With 2016 quickly approaching, it is time to think of some creative ways to improve your culinary life in this coming year. Whether your personal goal is to increase your healthy food habits or to diversify your cuisine, these ideas are some great new year’s resolution ideas that are sure to make 2016 your best year yet!
Going meatless, even for one day a week, has significant health benefits. Some of these benefits include decreased blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and a calmer digestive tract. One of many vegetarian new year’s resolution ideas, meatless Mondays can also help you change up your food routine!
With amazing recipes like black bean burgers or quinoa stir fry, meatless Mondays allow you to access many different flavors, cultures, and textures. Give it a try in 2016!
Travel around the World…From your Kitchen
Add some diversity to your new year’s resolution ideas by traveling around the world once a month from your kitchen! Make it a goal in 2016 to pick one day a month, at the very minimum, and make a recipe from a different country or region of the globe. You will be surprised at what you end up loving that you may never have tried otherwise. Some examples include ramen bowls, taco night, or trying your hand at homemade pasta and homemade tomato sauce!
Challenge your taste buds and your mind with one of those fun new year’s resolution ideas for diversity!
Make Dinner for a Friend
It can be difficult during the year to both take care of yourself and find time to see friends. This New Year’s resolution idea aims to combine both and enable you to have a fun and healthy time with your loved ones. Once a month, make a plan with a friend that one of you will make a healthy dinner for both of you, and then you can meet up at one of your houses and catch up while enjoying
homemade, healthy, delicious food!
You can even trade off every month with cooking and hosting. Some great, healthy, and shareable recipes include spaghetti squash spaghetti noodles, homemade turkey meatballs and whole grain pasta, or a Mexican rice bowl with peppers, beans, and cilantro.
Turn a Side Salad into a Dinner
Too often, salad’s potential goes unseen and wasted by its consumers. Instead of dreading every bite of your side salad, turn it into a fantastic main dish! Adding nutritious and nutrient-rich elements like cranberries, walnuts, almonds, and chicken strips will quickly transform your boring salad into a meal you will look forward to eating! You can even experiment by making your own tasty dressing, like balsamic infused with strawberries.
These New Year’s resolution ideas aim to enable you to live a healthy, happy, and social 2016. Keep us posted throughout the year as you try these ideas! We are eager to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and recipe ideas! Tweet us @CraveDuJour !