I’m definitely feeling the need to lighten things up. Are you with me?
January is also a time when I pay more attention to how much I’m spending at the grocery store. We feed a lot of people in this house through November and December and the same balance that applies to our diet must also apply to our bank account.
Not to mention that the December credit card bill has arrived (ouch).
I’m not a resolution maker when it comes to what I eat because I just don’t think it works. However, I do always make some strategic adjustments in January to balance out all the holiday feasting.
Since I refuse to give up flavor or the comforting, stick-to-your-ribs foods we crave through the winter months, my go-to recipes for this time of year include many of those familiar comfort foods we all love, but with a few simple changes to make them leaner and more wholesome. They also happen to be quite budget-friendly.
Here are 10 of my favorites.
Lightly toast your tortillas in a dry skillet and top your tacos with lots of chopped fresh or sautéed veggies for added nutritional value. Fresh corn salsa, sautéed zucchini and mushrooms, and avocado are all fabulous choices.
If you want to make it super lean and mean, it would be delicious with lean ground turkey.
I can’t say enough about it. Try it. It is fabulous. My boys love this chili more than any beef chili they’ve tried.
Questions and Reviews
Follow up to my previous message…went grocery shopping and included ingredients on my list to make 5 of these dinners this week! Last night we had the Skillet Sausage and White Beans with Spinach dinner and it was a big hit with my husband and teenage daughter (my son in college would have loved it too!). We decided that this recipe goes into the rotation! Thanks again!
All of these recipes look amazing! Seriously…all of them! I’m making my grocery list right now and planning my dinners for the week and I’m making my dinner plans with these recipes! I’m definitely including the slow cooker recipes for nights when I’m out picking up my daughter from after-school activities right at dinnertime. We can get home and dinner is done! I’ve been looking for some new recipes to add to my repertoire. I usually get my recipes from Allrecipes, however, I thought to check Pinterest this time. Thank you for providing these!