The New Year is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. If you’re like most people, your list of resolutions includes some goals for self-improvement. If you’re a food lover, your list probably includes some culinary resolutions as well. Here are some ideas to help you improve your foodie life style in the new year!

SMALL CHANGES LEAD TO BIG PROGRESS

It’s easy to overwhelm ourselves with huge drastic changes when heading into a new year. As much as It sounds awesome it can be hard to change everything at once. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is one of my favourite reminders that good things take time. Just remember every action counts!

6 BASIC RESOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR DIET

  1. Cut down on processed foods and eat more whole, unprocessed foods
  2. Make sure you’re getting enough protein, fruits, and vegetables every day
  3. Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks
  4. Try to cook at home more often and avoid eating out
  5. Take time to enjoy your meals and relax while you eat
  6. Avoid eating late at night or right before bedtime

EAT AT HOME MORE OFTEN

family making breakfast in the kitchen

There are many benefits to eating at home, and for most people, it’s the healthiest option. When you cook at home, you have complete control over what goes into your food. You can choose fresh, healthy ingredients and prepare them in a way that is low in fat and sodium. Eating at home also saves money – you can easily make a meal for less than you would pay for a comparable dish at a restaurant. Finally, cooking at home is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. So why not give it a try? Your body and your wallet will thank you! Check out these 7 tips to help you save money on groceries.

TAKE A BREAK FROM COFFEE

cup of coffee on table

Oh, this may be a “toughy” for some, including myself. As much as I love a good cup of joe every morning and LOVE ice coffee’s it can sometimes make me anxious and not feel the best. There are other alternatives if you feel as though you may want to cut down on your coffee intake in 2022. I understand the need for caffeine in the morning so I made a list of 5 healthy alternatives to get your caffeine fix without coffee.

SKIP THE MEAT

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Photo by Ella Olsson

When it comes to following a vegetarian diet, there are many misconceptions out there. People might think that you can’t get enough protein or that it’s difficult to find good meals. But in reality, going vegetarian can be a great way to improve your health and wellbeing. I think the hardest thing for me was finding quick vegetarian or vegan meals when I was on the go. To make life easier I created an essential vegan fast food guide for when I need a quick bite or want to splurge!

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Photo by RODNAE Productions

In difficult times, it is important to come together as a community and help our neighbour’s who are struggling. One great way to do this is by donating to your local food pantry. Food banks across the country are seeing an increase in demand for their services, so they rely on donations from individuals and businesses to keep their shelves stocked. If you’re looking for a way to make a difference in your community, consider donating to your local food bank. You’ll be helping those who are in need, and you may even find that giving back makes you feel better too. If you’re unsure on what to donate check out the guide with 25+ Best Foods to Donate to the Food bank.

CREATE A FOODGRAM

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Photo by Helena Lopes

If you love Instagram as much as I do consider making an account for your food. Posting pictures of your meals will encourage you to come up with new meals and take time to make them look aesthetically pleasing. This is such a fun way to track your meals and share your creations with friends. Here are 51 clever captions for your next food photo.

I hope that you’ve found these resolutions helpful and don’t forget to share them with friends. Happy New Year. Stay safe and don’t forget to eat good baby!

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