We may be full swing into January, but there’s never a bad time to kick off your list of New Year’s resolutions. If you’re looking for something special to try this year (or simply want to switch up your routine), try out the ideas below!
Rethink your routine
We’re all for the establishment of meal plans and times devoted to prepping your meals for the week—but don’t let your cooking routine get too routine! Enjoy your cuisine a little more by switching up where you eat at work, what you eat for lunch, or how often you dine out. These small changes can make you more excited about your meals, leading to you putting more thought and care into making dishes that succeed.
Get out of your comfort zone
Who doesn’t love the familiarity of a classic dish like spaghetti and meatballs or macaroni and cheese? These dishes deserve a spot at every family’s dinner table—but in the pursuit of getting out of your comfort zone, don’t be afraid to try new things! You might do this by attempting a new version of an old classic (adding seafood to your classic baked mac and cheese, for example) or indulging in entirely different recipes altogether. Variety is the spice of life, after all, and you might just find something you truly love in the process.
Enjoy healthful changes
It’s no secret that one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy and get fit. Start in the kitchen with deliciously healthful changes! Try out smart twists to traditional recipes, like quinoa brownies or nutty fruit bars the whole family will enjoy.
Document your dining
2017 can be the year you start to think consciously about the food you eat—both for the sake of measuring nutrients and simply recording meals that you love! Use the note pad on your phone and, of course, your camera tool to remember especially delicious foods.
Make food fun
You don’t need to play with your food to make it fun—though of course we won’t stop you!
You can enjoy cooking and dining by having family cook-offs, baking nights, or savoring a chance to dine out for no special reason at all.
We hope that these resolutions help you savor life in and out of the kitchen.
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