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Resolve to Eat More Fermented Foods: 4 Easy Recipes

Make a New Year's resolution to stay healthy

New Year’s Eve came and went and now with resolutions and wellness top of mind, many predictions are circulating about 2016’s hottest health trends. One that keeps catching eyes is fermented foods (and no, we’re not talking about grapes and wine). With a variety of foods falling into the “fermented” category, there are many ways to incorporate these gut-healthy options into your diet.

One member of the fermented family is tempeh, a plant-based staple of traditional Indonesian cuisine.  This versatile ingredient is full of plant protein and easily absorbs the flavors of any dish, so tempeh can be easily added to everything from stir-fry to salad, and can even transform into buffalo “wings” or French fries. Not sure how to use it? Check out these recipes for inspiration.

This recipe packs a punch while simultaneously keeping things light. Use up whatever veggies you have lying around your house and increase the recipe volume so you can have pre-packaged lunch for the week!

Kung Pao Tempeh

Already prepping for game day? Keep all your guests happy – those with resolutions and otherwise – with these healthier buffalo tenders that provide the same great taste of everyone’s favorite football snack.

Baked Buffalo Tempeh Tenders

This vegetarian chili recipe is hearty with tempeh, lentils and sweet potatoes and rich with spices, like turmeric, that are known to help reduce gut inflammation. Curl up with a guilt-free bowl of this chili when it’s too cold to go outside.

Lentil, Tempeh and Sweet Potato Chili

Trying to eliminate fried foods as part of a New Year’s resolution? These fries will fool your taste buds, as they’re made with tempeh and cornmeal but manage to fill the French fry void. Serve with a vegan curry mayo at your next get together!

Flax Tempeh Fries With Curry Vegan Mayo


For more inspirational ideas, visit www.lightlife.com/recipes-and-how-to and get acquainted with The Lightlifers.


Kung Pao Tempeh
Kung Pao Tempeh
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