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Jan 1, 2014 10:19 AM

New Year's Resolutions re: what I'll be buying and eating

1. More fruits and veg
2. Less feature items at McDonald's, Tim Horton's, Wendy's, etc. I'm almost always disappointed by the features and limited time offers, and find I am better off sticking with the standards on the occasions I eat fast food.
3. More wheat, to support the Canadian and American wheat farmers.
4. Less salt, more herbs and spices. Both at home and when dining out.
5. Less quinoa. I hadn't realized its popularity caused the price to increase to the point where it has become too expensive for many Bolivians to buy their staple. I finished the last of my quinoa, and will start experimenting with Australian-grown freekeh dishes this week.

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  1. Due to the fact that I work for a healthcare company that monitors my weight (yes--and I'm too old to be hired anywhere else--I'm out to pasture), I need to lose 20 pounds. That being said, it is of to Weight Watchers and following their eating plans. I'll be eating in a different way. No more indulging in vast amount of cheese..or bread...or raw cookie dough/batter when I bake the momofuku cookies for guests, or the family. Zucchini noodles will become my friend!

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    1. re: jarona

      I've found cutting back on cheese to at most one ounce a day helps me keep the weight off. I seem to appreciate/savour it more, now that I limit the amount.

      Haven't tried zucchini noodles- maybe will try in zucchini season!

    2. -Having veggies for 1/2 of my dinner plate at dinner.
      -Keeping the carbier items for dinner.
      -Eggs and other cheap proteins for lunch instead of bread.
      -Drinking only on weekends.
      -Learning more about Southeast Asian cuisines.
      -Try to whittle down to 3-4 hot sauces in my collection.
      -Not keeping any salty snacks in the house (I am so weak).

      1. I plan to make as much of my own food as possible from unprocessed plant based ingredients (which is nothing new for me actually)

        I want to make more indian lentil based dishes and learn how to use the spices better.

        Not to distract from the topic but i support altereco's commitment to sustainability, more info about their quinoa here:

        1. More fruits. That's my resolution almost every year.

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          1. re: KrumTx

            Do you have any favorite fruits? I replaced most sweets with fresh fruit a couple of years ago and now it is a habit.

          2. Greens for breakfast. I had them daily at a retreat I was at last week and it was a delicious addition to the start of the day. Today I had miso soup with scallions and baby spinach.