Build a Better-for-You Menu in 2022

by Bebe Brown on January 7, 2022 in Food+Drink,

Committing to healthier habits in the new year often starts in the kitchen. Adding better-for-you recipes to your arsenal is the start of a more nutrition-focused lifestyle, and whether you’re a true home chef or just learning the basics, these dishes can be the gateway to a healthier you and yours.

From fresh spins on family night and quick solutions in a pinch to homemade lunches and satisfying salads, consider these delicious and nutritious ways to enhance your homemade meals in 2022.  

A Fresh Take on Family Dinner: Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca

For a fresh take on family dinner, try Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca. (Click for recipe.) Photo courtesy

If your family gets stuck in a dinner routine rut, it can feel like you’re eating the same recipes over and over again.

However, this fresh and unique recipe (from for Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca might inspire you to think outside the culinary box and give your family the satisfying flavors they desire at dinnertime. With fresh ingredients and a wholesome flavor, this meal is perfect to add to your menu. 

Take Your Salad from Bland to Bold: Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad

Take your salad from bland to bold with Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad. Click photo for recipe. Courtesy Fresh Express

Step aside, boring salads. A new year and a healthier eating plan can include better-for-you greens and dressings that hit the spot. This Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Salad is a delicious vegetarian way to turn a bland meal into a bona fide delight. With green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, romaine and radicchio, the mix of greens offers a bold combination of textures and flavors for those who love variety and color. (Find more ways to enhance your at-home salads at 

A Lean, Nutritious Lunch: Turkey-Potato Wrap

A Turkey-Potato Wrap provides a simple solution for swapping out saltier foods for a lean lunch. Click photo for recipe. Courtesy Wisconsin Potatoes

Meal-prepping is one of the most common strategies for improving eating habits, however, this tactic is often focused primarily on nutritious breakfasts and family dinners. Don’t let lunch go by the wayside; you can skip the fast food breaks by opting for a recipe you can make quickly at home. 

Made with nutritious Wisconsin Potatoes loaded with goodness, low in calories, high in fiber and a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants, a Turkey-Potato Wrap provides a simple solution for swapping out saltier foods for a lean lunch. By making four at a time in just half an hour, lunch is served for most of your work week to help save time on busy mornings while adding vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants to your meal. 

Eating Well When You’re Short on Time: Loaded Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl

Eat well even when you’re short on time with a Loaded Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl. Click photo for recipe. Courtesy Minute

Committing to a better eating plan doesn’t change the fact there are simply times when a hectic schedule calls for a quick solution. When you need an easy-to-make lunch or dinner, opt for this Loaded Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl that takes just 5 minutes for a satisfying meal. With Minute’s fully cooked Ready to Serve Brown Rice, it’s easy to add whole grains to your diet even when you’re short on time. One cup of cooked brown rice is equal to two servings of whole grains, making it a nutritious option when time is of the essence. 

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