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Start Your Year with Delicious Recipes!

If there’s one thing we should all be looking forward to in the new year is starting it off on the right foot! The year-ending countdown has already come and gone, but it’s never too late to plan your recipes for an exciting new start in January! 

Speaking of fresh starts, NatureSeal Fresh-Cut Solutions has that covered! Like a well-planned New Year's resolution, NatureSeal keeps your fresh-cut apples, carrots, celery, peaches, pears, and avocados looking fresh for longer with just a bit of preparation. Even the recipes on this list can be kept looking fresher with NatureSeal! Check out our recipe suggestions that will make the first month of the new year even better! 

Treat yourself to a fresh salad complete with pears, walnuts, grilled chicken, and avocado published by the fantastic Eating Bird Food. Not only does it carry all the hallmarks of a perfect side dish, but you’ll also be able to use those pears and avocados you’ve kept looking fresh with NatureSeal Fresh-Cut Produce Extender and NatureSeal For Guacamole & Avocado in the fridge! 

Before you get started on the salad, you should have your turkey bacon and grilled chicken ready to be added. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing which include balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, dijon mustard, minced garlic, sea salt, and Italian seasoning. 

Grab two bowls and add your salad ingredients into one which will include spring mix, two sliced pears, goat cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, walnuts, and chopped avocados. You will then drizzle the balsamic dressing on top of the salad after you’ve added the chicken and bacon. It’s now good to go! 

This next recipe will make for a great appetizer on cold, January nights! If you’re looking for something salty and sweet, gather your apples and chocolate with a Salted Caramel Fondue dip listed by Delish 

Firstly, in a small saucepan, you will combine soft caramels and heavy cream over medium-low heat. You will then let it cook while stirring, until the caramel is melted, and then stir in flaky sea salt. Have a batch of green apple slices treated with NatureSeal that will keep the dipping slices look fresh all night long! 

This quick-and-easy recipe will go with any chip that your heart desires! Get ready to spice up your snack choices with this Black-Eyed Pea and Avocado Salsa laid out perfectly by Eating By Elaine. 

Perfecting an avocado salsa means making sure your avocados look fresh from the get-go, with NatureSeal for Guacamole and Avocado! If you peek at the ingredient list, you’ll see that you will need black-eyed peas, diced avocados, cherry tomatoes, large red onion, fresh cilantro, teaspoon salt, and an optional jalapeño. Simply add all these into a mixing bowl and you can immediately combine with salty chips or as a salad! 

This list would not complete with some dinner options! The first one, provided by Bon Appétit, is a pork chops dish with a side of celery treated by NatureSeal and almond salad that will make for an excellent choice to celebrate your new lifestyle goals and resolutions for 2021.  

The first step is setting aside a bowl of combined cranberries and vinegar. You will then season the pork chops and cook them until both sides are browned and use tongs to melt and cook the fat cap. Add thyme, garlic, and butter to skillet, and swirl to melt butter. Move the pork chops, thyme, and garlic to a cutting board and let meat rest while you assemble the salad. 

The next step is combining shallot and salt in a bowl. Pour vinegar from reserved cranberries into bowl, adding cranberries, celery, parsley, almonds, Parmesan, and pinches of salt. You will toss to combine the ingredients. 

Finally, cut along bones to remove meat from pork chops, moving the meat and bones to a platter along with garlic and thyme, then pouring any remaining juice on the cutting board over top. It’s ready to be served with the salad! 

Whether it’s dinner or lunch, any guacamole recipe can round out a meal with its versatility. If there’s one way you can start fresh in 2021, you can make a special guacamole dish prepared with NatureSeal for Guacamole and Avocado, that will keep the signature green appearance looking that way for up to five days! 

In this Winter Guacamole by Great British Chefs, mash your avocados and make sure to treat them with NatureSeal in this step.  You will then stir in pomegranate seeds, parsley, red onions, a pinch of salt, and a lot of grinded black pepper. Mix well, and taste-test as you add any salt or pepper to fit your taste buds. You will then serve your guac with dukkah. This may just as well replace your traditional guacamole recipe if you get it just right! 

Starting the first month of the new year is all about beginnings, especially trying out a recipe that can make for an exciting start. We hope these recommended recipes will turnout just as well as your 2021 will! 

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