As we enter into 2023, many will set intentions to make healthier choices, especially around nutritional components. In the fast-paced world we live in, many rely on pre-made or on-the-go food choices. However, those food choices often have ingredients added to make them have a long shelf-life. The rule of thumb, traditionally, is if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. On the other hand, many will rely on fad diets. Fad diets are not something that is sustainable long-term. In fact, most who participate in fad diets regain back their weight and more.
When it comes to setting nutritional intentions, remember small changes lead to big rewards. Could you develop a grocery list and plan out your meals for the week? Could you add in more vegetables and whole grains? To help spark your interest, we have included the January Recipe of the Month which is slow cooker beef stew. This recipe is less than ten ingredients, feeds six and can be completed in the slow cooker in four hours. Healthy meals truly can be that easy!
So, with this new year, we encourage you to try new healthy recipes that fit your preferences, eat a variety of foods, write out your weekly meal plan and of course continue moving!
If you are interested in discussing wellness programming further please reach out to our Strategic Wellbeing Consultant, Taylor Hahn.