The holidays are often filled with lots of decadent foods – from mouthwatering deserts to savory side dishes, there is lots of deliciousness to enjoy. For many people, these large meals and the many leftovers that follow can leave you feeling fuller, bloated and less like yourself.
Many of us tend to overindulge a little over the holiday season. While there are many healthy substitutes you can use to lighten your recipes, you may still end up giving in to a few too many cravings. And that’s okay!
In addition to staying active, drinking water and other tried and true methods for helping your body feel better, adding some lighter dishes to your post-holiday meal plan can help you get back to feeling good. Check out these easy recipes to kickstart your post-holiday meal recovery.
1. Tuscan Veggie Detox Soup
Soups are a great way to lighten up your dinners, and this veggie based recipe incorporates such a variety of delicious and nutritious produce that you won’t even miss the meat.
2. Chinese Vegetable Stir Fry
This simple stir fry incorporates a ton of vegetables and is highly adaptable for vegan, gluten free and other dietary restrictions. You can also add chicken or turkey for an added protein boost.
3. Chicken Broccoli Soup
If creamy soups are more your speed, this chicken and broccoli soup recipe is sure to be a home run. Filled with veggies and fun flavors, this soup will keep you warm and full.
4. Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad
A sweet salad that is perfect for chilly weather. This recipe adds a variety of fruits and a homemade dressing sure to make your mouth water, plus the quinoa will leave you feeling more full and offers a variety of health benefits.
5. Garlic Herb Salmon Bowls
There’s nothing fishy about this nutritional meal. Bursting with fresh flavors and ingredients, this recipe is sure to fuel your body and satisfy your taste buds.
For additional recipes sure to leave you feeling good without sacrificing taste, check out some additional ThinkHealth recipe articles.