New Year Resolution’? Nah — not really my thing. Don’t get me wrong, I used to come up with a few every year, mostly because it was the thing to do. I can not recall a single resolution that I actually achieved!
Now I prefer to come up with goals. To me, a goal is ACTUALLY achievable. I don’t set time limits and none of them are extreme. They are usually things I have been meaning to do for a while so time to bring them to the front of my mind!
Make greek yoghurt
We already buy a good quality organic yoghurt that I trust, it has no sweeteners, stabilisers, thickeners, preservatives or additives. BUT at $7.50 for 800g I am going to start making my own. All it takes is a small amount of yoghurt and some organic whole milk.
Ditch peanut butter
I am in love with peanut butter and have been ever since I can remember. However, legumes do not agree with me so now it is time to ditch the peanuts too. Almond butter will make for a tasty alternative and is easy to make.
Activate nuts and seeds
This is something I do intermittently, usually due to time. This year I want to focus on activating all our nuts to maximise our absorption of micronutrients. Nuts contain phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of some much-needed minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium and chromium. Soaking nuts prior to consuming reduces the phytates. They can then be eaten as they are or dehydrated so they can still be eaten in all their delicious crunchiness.
Reduce cows milk
Not that I have anything against grass fed, organic whole milk. I love it, particularly when it is raw, I could drink it all day! Even though it has a natural form of sugar; lactose, it is still sugar. So to mix it up a bit, as well as having cows milk I will make coconut milk, almond milk and cashew milk too.
Eat more beets
I really enjoy beetroot, it is super tasty and all those antioxidants it contains make it a great vegetable. But if your child is like mine then there are always stains! Thankfully, beetroot crisps are easy and popular with Bowie — they are also the least messy. I will make an effort to branch out with her into roasted beets, pickled beets and freshly grated beets. Wish me luck!
Do you have any food goals for 2015?