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24 (Really Good) Recipes To Make In January

Easy Keto dinners, packable lunches, and meals that make your slow cooker or Instant Pot do all the hard work.

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Happy 2020! Let's eat. πŸ˜‹

Whether you're looking for easy Instant Pot or slow cooker dinners, pack-and-prep lunches, or Dry January-approved drinks, you'll find lots of ideas below β€” along with Keto, Whole30, vegetarian, and vegan options.

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Here's what's in season this month:

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1. Keto Chicken Parmesan

jenniferbanz.com

This comes together in just half an hour and only needs a handful of ingredients.

Recipe: Keto Chicken Parmesan

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2. Easy Meal Prep Greek-Style Lunch Boxes

chelseasmessyapron.com

Protein-packed chickpeas, lemony couscous, and fresh veggies. Just add the dressing right before you eat!

Recipe: Easy Meal Prep Greek-Style Lunch Boxes

3. Airfryer Glazed Salmon

The glaze here β€” of soy sauce, hot sauce, and maple syrup β€” packs a ton of flavor.

Recipe: Airfryer Maple-Soy Salmon

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4. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

bonappetit.com

Perfect for a cold January day.

Recipe: Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

5. Instant Pot Whole30 Chili

This chili is also Paleo-friendly β€” and it freezes really well, so feel free to make a double batch.

Recipe: Instant Pot Whole30 Chili

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6. Fruit-Infused Water

eatingbirdfood.com

Whether or not you're doing Dry January, keep this cheat sheet on hand for easy ways to switch up a staple.

Recipe: Fruit-Infused Water

7. Keto Chicken With Chunky Avocado Salsa

The quick salsa comes together as the chicken cooks β€” and the whole thing takes less than 30 minutes.

Recipe: Keto Chicken With Chunky Avocado Salsa

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8. Kale Caesar Salad

gimmesomeoven.com

A classic β€” but with a clever streamlined dressing that swaps the traditional egg yolk (or mayo) for lighter Greek yogurt.

Recipe: Classic Kale Caesar Salad

9. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Flatbread

skinnytaste.com

This version makes flatbread from scratch β€” but you could easily sub in a store-bought version to save time.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Breakfast Flatbread

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10. Creamy Broccoli Pasta

Joe Lingeman / The Kitchn

Instead of using heavy cream for the sauce, this swaps in Greek yogurt to boost protein.

Recipe: Broccoli Pasta with Greek Yogurt

11. Meal Prep Roasted Sausage & Veggies

If you're looking for a version that's lower in carbs, switch the white rice for cauliflower rice or extra greens.

Recipe: Meal Prep Roasted Sausage & Veggies

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12. 10-Minute Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

flouronmyface.com

Perfect swirled into oatmeal, over poundcake, or solo.

Recipe: 10-Minute Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

13. Keto Breakfast Scramble With Cauliflower Hash

flavcity.com

This calls for zucchini, bell peppers, and spinach β€” but you can use any veggies you might have in the fridge.

Recipe: Keto Breakfast Scramble With Crispy Cauliflower Hash

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14. Coffee Cake with Dark Chocolate and Raspberries

Who says holiday-style baking can't continue into the new year? 😎

Recipe: Coffee Cake with Dark Chocolate and Raspberries

15. Instant Pot Pot Roast

All the classic Sunday roast flavors you love β€” with way less time and effort.

Recipe: Instant Pot Pot Roast

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16. Golden Soup With Turmeric and Crispy Chickpeas

pinchofyum.com

Crispy chickpeas make everything better.

Recipe: Golden Soup With Turmeric and Crispy Chickpeas

17. Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

easyfamilyrecipes.com

The best part? Pre-Crock Pot prep is super minimal and fool-proof. You're basically just layering ingredients into the pot.

Recipe: Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken

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18. Vegan Tacos

TBH, even if you don't usually like tofu ( πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ), you'll probably like it here. It's broken down into super tiny pieces then roasted with chopped walnuts for extra texture and crunch.

Recipe: Vegan Tacos

19. Slow Cooker Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Split Peas

Vegetarian and vegan-friendly β€” and only needs ten minutes of prep.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Split Peas

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20. Quinoa Fried Rice

This swaps rice for quinoa for added protein and fiber.

Recipe: Quinoa Fried Rice

21. Coconut Cream Green Soup & Seared Salmon

brooklynsupper.com

This upgrades grocery store vegetable soup by adding hearty wild rice, green curry paste, and fresh salmon.

Recipe: Coconut Cream Green Soup & Seared Salmon

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22. Broiled Grapefruit With Brown Sugar & Honey

therusticwillow.com

Broiling grapefruit caramelizes its natural sugars β€” and when you add a pinch of brown sugar and honey, it's even better.

Recipe: Broiled Grapefruit With Brown Sugar & Honey

23. 20-Minute Baked Cod

If you haven't cooked fish before, this recipe is the perfect starter. The oven does all the hard work and makes it nearly impossible to mess up.

Recipe: 20-Minute Baked Cod

24. Whole Wheat Pasta With Tomatoes & Basil

fitfoodiefinds.com

If you leave off the Parmesan, this is also completely vegan.

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pasta With Tomatoes & Basil

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