Healthy New Year's Recipes

Find healthy, delicious New Year's recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Editors' Picks

Baked Stuffed Shrimp
Rating: Unrated
Stuffed shrimp make a quick and easy appetizer perfect for holiday parties. The trick to great stuffed shrimp? Make sure your shrimp are large enough to hold the filling. We recommend jumbo shrimp, which easily encase the savory filling of scallions, breadcrumbs and bacon with just a hint of spice from cayenne pepper.
Winter Charcuterie Board
A cheeseboard is an ideal stationary hors d'oeuvre for holiday entertaining. Select a variety of cheeses, making sure to include an aged variety, a creamy cheese, a blue cheese and perhaps a smoked cheese. Round out the platter with cold cuts, bread, an abundance of seasonal fruits, dried fruit, crudité, nuts and olives. We even included some dark chocolate to cap it off!
Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms
Rating: Unrated
Sliced Brussels sprouts and mushrooms cook quickly and cling to the pasta in our fall version of pasta primavera. Look for presliced mushrooms to cut prep time. Serve with a tossed salad.
Instant-Pot Vegan Black-Eyed Peas
The Instant Pot makes quick work of cooking up these vegan black-eyed peas. Fresh and dried spices and onion lend rich flavor to this simple bean dish.
Pear-Pecan Cheese Ball
Rating: Unrated
Sweet pear, salty Cheddar cheese and crunchy nuts make this healthy cheese ball recipe an alluring holiday treat. Serve with an array of crudités and crisp party crackers.
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
Rating: Unrated
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.
Lemon-Garlic Butter Scallops
Rating: Unrated
In this healthy scallop recipe, lemon brightens up sweet scallops. Serve the lemon-garlic butter scallops alongside sautéed spinach with a piece of toasted whole-grain bread to sop up the buttery sauce.
Cranberry-Prosecco Cocktail
A splash of cranberry juice in sparkling wine and a garnish of cranberries and rosemary sprigs makes an exceptionally festive party-ready cocktail that's easy to make, too.
Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Rating: Unrated
These seared pork chops are topped with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that gets flavored with fresh herbs.
Melting Cabbage
This velvety cabbage side dish melts in your mouth and picks up the flavors of caraway, cumin and garlic as it simmers in broth in the oven. Serve it alongside roasted pork or chicken.
Lemony Lentil Soup with Collards
Rating: Unrated
You don't need broth for this lentil soup recipe--it's rich thanks to the browned bits in the bottom of the pan that meld into the soup, packing it with flavor. Ground coriander, from the seed of the cilantro plant, has a floral, citrusy flavor that dovetails nicely with the lemon.
Fish Stew with Olives, Capers & Potatoes
Rating: Unrated
The olive, caper and tomato-based sauce in this healthy fish stew recipe gives this very traditional Italian dish tons of flavor. Serve with crusty bread for dipping.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails to Help You Get in the Festive Spirit
With only 3 ingredients, these tasty cocktails are the perfect thing to sip this holiday season.
The Easiest 3-Ingredient Appetizers You Can Make for Any Occasion
No matter the occasion, there are certain starters that just work every time—cue these crowd-pleasing three-ingredient appetizers.