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New Year’s Resolutions Check-In (and Chicken)

Five Resolutions Georges Farmers Market Can Help You Achieve  

 

We’re a few weeks into 2023, and the question is — how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Every year, almost 40% of adults set New Year’s resolutions in the United States. However, almost half are expected to fail before the end of January — 43% to be exact. Even more staggering — 23% of people fail within the first week. If you’re included in those who have already failed — don’t stop reading! It’s never the wrong time to resolve to do better in some area of your life. And we at Georges Farmers Market can help! 

 

According to the Statista Global Consumer Survey, the most common resolution in the United States for 2023 was to exercise more. Unfortunately, we have no chicken-based advice for that. We could… put you to work on the farm? That seems like a bad idea. You’re on your own for that one. But we can help you with many other common resolutions.  

 

Check out some of the top New Year’s resolutions people made this year — and see how you can accomplish them with our chicken at your side (or on your table)!  

 

Chicken Kebab Meal Served

1) Eat Healthier 

Eating healthier is the second most popular resolution in the United States this year, with 50% of people ready to take on the challenge. And we are ready to help you succeed with this resolution! We raise our chickens without hormones, steroids, or antibiotics and always with a non-GMO diet, giving you a product that feels good and tastes good! Chicken also provides a great source of protein, with one of our boneless, skinless chicken breasts containing 26 grams in a 4-ounce serving! 

 

Other health benefits of chicken include: 

  • Builds stronger bones and muscles 
  • Helps with weight management 
  • Improves heart health 
  • Boosts mood 
  • Contains vitamin B12, zinc, copper, and iron

 

If you’ve resolved to eat healthier, here are a few of our favorite healthy recipes. 

Fajita Chicken & Rice Bowl

  • Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes   
  • Servings: 4 

 

Asian Chicken Salad

  • Prep + Cook Time: 25 minutes   
  • Servings: 4 

 

Balsamic Brown Sugar Chicken

  • Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes   
  • Servings: 4 

 

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Tomato-Cucumber Salad + Tzatziki

  • Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes   
  • Servings: 4 

 

Chicken Meal with Avocado Served

2) Lose Weight 

Losing weight came in as the third most common resolution this year, making the top three all health related. The new year is a great time to focus on your health — and the masses agree, with 70% of all resolutions relating to physical health, according to a Swiss study. 

As mentioned above, chicken provides an excellent source of protein — and increased protein intake can help propel your weight loss journey. Studies show that consuming protein as 30% of your daily calories helps you lose weight.  

 

A high-protein diet: 

  • Boosts metabolism, helping you burn more calories 
  • Reduces appetite, helping you eat fewer calories 
  • Balances weight-regulating hormones 

 

breast saddlepack

3) Save Money 

In an era of inflation, saving money is at the top of everyone’s minds — and at the top of 39% of resolution lists. We pride ourselves on offering affordable prices so every family can enjoy our delicious chicken. 

Our saddlepacks offer a great money-saving solution. These packs divide the product into four individually sealed sections, meaning you can buy in bulk and freeze some for later. We offer saddlepacks of our boneless, skinless chicken breasts; our chicken breast tenderloins, and our boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Our products are sold exclusively in Sam’s Clubs around the United States. Find a store near you today! 

 

4) Spend More Time with Family and Friends 

Coming in at the fifth most popular resolution this year, spending more time with family and friends is something that could benefit us all. And what better way to spend time with them than around a wonderful meal? Having no-phone dinner times is a great way to intentionally connect with your family, and you can also host a special dinner party for your friends. 

Browse our selection of recipes to see which one fits your get-together best. 

 

5) Learn a New Hobby or Skill 

It’s never the wrong time to learn a new hobby or skill. Cooking is always a great skill to perfect — and the people in your house will thank you for it. Or, you can always become a grill master! If that’s your path of action, our chicken is the perfect accomplice. 

As you enter this new year strong, I hope our chicken helps you achieve some of your resolutions. 

 

Happy 2023, friends!

Hearty and Healthy: Our Favorite Cold-Weather Recipes

There’s no better way to combat cold weather than by spending the evening around a warm, hearty meal. But when the temperature drops and hibernation mode sets in, the last thing you want to do is worry about what to make for dinner. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite winter recipes to make it easy.

Don’t forget the staple of your winter cooking: root vegetables! Learn how to incorporate root vegetables into your family dinners.

Here are some recipes you can use all winter long.

 

Chicken & White Bean Chili

Chili is the ultimate cold-weather meal, regardless of which recipe you choose. Our chicken and white bean chili calls for a fresh whole chicken, which takes about an hour and a half to cook. It only takes about 30 minutes to whip up the rest of this dish. This hearty recipe brings together the perfect combination of chicken, beans, garlic and onion, and it tastes great reheated. You can serve this dish with cornbread, garlic bread or crackers.

Prep + Cook Time: 2 hours

Servings: 4–6

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Creamy garlic butter chicken

Creamy Garlic Butter Chicken with Spinach and Bacon

This creamy dish will keep the shivers away. Made in less than an hour with our boneless, skinless chicken breasts, this delicious recipe would be a great addition to any holiday dinner or get-together. Looking for more recipes for this holiday season? Check out our favorite recipes for all your hosting and guest needs.

Prep + Cook Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 4  

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Harvest Chicken Casserole

Harvest Chicken Casserole

This hearty harvest chicken casserole is the perfect mid-hibernation meal. This recipe combines a medley of your favorite winter vegetables, including sweet potato, butternut squash and Brussel sprouts paired with our boneless, skinless chicken breasts. This recipe will become a staple all winter long.

Prep + Cook Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 6  

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Chicken Queso served over rice

Chicken Queso

If you’re looking for something quick and easy that your kids will love, this is the recipe for you. Made in less than 30 minutes with your pressure cooker, this recipe combines our chicken thighs with taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, diced green chilies and cheese, served over white rice. Think … chicken taco bowl. I promise, it will be a hit.

Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4–6

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Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken spaghetti is a classic, regardless of how you make it. This recipe calls for our chicken breasts served on top of pasta and tomato sauce. Pro tip: Shred the chicken and mix everything together if you have kids. 

Prep + Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

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Other Winter Recipes

Here are a few more recipes you can pull out this winter to keep the cold away. Check out all of George’s products to see which one would go best with your recipe of choice.

  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Chicken parmesan
  • Chicken gnocchi soup

Cold weather calls for hearty dinner recipes, and we hope you find your new favorite cold-weather recipe here! Looking for more? Check out our full selection of delicious recipes.

Stay warm, friends!