Friday, December 31, 2010

What are Your Food Resolutions?

Most people think of New Year’s Resolutions in general terms. Lose weight, exercise more – that kind of thing. Have you ever stopped to consider making a specific New Year’s Food Resolution?

I find that I can keep my goals or resolutions if they are

  1. Quantifiable
  2. Measurable
  3. Specific
Can you tell I do a lot of project management type work for my job? *Hee*


Instead of resolving that I’m going to eat healthy, I’d say:

  1. I’m going to buy one less bag of snack food every time I go to the grocery store.
  2. Research what those long ingredients names are on label of my favorite snack this month.

Or maybe you are one of those people who claims they hate vegetables. Really? All of them?

Maybe it’s not that you hate vegetables but instead you don’t like how the vegetables you have tried are cooked or preserved. For example, I like spinach raw but hated cooked spinach as a kid.  I thought the best way to ruin the taste of spinach was to cook it. Well, it turns out that the cooked spinach (like most of the vegetables I was served as a kid) I ate came from a can. Once I tried cooking fresh and frozen spinach, I liked it!

When it comes to eating vegetables, there’s no law that says you have to eat them by themselves. You can always add them as an ingredient into something. For me, that meant adding frozen spinach to a spicy tomato sauce and serving it over pasta.

Do you have any New Year’s Food Resolutions?

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