72 Healthy Recipes to Jumpstart the New Year

Wanting to jumpstart your year with some healthier eating? Check out these 72 healthy recipes to get you on the right track this year. And if you’re looking for healthier foods to try, check out these 10 Super Foods.


Aloe Vera Juice

Apple Oats Smoothie

Avocado Banana Smoothie

Blueberry, Banana and Yogurt Smoothie

Deep Ruby Beet Smoothie

Flavored Water with Fresh Fruit

Homemade Apple Juice

Organic Hot Cocoa

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Almond Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Beauty Detox Smoothie

7 Different Detox Smoothies

Strawberry Almond Butter Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie (pictured above)


Arugula and Pomegranate Salad

Avocado with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes

Broccoli Salad

Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Mozzarella Tomato and Avocado Salad

Salad in a Jar

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Quinoa Salad with Pears, Spinach and Chickpeas

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado

Wild Rice Salad

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad (pictured above)

Vegetarian Southwest Chickpea Salad


5 Layer Greek Dip

Bite Sized Greek Salad

Cucumber Avocado Salsa

Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

Cleansing Chicken Ginger Soup

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Spinach and Egg Casserole

Classic Minestrone Soup (pictured above)

Garden Lasagna

Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

Ginger Veggie Stir Fry

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Quiche

Green Lentil and Cabbage Soup

Hearty Greens Soup with Bowtie Pasta and Tomatoes

Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini 

Mini Vegetarian Pizzas

Quinoa Primavera

Refried Beans from Scratch

Roasted Chickpea Fajitas

Roasted Green beans with Mushrooms and Parmesan

Slow Cooker Quinoa Casserole

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Club

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Spinach and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Summer Vegetable Crepes

Vegetable Couscous with Chicken

Vegetarian Pho Soup

Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs

Vegetable Curry

Vegetarian Tortilla Pie

Vegetarian Fried Rice with Spices

Vegetarian Wild Rice Soup

Vegetarian Gyros


Peanut Honey Granola

Grilled Peaches

Homemade Gummy Fruit Snacks (pictured above)

Whole Grain Muffins

Whole Grain Rice Pudding

Quinoa Pudding

Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage

Zucchini Chips

Wanting to try some juicing this year? Check out how to lose weight by juicing.

By |2014-01-17T14:30:22+00:00January 12th, 2013|Health and Wellness, Organic and Green Living|12 Comments

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  1. Anonymous January 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    These look so yummy! Thank you!

  2. tami January 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    thanks for including my vegetarian pho recipe – i’m in great company!

  3. Angel January 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you for reposting! I didnt see this this morning.

  4. Ashley January 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Thank You for sharing!

  5. Sarah January 13, 2012 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Sounds good, will give it a try!

  6. Sarah January 13, 2012 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Sounds good, will give it a try!

  7. […] The Thrifty Mama has complied a great list of 72 healthy recipes to help you stay on track or get back on track to eating healthy. […]

  8. Rebecca March 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Totally not fair, lol….you called me out ss I’m having a busy day snack of chips with my kids. 🙁 oops….

  9. Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    lol 🙂

  10. Manette March 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I haven’t had meat since the first week of jan!

  11. Crystal March 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    You would check out http://www.jointhereboot.com

  12. Adrienne March 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks for listing my Lemon Orzo Salad!

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