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Check out these yummy recipes to get the year started right!

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Berry Baked Oatmeal

Great for unexpected company!

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup berries, sliced (strawberries and blackberries are a great combo)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat a 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Stir in the milk, butter, vanilla and nuts until moist and combined.
  5. Fold in berries.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Healthy Orange Chicken

orange chicken

Skip the takeout – this one is Paleo, and gluten free!

Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli or green beans
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Sauce

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger*
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Clean and cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. In a large frying pan, cook the cubed chicken in the toasted sesame oil until the edges are brown and slightly crispy (Approx 5-10 minutes).
  2. As the chicken is cooking, stir together the sauce mixture in a separate bowl.
  3. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove it from the pan and place it off to the side in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture into the same pan you cooked the chicken in.
  5. Bring the sauce mixture to a boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring every minute or so until it starts to thicken. (You will know it has thickened when you scrape the pan and it pulls away from the pan)
  6. When the sauce thickens, add the cooked chicken back in & stir to coat the chicken
  7. Serve over steamed broccoli or green beans for a Paleo option, or rice/quinoa.
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!

* If substituting ground ginger for fresh ginger, cut the amount in 1/4 to 1/4 tablespoon.