It’s January, which no doubt means most of the world is on some kind of health kick. While I do not support detox teas, fasting, or restrictive diets, I’m all for a fresh start that leads to us all feeling lighter and healthier. A large part of feeling good for me is in what I eat. I also love to cook!
Along with feeling more fit and healthier, I’m on a journey to spend less and save more, which means eating out less. Maybe you’re in the same boat, and are looking for some meal time inspiration. Here I’ve compiled some of my favorite go-to dinner recipes that always make plenty to bring for lunch the next day, and can even squeeze in a few more meals throughout the week.
Chicken Tortilla Soup I absolutely love my mom’s chicken tortilla soup, but she doesn’t have a food blog (though she should). This recipe is pretty dang close to mama’s: a hearty, healthy soup packed with spice and flavor. I recently made this for a group of gals at a Bachelor watch party, and it was a HIT. I love to top mine with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and sour cream. Mmm.
Harissa Salsa Chicken Bowls Carissa Stanton of Brocc Your Body has become one of my favorite food bloggers over the last year. She posts several easy and healthy recipes throughout the week, so I’m never at a loss for dinner ideas. Her harissa chicken bowls are among my favorite, and I prep this every week. It makes a ton, and it’s very customizable, so if you’re feeding multiple mouths there’s something for everyone.
Greek Salad I absolutely love Greek Salad because it is so fresh and easy, with minimal cooking required. This recipe calls for quinoa as a base, which I love, but sometimes I switch it up with farro. You could even omit the quinoa and/or add tofu or chicken to make it an even heartier meal. I top mine with fresh lemon juice, a splash of kalamata olive juice straight from the jar, and a dollop of hummus.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Another Brocc Your Body favorite is this super easy chili. My favorite thing about this recipe is that you just brown the turkey, dump everything into the crock pot, let it cook, and enjoy. This could easily be made vegetarian by omitting the turkey.
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup More soup because I can never get enough. This soup is especially great when you’re feeling under the weather, which unfortunately is inevitable for so many of us as we enter these winter months. This one is done in a slow cooker, but I also like to cook it on stove, saving time by using a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking my own.
Beyond dinner, I’ve got a trove of favorite breakfasts, snacks, and desserts that I enjoy and would love to share, so I think I’ll continue doing so each month. What are some of your go to recipes? Let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you so much for reading.