31 Delicious Things You Should Eat In January

Get 2016 off to a delicious, healthy(ish) start.

1. Sweet Potato Quesadillas

The only easy dinner you need. Recipe here.

2. Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

Crispy skin for the win. (See what I did there?) Recipe here.

3. Cranberry White Chocolate Granola

Like I said, healthyISH. Recipe here.

4. 5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta

Some nights, you need pasta. This one is easy, delicious, and a good way to make sure there are some greens involved. Recipe here.

5. Brown Butter Scallops with Parmesan Risotto

Brown butter is EVERYTHING. Recipe here.

6. Smashed Chickpea, Avocado, and Pesto Salad Sandwich

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to pack more lunches, this is a very good place to start. Recipe here.

7. Fresh Herb Falafel

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Trying to go a little lighter on meat? Falafel is always the answer. Recipe here.

8. Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy

If you’re doing a dry January, just bookmark this for later ;) Recipe here.

9. Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

Recipe here.

10. Breakfast Tacos with Tapioca Flour Tortillas

Branch out. Recipe here.

11. Cacao Nib Cashew Almond Butter

Why buy something at the grocery store when you can make the 2.0 version at home? Recipe here.

12. Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

It’s all about the thighs. Recipe here.

13. Winter Farro and Kale Salad

Recipe here.

14. Fingerling Hasselback Loaded Potato Bites

Perfect for a party — especially the kind of party that involves you, sweatpants, Netflix, and a whole tray of snacks. Recipe here.

15. Spaghetti with Red Sauce

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The not-at-all-secret ingredient is anchovies. Trust me, no one will complain. Recipe here.

16. Rainbow Chard and Wild Rice Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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Get EXCITED about this hearty grain salad. Recipe here.

17. Salmon Niçoise

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The best salad just got even better. Recipe here.

18. Easy Crockpot Carnitas

The only thing better than a pile of perfectly tender meat you’ve cooked for hours is a pile of perfectly tender meat that basically cooked itself. Recipe here.

19. Potato, Turnip, and Mushroom Gratin

Recipe here.

20. Chicken Spinach Meatball Soup with Rice

Yes mmm-hhhmmmm. Recipe here.

21. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Casserole

Recipe here.

22. Gingerbread Pancakes

The holidays might be over, but gingerbread season lasts all winter. Recipe here.

23. Grab and Go Breakfast Bars

The most important meal of the day is rarely eaten sitting at the table, you know? Recipe here.

24. Cinnamon-Orange Baked French Toast

All the deliciousness of French toast, without the “waiting impatiently at the stove” part. Recipe here

25. Kimchi Soup

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is [busy heating a pot of delicious soup]. Recipe here.

26. Curried Kabocha and Kale Soup with Crumbled Tempeh

Just one of the many delicious recipes in BuzzFeed’s new 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge. Recipe here.

27. Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes

Could be a side dish. Could also be the whole meal if you put it in a big enough bowl. Recipe here.

28. Shanghai Stir-Fried Rice Cakes

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Stir-fried vegetables are great, but sometimes you gotta carb it up. Recipe here.

29. Roasted Parmesan-Garlic Acorn Squash

A total show-stealer. Recipe here.

30. Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

Recipe here.

31. Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples and Butternut Squash

Recipe here.

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