3 Tasty & Healthy Recipes to Make in 2016 Julia Schifini All Stories, Food & Drink, Wellness 64 Comments During the holiday season, it’s easy to overindulge. Sweets, fatty foods, and seasonal drinks surround us and threaten to undo all the good work we’ve done for our bodies over the past year. Luckily, we’ve spoken to Jessica Fishman Levinson – a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious. Nutritioulicious is a nutrition communications and consulting business designed to help individuals and corporate clients be the healthiest they can be. She is going to give you the inside scoop on how to stay healthy in 2016 with some delicious and nutritious alternatives to unhealthy recipes. Butternut Sage Risotto Balls with Lemon Honey Drizzle o These savory brown rice balls are crisp on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. Filled with butternut squash, fresh sage, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese, they are an indulgent side dish or hors d’oeuvre not to be missed! 5-Ingredient Orange Maple Salmon o Sweet and tangy orange maple salmon takes less than 30 minutes to make and has only five ingredients. The perfect weeknight meal for the whole family! o Chili-Lime Roasted Butternut Squash o Roasted butternut squash paired with zesty lime, bright and flavorful cilantro, and a bit of kick from chili powder. Plus a great source of beta-carotene! Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered and New York State-certified dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious, a New York-based nutrition communications and consulting business with a focus on culinary nutrition. Jessica has extensive experience as a recipe developer, writer, editor, and speaker. She is the co-author of We Can Cook: Introduce Your Child to the Joy of Cooking with 75 Simple Recipes and Activities (Barron’s, 2011), the Culinary Corner columnist for Today’s Dietitian Magazine, and maintains the popular Nutritioulicious blog. Jessica has been featured as a nutrition expert on television and radio outlets, including NBC, Fox 5, and NY1, in national magazines like Glamour, Fitness, and Woman’s Day, and on numerous health and lifestyle websites. Jessica has an MS in Nutrition and Dietetics and a BA in Psychology, both from New York University. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and various Dietetic Practice Groups of the AND, including Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians in Business and Communications, and Food and Culinary Professionals. In addition to her professional work, Jessica enjoys all things related to food and wine and spending time with her husband and twin daughters. x For more delicious recipes check out our Food & Drink section. x When’s your go-to healthy food? Congratulations! You found one of the secret questions for our Wellness From the Inside Out giveaway! Answer in the comments section below for one entry to win this week’s prize. Then, make sure to keep searching our latest stories for more chances to win. 64 Responses Carolsue January 22, 2016 I love Quinoa and tofu — I use them as often as I can Reply Chelsea January 20, 2016 My go to is broiled salmon with roasted brussel sprouts with a pinch of salt, some pepper and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Reply Daniela Plume January 19, 2016 i eat raw fruits and vegetable every day. at least one salad and piece of fruit and a banana, strawberry, skim milk smoothy for a special treat Reply Nicole Nigro Speyer January 19, 2016 My go-to healthy food is a green smoothie with banana, berries, avocado, and coconut water. Reply Ellen January 19, 2016 Grilled Salmon with stir fry bok choy and shitake mushrooms Reply Elsie January 19, 2016 Oatmeal, skim milk, heat 1-2 mins, add small amount of cacao nibs, frozen fruit and Greek plain yogurt Reply Pam Lloyd January 19, 2016 My snacks are walnuts and Greek yogurt! Reply latanya January 19, 2016 I like cashew nuts Reply Tanya Cleary January 19, 2016 My go-to healthy food is barley risotto….filled with veggies and fibre and so much lower in fat and calories!!! Reply Amber Stovall January 17, 2016 My go-to healthy food would be macaroni and cheese made with cauliflower, wheat pasta, and real cheese. Super yummy and great for my entire family! Reply zahra p January 17, 2016 Chia seeds and chocolate protein powder in my morning cereal. Reply Daphne January 16, 2016 Oatmeal/amaranth with blueberries, and an egg white spinach mushroom omelet — favorite go to breakfast! Reply Devon Eaton January 16, 2016 My go to healthy meal is salmon with lemon and garlic salt. Potato and pan fried green beens. Reply Lucy January 16, 2016 My go-to snacks are avocado, apples, almond butter, and almonds! (All A’s, lol!) Reply Marie Byrne January 16, 2016 I love trying out new soups. I recently found a Mexican bean soup which I absolutely love Reply Nancy Hamada January 16, 2016 I love to make cinnamon banana oatmeal:) Reply Milagros C. January 15, 2016 Caesar salad