13 Healthy Recipes For A Healthy Start To 2013

by Spicie Foodie on January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!! I hope you had a great celebration.

A new year for many of us means it is time to get our waistlines back on track. I know many hear the “D” word and associate it with bad food, hunger pangs and deprivation. Eating healthier or being on a diet doesn’t have to mean any of that. Over the month of January I will be sharing my healthy eating tips to keep on track with our weight loss. But for now I leave you with these 13 healthy recipes for a healthy start to 2013. Enjoy!

How To Roast Oven Tomatoes by Spicie FoodieRoasted Tomatoes are a great snack and can also be added to sandwiches, pastas, noodles, rice or served on the side of lean meat dishes.

Indian Eggplant Curry, Vegan, Spicie Foodie Indian Eggplant Curry is a great vegan meal or can also be served as a side dish.

 Authentic Mexican Red Chicken Pozole by Spicie Foodie; Red Chicken Pozole, this version is healthier than the standard pork pozole.

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie FoodieEjotes con Huevos or Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, served with mashed pinto beans for a light meal.

Spicy Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Spicie Foodie Spicy Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, carbs are only bad in large serving sizes. This light pasta uses olive oil as the “sauce” and is healthier than cream based sauces.

Persimmon; Serrano Ham Salad by Spicie FoodiePersimmon, Avocado and Serrano Ham Salad, this salad has a little bit of everything. As long as you keep the ham and cheese to reasonable sizes the salad will stay healthy.

Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce,Spicie FoodieJalapeno Plum Sauce and Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce, great as a light meal or as a healthy snack. Tofu can be substituted with shrimp or chicken.

Thai Curried Fried Rice with Fish by Spicie FoodieThai Curried Fried Rice with Fish, don’t add too much oil to the rice to keep it healthy and light.

Pepinos Con Chile y Limon Or Cucumbers with Chile and Lime by spicie FoodiePepinos Con Chile y Limon Or Cucumbers with Chile and Lime (vegan), if you need a snack reach for these. The water content in the cucumbers keeps you full.

 Homemade Non Separating Almond Milk, makes a great alternative to cow milk.

Bistec en Salsa Roja or Mexican Steak in Red Salsa by Spicie FoodieBistec en Salsa Roja (Steak in Red Salsa) use a lean cut of beef and cutaway any extra fat.

Easy Miso Udon Soup by Spicie FoodieEasy Miso Udon Soup, a great lunch or light dinner.

Easy Baked Apples with Almond Butter by Spicie FoodieAlmond Butter Baked Apples, for when you’re craving something sweet.


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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Girlnapurpledres January 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

What a lovely selection of recipes and your photos are stunning as always! Happy New Year! :)


2 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Thank you and Happy New Year!


3 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today January 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Of course I want to be more healthy in 2013 and I love your post. I’ve already started to collect informations and recipes. Thank you for sharing.


4 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thank you Marta & cheers:)


5 What's Baking?? January 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I don’t mind eating this scrumptious food and still keep my weight down.


6 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thanks Jen :)


7 Cynthia L January 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

All of these recipes look delicious. I had forgotten about putting pepper on cucumbers! I will have to remember that! Thanks for sharing!


8 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Thanks Cynthia! The cucumbers are really good :)


9 thyme (sarah) January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

So many choices. It is such a feast for the eyes. I would probably try out those little wraps with the plum sauce. They look so pretty and sound delicious! Happy New Year to You and thanks for getting us all off to a healthy start!


10 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Thank you Sarah! The spring rolls are really good :)


11 yummychunklet January 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Everything looks delicious.


12 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Thank you!


13 The Mistress of Spices January 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Hi Nancy, that’s a lovely roundup of healthy dishes! Best wishes for a wonderful and “spicie” new year!


14 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Hi Ramya,
Thank you and best wishes to you too! :)


15 Rosa January 2, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Wonderful! Healthy recipes are always welcome.




16 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thank you Rosa!


17 john@kitchenriffs January 2, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Yup, I’m definitely looking for healthy fare at the moment. Way too many sweets and rich foods the last 6 weeks or so! Good roundup – thanks. And Happy New Year!


18 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thank you John and Happy New Year!!


