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January Monthly: Resolution-ary Recipes

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac January Monthly features good food ideas for your best intentions!

The holidays have passed—and now you are starting to regret all of the fudge, cookies, pies, and other indulgences that you enjoyed. It is no wonder that statistics show that close to 40 percent of us who make New Year’s resolutions will rate losing weight and eating healthier as a top priority.

January Monthly: Resolution-ary Recipes

The basic tenets of a healthy diet, endorsed by many health associations and societies, remain the same:

  • Eat a variety of fruit, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and vegetables.
  • Eat moderate amounts of lean protein and keep fats and sweets to a minimum.

Although this sounds simple, we all know that it is not easy to do this every day. But small changes can yield big results. Try the following tasty, easy-to-prepare recipes full of fruit, vegetables, lean meats, and seafood.

Try out these tasty recipes!

Fruit and Wheat Germ Smoothie
Pack this quick, fruity drink in a thermos for breakfast on the go.

1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup cranberry or grape juice
2 tablespoons wheat germ

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. Makes 2 servings.

Photo Credit: Margo Letourneau

Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup
In the middle of winter, a hearty bowl of soup fills you up and staves off hunger for hours. This recipe comes from our latest cookbook, Comfort Food.

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Tex-Mex Cobb Salad
Salads are a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables into your diet. By serving the dressing on the side, you can control calories as well. Enjoy this classic salad with a twist from our new cookbook, Comfort Food.

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Herbed Turkey Burgers
Pair these burgers with whole-grain buns and top with vegetables of your choice: avocados, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.

Photo Credit: Brent Hofacker/shutterstock.com

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