Favorite Recipes to Make in January

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Sharing a round-up of a few of my favorite healthier recipes to make in the New Year!

Hi friends! Happy 2022! Can you even believe it’s officially January?! This past year went by so quickly. 

Usually in January, I am ready to get organized, eat healthier and get my life back in order after the chaos and craziness of the holidays. And while I am still feeling that way slightly, I am having to take a step back because hi, hello, I’m 33 weeks pregnant. 

There is also just so much pressure to immediately get your life together. To buy a new planner, to learn how to cook 15 new *healthy* recipes or to start a 7 day a week workout routine…and I’m just not here for that. 

This year, I really want to focus on eating nutrient dense, REAL GOOD food. Not to lose weight, not to detox but to make my own body feel GOOD!

I want to go on more walks to get fresh air and soak up the sun – not to burn calories. I want to organize my life in a way that’s easy and practical for me. How does that sound?! Who is with me!?

I’m rounding up a few of my favorite go-to recipes that I think would be awesome to make this month – from breakfast, main meals and dessert/snack options. 

So let’s get into it! 


Pesto Sweet Potato Hash with a Crispy Egg – the perfect breakfast for your savory breakfast loving hearts! Crispy sweet potatoes doused in pesto, veggies and of course, a runny fried egg on top. Carbs, veggies, protein. YUM.

bowl of pesto sweet potato hash with fried egg on top

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal – I don’t know why but there is something about Winter that makes me want all of the warm and cozy breakfasts, including this oatmeal! It’s loaded with fresh antioxidant filled blueberries and cream – a lightened up version of the oatmeal packet that you loved as a kid!

hand holding bowl of oatmeal with spoon scooping out a bite

Vegan Orange Spice Muffins – We can’t start January without baking! And I love these muffins *so* much. Citrus is fully in season now – so what better way to celebrate than whipping up a batch of these extra moist, orange spiced muffins!

glazed baked muffin with orange zest on top

Vanilla Almond Granola – Since I am so pregnant, I’m constantly snacking and I absolutely love having a batch of this granola to nibble on throughout the day! It is pure deliciousness by the handful! Also I love adding some milk + bananas for a quick breakfast. 

mason jar full of baked granola with spoon in it

Fluffy Zucchini Pancakes – weekend brunch time! I absolutely love these fluffy zucchini pancakes. Because what better way to eat your vegetables than by throwing them in a stack of hot, fluffy dreamy pancakes?! Exactly. Extra butter on top for me please! 

stack of cooked pancakes on plate with syrup, butter and chocolate chips

Main Meals (Lunch/Dinner):

Loaded Mediterranean Ground Lamb Bowls – If you’re looking to try out a new protein this year, I love these ground lamb bowls! They are loaded with flavor and best eaten with warm pita bread!

hand dipping pita in garnished bowl of ground lamb and veggies

Caprese Chicken Orzo Bowls – Made with my all time favorite pasta (orzo!) This bowl is so fresh, flavorful and I absolutely love the juicy tomatoes in each bite!

caprese chicken bowl garnished with basil

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas – Yesssss to sheet pan meals! Specifically, these delightful shrimp fajitas! Made all on one pan, easy to whip up and perfect loaded into a corn tortilla with all the toppings!

close up of cooked sheet pan fajitas

Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad with Zesty Ranch – This salad is not your average salad! Loaded with loads of veggies, saucy BBQ chicken and of course, ranch dressing, it’s crunchy and unique and delicious! 

salad drizzled with zesty ranch

Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowl – Made with simple ingredients, this bowl is flavorful and keeps you full for hours! I could eat the pesto chicken straight from the pan itself!

hand holding garnished chicken pesto bowl


Lightened Up Broccoli Cheddar Soup – Hello cheesy, creamy deliciousness! This soup is made with a few healthier swaps to lighten it up but doesn’t skimp on the classic taste you know and love. 

spoon in bowl of broccoli cheddar soup

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup – This recipe has easily become one of my personally most made from the blog. So quick to whip up, so delicious…must eat with a buttery grilled cheese!

dipping grilled cheese in bowl of tomato soup

Creamy White Lasagna Soup – Ahhhh, creamy, delicious, lasagna noodles, veggies. Cozy, piping hot bowl of goodness! Highly recommend this one!

close up of garnished bowl of lasagna soup

Potato Carrot and Leek Soup – Always a hit on my blog during this Winter, I based this soup off of a meal I got in a pub in Oxford. It’s creamy, so delicious and perfect for all veggie lovers!

dipping slice of bread in bowl of potato soup

Creamy Chicken Sausage and Gnocchi Soup – Oooh I just love this one! It’s the perfect balance of creamy and savory and each bite has a soft potato gnocchi that melts in your mouth. Yum!

ladle full of creamy gnocchi soup


Chocolate Orange Energy Bites – I love these so much! They are loaded with rich cocoa flavor as well as fresh orange zest. The perfect poppable little treat for a mid-day pick me up! 

plate of energy bites, one with a bite taken out of it

Coconut Hot Chocolate – Because it can’t be Winter without hot chocolate, right?! Right! I love this recipe because it uses full fat coconut milk which is SO flavorful and delicious. You can control how much sugar you put in it as well! 

mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows and spoon sticking out

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars – Skip the ones you can buy at the store and whip up your own! I love these because they are loaded with wholesome ingredients but you can’t miss out on the drizzled chocolate at the end. YUM! 

chocolate drizzled granola bar

Mocha Almond Smoothie Bowl – Oooooh, this is the perfect morning pick me up because it combines both chocolate and coffee. A win win, this bowl is delightfully creamy and delicious!

spoon in smoothie bowl

Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites – your favorite childhood snack reimagined into a delicious bite size morsel! The pockets of jelly in these always make me so happy. 

peanut butter and jelly energy bites

And that’s it! Of course, this is just a starting point – my blog is filled with other recipes that would be perfect to make this month or the coming months 🙂

I pray that your New Year has started off happy, healthy and that 2022 is the best one yet! 

I can’t wait to start sharing new recipes with you! Thank you SO MUCH for your continued support and for being here. XO -Haylie

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