Monday, January 13, 2014

Tiny Goals

I don't really do new year's resolutions.  I'm not going to stick to something huge no matter how good it may be for me.  I've tried it in the past and always end up feeling like a failure.  There are a lot of things I wish I was doing better when it comes to food though.  I decided to go with easily obtainable goals.  Baby steps work best for me. Once I experience success with these goals, I will hopefully continue to make more small ones which will eventually lead to big, healthy changes in the way our family eats.
Here are my goals:
1. Serve at least one vegetable at every dinner.  Seems like a no-brainer, but with a husband and daughter who don't really love vegetables, we end up skipping the veggies more than we should. 
2. Limit microwave use.  I rely on the microwave too often mostly because I don't plan ahead.  All of the healthy things I cook in the microwave can also be cooked in the oven or on the stove.  I'm hoping the processed foods will fall by the wayside when I don't have the microwave to cook them.  I've decided to allow myself only one microwave use per day.
3. Always bring a list to the grocery store.  I often just rush out the door once kids are fed, dressed, and diapered to get to the store before I lose my window.  This results in me forgetting ingredients for meals I planned or even forgetting basic things we need like eggs or milk.  I'm hoping this will help me think about the things I put in our cart that are not on the list as well.

Did you make any big resolutions or tiny goals this year?


  1. I am totally with you on the resolutions - I never make them, I just try and stick to weekly goals I have set for myself and not totally beat myself up over it if I don't make them, I just try to do better the next week.

  2. Totally obtainable! Do you have a steaming basket for steaming frozen veggies? I've only had one for a few years but it's been a life saver…frozen broccoli takes like 5 mins tops! Also, go download the Grocery IQ app for your lists and to help with grocery shopping-it's awesome and free!


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