Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (January 2 – 8)

With all those holiday treats (glazed ham! boozy eggnog! sugar cookies!) in the rearview and a new year ahead, we’re hungry for a very casual detox. We’re talking fresh produce, plant-based protein and rejuvenating recipes that warm us up from the inside out. Read on for seven healthy-ish, tasty dinners that will start 2023 off right.

31 Healthy January Dinner Recipes to Make All Month Long

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Shopping List

2 small yellow onions
1 large head garlic
One 1-inch piece ginger
2 ounces shiitake mushrooms
4 ounces baby spinach
3 medium sweet potatoes
2 limes
3 lemons
1 large head cauliflower
2 red onions
1 yellow bell pepper
1 head butter lettuce
1 hothouse cucumber
2 ripe tomatoes
2 bunches scallions
1 bunch chives
1 bunch oregano or marjoram
3 bunches parsley
1 large bunch broccoli rabe or broccolini (about 12 ounces)

Three or four 8- to 10-ounce swordfish steaks
1 pound ground chicken breasts
1 pound ground chicken thighs
1 large egg

10 ounces plain Greek yogurt
4 ounces milk
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 stick unsalted butter

4 ounces dried buckwheat soba noodles
1 pound fettuccine (or another long pasta of your choice)
6 thick slices sourdough bread

Canned and Packaged Goods
32 ounces low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
6 ounces silken tofu
One 14-ounce can chickpeas
12 ounces Castelvetrano olives (or mild green olives of your choice)
11 ounces roasted red peppers
3 ounces natural almond butter
Tomato paste
One 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu
Roasted almonds
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 28-ounce can white beans

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, soy sauce or tamari, white miso paste, honey, crushed red pepper flakes, ground cayenne pepper, white wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, flaky sea salt, harissa, sweet or hot paprika, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground allspice, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon

Monday: Restorative Miso Noodle Soup

Maybe you usually have miso soup as a sushi appetizer, but this version is filling enough to be a main dish, thanks to the addition of hearty soba noodles, greens and mushrooms. Finish your bowl with crumbled roasted seaweed and a drizzle of hot sauce.

Tuesday: Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce

Despite being meatless, this seasonal dish boasts 15 grams of protein per serving. Chalk it up to the fiber-rich chickpeas and the irresistibly tangy yogurt sauce. Serve with dressed greens to make the spuds even more filling.

Wednesday: Alison Roman’s Swordfish with Crushed Olives and Oregano

Don’t let its fancy appearance fool you: This main only requires 30 minutes and nine ingredients (including salt and pepper) to come together. If you can’t find swordfish near you, substitute another meaty fish like halibut, tuna or mahi-mahi.

Thursday: Lightened-Up Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

This veggie-rich twist on a comfort food classic is only 25 minutes and a handful of pantry staples away. Pureed cauliflower stands in for traditional cream to thicken the cheesy sauce, minus the extra calories.

Friday: Crispy Tofu Steaks with Broccoli Rabe and Romesco

Hi there, plant-based protein. The cheater’s romesco sauce couldn’t be simpler, since it’s made with almond butter instead of blitzed almonds. Be sure to press as must moisture out of the tofu as possible before pan-frying it—this step is key to getting a crispy exterior.

Saturday: Tomato and White Bean Stew on Toast

We love homemade beans, but we don’t always have a few free hours to cook them from scratch. That’s where canned beans come in: They make this 40-minute recipe possible (and just right for lazy cooks).

Sunday: Oven-Baked Chicken Kofta Wraps

Complete with crispy lettuce wraps (which keep the handhelds gluten- and grain-free) and lemon-garlic aioli. Kofta is a Middle Eastern dish traditionally made with ground lamb or beef, but substituting a mix of chicken breasts and thighs keeps the wraps light.

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...