14 delicious and healthy recipes that'll keep you feeling great

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It's been a while since we were feeling super gung ho about our New Year's resolutions. So while we've pledged to cut down on the bad stuff and eat better this year, the temptation to go back to our old ways is tempting. Luckily, the TODAY Food Club is here to keep us going strong with delicious and creative recipes that work for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Zucchini Pizza Lasagna

Zucchini pizza lasagna recipe by TODAY Food Club member Taylor Kiser of Food Faith Fitness
Taylor Kiser / Food Faith Fitness

Instead of starchy noodles, this gluten-free lasagna by Taylor of Food Faith Fitness calls for layers of thinly-cut zucchini. Ground turkey also keeps the calorie count low and you can easily cut down on the cheese to make it even healthier.

Double Chocolate Mocha Muffins

Double chocolate mocha muffins recipe by TODAY Food Club member A Pinch of Healthy
A Pinch of Healthy

To keep these whole wheat chocolate muffins decadent and moist, Majorie of A Pinch of Healthy uses a combination of coconut oil and Greek yogurt in place of butter.

Quinoa and Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Quinoa and chicken enchilada skillet recipe by TODAY Food Club member Chrissa B.
Chrissa B.

Chrissa of Physical Kitchness gives this Mexican favorite a calorie trim in two ways: she subs in protein-packed quinoa for tortillas and tops the skillet with a creamy dairy-free avocado sauce.

Orange Juice Fruit Smoothie

Orange Juice Fruit Smoothie recipe by TODAY Food Club member Krystal Butherus of Sunny Sweet Days
Krystal Butherus / Sunny Sweet Days

Kick start your day with a refreshing smoothie. True to her Florida roots, Krystal of Sunny Sweet Days begins with orange juice and adds in peaches, strawberries and blackberries.

Turkey Meatballs with Chimichurri

Lightened Up Turkey Meatballs With Chimichurri by TODAY Food Club member Joanie Zisk of ZagLeft
Joanie Zisk / ZagLeft

Joanie of ZagLeft looked to South America as inspiration for this dish, which includes a wonderful chimichurri that works on all types of meat. To keep things light, she pairs the sauce with turkey meatballs that are great as a standalone appetizer or pasta topper (remember, go whole grain!).

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

Pitaya smoothie bowl recipe by TODAY Food Club member Athlete Food
Athlete Food

Pitaya, or dragon fruit, is a tropical superfood that's perfect for jumpstarting the mornings. Laurel and Bec of Athlete Food blends it with bananas, maple water and peanut butter to form a smoothie base for an array of toppings.

Chocovado Pudding

Chocovado pudding recipe by TODAY Food Club member Lindsey Smith of Food Mood Girl
Lindsey Smith / Food Mood Girl

Heart-healthy avocado is the secret to this luscious chocolate pudding by Lindsey of Food Mood Girl. Pack them into tiny jars and voila, you have your own little pudding packs!

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Chicken salad-stuffed avocados by TODAY Food Club member Chrissy B. of The Hungary Buddha Eats the World
Chrissy B. / The Hungary Buddha Eats the World

Not only are avocados chock full of healthy fats, they also double as beautiful bowls for the lightened-up chicken salad made by Chrissy of The Hungary Buddha.

Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt

Fruit on the bottom yogurt recipe by TODAY Food Club member Janette Fuschi of Culinary Ginger
Janette Fuschi / Culinary Ginger

Skip the heavily sweetened supermarket stuff and whip up a batch of the delicious breakfast staple at home. Follow this recipe from Janette of Culinary Ginger as a guide, but you can change up the type of fruit every season and easily dial down the sugar levels.

Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Apple peanut butter breakfast cookies by TODAY Food Club member Laura Dembowski of Pies and Plots
Laura Dembowski / Pies and Plots

Thanks to Laura of Pies and Plots, we can eat cookies for breakfast! Her tasty treats are packed with good-for-you ingredients like apple, rolled oats and chia seeds.

Oven-Baked Crunchy Okra

Oven-baked crunchy okra recipe by TODAY Food Club member Julie from The Healthy Home Cook
Julie / The Healthy Home Cook

Turn vitamin-filled okra into a tasty side dish with this easy recipe courtesy of Julie from The Healthy Home Cook. A dash of cayenne gives the oven-baked bites a nice, flavorful kick.

Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes

Raspberry oatmeal pancakes by TODAY Food Club member Sheila Thigpen of Life, Love and Good Food
Sheila Thigpen / Life, Love and Good Food

These light and fluffy rounds by Sheila of Life, Love and Good Food oats and Greek yogurt for an added dose of protein.

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Tropical kale smoothie recipe by TODAY Food Club member Anne Smitz
Anne Smitz

Anne turns kale into a delicious drink by packing her smoothies with pineapple juice and fruits such as mango and strawberry.

Honey-Roasted Almond-Crusted Chicken Bites

Honey Roasted Almond Crusted Chicken Bites by TODAY Food Club member Baked by an Introvert
Baked by an Introvert

Instead of salty seasoned bread crumbs, Baked by an Introvert rolls chunks of boneless chicken in crushed honey-roasted almonds to make crispy nuggets that will definitely be a hit with the kids.

This post was originally published Jan. 21, 2016.

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