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3 Tips for Cooking Up a
Healthy New Year
fter a holiday season filled with indulgent food and limited time for exercise,
there’s no time like the New Year to adopt some new, healthy habits.
recommend installing a faucet filtration system that won’t break the bank, such as
the PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System, for a superior, on-demand solution for
clean, healthy and great-tasting water right from the tap.”
Visit PUR.com to learn more about superior faucet filtration systems and how to get
cleaner, better-tasting water.
These additional tips can help you get a healthy start to the New Year:
Change up your routine. Start by making a few lifestyle changes, such as maintaining
a healthier diet or increasing your exercise regimen. Maybe you’d like to shed a few
pounds or tone up before the weather gets warmer. Changing up your eating (and
drinking) habits can be the first step on the path to success.
Start at the tap. Make sure your healthy eating habits include cooking with the
best-tasting water possible. You may be surprised to know that the water coming
from your faucet may contain unwanted contaminants such as lead and mercury.
That means you could be washing your fruits and vegetables or making soups and
smoothies with water that contains impurities. Contrary to what some people may
think, boiling water does not completely remove certain contaminants like lead from
“Drinking water daily is an important component to staying healthy, as water keeps
you hydrated, aids in digestion and transports vitamins and other nutrients. I prefer
drinking filtered water to make sure I avoid potentially unwanted contaminants,”
said Keri Glassman, a registered dietitian, nutritionist and PUR spokesperson. “I
Create healthy, hearty recipes. There are plenty of delicious and nutritious recipes
that can help fuel your body all year long. For example, this hearty soup is full of
tasty, powerful ingredients like protein-rich chicken sausage; nutrient-dense kale and
butternut squash, which are excellent sources of fiber; plus vitamins and minerals.
Garlic, onions and cloves add a kick of antioxidants and flavor.
White Bean Soup with Spicy Chorizo
Recipe courtesy of Keri Glassman
Cook time: 30 minutes
cups kale, chopped
medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
can (14 ounces) cannellini beans, drained
cups PUR filtered water, plus additional for rinsing
tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 links precooked chicken sausage, diced
cups low-sodium chicken broth
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Rinse kale, squash and cannellini beans in filtered water. Set aside.
In pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic, stirring fre-
quently until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and saute 2 min-
utes, or until warmed through and slightly browned.
Add squash, kale, broth and 2 cups filtered water. Cook, partially cov-
ered, 15-20 minutes, or until squash is softened.
Reduce heat to low. Add beans and gently simmer uncovered 3 minutes.
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, before serving.
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