5 Easy Recipes to Kick-start the New Year

With the New Year upon us, many peoples’ resolutions include a commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. For some that may mean hitting the gym a few times a week. For others it could be a simple pledge to drink more water. Unfortunately, 80 percent of people break their New Year’s resolutions by February.* To help you stay on track for the rest of this month and throughout the year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite better-for-you recipes that are full of flavor!

#1. Paleo Chicken Lemon Spinach Artichoke Stew

This clean and hearty stew is a delicious weeknight dinner that uses simple ingredients plus Pure Lemon Extract for a zesty finish. The blend of dark and white chicken gives the stew a rich taste, while the fresh baby spinach balances out the briny bite from the capers.

Paleo Chicken Lemon Spinach Artichoke Stew


#2. Spicy Vegan Orange Chik’n Rice Bowls

Plant-based foods are all the rage. If you’re interested in trying out this trend, our vegan orange “chicken” bowl is the perfect place to start! It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and stars our Pure Orange Extract and Pure Lemon Extract. The extracts give this dish a bright and slightly tangy flavor that complements the boldness of the ginger. Have fun with the toppings – we love crushed peanuts, chopped green onion and sesame seeds for added taste and crunch.

Vegan Ground Orange Chicken Bowls


#3. Almond Crusted Tofu Bites and Lemon Ginger Dip

These crunchy tofu bites are a great snack to hold you over until your next meal. They also make a delicious party appetizer! Pure Almond ExtractPure Lemon Extract and Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar mix together in this recipe for a sweet and savory flavor that’s addictive. Pro-tip: make them ahead of time and quickly reheat them in the oven before serving.

almond crusted tofu bites and lemon ginger dip


#4. Pressure Cooker Mexican Chocolate Three Bean Chili 

This slow pressure cooker three bean chili is warm and filling. The recipe’s rich flavor comes from a combination of our Pure Chocolate Extract and mix of spices. It’s a quick lunch or dinner option that hits the spot when temperatures are freezing cold. Garnish with any topping of your choosing. Our favorite combo is sour cream, shredded cheese and avocado.

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#5. Lemon & White Bean Kale Soup

This humble soup will keep you satisfied throughout your day. Plus, it takes only 10 minutes to prepare – all the work is in the slow cooker! Adding Pure Lemon Extract really ups the ante of the dish by giving the broth a slight tang.

Lemon and White Bean Kale Soup


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* https://www.businessinsider.com/how-long-to-keep-a-new-years-resolution-2018-12

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