Nutrition Tips and Easy Recipes for a Healthy New Year

Hi friends! Matt and I are still in Charleston right now (you can see our adventures over on Instagram), so I thought today would be a good day to share a round up of some of my best recipes and health/nutrition tips all in one post. For those of you looking to get healthier this year, I hope you find this round up of my best content from over the years helpful! And see also: Simple Tweaks for a Healthier Life, Tips for a Healthy New Year and How to Set a Successful New Year’s Resolution.

nutrition tips for the new year

My Absolute Favorite Easy, Healthy Recipes to try:

5 min granola bars

Food-related tips and round up posts:

high protein oatmeal (1)

General/Nutrition Hot Topic tips:


Exercise/Running tips:

Interested in learning more about sports nutrition, fueling right without driving yourself crazy, and getting additional sport-specific recipes? Check out my Nutrition for Runners Program. It also includes running training plans, as I co-authored it with a running coach!

Not ready to commit to purchasing a program but interested in learning more about how to fuel right for your workouts? Check out my Sport Nutrition Myth Busting Q&A, which is free to download. It would be perfect to listen to on your next long run! My Nutrition for Runners co-author Jason and I recorded it together, and we answer and discuss a lot of the typical hot topic running nutrition questions, like:

  • How can I eat enough to fuel my runs but still maintain my goal weight?
  • What’s the best way to refuel after a tough workout, especially if I have no appetite?
  • The top myths about calorie counting, scoring, and tracking percentages

For those of you training for spring races, here are my previous plans/tips:


    What have you guys done already this new year towards improving your health or wellness in a sustainable, non-extreme way? Any specific tips posts or topics you’d like to see me write about this year?


  1. 1

    Found your website by accident today while doing a google search for “egg muffins”. Nice site, some great tips on your site. I enjoyed reading a bunch of your past posts especially the ones on running.

  2. 3

    So fun to see your Charleston adventures on Instagram! Love that city. I think one improvement I’ve tried to make is to be more mindful about my eating–sometimes I find myself mindlessly snacking, especially when I’m training, even though I’m already full. And I’m definitely trying to be more aware of how much sugar I consume–it’s hidden in so many products!

    • 4

      It definitely is! Being more mindful about everything is a good idea – but especially food! If you’re going to eat something, might as well pay attention/enjoy it, right? :)

  3. 5

    I decided to pick one habit to focus on every week, that way my focus isn’t all over the place and I can get really good at that one healthy habit :)

  4. 7

    I’ve been working to cut out the creamer in my coffee and sugary lattes. A couple posts ago you listed the ingredients in a coffee creamer and it’s really made me think about what I’m putting in my body.

    I’d love to see a post about your thoughts on the new Dietary Guidelines and the fact that they’re still recommending low- or non-fat dairy.

  5. 9

    I’d love to find out what you think about intermittent fasting! I feel like some people really benefit from it but it’s definitely not for every one, so I’d like to hear a dietician’s take on it instead of someone who’s selling their diet book. ;-)

    • 10

      Good question! I’m not a fan simply because I think it sets people up for the starve/binge cycle that dieting also encourages. Basically, the best advice is to listen to your body and honor its hunger – not ignore it – or it will backfire later in a big way.

  6. 12

    Saw this site on a list of recommended blogs for personal health, so I came over. Lots of great information and recipes here, for people of all ages. Not a runner myself, but the exercise articles are useful. Thanks for posting.

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