If you’re a foodie, focusing on your passion for making good food and trying the best meals the world has yet to serve is a good resolution for the year ahead. If you promise now to try out a new cuisine or pick up a new skill, you’re much more likely to once the countdown clock hits zero!
Whether you think you should eat more healthily or get better at cooking, these are worthy promises to commit to. And seeing as food is such an important thing in everyone’s life, you’ll find plenty of support out there to help you. So let’s start here. Here are some great ideas for food-related new year’s resolutions – choose one and stick to it for a taste packed 12 months!
Include More Vegetables in Your Diet
No matter how hard you try to eat ‘5 a day’, there’s going to be some weeks in which you fail. You’re not alone in this – on average less than 30% of adults actually manage this day by day – so it’s clear we need to make it easier. So instead of going out of your way to try and consume apples and bananas as snacks, instead of those handy chocolate bars we always reach for, make a resolution to simply cook them into more of your meals.
This way the vegetables you’d like to eat are already a part of your regular diet. And if they’re cooked in well you won’t even notice them! You could also simply serve up more side salads alongside your main plates at lunch and dinner, and try to consume at least half a usual portion of the greenery on offer. The more you do it now, you’ll soon stop needing to actively remember to eat more veggies – they’ll just be normal foods for you!
Learn How to Use Your Kitchen Equipment
If you recently bought or have been gifted a new bit of kitchen equipment, maybe your resolution should revolve around it? Alternatively, if you have an old rice cooker at the back of your cupboard somewhere, why not break it out and learn to use it? Whatever it is in your kitchen that doesn’t see much action, make a promise to start using it a bit more often. Or maybe you’d love to be King or Queen of the BBQ come the following summer?
Well don’t wait around! You can learn how to cook the best tomahawk ribeye at Jerkyholic.com right now, start practicing once the weather gets drier and warmer, and then invite all your friends round to enjoy the good food you serve up. You can host many more house parties and BBQ nights, and all because you understand how to use charcoal and smoke to get the perfect, sweet burn.
Try to Prevent Food Waste in Your House
Food waste is high across the globe. Indeed, it’s the one way in which the majority of households contribute to global warming the most; food is flown all over the globe and then half of it just gets chucked out again. Because of this, maybe a worthy resolution for you is to try and live as zero waste as possible?
The first step to doing this is knowing what’s in your house, and then finding recipes that use those select ingredients. You can also try meal prepping to ensure you don’t overspend on the weekly grocery shop. But most of all, you’ll need to come up with ways to use up any leftovers!
Start Growing Your Own Ingredients
Growing your own food is a great way to cut back on your carbon footprint and ensure you always know what’s going into your dishes. Plus how easy would it be to just pop into the garden and pick the ingredients you need that very day?
It’ll help to keep your food waste down as well; anything you need to throw away can go straight into your own compost heap. Start with small herb pots on the window sill and then move into a full veggie garden of your own. Invest in gardening magazines to guide you through the best seeds to plant.
Are you a big foodie? This is your chance to indulge in more good food than ever before! And all you need to do is make a good resolution once the year is out. You could eat healthier and richer from just this one small idea and have plenty of fun as you go.
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