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14 healthier recipes to kick off the New Year

As New Year's resolutions go, getting fit and healthy is at the top of most lists. We've put together our tastiest meals, sweets and guilt-free extras to help get your goals off to a delicious start.

Want more healthy inspo? These two ingredient pancakes by nutritionist Natalie Brady are too good not to try.
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    Seared salmon with miso slaw

    Looking for your next weeknight winner? This recipe ticks all the boxes. Tender seared salmon and crunchy miso slaw come together to create a healthy dinner that can be on the table in just 30 mins


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    Paleo roast chicken with lemon, rosemary and garlic

    Full of flavour, tender, juicy roast chicken pieces are beautiful served straight from the pan with their lemon and rosemary sauce. Add a side of vegetables for a healthy family dinner.

    Woman's Day|

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    Shakshuka eggs with eggplant

    This shakshuka recipe is well worth a try! This popular breakfast dish sees eggs poached in a spiced, full-flavour tomato sauce. Serve with pita or naan bread for a healthy brunch


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    Wild rice, chicken and mushroom salad

    Packed with superfoods, this delicious wild rice, chicken and mushroom salad is bound to keep you satisfied until dinnertime!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Baked kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

    Kale makes a great low-fat, low-cal snack. Sprinkle with whatever spices you fancy – celery salt or a mild chilli powder would both work well.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Green super juice

    Kale and spinach are superfoods – nutrient dense and anti-inflammatory. Kale is high in vitamin A, carotenoids for eye health, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. Spinach is a good source of folate to protect cells from damage. This juice is also low fat, low kilojoule and low carbohydrate.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Easiest ever healthy slow cooker chicken soup

    This slow cooker chicken soup is pure soul food. Simply prep your ingredients, pop them in the slow cooker and come back 8 hours later to a delicious, nutritious meal. It's the easiest recipe ever! Created by nutritionist Natalie Brady


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    How to make chocolate bliss balls with Natalie Brady

    Holistic nutritionist Natalie Brady shows us how to create healthy, tasty bliss balls from scratch. This recipe is nut, dairy, gluten and refined sugar-free - making it perfect for just about everyone!

    Food To Love|

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    Quinoa breakfast bowl

    Try this healthy quinoa breakfast bowl recipe that's packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients and fiber. Serve topped with yoghurt and fruit for a delicious gluten-free breakfast


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    Sumac salmon with pickle and turmeric

    Light and delicious, this sumac salmon dish with pickle and turmeric is sure to be a hit. Sumac is also a powerhouse in terms of health benefits, so all the more reason to go for seconds!


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    Chocolate date mousse

    Medjool dates are the key to making this chocolate date mousse recipe pop. The caramel undertones and naturally sweet flavour of these dates also means this dessert contains no refined sugar


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    Hayden’s roast chicken with potato, kale and lemon

    Nici Wickes' roast chicken recipe is inspired by Etta restaurant's terrific take on the classic roast chook. It's succulent, juicy, crispy-skinned and delicious. Serve with potatoes, kale and lemon

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Beetroot, spiced almond, date and feta salad

    Nadia Lim's beetroot salad recipe is a stunner. Punctuated with crunchy almonds, sweet dates, creamy feta and lightly pickled onions, it's the perfect side dish to see you through summer