3 Healthy Post Holiday Recipes for the Entire Family


There are usually a lot of once-a-year treats on the table during the holidays. Who can resist having a taste of everything? However, the bad news is that we feel stuck in a food coma after the holiday feast and are burdened with more pounds and extra inches. How can we get back in shape the healthy way?  Eat your guilt away with 3 healthy post-holiday recipes.

After I’ve gorged on sugar cookies over the holidays, my body is craving a healthier diet that makes me feel good.  These three recipes are perfect for getting back on track after the holidays.  Filled with a rainbow of veggies and lean, clean proteins, these are just the kinds of meals you’ll want to eat to keep your immune system strong and your body feeling its best.

Three Pepper Chicken Chili

This healthy recipe comes from Anna Olson via the Food Network.   This delicious chili features diced chicken breast along with Szechuan pepper, onion, carrot, turnip, tomatoes and white kidney beans served over white rice.  After binging on Christmas cookies and candy canes all month, this will fine tune your taste buds and make you crave even more.

The recipe is found here:  https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/three-pepper-chicken-chili/10143/

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Credit to Jenn Segal from Once Upon a Chef, this cauliflower fried rice dish is absolutely delicious.  If you have any trouble finding grated cauliflower, I learned the hard way that you can easily find it in the produce or vegetable section of your local supermarket.  Or, you can use a hand grater like I did for a good workout.  Either way, your family will love this post-holiday recipe.

Learn more here: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/cauliflower-fried-rice.html

5-Minute Veggie Wrap

Did you know bell peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges? Plus they add a refreshing crunch to this savory hummus wrap.  The best news is that this simple dish only takes 5 minutes to prepare.  For me, this is a perfect lunch-time snack at work.

Here’s the recipe from Hy-Vee:  https://www.hy-vee.com/recipes-ideas/recipes/5-minute-veggie-wrap

Did these post holiday recipes work for you?  Is there a recipe that you recommend for your family after the holidays?  I’d love to hear your thoughts at hello@heartandsoulblog.com.  And please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter below to receive helpful posts like these straight to your inbox.

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