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Start the year on a healthy note with 3 easy make-ahead recipes

Make meal prep easy with egg muffins, slow-cooker chicken and zesty avocado sauce.
Lanna Apisukh / TODAY
/ Source: TODAY

Dietician Vanessa Rissetto is joining the TODAY Food team to help us get a jump start on healthy habits for the New Year. She shows us how to make protein-packed egg muffins, tender slow-cooker shredded chicken and creamy cilantro-avocado sauce.

Cilantro-Avocado Sauce

This sauce will make any grilled chicken recipe exciting. You can also use it as a condiment, or even a salad dressing.

Make-Ahead Egg Muffins

Mornings can be chaotic, but breakfast is too important to skip! That's why I like to whip these Egg Muffins up in advance, so they're ready to go whenever I am. Just warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds before serving.

Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken

This recipe is one of my go-to meal prep recipes. Make it in advance (the slow cooker does all the work) and add it to salads or use it in wraps. Hosting taco night? Add some beans, canned tomatoes and low-sodium taco seasoning for flavorful bites!

If you like those healthy recipes, you should also try these:

Perfect Roast Vegetables
Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup