Ugh. I know. I'm that person. I don't think January has to be all about dieting, clean eating hashtags and Veganuary (though I did Vegan Before 6 last year and loved it!), but it's definitely important for me to hit refresh on my food habits at the start of every year. To me, Christmas is all about friends and family and for me that means enjoying food together; it wouldn't be such a minefield if it was just a week out of the month, but of course the whole of December was spent going out for drinks and mince pies in the office, looking forward to Christmas dinner. And once those things start to add up, everything else goes out the window and you're sat on the sofa eating chocolate, lebkuchen and leftover sausages for breakfast (don't judge).
I just spent a really nice half hour going through my blog posts from the past year and this little round up proves that healthy food is definitely not boring; these might be some of my most colourful recipes, so if you're looking for a little #fitspo (ugh), then this post is for you!
1. Picnic food that's perfect for a quick lunch, or even to take to work for breakfast al desko.
2. A super-hydrating fresh Virgin Mary for weekend reviving.
3. Yoghurt-marinated kebabs for when you're craving a takeaway.
4. Cosy, comforting homemade sausage and beans for when you need carbs.
5. Quick and easy green curry when you need to flush out a cold.
6. A chicken serving suggestion when you realise you haven't had a roast since Christmas.
7. Fresh summer rolls for when you just can't be bothered.
8. A food philosophy for when you can't remember why you stopped eating McDonalds.
9. A Vietnamese dinner party showstopper because healthy doesn't mean boring.
10. Deliciously Ella's lentil bolognese for when winter finally gets here.
11. A cucumber and elderflower cooler if you've given up boozing.
12. Courgetti, because it's actually good when you have the right tool.
13. A frittata addition to jazz up your eggs.
14. Simple Japanese goodness to make you dream of travel.
15. Breakfast burritos with homemade tortillas - you'll never go back.
16. Garnishes that make a vegetable dish sing for when you're stuck for ideas.
17. Nigel Slater's aubergines and chickpeas, because aubergines are my OTL.
18. Ratatouille for when you're dreaming of summer.
But of course, sometimes only cake will do. Everything in moderation and all that ;)