16 Heathy Recipes to Kick Start 2020

Let’s be real – the whole New Year, New You thing is rough. I mean, I’m still the same person who loves a cookie but I’m not opposed to a little re-set with some healthy recipes.

After years and years of making resolutions and trying to cut things out of my diet I’ve learned a thing or too. Diets don’t work. And restricting myself from certain foods doesn’t really work either. I’m of the mind set that we should eat what we want, move our bodies and do things that make us feel good. So rather than doing something drastic in the new year (been there, tried that) I’m just going to do what makes me feel good! It’s basically my way of starting off the new year on the right foot without going on a “diet” and here are 16 recipes that I’m keeping in my arsenal to get the ball rolling!

Also – there are some super exciting things rolling out with What’s Gaby Cooking this year and I can’t WAIT to share them with you. But until I can share all the details – let’s start this year off right!!

#1 Chicken Chili Verde  

Chicken Chili Verde from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#2 Curry Lentil Soup – hands down my fav soup of the moment! 

Curry Lentil Soup from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#3 Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken – throw this in any kind of salad or wrap!

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken {Verde!} from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#4 Greek Salmon Salad

Greek Salad with Salmon from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#5 Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes 

Cauliflower Rice Veggie Bowls (with Instant Pot Black Beans) from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#6 Chicken Shawarma Bowls for the win!

Chicken Shawarma Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#7 Chopped Thai Salad!

#8 Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#9 The Best Kale Salad Ever

The New Go-To Kale Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#10 Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#11 Chicken Larb Bowls

#12 Loaded Power Salad – add some grilled salmon or chicken for extra protein

Power Salad ::What's Gaby Cooking

#13 Loaded Chicken Pho – made in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Loaded Chicken Pho from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#14 Green Monster Salad – my go-to salad every single night!

16 Healthy Recipes to kick start 2015 / Green Monster Salad with Avocado

#15 Grilled Fish Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Grilled Fish Cauliflower Rice Bowl from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

#16 Steamed Salmon with Garlic and Herbs

Steamed Salmon with Garlic, Herbs and Lemon from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

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28 comments

  1. Monika

    Each one of theses looks more delicious than the next!! Thank you for a whole month of dinners!!!

  2. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    Southwestern Quinoa Bowls look delicious! This will inspire me to eat healthier.

  3. Tori

    This is such a great collection of colorful and fresh recipes and great ideas! And omg, that sweet potato corn salad, I have to try it, YUM!

  4. Natasha @ Salt and Lavender

    Yum, these recipes all look so good! Especially that power salad! Hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you 🙂

  5. Amy

    Thanks for putting this list together, I missed a couple of them earlier in the year.

  6. Kate

    I mean you are the salad QUEEN! Those all look incredible, but I’ve got my eye on that falafel business—yum!

  7. Julie | Table for Two

    I’m obsessed with those quinoa bowls! So many great ideas to start they year out right!

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  9. Monika

    Love every single one of these! They will be on repeat this entire year!

  10. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Everything looks so fresh, gorgeous, and delicious! Happy New Year! xo

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  12. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    I’m definitely doing a little reset myself. December killed me. Lol. Love all these fresh recipes!

  13. lindsay

    be still my heart! <3 healthy foooooods! I'll take all and that health ade kombucha.

  14. Kelly

    This is just what I need right now! Hitting the grocery store tomorrow and then eating ALL THE HEALTHY THINGS.

  15. Supriya Kutty

    After going through your blog I can say that I can surely keep my new year resolution on and hopefully won’t break it as the recipes you have shared are pretty amazing and yummy to taste, I will surely try these at home and provide you with the feedback.