Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!

If you’re like me, this is the time of year when you set some new goals for yourself.  The question is, how long do you actually work on meeting these goals?

If you’re like me, maybe two months. Maybe.

This year, I’m going to approach New Year’s resolutions a bit differently.  In the past, I would set some crazy goals for myself that were just plain unattainable.  Or unsustainable.  Because that’s how I “like” to do things.

I’m going to set some monthly goals, so that I can break it down into more “doable” tasks.

When I did the 30-Day No Sugar Challenge in September, it helped me to realize the power of changing something in my life for 30 days. {sidenote: I’m doing this again for January!}

There are different areas of my life that I want to make changes in, but for the purpose of this blog, I will stick to 30 day challenges that pertain to health in some way.

For the month of January, I am going to work on purging our pantry of some highly processed foods.  Don’t get me wrong: we don’t buy Cheetos and Little Debbie cakes (but no offense if you do!).

As a dietitian, I do try to stick to only buying decent food for my family.  However, there are some things we love that are a bit more processed than I’d like.

Here’s a sneak preview of my first attempt at replacing a processed food with a DELICIOUS homemade version:

homemade granola bars I hope to share some good ideas and recipes with you over the next month that will help you eliminate some of the highly processed foods in your pantry!

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4 Responses to Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

  1. julie gentino January 4, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Okay I am taking the challenge only more specifically with a 30-day gluten free diet. I get sick SO MUCH and am generally fatigued, and a doctor suggested trying this diet to see if I have a gluten intolerance. But it is basically like the less-processed-food-challenge. Looking forward to reading about your experience!

    • Christen January 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      Julie, I hope you can get to the bottom of why you are getting sick so much! Hopefully both of us will feel better as we get rid of the less-healthy foods. Keep me updated on your gluten free experience!!

  2. Christine Buttrey January 6, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    So, I just stumbled upon your website (via southernsavers) and am loving your website (especially the article about bribbing your son to where his halloween costume). I am also a mother, who also is a dietitian. I often find it very difficult to separate that “Book knowledge” from the practical side of life. (Like this morning when I gave my children donuts for breakfast … doesn’t it count when they had milk and some apple slices too!) Anyway, I too would like to rid my house of a lot of processed food. I am anxious to see the recipe for the picture of what looks like granola bars? I will continue to follow your articles. Good luck with your new years resolution!

    • Christen January 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      Oh wow…another dietitian! So glad to hear I’m not the only dietitian-mom who doesn’t do it all perfectly! Glad you resonate with what I deal with. I will get the recipe on here very soon for the granola bars…they are super easy and delicious! Thanks for following!!

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