Apologies to those of you who missed Week 18 of Weeknight Rescue last week. It was one too many things for my “to do” list and I figured it might not be in high demand with the holidays in full gear. I’m at it this week, though, with ideas focused on getting back in the swing of healthy eating for 2018 (plus a bonus recipe to ring in the New Year).  Find the printable shopping list at the bottom of the page.

COLLARD GREEN TACOS WITH TOMATILLO SALSA

collard green tacos with tomatillo salsa

  If holiday cookies and Christmas meats have pushed veggies to the back burner, these tacos are a good way to embrace your leafy greens again. The recipe includes a fairly simple homemade salsa, but you could also skip that step and buy a jar of tomatillo salsa instead. 

SALMON WITH MANGO AVOCADO SALSAsalmon with mango salsa and avocado

This recipe was part of a series on anti-inflammatory eating, which is just what’s needed this time of year. The salsa has just a hint of heat, so is a good one for grown ups and kids alike. If you want to add a side, consider steamed brown basmati rice with a splash of seasoned rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil.

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

A good one, whether you are feeding just your family or a crowd gathered around a New Year’s Day football game.   Need a starter? How about a plate of jicama and lime with guacamole for dipping. 

PERFECT CHAIPerfect Chai Tea

If you’ve never made your own chai, it’s sort of a game changer. You can make a single or double batch and stow it in the fridge to reheat gently on the stove as needed. This warm and comforting drink is a good way to wean yourself off the holiday sweets.  

GOLDEN PARMESAN POTATO BITES

Golden Parmesan Potato Bites

A New Year’s Eve-worthy appetizer that has only three core ingredients AND measures in at just 25 calories a piece.  Leftovers can be reheated to enjoy for game time the following day.