is my go-to healthy food because it’s easy to make, fast and delicious yumm Reply Patty January 15, 2016 A homemade vegi soup. Reply Sharon January 15, 2016 I go for my go healthy meals as soon as I notice I am getting unusually stressed. Means going to the pantry or fridge. Reply Kat F. January 15, 2016 Fresh fruit, Brussels sprouts, and nuts. Reply Mi Webber January 15, 2016 When is my go to food? Breakfast usually with fruit added to my oatmeal. Reply Randi Leeman January 14, 2016 Pistachios are my go to food, they take time to eat, give you that salty crazing and there’s a good amount in a serving size, which yes I do measure out! Reply Joanne S January 13, 2016 Organic oatmeal, almond milk, pecans, fruit. Wonderful warm comfort food. Reply Elizabeth E January 13, 2016 Chicken with broccoli, which I eat at 6pm Reply Nancy Morin January 13, 2016 tomato with sea salt Reply Audrey January 13, 2016 A hearty soup! Reply Kathleen DiMartino January 12, 2016 banana and peanut butter Reply Janice Cournoyer January 12, 2016 Kale, Hemp hearts and apples Reply DeBorah B January 12, 2016 Almonds, walnuts or a smoothie Reply Kayla O'Brien January 12, 2016 Definitely oatmeal! Reply Kimberly D January 12, 2016 I try to eat a lot of oatmeal. I also love broiled veggies. Reply Patricia January 12, 2016 I try to eat as healthfully as possible as much as possible. Every Sunday I make a large batch of a vegan bean dish so I have something to bring to lunch for the week. Reply POONAM GOSAIN January 12, 2016 Any kind of salad Reply Kay January 11, 2016 sardines Reply Susan P. January 11, 2016 My go-to healthy foods are fresh veggies and grains like farro or spelt and seeds like quinoa and chia. Reply jennooo January 11, 2016 apples Reply Alexia January 11, 2016 My healthy go to is cucumbers! Reply Tara B January 11, 2016 Spinach salad! Reply Adrienne V Williamson January 11, 2016 Greek yogurt and fruit! Reply Emily January 11, 2016 My go-to healthy meal is a spinach salad. You can add many different types of toppings like quinoa, apples, and goat cheese to switch it up and get all the healthy benefits. Reply Melanie Hawk January 11, 2016 anything from Natural Grocers… fresh fruits and veggies. fresh or freshly frozen by me. 🙂 Reply Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill January 10, 2016 Fresh fruits and nuts are my favorite. In the hot summer- cool fruit salad and in the cold, there is always a warm healthy soup to cook up. Reply Kat January 10, 2016 My go-to healthy food is avocado. The more I read about how good avocados are for me, the more I want to eat them. Reply Sandy Weinstein January 8, 2016 my healthy go to foods are fruits, and veggies, i eat several pieces of fruit a day. i love salads as well. i try to eat a salad a day as well, and always have veggies every day. Reply Shar January 8, 2016 My go to healthy food is kale salad! Reply Laura Holland January 7, 2016 popcorn Reply Jess January 7, 2016 berries Reply brenda disimone January 7, 2016 peanut butter and celery sticks Reply Cherie January 7, 2016 Raw almonds and Greek yogurt are my favorite go to snacks! Reply amy stonger January 7, 2016 I love salad! I will eat any kind of salad and dressing! I can’t get enough. Reply Amy Z. January 7, 2016 I love roasted brussels sprouts! Reply Nicole Margrif January 6, 2016 My go to healthy food is salmon. Reply Courtney S January 6, 2016 Split pea soup and salad.. Reply Trisha B. January 6, 2016 Chipotle: Barbacoa And Guacamole Salad from McDonald’s! Reply Charu Nagarajan January 6, 2016 My go to superfood is my lunchtime fix of quinoa and mung bean with veggies and spice cooked in a ricecooker Reply Charu Nagarajan January 6, 2016 My go to healthy superfood is a quinoa and Mung bean with veggies and spice cooked in a rice cooker for a delicious lunch Reply Nancy H January 6, 2016 Love fresh fish, especially salmon. And veggies – spinach! Reply Tammie Manis January 6, 2016 I have been trying to eat healthier..sad part is I do NOT generally speaking like it. SHUCKS! Reply Stephanie Upton January 6, 2016 I’m kinda lucky in that I actually crave healthy food!! Love fish, crave just about every vegetable there is, I guess my go-to is probably roasted broccoli!! Totally addicting!! :))) Reply Cat Delgado January 6, 2016 My go-to superfood is so easy and delish- a baked sweet potato or yam. Reply Colleen January 5, 2016 The last time I was at the spa (for some reason it’s the question on this post) was back in April. I’m due for another trip! Reply Dana Morin January 4, 2016 I love A good fruit salad! Reply Stephanie V. January 4, 2016 pistachios for quick fix, wild salmon for entrée tvollowitz at aol dot com Reply Amy Bielawski January 4, 2016 Hmm, so many choices… I try to eat bitter greens like arugula, radicchio, etc. But when it’s colder I opt for healthy soups and broths to stay warm. Also making “pasta” from zucchini, parsnip, etc and feeling comfort from the fakes. 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