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New Year, New Eats: Change Up Your 2017 Menu
Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017! It’s a new year, and with that comes the yearly tradition to start fresh after indulging in delicious, yet not so healthy fare, especially after the holidays. We often hear people setting goals for themselves, spending time considering what version of themselves they’d like to cultivate over the upcoming months. Whether you’re looking to bid adieu all junk food and replace with healthier, balanced options, such as swapping out French fries for vegetables alongside your main dish, or to simplify your time spent in the kitchen, these recipes will help you welcome in the New Year.
Seize the Morning
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, meaning the choices made in the morning can set the tone of your day. There are several healthier breakfast menu options out there, but some can be known to be a bit bland and boring. If you’re in need of an alternative to the typical oatmeal or bowl of cereal, this Chai Spiced Yogurt Parfait with Apricots blends several delightful flavors and good-for-you ingredients all in one bite. Not to mention, no one will leave the house feeling unsatisfied!
Trick Your Taste Buds
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we hear is to lose weight – but many fall off track because several diets out there can leave you famished and turning to food we originally told ourselves we’d give up. To satisfy your cravings and keep yourself from feeling deprived, try swapping not-so-healthy-for-you eats for more nutritious versions. These Grilled Turkey Reuben Wraps made with Libby’s® Bavarian Style Sauerkraut are a modern and wholesome twist on a classic, and proves that you can have your favorites and eat it too.
Time Is of the Essence
Sticking to a healthier diet isn’t the only resolution people make every year. Maybe it’s to simplify time spent in the kitchen, so that you are given more opportunities to spend quality family time at the dinner table. In 2017, you don’t need to spend hours cooking, when you can whip up something delicious in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. One of our favorite simple and time savvy recipes are Grilled Bean and Veggie Cheese Quesadillas. Make it a Mexican-inspired night and pair the quesadillas with this Easy Three Bean Salad as an appetizer for a crowd-pleasing fiesta.