I try not to set resolutions for the New Year. We all know that committing to something for 52 weeks can be difficult. Especially, if you set unrealistic goals. I’m still beating myself up over a failed goal to read ten books in twelve months. I read nine last year. With two small kids, I should be proud I finished one book. However, in my quest to feel better about myself, I’ve decided to set a New Year’s resolution to adjust our family diet. It might be our upcoming trip to Aulani that puts the fear in me. I don’t know. Either way, I’ve made a resolution that’s two-fold.
First, I’m going to start watching what we eat. Basically, our dinner menu needs to be adjusted. This is where we tend to fall short. I’m hoping to create meals that run under 500 calories and under 30 minutes. Our meals need to be hearty, but light. Fast, but taste great. That way, we’re not eating a bowl of cereal come bedtime. I’m guilty of this offense.
Second, I’m going to work on one of my Go Mighty Life List items. I used to own over 100 cookbooks. I’ve since narrowed it down to my favorite cookbooks. One of my life list items is to make every recipe in one of my cookbooks. I picked a cookbook that is simple, looks tasty, and is easy to follow. Food Network Magazine: Great Easy Meals has over 250 recipes that are described as be fast and easy. We’ll see if this resolution continues into next year.
It’s going to take me a while but I’m excited. What about you? Do you make resolutions?