13 Veggie Packed Meals to Make For Dinner This Month

Cyd Converse

I'm not big on strict New Year's resolutions, but after a season of cookies and cocktails, I do typically look to pack more veggies into my meals come January.

From homemade soups to fresh salads, from grain bowls to skillet dinners, give me all the vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner - please and thank you!

If you, like me, could use extra nutrient dense veggies and superfoods now that the new year is upon us, these veggie packed meals are calling your name.

1. Quinoa Chickpea Spinach Soup Recipe

Packed with vegetables and protein, our quinoa chickpea spinach soup recipe is perfect for adding more veggies into your day. If you love a big cozy bowl of soup, this one is loaded with carrots, spinach, chickpeas, quinoa, fresh herbs, fire roasted tomatoes, and just a little bit of white wine that seeps into the broth, giving it a richness that warms you through to the bone.

2. Greek Yogurt Chicken Recipe

Zesty zucchini noodles are topped with the creamiest, herb-packed Greek yogurt chicken that you have ever tasted with this delicious Greek yogurt chicken recipe. Tender chicken breast is marinated in Greek yogurt, sun dried tomatoes, lemon and garlic then roasted and piled over fresh zucchini noodles and roasted tomatoes, coming together as one sensational dinner.

3. Winter Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

Sweet, crunchy, and totally irresistible, this winter salad is my favorite way to eat this time of year. After the excess of the holidays, a big tasty salad is perhaps the best thing you can make, and this one is no exception, loaded with bright fruity flavors and a tangy citrus vinaigrette to top it all off. Persimmons, fresh citrus and sweet pomegranate arils make the most of winter produce.

4. Cauliflower Mushroom Bowls Recipe

If you need a lunch or dinner that is loaded with veggies, flavor, fiber and makes you feel full and satisfied, these cauliflower mushroom bowls are the ticket. Crunchy cauliflower, savory mushrooms and herb pesto are layered over fistfuls of leafy green spinach and then sprinkled with pomegranate arils. The combination of flavors and textures is out of this world.

5. Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl Recipe

This sweet potato burrito bowl recipe brings a little fiesta to your morning (if you're feeling like veggies with breakfast) or your dinner table for an easy yet delicious meal. Sweet potato noodles are layered with salsa and a poached egg before being topped with sliced avocado and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. The result is an easy yet delicious veggie-based recipe you'll love.

6. Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls Recipe

Our Crockpot Thai peanut chicken quinoa bowls sound so much fancier than they are! They're super delicious and easy to make thanks to everyone's favorite kitchen appliance - the slow cooker! We're talking chicken, fluffy quinoa and crunchy cabbage slaw all paired with the an amazing sauce of sweet honey, creamy coconut milk, soy for saltiness and peanut butter.

7. BBQ Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Made with creamy baked sweet potatoes and hearty tempeh, these BBQ tempeh stuffed sweet potatoes make a quick and easy weeknight dinner for two that's ready in just 35 minutes! Add crisp bell peppers, onion, and shredded cabbage for crunchy veggie goodness and top everything with guacamole or mashed avocado. The result is a simple yet hearty meal loaded with good-for-you vegetables that you can't get enough of.

8. Asian Nicoise Salad Recipe

Our spin on a classic nicoise salad recipe is one of my favorite dishes to eat when I am looking to get an extra dose of veggies in one seriously delicious meal. Our Asian spin on a nicoise salad boasts fresh, rare tuna along with boiled eggs, crisp spinach, asparagus, salty capers, tangy olives and tender potatoes all drizzled with a homemade soy vinaigrette that is out of this world.

9. Thai Cashew Chicken Salad Recipe

This Thai cashew chicken salad recipe is the perfect blend of romaine and bok choy topped with chicken, veggies and a homemade cashew dressing that everyone loves. It has a little Thai flair that is both healthy and delicious! Load it up with cucumbers, shredded carrots and sugar snap peas for tons of flavor and crunch and use a rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken to keep it simple.

10. Dolma Rice Bowl Recipe

If you love stuffed grape leaves like I do, make sure to bookmark this dolma rice bowl recipe immediately! Perfect for lunch or dinner, these rice bowls are inspired by dolmas and are bursting with fresh herbs, pistachio, lemon and sumac. On top, a couple of sliced dolmas add tons of flavor. Completely unexpected and entirely delicious, you just found your new favorite recipe.

11. Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

A hearty salad topped with grilled chicken, peppers, onion, avocados, and a salsa vinaigrette dressing, our chicken fajita salad recipe is not your average salad! If you love fajitas this one is for you. You can switch up the veggies by adding whatever you have on hand. All that crunch and flavor paired with seasoned grilled chicken is completely irresistible when you need a veggie fix.

12. Indian Spiced Chicken with Cashew Cilantro Pesto

This Indian spiced chicken with cashew cilantro pesto is super flavorful. Bright, zingy, zippy and nutty - that is what this cilantro pesto is all about! The unique pairing of flavors comes together in this sensational dish which also features Indian chicken sautéed to golden brown bliss and then kissed with golden and spicy turmeric, garam masala and cumin to give it big flavor.

13. Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

Have you ever tried a shaved Brussels sprouts salad? It may seem odd to make a salad out of raw Brussels sprouts, but it's a great way of changing up your green salads and adding variety. The Brussels sprouts are paired with apple and blueberries to give the salad sweet tang, while the avocado adds creaminess, the nuts add texture and the homemade dressing provides refreshing zest.

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