Healthy Recipes to Jump Start Your New Year’s Diet

Healthy Recipes to Jump Start Your New Year’s Diet

For those looking for motivation to stay on track of New Year’s diet resolutions, here are some healthy recipes packed with flavor and nutrients.

Chicken Kebabs Marinated in Yogurt and Spices


2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt

3 tablespoons chopped


1 tablespoon grated fresh


2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

2 tablespoons canola oil,


1 teaspoon salt

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into

2-inch cubes

1. In a large glass or ceramic bowl, combine the lemon juice, yogurt, cilantro, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon of the canola oil and the salt. Stir in the chicken cubes, cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

2. Prepare a fire in a grillor preheat the broiler. Remove the chicken cubes from the marinade and thread onto metal skewers. Brush the chicken with the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil. Place the skewers on the grill rack or on a broiler pan and grill or broil, turning occasionally, until the chicken is opaque throughout, 12 to 18 minutes. If using a grill, close the top for the last 5 minutes to ensure thorough cooking. Serve immediately.

Green Apple Chicken Salad


1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts, diced

2 small celery stalks, cut into small dice

1/2 red onion, cut into very small dice

1/2 green apple, cored and cut into medium dice

1/3 cup currants

Salt and pepper, if desired

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar and Dijon mustard to form a dressing.

2. To the bowl, add the chicken, celery, onion, apple and currants. Toss everything together, taste and adjust the seasoning if desired. Chill before serving.