we’re turning up the heat in the kitchen.
January 12: Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
You can make them ahead of time (up to two days in advance) and they won’t get soggy in the fridge.
January 13: Lightened-Up Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
Looks like alfredo. Tastes better than alfredo.
January 14: Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry
Satisfy those takeout cravings in all of 30 minutes.
January 15: Whole30 Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice with Coconut-Herb Sauce
We’re not even on the Whole30 diet and we can’t get enough of that creamy sauce.
January 16: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime
It’s like eating candy for dinner and feeling great about it.
January 17: Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry
High in protein. Low in carbs, cals and time it takes to get to the table.
January 18: Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro
No one will even guess that it’s healthy.
January 19: Poblano and Mushroom Tacos with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Time to expand your taco Tuesday repertoire. See ya later, ground beef.
January 20: Immune-Boosting Turmeric Golden Milk Daal
It’s packed with good-for-you garlic and ginger, and comforting to boot.
January 21: 15-Minute Mediterranean Couscous with Tuna and Pepperoncini
If you ask us, canned tuna is so underrated. How else could you make dinner in 15 minutes?
January 22: Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies
This is our favorite way to “taste the rainbow.” Bonus: There’s minimal cleanup involved.
January 23: Honey Mustard Sheet-Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts
We know chicken breasts are your usual pick, but give flavorful thighs a try just this once. Besides, you can’t go wrong with a honey mustard sauce.
January 24: Instant Pot Spicy Thai Butternut Squash Soup
Break out that brand-new Instant Pot you got over the holidays.
January 25: Tomato and White Bean Stew on Toast
Now this is how you do toast for dinner. Put an egg on it to make it even more filling.
January 26: Spicy Lemon-Ginger Chicken Soup
It’s just like Mom’s chicken soup, but this time with a gingery kick.
January 27: Citrus, Shrimp and Quinoa Salad with Feta
Whoa. If all salads tasted like this, they’d be our favorite food.
January 28: Zucchini Noodle Pad See Ew
Where we’re going, we don’t need noodles.
January 29: Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Smashed avocado and homemade spicy mayo take this meatless meal over the top.
January 30: Cauliflower Chili
Our favorite cruciferous vegetable strikes again.
January 31: Broccoli Margherita Pizza
Delivery pizza? We don’t know her.