I cannot wait to get this year started. And this year is all about planning. To a certain healthy limit. I have just started on Anne Bech’s 5th Fit book and normally I drink and eat too many “no-no-goes” during my work on her book. It is like I become a 5-year-old everytime Anne writes “make-a-healthy-choice”, I go “no-no-no-way”. And I eat a ton of too-fatty-heavy-sugarcovered-carbs and forget all about healthy choices. This time it will be different. Walks. Training. Veggies. Proteins. But most importantly I have to plan. Quick solutions are always unhealthy ones to me and the result is a tired stressful me lying on the couch. I start with nr. 1: variety and green recipes. I use Sarah Britton’s site My New Roots or Green Kitchen Stories plus the danish Aarstiderne. Above will be added on my cookbook shelf in March 2015: Sarah Britton’s cookbook MY NEW ROOTS inspired plant-based recipes for every season – I can’t wait!
Next step in 2015: make some new breakfast rituals! I always make the same for breakfast. Skyr. Eggs. Sometimes a slice of rye with cheese. Boring. I use to be very creative and full of fruity choices and hey, now it’s gone! Now I’ve found new recipes and inspiration on all kinds of foodie blogs for daily starters full of berries and crunchy alternatives to eggs. Above breakfast with blueberries and quinoa granola I found at Green Kitchen Stories – find recipe here. And I also found a nutty delicious recipe on a crunchy glutenfree granola with quinua by Gwyneth Palthrow – find recipe here.
And then some easy steps. Soup days. Comfort food. Vitamin bombe. Great for freezing for later busy days. Money saver. Most kids love soup (red colored ones are often more popular at our house!). Above is Sarah Britton’s creamy broccoli and cashew soup – find it here.
And a last step is planning meatless mondays. And perhaps even one more day per week without meat?! Healthy choice. Learning the kids (plus adults!) more about vegetarian choices and perhaps new kinds of veggies. And those days will add even more crunch and variety to the day. And it might also be a money-saver?! I found the above salad with watermelon radish, oranges and goat cheese at Popsugar Food, get the recipe here. And for the kids I will seperate all veggies in small bowels and I actually think they will like watermelon radish. Sarah Britton has made so many yummi meatless mondays recipes – find them here.
I know, I have to really WANT this. Health + planning in a busy family is difficult. And I’m NOT a good planner when I’m busy. But without planning I cannot seem to get us tuned into a healthy lifestyle. And I made up my mind it is NOT hard. It is much more hard without! It is fun. Colorful. High energy. It is a challenge (which I like!). And it is very tasteful. I think we will enjoy it.