Start The Year Off Deliciously With 31 Recipes To Cook All January Long, From Breakfast To Dessert

It's officially January, which means a new year and a fresh start. And what better way to start things off on the right track than with a bunch of recipes that not only taste amazing but also make you feel good, too? So to start the year off deliciously, here are a bunch of things to cook this month.

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1.Clementine Sunshine Smoothie

Clementine and yogurt smoothie.

Start with clementines, almond milk, and plain yogurt as your base, then add anything from banana to mango to spice up this morning smoothie.

Recipe: Clementine Sunshine Smoothie

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2.Savory Breakfast Bowls

Loaded with potatoes, eggs, roasted tomato, spinach, and avocado then dusted with everything but the bagel seasoning, these hearty breakfast bowls will keep you feeling satiated all morning.Recipe: Savory Breakfast Bowls

Loaded with potatoes, eggs, roasted tomato, spinach, and avocado then dusted with everything but the bagel seasoning, these hearty breakfast bowls will keep you feeling satiated all morning.

Recipe: Savory Breakfast Bowls

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3.Apple Dutch Baby

An apple dutch baby in a cast iron skillet.

This crispy-on-the-edges-fluffy-on-the-inside skillet pancakes are delicious on their own, but add cinnamon apples to the mix and they're really spectacular.

Recipe: Apple Dutch Baby

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4.Sweet Potato Egg Cups

Three sweet potato baked egg cups.

These simple and nutritious breakfast cups are made with sweet potatoes, eggs and spices all baked in a muffin tin. Add some extra veggies or a sprinkle of cheese to customize them.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Egg Cups

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5.Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

Spiced pear oatmeal.

This filling breakfast couldn't be much easier. Just combine the ingredients in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil, simmer until thickened, and top with anything from milk and nuts to honey.

Recipe: Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

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6.Brussels Sprout Frittata with Bacon and Parmesan

Whisking eggs and parmesan cheese.

Make this frittata on the weekend, cut it into slices, and enjoy it as a grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week.

Recipe: Brussels Sprout Frittata with Bacon and Parmesan

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7.Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Thighs

Pomegranate chicken thighs with lemon.

This skillet chicken recipe tastes amazing with your favorite grains like couscous or rice pilaf.

Recipe: Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Thighs

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8.Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta

Rigatoni with peas and chicken sausage in creamy tomato sauce.

Use what you've got for this skillet dinner: any pasta shape will do in addition to whatever protein you've got on hand and your favorite jar of pasta sauce.

Recipe: Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta

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9.Potato Leek Soup

Bowls of Potato Leek Soup

In case you forgot, it's still peak soup season. And there's no heavy cream required to make this oh-so-decadent potato leek variety.

Recipe: Potato Leek Soup

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10.Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

Cheesy baked cauliflower in a dish.

This lower-carb take on mac 'n' cheese starts with...you guessed it: cauliflower.

Recipe: Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

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11.Chinese Chicken Salad

Mandarin orange chicken salad with cabbage and veggies.

Eat all the colors of the rainbow with this Asian-inspired salad made with shredded chicken, cabbage, peppers, mandarin oranges, and scallions, all tossed in a tangy sesame ginger dressing.

Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

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12.Coconut Curry Noodle Soup With Butternut Squash

Coconut curry noodle soup with veggies.

Coconut milk, vegetable broth and butternut squash gives this healing noodle soup a natural creaminess. If you want to make it more filling you can always add anything from chicken to tofu.

Recipe: Coconut Curry Noodle Soup With Butternut Squash

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13.Salmon with Creamed Leeks, Potatoes, and Asparagus

Salmon with asparagus, potatoes, and leeks.

The highlight of this recipe is a creamy leek sauce poured over potatoes that you're going to want to serve with every weeknight dinner.

Recipe: Salmon with Creamed Leeks, Potatoes, and Asparagus

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14.Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Brussels Sprout Caesar salad.

Shredded Brussels sprouts make a filling base for this creative take on Caesar salad. Add grilled shrimp, roasted chickpeas, or leftover rotisserie chicken to make your plate more filling.

Recipe: Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

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15.Mushroom and Leek Tetrazzini

Mushrooms and leeks in a skillet.

You can make this pasta bake ahead of time and heat it up for lazy nights when you just don't feel like cooking.

