Wednesday, January 8, 2014
New Year's Resolutions used to be something I made every year. And, like many others, I would forget all about them by mid-February. Then one year, I can't remember when, I just didn't make one. And you know what? It felt really good. I always had a bit of remorse and guilt when I would "break" them. The first year I didn't make a resolution I had no guilt and no remorse. I felt free. Its been several years since I last made a resolution. In fact, it rarely crosses my mind to make one. This year for some reason I have decided to do it. I'm going to make a resolution--the most common one of all.....eat healthier. I have a family of 5 so I need to find something that works for everyone from my husband all the way down to a 9 month old. I haven't spent a lot of time researching different ways to do this, so technically I guess I haven't started yet. There are so many new and different plans out there, its overwhelming. I'm a pretty picky eater, as is our 6 year old, so this could be a challenge. As the main cooker in the house I feel like its my duty to make sure we all get on a good path to health. We don't eat terribly bad right now, but I know it could be a lot better. So here are some of the things I'm looking for:
1. I want to try and eliminate or significantly diminish the amount of processed/boxed/prepared foods we eat.
2. Eat a lot more produce
3. Cut back on the amount of chicken we eat. We eat a lot of this, probably 5-6 times a week.
4. Find healthy quick snacks the kids will enjoy.
5. Find quick meals for those crazy nights we are rushing from one place to another.
6. Find a way to do all of this without breaking the bank.
What ways do you eat healthy? Do you have a plan you stick with or just wing it?