8 Dishes to Help Make Those New Year's Resolutions a Little Easier

Healthy recipes (ish) that aren't green salads

A new year, a new chance to eat the way you always say you're going to. But that doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to little more than green juice and salad. (That said, we love our salad, too.) These healthy recipes put flavor first but are all about lean proteins, whole grains, and lots of fruits and vegetables. That resolution doesn't sound so bad now, does it?

Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced Prawns

Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced Prawns

Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced PrawnsRyan Liebe

This hearty grain and seed salad is perfect for lunch, as the quinoa, buckwheat, and sunflower seeds luxuriate in a lemon dressing with mandarin-sauced shrimp. Get the recipe for Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced Prawns »

Cannellini Bean Salad with Radicchio and Celery

Cannellini Bean Salad with Radicchio and Celery
Cannellini Bean Salad with Radicchio and CeleRyan Liebe

For this winter bean salad, a zippy vinaigrette adds brightness to crisp radicchio and celery. Get the recipe for Cannellini Bean Salad with Radicchio and Celery »

Rainy Day Chicken with Eggplant Salad

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ChickenSAVEUR

Brighten up any day with this simple roast chicken and fresh eggplant and herb salad. Get the recipe for Rainy Day Chicken With Eggplant Salad »

Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing

Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing
Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche DressingRyan Liebe

Sprouted lentils, mung beans, and sunflower seeds add lightness and nutrient density to a hearty salad of beets and kohlrabi over an herbed dressing. Get the recipe for Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Beet Salad with Herbed Crème Fraîche Dressing »

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken CacciatoreJoseph De Leo

With roots in northern Italy, this stew—prepared hunter's wife style—has numerous regional variations based on the concept of braising chicken in tomatoes, wine, or both. Get the recipe for Chicken Cacciatore »

Roasted Chicken, Corn, and Saffron Soup

Roasted Chicken, Corn, and Saffron Soup
Roasted Chicken, Corn, and Saffron SoupMatt Taylor-Gross

A hefty dose of saffron perfumes this corn-studded chicken noodle soup. Get the recipe for Roasted Chicken, Corn, and Saffron Soup »

Chirashi

Chirashi

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Making sushi at home can be a challenge fraught with angst. That's where chirashi comes in. It's a rice bowl covered in colorful slices of fish, glistening balls of orange roe, and a rainbow of other garnishes from sesame seeds to seaweed promising all the architectural potential we lust for in a well-made sushi platter—but with far less effort. This recipe comes courtesy of chef Mike Lim of Chicago's Roka Akor. Get the recipe for Chirashi »

Avocado Soup

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avocado soupWilliam Hereford

As ethereal as its origins, this unusual, chilled summer soup is a specialty at the Singular Patagonia, an otherworldly hotel that borders Sena Última Esperanza (or Last Hope Sound). It's made velvety and rich by the local avocados, which are called paltas. Get the recipe for Avocado Soup »