New Year, New You
Happy New Year! Now that the holidays have subsided, New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. In fact, nearly half of Americans are expected to make a resolution, with most vowing to lose weight. Last year, only 59 percent of people kept to their resolutions, even lower from the previous year’s 72 percent. If mindful meal planning is on your agenda, we are here to help with solutions, tips and food ideas to successfully usher you into 2015.
A few ways to start the year off light:
- Spice things up: Try eating one meal a day that contains some kind of spice—from red pepper, chills to hot sauce—all help boost flavor and satisfaction.
- In a hurry, but still want to get a flavorful meal on the table for dinner? InnovAsian’s King Pao Chicken is just what you need for a spicy kick!
- Take your taste buds on a journey with Evol Foods Korean Style Beef & Kimchi Street Tacos with sweet and spicy sriracha sauce!
- Don’t ditch breakfast: Waking up with protein and high-fiber foods can go a long way.
- Start the day with Lean Cuisine’s Veggie Scramble with egg whites, roasted red potatoes, reduced fat cheddar cheese, red peppers, onion and spinach
- If you’re running late, heat up a Kellogg’s Special K Flatbread Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich—only 240 calories per sandwich!
- Accept mindful snacks: Squeezing in three nutritious meals a day may be difficult to plan for every day, but mindful snacking can help relieve cravings.
- When craving a nibble in the middle of the afternoon, grab Organic Valley Stringles that are perfect for children, but just as nutritious and delicious for adults.
- Check the freezer aisle for produce: You can find flash-frozen fruits and veggies that are harvested at the peak of ripeness.
- Blueberries are full of antioxidants, so grab a frozen bag from Dole that are always in season.
Tips for making a new year’s resolution you will actually keep:
- Set a goal that is measurable: Be specific and set interim milestones to gauge progress instead of setting a single goal far in the future.
- Celebrate small victories: In order to have better retention, celebrate all of the small victories.
- Don’t obsess over your weight: Take the focus away from the scale and concentrate on the things that will help you reach your goal weight.
- Do it for you: Choose resolutions for you and if it’s not something you find significant, don’t’ do it.
What is your New Year’s Resolution? Let us know in the comments below!