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Keep Your 2014 Wellness Resolutions Going Strong with Better-for-You, Delicious and Simple Solutions from NOW Foods Chef Suzy Singh Shares Smart Swaps, Snacking Tips and Recipes to Help Make This Year Your Most Successful Yet.

Bloomingdale, Ill. (February 4, 2014) – Forty-five percent of Americans resolve to maintain a healthy diet in January, but just about two-thirds of people are still on track by month’s end.1,2 For those that are still on track today, less than half will stick with their goals by June.2 How can Americans overcome such daunting statistics to maintain momentum and realize their resolutions? According to most wellness experts, the key is setting smaller, achievable steps that ladder up to the overall goal.

That’s why Chef Suzy Singh, NOW Foods’ R&D Corporate Chef and FOX’s “MasterChef” season 2 finalist, provides simple solutions including easy-to-prepare recipes, smart swaps and tips featuring Living Now™ and a variety of natural products from NOW that can help people realistically achieve their resolutions and stick to a healthy diet this year.

For those maintaining an allergy-friendly diet, Chef Suzy recommends the new Living Now™ line of allergy-friendly, non-GMO products that can easily be used as a substitute for traditional cooking/baking ingredients and mixes without sacrificing the taste or texture of the original recipe. According to the National Restaurant Association, gluten-free meals are among the top 10 predicted menu trends for 2014, and will continue to boom throughout the decade. Currently, more than 30 percent of adults keep a gluten-free diet, the majority not out of medical necessity, but to live a more natural, healthful lifestyle, so there is a need for a greater variety of great-tasting gluten-free products.3

With a focus on wholesome ancient grains and flours, the Living Now line includes Organic Amaranth, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Quinoa, Tapioca Flour, White Rice Flour and a new Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour. Living Now baking mixes include Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie, with delicious new baking essentials continuing to roll out early this year such as Gluten-Free Organic Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix and Gluten-Free Baking and Pancake Mix. Suggested retail prices for the Living Now line of products range from $3.29 to $7.99.

“With people interested now more than ever in what they’re eating, my goal is to showcase the variety and versatility of natural, affordable and great-tasting products and ingredients from NOW that can easily be incorporated and substituted into the daily diet,” said Chef Suzy. “It can be as simple as swapping out rice for Living Now Organic Quinoa, or experimenting with Living Now Organic Amaranth in place of couscous. In fact, one of my favorite recipes for a simple and delicious dinner is Gluten Free Baked Chicken, which swaps in Living Now Brown Rice Flour for traditional flour. You’d never tell the difference!”

For the baking enthusiast and those looking to lighten up favorite foods, recipes and beverages, Chef Suzy recommends new NOW Real Food Sugarless Sugar™. A one-to-one sugar replacement, Sugarless Sugar is non-GMO, has one-third the calories of sugar and is made with BetterStevia™, an organic, zero calorie sweetener. Just use an equal amount of Sugarless Sugar to substitute for regular sugar. “It truly revolutionizes the way you bake and takes the guilt out of enjoying your favorite foods, especially desserts!” Try Chef Suzy’s recipe for Sugarless Sugar™ Chocolate Cake. Even add to breakfast staples, like Warm Homemade Muesli, for a hearty and nutritious choice to start the day.

View all of Chef Suzy's recipes.

 Sources:

1. Health.USNews.com: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/12/13/how-to-make-realistic-new-years-resolutions

2. WebMD.com: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/new-years-resolutions-1-month-later

3. HuffingtonPost.com: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/gluten-free-diet_n_2818954.html