Happy New Year!
January is a lousy time for New Year’s resolutions. Its a long, cold and dark month. February is much better. It’s only 28 days, those days are longer and a bit brighter than January. Even though winter is still here, spring is just 6 weeks away.
Today is Chinese New Year and 2011 is the year of the Rabbit. According to Chinese astrology, the year of the Rabbit is association with home and family, diplomacy and keeping the peace.
Its easy to connect with all of these Rabbit year values. Make and eat food at home with your family. This will lead to diplomacy and peace.
If there is harmony in the house,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that you’ll be able to keep: join the #20ate day challenge. For the 28 days of Feburary, don’t eat junk food or processed snacks or ingredients you can’t pronounce!
By opting out of the food industry’s version of “snacks”, and eating real food that you make at home instead, you will be healthier and your wallet will be lighter.
Trail mix is a great example of a snack thats easy to set up ahead of time. Hit the bulk aisle at your healthy food store and buy a pound of almonds, cashews or walnuts. Grab some organic raisins or other dried fruit. Set up small containers of the nut/fruit combo, enough for everyone for the week. Presto, you’ve got a nourishing snack filled with healthy fat, protein and lots of flavor. Enjoy!