Recommitment Instead of Resolution

vegan gluten-free lemon artichoke hummus

Lemon Artichoke Hummus

It’s the new year.  For many people, that means making a list of resolutions.  You know, promises you make (and likely break) to live better in the new year.

I like to find another way to bring myself back to healthy habits after a season of overindulgence.

I recommit myself to the idea of living healthfully.  What’s the difference?  I think of recommitment as a mindset, where as resolutions are a list of activities.

I remember that I am happier when I am active.  So, I will run with my friends, practice yoga, and dance with my kids.

I feel better when I eat whole foods with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables and whole grains.  I will cook up soups and stews, mix up smoothies and drink more herbal tea.

Since I am focusing on my attitude rather than specific actions, success is well within reach.  Isn’t the point of all those resolutions to be healthier anyway?

Eating more flavorful snacks will keep me happier and feeling good.  This recipe for Lemon Artichoke Hummus is sure to brighten my day and enhance my healthier attitude.

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Lemon Artichoke Hummus

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can canellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • Zest and juice of 1 or 2 lemons (depending on preference)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

1. Puree all ingredients together in food processor or blender.

How do you recommit yourself to healthy living in the new year?

Kim Lutz is a vegan mom to two boys, and lives with her rocker husband, dog and cat. She is the author of Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes and the gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan website, welcomingkitchen.com. Kim is the co-author with Megan Hart, MS, RD, LD, of two other cookbooks.

14 Responses to Recommitment Instead of Resolution

  • Great thoughts and wonderful recipe, Kim. (Well, anything with artichoke rocks in my book.) Thank you and happy new year!

    Shirley

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    Kim Reply:

    @Shirley @ gfe, Shirley, I agree that artichoke makes most things better. I wish you and your family a very happy new year!

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  • Janet says:

    I agree with you 100%! It is a re-commitment.

    Thank you for the recipe. I am not a huge fan of hummus but this sounds good :)

    Much Love,
    Janet

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    Kim Reply:

    @Janet, Wishing you all the best in the new year, Janet!

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  • Ricki says:

    Love this idea. And that hummus! :)

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    Kim Reply:

    @Ricki, Happy New Year, Ricki!!!

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  • here here on living well. can’t wait to add artichokes to my next batch of hummus….thanks!

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    Kim Reply:

    @Tracy Konoske MS RD, I hope you like it, Tracy!

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  • Karen W says:

    I was so happy to come across this post! This really was such an inspiration and too true. It seems every new years resolution I have ever made starts off strong and ends without success (same with my dieting!). I believe it’s all about a lifestyle change, a change of mindset, an attitude adjustment! This year my lifestyle change is going to incorporate a gluten free diet! I have quite a few friends who are gluten intolerant and have heard from a number of them that there are some amazing gluten free recipes out there that are delicious and extremely healthy (and assist with weight loss!). They have opened my eyes to the wonderful world of gluten *and even dairy free cooking* and I would highly recommend the website http://www.ninacucina.com/. I recently purchased her book, Nina Cucina: Your Healthy Gourmet and I have become addicted to gluten free recipes! I am not a great cook but I found this book (and website) so informative and so easy to follow. For every single recipe the author, Nina Pucillo, gives the nutritional value of each dish and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the dish. All of the dishes featured in the book are totally gluten-free and Nina has included many recipes that are dairy-free too! Thanks for sharing! I hope my suggestion helps too :) Fingers crossed this new way of thinking and all of these new recipes help me out in the new year! Good luck to all of you!

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    Kim Reply:

    @Karen W, Thanks for the tip, Karen.

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  • Kim, that sounds delicious. So simple and healthy. Just LOVE it :)

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    Kim Reply:

    @The Blender Girl, Tess, I find it easier to be successful if my healthy snacks don’t take too much effort. Better chance of success!

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  • Laura Dwight says:

    I made this and I suggest using less lemon juice rather than more, and perhaps switching the beans to chickpeas. It was watery and not very tasty when I made it…

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  • Nadine McColm says:

    I am so making this. Thank you for the recommitment reminder and welcome spring!

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