Healthy New Year’s Food Resolutions to Adopt
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holiday season quickly approaching, your calendar is probably filled with parties and all of the indulgent food choices that go with them. If you’re already thinking ahead to the New Year and the goals you want to set for yourself and your body, food is probably one of the top priorities on your list. Besides resolving to follow a more regiment exercise routine and drink more water, it is important to incorporate a few food resolutions to maintain a healthy diet. Molly’s Table Catering has outlined 5 food resolutions you can easily adopt & stick to for your healthiest new year yet.
5 Food Resolutions for a Healthy New Year
Eat Whole Foods: A healthy and well-balanced diet should include fresh fruits, vegetables, fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants. As part of your New Year’s food resolutions you should first cut out high processed foods, fast foods, soda and frozen meals and start incorporating lean protein, leafy greens and nutrient rich foods.
Don’t be afraid of your cravings: Don’t set yourself up for failure by eliminating the foods you love, instead learn how to make healthy swaps and/or enjoy in moderation.
Craving Mac & Cheese? Try cauliflower mac & cheese, which is equally creamy & cheesy as the original, but eliminates the carbs.
More of a dessert fan? There are dozens of low calorie or dairy free dessert and ice cream options at your local grocery store.
Shop Smarter: Avoid the middle isles, which are packed with processed foods, carbohydrates and generally all the foods you want to eliminate from your New Year’s food resolutions list. Instead, stock up on fresh & nutritious grocery items found in the outer produce, nuts and meat sections.
Eat your Water: We all know a big part of a healthy diet is our water intake, but for many it can be hard to imagine drinking 64+ ounces of water every day without getting bored. Switch it up by consuming foods that are healthy & packed with H2O like watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers.
Stress Less: Finally, don’t let the stress of eating and cooking healthy get in the way of your progress! If you are feeling overwhelmed or don’t know where to start, try a weeknight meal delivery service to help get you on track. Home cooked meal delivery services provide healthy, nutritious & portion controlled dinner options, but eliminate the stress of having to plan, cook and clean up afterwards.
Healthy Food Goals to Adopt in 2021 & Beyond
Our biggest advice when it comes to adopting healthy food resolutions this New Year is not to let food consume your life. Like everything in life, food & exercise is all about balance. Enjoy the experience of your new healthy food journey, but also eat that slice of cake & savor the moment.