Recipe: Mushroom and Leek Tetrazzini

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16.Easy One-Pan Pork Chops and Apples

Pork chops and apples in cast iron.

There are some combinations that just taste better together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and of course, pork and apples.

Recipe: Easy One-Pan Pork Chops and Apples

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17.Cheesy Baked Cabbage Steaks

Cabbage steaks topped with melted cheese.

This recipe for roasted cabbage wedges turns this winter vegetable into a standalone vegetarian meal or a show-stopping side dish.

Recipe: Cheesy Baked Cabbage Steaks

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18.Creamy Polenta With Mushroom Ragu

Creamy Polenta With Mushroom Ragu

There are few things as comforting as cheesy polenta on a cold winter night. Add slow-simmered mushroom ragu into the mix and it's the textbook definition of feel-good food.

Recipe: Creamy Polenta With Mushroom Ragu

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19.Spicy Miso Ramen

Spicy miso ramen with egg and vegetables.

Ditch the instant ramen and make this noodle soup from scratch. This miso broth is super flavorful, and it doesn't require hours upon hours of simmering. In fact, the whole meal takes about 40 minutes from start to finish.

Recipe: Spicy Miso Ramen

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20.Chicken Provençal

Chicken with olives, shallots, and tomato in a pan.

Transport yourself to the rustic French countryside with this chicken dish, which is simmered in a mixture of, shallots, tomatoes, dates, olives, and wine.

Recipe: Chicken Provençal

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21.Apple, Sage, and Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs cooking in a pan.

You can make a big batch of these turkey and apple meatballs and freeze them for future meals. Serve over anything from zoodles or pasta to rice.

Recipe: Apple, Sage, and Turkey Meatballs

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22.Kale Mushroom Leek Savory Bread Pudding

Savory bread pudding.

This savory bread pudding is so versatile, whether you're looking for a brunch recipe to serve a crowd or an easy family dinner.

Recipe: Kale Mushroom Leek Savory Bread Pudding

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23.Alice Waters’s Warm Spinach Salad

Spinach salad with bacon and soft boiled eggs.

Tired of eating the same old salad recipe on repeat? Shake things up with this warm spinach bowl topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, soft boiled eggs, and bacon bits.

Recipe: Alice Waters’s Warm Spinach Salad

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24.Lemon Pound Cake

A lemon pound cake sliced.

It's hard to resist this buttery and moist cake, which is hidden beneath a layer of sweet-meets-tangy lemon glaze.

Recipe: Lemon Pound Cake

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25.Chocolate Chunk Clementine Shortbread

Shortbread drizzled with chocolate.

These buttery shortbread cookies get a flavor kick from tangy clementine zest and a rich chocolate drizzle.

Recipe: Chocolate Chunk Clementine Shortbread

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26.Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry crumb bars.

While the ingredient list may look intimidating, rest assured that you don't need to be a seasoned baker to whip up these perfectly balanced cranberry bars.

Recipe: Cranberry Crumb Bars

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27.Ginger and Pear Cake

A pear and ginger cake with powdered sugar.

It's hard to resist this buttery, fluffy cake loaded with gooey pear filling. The secret ingredient that keeps it so moist and airy is Greek yogurt.

Recipe: Ginger and Pear Cake

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28.Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

A stack of caramel apple pie bars.

If you're looking for a show-stopping winter dessert, the search is over. Feast your eyes on this layered masterpiece of shortbread crust, spiced apple filling, streusel topping, and salted caramel drizzle.

Recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

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29.Pear Ginger Champagne Punch

Pouring ginger Champagne cocktails.

New Year's Eve may have come and gone, but you can always find an excuse to pop some bubbly. Here's one.

Recipe: Pear Ginger Champagne Punch

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30.Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz

Apple cider ginger spritz cocktails.

If you're cutting back on booze this January, just leave out the vodka and you've got a totally delicious zero-proof cocktail.

Recipe: Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz

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31.Grapefruit Lime Mocktails

Grapefruit Lime Mocktails

'Tis the season for mocktails. These sophisticated drinks call for just a few ingredients: grapefruit Italian soda, lime juice, club soda, and an optional blend of sugar and salt to coat the rim of your glass.

Recipe: Grapefruit Lime Mocktails

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