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A Fresh Start to the New Year

Fuel Your Body with these Nutritious, Delicious Recipes

The New Year often means a renewed commitment to eating well and fueling our bodies. If you're anything like me, in order to be sustainable, the healthy foods I eat must not only be good FOR me, but also taste good TO me. So, we curated some nutritious recipes that are as delicious as they are beautiful. 

Ginger Orange Glazed Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1-pound salmon fillet
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp. stone ground mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/3 c. fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil + more for drizzling
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl or blender, combine the orange zest, grated ginger, mustard, garlic, orange juice, and 1 tablespoon of oil. Whisk or blend until well combined to create the marinade.
  2. Place the salmon fillet in a large zip-loc bag and pour the marinade into it. Allow the salmon to marinate overnight or at least for 1 hour.
  3. When ready to cook, turn the oven on broil.
  4. Place the salmon (including the marinade) in a casserole dish.
  5. Lightly drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the top of the salmon is crispy and the fish is cooked through.
  7. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy.

Oatmeal Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla pure extract
  • 1 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips 

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. You can microwave the peanut butter and honey for 30 seconds to make them easier to mix.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls [or use a medium cookie scoop].
  4. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1/2 medium apple, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Top with granola or chopped apple slices and enjoy!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • lime, juiced & zested
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 c. cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if using canned
  • 1/2 c. cilantro
  • 1/4 c. pepitas

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch cubes and place on a sheet tray.
  3. Chop onion into 1/4 inch pieces and add to the tray.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on top and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Toss until sweet potatoes are well-coated.
  6. Spread into a single layer and roast until sweet potatoes are tender and starting to brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a jar with the lime juice, 1 teaspoon lime zest, minced garlic, and chili powder. Shake well.
  8. Once sweet potatoes are done, transfer to a bowl.
  9. Add in the black beans, pepitas, and cilantro.
  10. Drizzle with the dressing and toss until salad is combined. This is best done with the sweet potatoes are still warm.

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