“I resolve to try new healthy recipes”
Getting stuck in a meal rut can lead to, at best, boring meals, and, at worst, ordering out a lot. That’s why this year Tiberio has decided to try a new recipe each week. “I’m going to pull out a recipe book and tag recipes that I want to make,” she says. And to make sure she has no excuses for not following through and making them, she says she plans to make a project out of printing healthy recipes and putting them on her table so she can reference them when she makes her grocery list.
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“I resolve to help others improve their nutrition”
Already got your nutrition on lock? Help others learn healthy habits and increase access to good foods in your community. “I made a different goal for each month of 2020 related to things I am going to do to help promote community nutrition,” Tiberio says. For example, three of her goals are planting two apple trees with a local school, writing to her local politician about increasing funding for community gardens and donating healthy food to the local food pantry.
“I resolve to eat more nutrient-dense foods”
You can be overfed and yet still undernourished – a phenomenon that happens when you eat a lot of junk food that is full of calories but empty of vitamins and nutrients. To make sure she’s getting everything she needs, Patricia Bannan, healthy cooking expert, plans to maximise one meal a day. “In 2020, I’ll be focusing on eating meals that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients per serving,” she says. One example is salmon paired with kale and bok choy. “I’ll be getting lots of healthy fats, potassium, vitamin C and fibre,” she says.