While we encourage you to be your most authentic self...especially behind the grill. We also want you to be the best version of yourself. Undeniably, eating healthier or losing weight always tops the New Year's Resolution charts. To show our vote of support we complied and cross-referenced our tastiest and healthiest recipes on one page. Remember, start small. Even a few minor dietary swaps make the world of a difference.
11 Recipes to Kick Off the New Year
Smoking your own jerky is not only cost effective (I mean, have your seen the price of gas station jerky?), but it's also healthier. You're in charge of the ingredients that enter your body. Spend a few hours to smoke some jerky and you'll have a high protein snack option for the entire week.
I know you're looking at the word honey and questioning everything—but hear us out. Honey, in small amounts, is a great way to jazz up a dish. Filled with anti-oxidants, this sweet bee nectar has been used for decades to cure health issues. So two tablespoons over your carrots won't kill yah'. Give yourself grace during this time. You don't need to move mountains. Even small dietary swaps will make a world of a difference.
We love jerk chicken. The spice, smokey flavor, and that warmth the allspice brings to the over all dish. It brings awesome memories and nostalgia to us, and hopefully after you try this recipe, it will do the same for you.
Outside of a killer recipe and tasty dish—meal prepping on a larger scale such as a whole roasted chicken will do wonders to keep you on track for the week. Take a few hours on the weekend to cook and pack your lunches for the week.
Kick off BBQ season the right way! These Buffalo Chicken nachos are a quick dinner or appetizer that'll leave you with a smile every time. This delicious appetizer will be the hit of your BBQ!
Salmon is one of those tried and true healthy meal options. It's high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in saturated fat. It's a great source of protein and is low in carbs. Try this flavorful salmon recipe this week.
Going gluten-free, or the removal of certain grains (such as wheat, barley, rye, etc.) is a common diet choice lately. If you can't give up your treasured pizza nights—don't. You can still enjoy your 'za on a homemade gluten free pizza crust.
Looking for a simple recipe? And, we really mean simple—this Smoked and Braided Pork Loin has but four ingredients.
Looking for a fresh, yet healthy recipe to start off the New Year? This tuna offers a nice meaty fish with mild flavor. Paired with a pineapple salsa makes this a simple and quick for a delicious dinner.
Vegetables don't have to be boring. Especially with our Veggie-vore seasoning. Grab a bright variety of seasonal veggies from the produce section toss in a little olive oil, sprinkle a little Veggie-vore on there and you've got yourself a tasty side dish or snack.
Cut the carbohydrates and opt for a healthy substitute. This recipe tosses ground chicken, carrots and green onions in a homemade Asian inspired sauce.
Harness your inner Pit Master and show off your skills with BBQ Pulled Pork. Everyone at the watch party will be wondering what your recipe is! Don't worry we won't tell them it's just smoke!