Every year, people around the globe participate in the age-old tradition of making New Year's resolutions. But year after year, the majority of people will give up on their resolution weeks after making it. In fact, according to a study by the University of Scranton, only 40-46 percent of New Year’s resolvers will be successful after six months.
So maybe it's time to take a new approach. Rather than setting a New Year's resolution (something you want to change), think of it as a New Year's Reset — a fresh start, a complete do-over. Sound intriguing? We've got details below.
RESET YOUR APPROACH TO THE HECTIC DINNER RUSH
We've all been there. It's 5 o’clock, scratch that, 6, and you're still trying to figure out what's for dinner. You're tired, and your family is of little help when figuring out what to make. They give you the casual “whatever” when you ask for requests, but scoot their food around with the fork when you put dinner on the table. To avoid the evening struggle, reset with a new approach. Try meal prep on Sundays. Meal prepping lets you prepare all your ingredients at the beginning of the week so all you have to do the rest of the week is throw everything together. Need help figuring out where to start?
Choose one day to do all your meal prep
It doesn't have to be Sunday. Choose a day that works with your schedule. Use this day to do any pre-cooking, chopping, or soaking. In a bind? Frozen vegetables like Birds Eye® Steamfresh® family size broccoli cuts are great time savers.
Planning on making Roasted Butternut Squash, Chickpea, and Kale Salad and Roasted Poblano and Sweet Potato Chicken Soup? Butternut squash and sweet potatoes provide similar flavor profiles. Instead of making two separate batches of vegetables, make one big batch of sweet potatoes and use it for both dishes.
CLEAN EATING STARTS WITH A CLEAN PANTRY
Looking to eat better, but you can't find all the ingredients you need? Maybe it's time to give your pantry a reset. When you clear out the old and (selectively) bring in the new, you’ll be able to find what you need and stay on track.
Get rid of expired staples
Toss out that BBQ sauce that you stocked up on at Labor Day and try a new favorite. Open Pit® hickory BBQ sauce goes great on chicken, ribs, or over your favorite Gardein™ protein.
Our Make-Ahead Chicken Sausage and Pepper Scramble is a great option if you're looking for a protein-packed meal to start the day. Make a big batch in no time with the help of Egg Beaters®.
Stock up on versatile, ready to make ingredients
EXPLORE LIGHTER VERSIONS OF YOUR FAVORITE COMFORT FOODS
Who says comfort food has to be heavy? Try these top swaps so you can start the new year on a more wholesome note.
Swap cauliflower for potatoes
Did you know that you can make mashed potatoes with cauliflower? Birds Eye mashed cauliflower with roasted garlic is a soul-warming dish that boasts half the carbs of regular mashed potatoes. Pair it with Gardein’s turk’y cutlets, which includes tender cutlets wrapped in crunch breading and homestyle gravy, for a simple and tasty weeknight dinner.
Swap noodles for zoodles!
They're flavor-packed, versatile, and ready to go in minutes. Try our One-Pot Rainbow Zoodle Pasta with fresh garlic and herbs. Or for a more traditional Italian feel, opt for the Zucchini Noodles with Mushroom Marinara.