In light of the new year (in a couple of hours), there’s nothing like starting the year with a fresh mentality.
“I’m going to get a 6 pack this year.”
“I’m going to read my Bible everyday.”
“I’m going to run a marathon.”
While some of these aren’t bad per se, it’s just a tad unrealistic and general …
I hate to be one of those people, but with any S.M.A.R.T goal, it’s much better to be specific and to equip yourself with the resources you need to reach your goal. If you’re thinking of cooking healthy this year, it helps when you have a couple of handy ingredients in your pantry for the new year. Friends, it’s possible to have a better dinner than ramen + fried egg on a Monday night.
This could be Soph’s lunch.
1. Canned tomatoes.
You want to become a stoup (stew+soup = stoup) master like me? (HAH. sorry.) You have to have canned tomatoes on hand all the time. It’s affordable and it comes in big portions. My mom raised me well.
2. Canned BEANS.
3. Oats (but NOT the minute ones! Get the 3-5 minute ones).
Ditch the Nature Valley or Nutri-Grain if people still eat that stuff and make yourself some homemade granola. If you haven’t read anything about weight loss articles, oats is a power food. High in fiber, keeps you full longer, and full of the good carbs that won’t spike up your glucose levels.
Just incase you’re curious because I know my food life is so interesting,
#1 fav oatmeal combo: oatmeal, banana, pb, flax, cinnamon.
#2 fav oatmeal combo: oatmeal, cinnamon, kiwi, roasted almonds, pb.
4. Bag of sweet potatoes, onions, carrots.
You always want to have a bag of root vegetables because they store for a long time and are super versatile. You can always make a sad looking pasta more exciting and flavourful with some onions and vegetables. Plus, roasting vegetables is honestly the way to go.
This is fiftyfiveessex.tumblr.com’s first new year!!! Yay.
Have a safe, happy, and blessed new years :) Continue following!