Recipe Developer and Chef Julie Hartigan Shares Tips to Creating Healthier Meals and Snacks in the New Year

Recipe Developer and Founder of ‘Cooking with Julie’ Chef Julie Hartigan Shares Tasty Tips to Make Mealtime Easier and Snacks Healthier

Chef Julie Hartigan has created literally thousands of recipes during her amazing career. As a professional recipe developer and TV host, she is known as the Chef with a fun personality who loves to turn every day into a party. Now, the founder of the Cooking with Julie brand is sharing some of her favorite ‘healthier’ New Year’s recipes for meals and snacks that are perfect for improving the way people eat. Whether making the family happy or creating big game party snacks, Chef Julie will show-and-tell everyone how the everyday “chef” at home can create amazing meals using the culinary “tips, tricks and hacks” of a food professional.


Whether on-the-go or looking for a midday snack, Chicken of the Sea is a go-to with their new Wild Caught Tuna and Salmon Packets! They are convenient, flavorful, and packed with the nutrients needed to live a healthier life. Each packet is 100 calories or less and delivers high quality, responsibly sourced protein made with certified tuna and salmon. Try making walking salads or creating charcuterie boards with a seafood twist. Chicken of the Sea packets come in classic and lightly seasoned varieties so there is something for everyone! For more information, visit


A top grocery hack is Malt-O-Meal cereal. Available in 36 different flavors like Fruity Dyno-Bites and Cinnamon Toasters, Malt-O-Meal has delicious cereal for the whole family, at a price that can not be beat! The resealable bag keeps flavors fresh and makes it easy for kids to pour their own bowl in the morning.  Malt-O-Meal cereal is available at retailers nationwide, or It is is the perfect addition to keep in every pantry for snacking, or meals. For more information, visit


It is important to keep not just nutritious, but satisfying snacks on hand, which is why a staple in any pantry should be Blue Diamond Almonds. Almonds are a great heart healthy snack, as a strong source of daily fiber and healthy fats, which can improve cholesterol levels. With one serving packing 6 grams of protein and over 20 different flavors, Blue Diamond Almonds are a great go-to snack for satisfying both hunger and cravings. Some examples are the Smokehouse Almonds, full of smoky goodness and Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds, which have that wasabi kick with a salty and sweet finish! With so many flavor options, these will satisfy any game day craving! For more information, visit