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New Year’s resolutions typically revolve around sentiments like “lose weight” or “stop eating dessert.” And while we encourage everyone to be healthy and set goals for themselves, these resolutions are often hard to maintain.
So instead of ones that intimidate, here are some resolutions that are easy, healthy, and fun to adopt!
We get it. Your family is operating like a circus–with basketball practice, debate, and the science fair mixed into work schedules and last minute errands.
But in 2018, commit to more family dinners. Family dinners not only encourage healthier eating with more fruits and veggies, but they also provide an important connection to your family.
For quick and easy dinners, check out some of these ideas:
Rather than committing to healthy meals 100% of the time, commit to breakfast. This will help you form a habit, which you can apply to other meals. Plus, you start your day on the right foot.
Here are some simple, delicious breakfast ideas:
Once per month, recruit your kids for dinner plans.
They choose the meal, they make the shopping list, and they help cook.
This functional resolution will teach your kids planning and cooking skills and allow them to take responsibility for what they eat.
Instead of restricting food this new year, celebrate it. We firmly believe that any food can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. (Even bacon and chocolate!)
So drink whole milk, bake bread, and eat dessert! Just make sure it’s balanced and fits into your overall healthy lifestyle.
If your New Year’s resolutions are traditional, we recommend keeping a food journal. Whether this is a notebook, post-it, or virtual calendar is up to you! The act of writing down and reviewing your food choices makes it easier to spot patterns, plan meals, and make good decisions each day.
According to research, this is a powerful habit that can positively affect other aspects of your life, too.
These healthier, simpler New Year’s resolutions have the power to change something small in your life– but the effects can be massive!
Start your healthy resolutions today and head to the grocery store!