Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy our selection of twelve recipes for the year ahead which take a fresh approach to some of our favorite eats. If you made a resolution to improve your cooking or nutrition, we hope these recipes support you, and feel like a celebration of good choices.
Chicken parmesan is a classic dish, a favorite comfort food, and surprisingly easy to adapt for a nutritious eating plan. Cooking the chicken in the oven, aside from being the easiest method for home cooks, also lets you get a crispy cutlet without the oil involved in deep frying.View recipe »
If you’re looking for a simple breakfast option, make a big batch of these smoothies and freeze in single-serve portions. Take one out of the freezer when you take one out of the fridge, and you’ll have smooth sailing for a tasty grab-n-go meal when you need one.View recipe »
More thinking about New Years
If you’re interested in learning more, here are three great, applicable, New Year blogs to read.
According to surveys, 41% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and roughly 21% of those involve eating more healthfully and losing weight, while working out more often is a resolution of about 5% of people. Clearly, improving oneself is a goal—and not inherently a bad thing. In fact, those who set goals are more likely to achieve them—even if it takes multiple attempts. I have no problem with goal setting; it’s a great tool. I do, however, have a problem with the magazine cover line “new year, new you.”
I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I mean, think about it. What could possibly happen on January 1 that doesn’t exist on December 31 that makes it possible to make a change that has been on your mind for months? Yet many magazines, TV personalities and the like will be talking about how to stick to these supposed resolutions.
As we all transition from the extra expense and calories of celebrating the holidays into the belt-tightening (in more ways than one) of the new year, nutritious recipes that are easy on the budget are worth their weight in gold…or coins, at any rate. This roundup is easy on the wallet and the waistline, but doesn’t skimp on flavor for a minute. Enjoy this jumpstart for a healthier new year!