Refresh and Reset

4 quick and healthy shortcuts straight from the freezer

After a long, dessert-filled holiday season, you're probably starting to wish you could find the hidden reset button.

Jump-start the year with plenty of healthy recipes from the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association to help you kick the holiday cookie habit and settle into a new routine—one with plenty of wholesome, delicious options made easy with conveniently pre-prepared, frozen ingredients like fruits and vegetables captured at the peak of freshness.

Take a walk down the freezer aisle on your next supermarket trip to stock up on real, nutritious foods to cook a few flavorful favorites sure to leave you satisfied after each meal:

• Whip up a weekend-quality breakfast on a weekday with this quick breakfast tart (get the recipe), totally customizable to fit your tastes.

• Bring new flavors to your cooking and stir always-in-season tropical mango into a serving of nutty quinoa salad (get the recipe).

• Kick winter frost (and ward off impending colds) with an ethnic-inspired bowl of chicken udon soup spiked with fresh ginger (get the recipe). Shortcut cooking is easy with prepared items like fully cooked frozen chicken strips; assemble a meal without making everything from scratch.

For an unexpected combination that tastes like homemade, try wrapping grilled eggplant around smoky harissa-spiced chicken for a mouthwatering Moroccan roll-up (get the recipe).

Stock your freezer with a variety of delicious and convenient options that can guide you to a revitalized routine made up of wholesome foods and meals that are simple enough to hold you to your healthful resolutions. With fresh flavors to satisfy adventurous tastes and ingredients that fit a range of dietary needs, a trip to your freezer can result in more than that tasty bowl of ice cream.

Find more great meal ideas and tips for your 2016 system reset at EasyHomeMeals.com.