Recipes for a Healthy Start to 2015

January 8, 2015
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It's January. Gym memberships skyrocket. Juice cleanses sell out. Personal Trainers have their busiest month. It is J-A-N-U-A-R-Y! We at Le Barn have tried and tested our fair share of workout trends in the new year - some successfully, some not so successfully. We are always up for new workouts, but this year, after a very busy few weeks filled with family and feasts, we are focusing on making a difference right in our very own kitchen. We invite you to join us to eat clean, fresh and as local as possible. Put on your apron and get dirty. Here are some of our favorite recipes to help detox and freshen up with as we head into the New Year. Start your day with a¬†traditional breakfast - porridge. But jazz it up with these key ingredients, it is 2015 after all! Made with coconut milk, cinnamon, banana, blueberries, and pistachio nuts. porridge   This egg breakfast will taste so good you won't believe how healthy it is. Skinny Omelette. http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/skinny-omelette-recipe.html om Coming off the biggest year of the juice cleanse, we couldn't help but include one of our favorite power smoothies. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie - 17g of Protein! http://ohsheglows.com/2014/03/31/green-warrior-protein-smoothie/   smooth   No longer is your slow cooker just for dinner. With this alternative to oatmeal, you will be turning it on at night for a delicious meal to wake up to. http://www.rubiesandradishes.com/2014/11/05/paleo-slow-cooker-noatmeal/ oat Bring your own lunch to the office; ¬†it will make all the difference - in how you feel and in your bank account! Chicken and Avocado Tortilla Wraps. http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/family-meals/slideshow/25-quick-and-easy-school-lunches-to-pack-for-your-kids/?slide=16 chicken For lunch or dinner, this salad will fill you up in no time. Raw Broccoli Salad. http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2011/08/the-easiest-way-to-save-time-in-the-kitchen-and-eat-more-vegetables/ broc This salad caught our eye, and was as delicious as it looks. Confession: we substituted tofu out and added simple diced grilled chicken. Tweak the recipes however it works for you! Ginger, Watercress & Tofu (or chicken) Salad http://the-salty-tomato.com/2014/05/ginger-watercress-tofu-salad-meatless-monday.html salad   This Asian inspired salad bring color to your plate, but is also full of flavor. http://cookieandkate.com/2014/sugar-snap-pea-and-carrot-soba-noodles/ nood For fish lovers - substitute your favorite fish! This one will have you coming back for more. Asian Salmon Bowl. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2015/01/seattle-asian-salmon-bowl.html salm A perfect dish to entertain guests with. This will wow the plate, and their mouths. http://www.loveandlemons.com/2014/11/20/avocado-quinoa-stuffed-acorn-squash/ acorn For the pesto lovers, this dish is one not to miss. http://www.picklesnhoney.com/2014/03/31/vegan-pesto-brown-rice-sauteed-swiss-chard/ ard copy The Crispiest Spring Chicken. Enough said. http://www.alexandracooks.com/2014/05/14/the-crispiest-spring-chicken/ chick Let us know what you enjoyed most! Happy eating. And a very Happy New Year to you and yours!