19 Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings January 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Wow-za!!! Healthy but delicious! I’m going to refer to this page this year! I need to eat healthier meals, no doubt! Happy New Year!!! All the best for 2013…


20 Spicie Foodie January 2, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Hi Jen,
Happy New Year! Thanks and enjoy the recipes ;)


21 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) January 2, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Great recipes Nancy – I have to make those cucumbers asap! Happy New Year :)


22 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Thanks Alyssa and enjoy them they are one of my favorite snacks. Happy New Year!


23 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies January 2, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Thanks for the round-up! I’ve been wanting to try to make my own almond milk. And the baked apples–oh, they look amazing! :D


24 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Kiersten once you make it at home you’ll never buy it again. Have fun!


25 Ramona January 2, 2013 at 11:54 PM

This is a big hint for me… I need to start eating better after all the holiday indulgences. . Of course I’m still trying out recipes that are full of fat.. LOL! Wish I could just order one of these dishes for dinner tonight. :)

Hope your Day 2 of 2013 has been a blast. :)


26 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Hehe, good luck:) Too bad instant internet delivery hasn’t been invented. Can you imagine trying each other’s recipes? Yum!


27 Yelena January 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Roasted tomatoes are looking particularly good! I have couple extra pounds after the holidays so I need healthy recipes. Thank you Nancy!


28 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Thanks Yelena and enjoy the tomatoes.


29 Suzanne Perazzini January 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

This looks like a great collection of recipes to start off your new healthy eating year. But most of your recipes look pretty healthy anyway.


30 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Thanks Suzanne! I do try to keep our meals as healthy as possible.


31 Eha January 3, 2013 at 4:06 AM

Can you hear me clapping? What an appetizing collection of wonderful dishes none of which have anything to do with the ‘D’ word, probably the most stupid in the foodie lexicon! Impossible to keep, unhealthy, unenjoyable!!! Some of your more Mexican ones may not be on my current daily menu, but . . . With pasta . . . of course serving size is important, as it is for any food bar pure salad, but the choice of wholemeal, spelt, many Japanese varieties also leads one towards the good carb side!! Always keep away from anything white :) !


32 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Aw thanks Eha:) Exactly you said it all perfectly!


33 Belinda Y. Hughes January 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I’m gonna try the Eggplant Curry, Spring Rolls with Plum Sauce and Baked Apples. While I always love a good curry, I’m most excited about the Baked Apples, because the recipe I grew up on had so much sugar. The almond butter and its protein power has me over the moon! Thanks.


34 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Enjoy them all Belinda & Thanks!


35 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun January 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Beautiful roundup, but what can I say? It’s the Red Chicken Pozole that calls to me. You have made me truly hungry. Feliz Año Nuevo!


36 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Thanks Victoria! Me too I love love pozole. Feliz Año Nuevo!


37 Ashley - baker by nature January 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Wow! What a fantastic list; I would happily eat each and every thing on it! Hope your 2013 is off to a great start ;-)


38 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Thanks Ashley and Happy New Year!


39 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Those roasted tomatoes look like heaven, I just wish I had them in front of me! :)


40 Spicie Foodie January 3, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Thanks Laura! You should make them they are really easy:)


41 mjskit January 4, 2013 at 3:47 AM

This is definitely a list of recipes that I need right now! The holidays were quite damaging to my waistline. :) Everywhere we went, people wanted to feed us! And what good food we had. Being with family, it was a lot of southern comfort food which means heavy, fatty, and delicious! Thanks for pulling this list together. Definitely will be grabbing a few of these for my menus over the next few weeks. Hope you had a great holiday! Happy new Year!


42 Spicie Foodie January 4, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Hi MJ,
Yeah the indulgent and delicious season always leaves me with a little extra weight. Enjoy the recipes and Happy New Year!


43 Magic of Spice January 5, 2013 at 2:08 AM

What a way to go healthier…and you know how I feel about roasted tomatoes :)


44 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2013 at 9:53 PM

The same as I;)


45 Nami | Just One Cookbook January 8, 2013 at 6:51 AM

That’s right! I need to lose extra pounds that I gained during the holidays on top of the weight that I was supposed to lose before that… >_< Love the roundup of your recipes, Nancy!


46 Spicie Foodie January 9, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Ah tell me about it:) Thanks Nami!


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