How Foodies Can Stay Healthy & Happy in January

How Foodies Can Stay Healthy & Happy in January

06 January 2020

Recipe ideas on how to create healthy and nutritious foods in January with some fun foodie twists.
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Recipe ideas on how to create healthy and nutritious foods in January with some fun foodie twists.

January has a reputation for being a month of redemption for the excesses of Christmas. While the nation is dusting off the gym pass, you don’t necessarily have to eat ‘boring’ healthy food in the grim winter months. 

Use these recipes to create healthy and nutritious meals with foodie twists and unusual flavours this January.

Try Vegetables in a New Way

If you want to balance out the excesses of Christmas by having more vegetables in your meals, why not try something a little different? Ingredients such as spaghetti squash can be used to create lighter dishes with strong flavours, such as this garlic parmesan spaghetti squash with mushrooms. This dish pairs the mild nutty flavour of the roasted squash with deep earthy mushrooms and creamy parmesan. This idea for parsnip carbonara adds a lighter twist to a classic without compromising on flavour. In fact, the addition of creamy blended parsnips adds a sweetness to the indulgent sauce. Use an immersion blender in your saucepan to whip up the parsnip, creme fraiche and nutmeg sauce.

Go Flexitarian

More are opting for a flexitarian diet, where meat is only eaten on special occasions, or reserved for dining out. Try out some healthy vegetarian dishes in January, like this spiced aubergine bake, which layers slices of roasted aubergine in a mildly spicy sauce made with creamy coconut milk.
Replace beef burgers with these protein-packed best black bean burgers by Sally’s Baking Addiction. The addition of salty feta cheese means this mixture holds really well together and doesn’t crumble. This means you can griddle the burgers in a grill pan to get an extra layer of smokiness from the black beans.

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