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What to eat in January

by Malou Herkes

published on 9 January 2020

January can feel like a long, dreary month after the indulgence of the festive season, but it doesn't have to be. Whether you're tightening your purse strings, quitting booze, embracing Veganuary or simply trying to eat more nutritious, seasonal veg this month, here are 10 recipes that will help you inject flavour and a bit of fun into your everyday routine.  

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Bircher Muesli from The Kitchen Orchard by Natalia Conroy

On a healthy kick? Start your day off on the right foot with nutritious overnight oats packed with grated apple, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Simply combine all the ingredients and leave to soak overnight (you can also divide the mixture into portions and soak in clean jars), ready to grab and go in the morning.  

Order a copy of The Kitchen Orchard here.

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Indian Chickpea and Pomegranate Salad from Vegan on the Go by Jérôme Eckmeier & Daniela Lais

Save cash and prep your packed lunches with this vegan salad that combines in-season pomegranate with chickpeas, pine nuts, spring onions and an Indian-style mint and yoghurt dressing.  

Get your copy of Vegan on the Go here.

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Mighty Mushroom Curry from Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver

Craving nutritious, delicious midweek dinners? Jamie's quick and easy Indian-inspired mushroom curry is a healthy, vegetarian family favourite, served with red lentils, brown rice and poppadoms.  

Order your copy of Everyday Super Food here

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Superfood Granola Balls from Energy Bites: High-protein recipes for increased vitality and wellness from DK Publishing

For a healthy alternative to shop-bought snacks, these healthy energy balls will keep you full throughout the day.

Order a copy of Energy Bites here.

what to eat and drink in january beef shin stew root veg mash eat well for less everyday

Slow-Cooked Beef with Root Veg Mash from Eat Well For Less: Every Day by Jo Scarratt-Jones

If pay-day couldn't feel further away, don't despair – this budget-friendly family stew will perk you up. This recipe will show you how to make the most of cheaper cuts (in this case, beef brisket), slow-cooking it until meltingly tender. Serve with carrot, parsnip and swede mash for true winter comfort.

For more budget-friendly meals, order Eat Well For Less: Every Day here

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Sweet Potato Dhal with Cauliflower & Spinach Pakora from Green by Elly Pear

Trying Veganuary? Looking for something inspiring, delicious and crowd-pleasing for the weekend? Look no further. This spinach, squash and sweet potato dhal with deep-fried pakoras is a real weekend feast. 

Get a copy of Green here.

what to eat in january carrot and feta bites flavour ruby tandoh

Carrot and Feta Bites from Flavour by Ruby Tandoh

Bored of root veg at this time of year? Ruby Tandoh gives carrots a face-lift with spring onion, spice and plenty of tasty feta in these delicious veggie bites. Perfect for lunchboxes or a light supper and easy on the wallet too. 

Order a copy of Flavour here

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Sumac-Roasted Cauliflower from The Quick Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

Eat the seasons this month with this Middle-Eastern-inspired traybake, combining spiced lamb, pomegranate and lemony cauliflower – ready and on the table in about 30 minutes. 

For more traybake inspo, order The Quick Roasting Tin here

what to eat in january vegan apple crumble rachel ama vegan eats

Vegan Apple Berry Crumble from Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

A crunchy and sweet crumble with tender apples and juicy berries, this warming winter pud is a real crowd-pleaser whether you're catering for vegans or not. Perfect Sunday food. 

Order your copy of Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats here.


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Sherbet Fizz Mocktail from Fizz: 80 Joyful Cocktails And Mocktails For Every Occasion by Olly Smith

For the tee-totallers among you, this refreshing, aromatic citrus celebration will brighten up your Dry January. 

Order a copy of Fizz here


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