With the right foods waiting for you in the fridge, eating healthy is a breeze. But what recipes to make? Lucky for you, we have five perfect dishes that'll encourage you to make healthy choices all week.
As part of our month-long Eat Well, Feel Great Challenge, we found recipes for you to prep on Sunday that'll help you make smarter food choices throughout the week -- or at least for part of it. This week we have some healthy winter-inspired dishes. From whole-grain, apple-loaded muffins to butternut squash soup and risotto, these recipes will satisfy your need for comfort food while fueling your body with good-for-you ingredients.
Without further ado, here are five deliciously healthy recipes to feed you. We also made you a grocery list -- scroll to the bottom to find it.
Cookie + KateYes, healthy muffins do exist! This recipe is sweetened with apples and baked with whole grains. What we love about these muffins is that we can take them on the road with us for those busy mornings. Also, they make a great snack.
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Cookie + KateButternut squash soup makes for a perfect lunch -- and is an awesome dinner too, when accompanied with a salad (see the next recipe). When making this soup, roast double the amount of squash and you'll be halfway done with making the butternut squash risotto we have planned for you as well.
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Foodie CrushThis is the salad to end all salads. It's loaded with healthy proteins -- chickpeas and quinoa -- hits the sweet spot with clementines and also contains the super healthy green, kale. Because it's so hearty, it'll keep for a little while once made (and if you only dress the portion you're eating it'll last even longer). Eat it as a side for dinner or pack it for lunch.
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Cookie + KateNothing says comfort like risotto. And when that risotto is made with butternut squash it becomes one of those healthy comfort food recipes you can feel good about eating.
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Minimalist BakerQuinoa, nuts and oats make this brittle recipe wholesome. Great for dessert or that four o'clock afternoon crash.
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Coconut sugar (optional, can use regular refined sugar)
Turbinado sugar (optional, just for sprinkling)
White or regular whole wheat flour
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
Small orange juice
1 bunch kale
2 butternut squash
1 large shallot bulb
1 head garlic
1 small yellow onion
5-6 clementine oranges
⅓ cup pomegranate seeds
Seasonings you might have (but maybe don't):
Red pepper flakes
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