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Finally, a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Enjoy

With each New Year come new resolutions. For many, this means eating healthier and cutting back on refined sugars and fatty foods. But following highly restrictive diets and fad trends can be frustrating and unrealistic in the long run. Instead, try cooking wholesome meals packed with protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. These hearty and nutritious meals will keep you away from salty chips and sugary snacks, and satisfy your taste buds all year long. So heat up the stovetop and welcome in the New Year!

Seared Tuna with Sweet-Sour Onions from Seafood alla Siciliana

This recipe makes for a hearty warm-weather meal. Protein-packed tuna and delicious sweet-sour onions taste great together and make a pretty pair on the plate.

 

 

Farmer’s Market Salad from Raising the Salad Bar

This farm-to-table salad is filled with vegetables that will rejuvenate your body and mind. Top with grilled chicken breast or fish to add some healthy protein to the meal!

 

Carrot-Ginger Soup from Soups + Sides

Good news! You can make a creamy soup without adding all of that rich cream; this recipe will satisfy your cravings while giving you the benefit of fresh vegetables and cleansing ginger. 

 

Slow-Cooked Lamb Fonio Tabouleh from Senegal

Brighten up your kitchen and palate with the flavorful tastes of Senegal; this slow-cooked meal will warm your spirit on those cold, dark winter nights. You’ll get a nutritional boost, too, from fonio, an ancient West African grain that is rich in amino acids. 

 

Soothing Tortellini-Broccoli Soup from Serves One

Skip the thick, heavy pasta sauce. This warming homemade chicken broth features hearty vegetables and delicate tortellini, making a deliciously light meal!

 

And don’t forget about dessert—eating well doesn’t mean you can’t indulge every once in a while! These sweet treat recipes are gluten-free and grain free. Happy New Year! 

 

Apple Surprise Cake from World’s Easiest Paleo Baking

Surprise! Granny Smith apples line the bottom of this moist cake, accenting perfectly its sweet hint of cinnamon. This recipe uses just the bare minimum of refined sugar. 

 

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies from The Chickpea Flour Cookbook 

Chickpea flour packs a protein punch (22 grams in just one cup of flour!). These chocolate chip cookies are healthy but just as delicious as grandma’s were.

 

Heather Linger is an intern working at Lake Isle Press who enjoys art, writing, food, and the outdoors. She studies Visual Arts at Antioch College. 

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