If you want to give your eating habits a good kick in the pants, now’s a good time to begin. After a season of excess, it’s nice to start January on a healthy note. But if you expect that to mean pallid plates of baked chicken and steamed vegetables, you’ve come to the wrong place. Instead, we have a weekly plan that includes suggestions for healthy, flavorful meals you can cook each week.
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Food trends come and go. While many are fabulous, others make you scratch your head in disbelief. The healthy food trends forecast for 2016 were created to help fit into your hectic lifestyle and also enjoy indulgences (in moderation, of course). Here’s what you’ll be seeing in the upcoming year.
Don’t be duped by bad diet advice. To achieve optimum health in the new year, steer clear of these diet don’ts, and stick with our advice on what to do.
The new year brings New Year’s resolutions. If you’re making the same ones year after year and they’re not sticking, it’s time to rethink your strategy. But if you’ve been successful so far, these 5 signs will let you know that the resolution you made this year is a promise you can keep.
#1: You Made a Specific Resolution
In order to become healthier, you want to make specific and achievable short-term goals. These goals become habits over time. Instead of making a resolution that you’ll lose 50 pounds this year, make a more specific goal on how you will achieve it. Some specific goals include:
- I will eat 5 servings of vegetables 3 days a week.
- I will go to Zumba class twice every week.
- I will switch from white to brown rice.
- I will make time for breakfast every day.
Here are more examples of small goals that pave the way to bigger changes.
Each year new diets, super foods and other food trends are splashed over the media and discussed by the water coolers. Sometimes these trends continue for a few years, others are out the door as quickly as they came in. Look for these hot trends in 2013.
#1: Cruciferous Greens
Members of the cabbage family such as kale, chard, turnip greens and mustard greens will start making regular appearances at restaurants. How about kale chips with your sandwich or burger?
#2: Cupcake-Dispensing ATMs
This ATM look-a-like dispenses freshly baked cupcakes 24/7. Other companies like Jamba Juice (JamboGo) and Seattle’s Best Coffee brands also have vending machines to buy their goodies.
#3: Crackdown on Food Claims
In 2012, many folks were surprised to learn that chocolate hazelnut spread wasn’t as healthy as the ads and product label promoted. A producer of Greek yogurt was also sued for using milk protein concentrate — an ingredient that isn’t acceptable by the FDA to be used in Greek yogurt — in lieu of straining techniques used to make Greek yogurt. Consumers don’t want to be misled by food manufacturers and are raising their voices.
Scrambling to find creative sides for the Jewish New Year? Look no further. This collection includes fresh ideas and some lightened up classics.
Recipes To Try:
- Sauteed Kasha and Bowties
- Jicama-Orange Salad
- Quinoa Pilaf with Pine Nuts
- Cucumber Salad
- Tomato-Stuffed Peppers
- Tzimmes in Orange Juice
- Vegetarian Chopped Liver
- Moroccan Carrot and Spinach Salad
- Pomegranate Salad
Have extra apples lying around after the holiday? Turn them into a delicious applesauce.
Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish New Year. Along with the classic apples dipped in honey, dress up your dinner table with these fresh dishes, which feature bits of the tradition.
Out with the old, in with the new! Make time this weekend to root out all those unrecognizable foods hiding in your refrigerator and get a clean, healthy start to the year.
Keep these basic tips in mind:
We all make New Year’s resolutions, especially about getting healthier. Don’t know where to begin? Here are five first steps to take.