2019 is officially here, and if you’re like most people you’re getting a head start on your new year’s resolutions. Setting goals and sticking to them is an excellent way to start the new year and we have some awesome ideas for you if you need a little help.
Spending More Time at Home with Family
Family is a beautiful thing, and spending as much time with them as you can is not only a great new year’s resolution, but will give you memories that last a lifetime. A perfect way to spend more time with the family is to gather everyone in the kitchen and create a home cooked meal together. Give every member of the family a chance to showcase their creativity by picking a recipe and take turns with different jobs in the kitchen. Bonding over cooking and then being able to sit down and eat together as a family can become a wonderful tradition that grows out of this resolution.
Eco-friendliness in the Kitchen
Being eco-friendly doesn’t just involve the outside world, it starts at home. You can even apply it to the way you run your kitchen and the items that you’re buying. For example, take the time to purchase items that aren’t heavily packaged or wrapped in plastic. This will reduce overall waste that ends up in a landfill. On this same note, make it a point to recycle plastics, papers, glass, and anything else you can. Our sauces are bottled in 100% recyclable containers! When it comes to making food, make more strategic decisions so that you can reduce food waste. This can be anything from using everything that you buy so it isn’t thrown away to using leftover vegetable scraps to make chicken stock. Make one of your resolutions to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen!
Making a conscious choice to eat healthier is one of the best gifts that you can give to yourself for the new year. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, and there are so many great recipes out there to choose from. Mix it up by selecting different types of recipes with a variety of ingredients to keep things fresh. When going out to eat, keep an eye out on the ingredients being used to make healthier choices. You can even swap out ingredients for healthier selections. For example, choosing whole wheat bread and leaner meats. Make sure to have a balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, natural ingredients, whole grains, and fiber.
Cooking More at Home
If you’ve committed to eating healthier this year, an easy way to do this is to tie it in with another resolution - cooking more at home! When you make your own meals, you’re able to control the quality of ingredients used as well as the amount of salt and other additives. Switch it up by trying new recipes and inviting friends over to enjoy your cooking. Best of all, you’ll save yourself a ton of money by not going out to eat.
Make 2019 the best year yet full of health, happiness, and great memories with these simple and completely doable new year’s resolutions!