Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had a delightfully delicious holiday filled with love, and tummies filled with delicious food! Mine was slow and relaxing, with plenty of time for cooking and reflections.
Over the break, I came up with some new year’s food goals and I thought it might be fun to share them with you. I tend to do this every year, and I am always amused to look back and see how many of them I’ve accomplished 12 months later.
1. Learn some new cooking techniques.
2. Try eating a greater variety of fruits (when in season).
3. Do at least 2 fasts/cleanses in the next 12 months.
4. Start taking probiotics regularly again (eek! I’ve been lazy with those…).
5. Drink fresh-pressed vegetable juices more often…this may involve buying a juicer, even though my kitchen has no more space for appliances!
6. Have breakfast parties.
7. Experiment more often with flavours that intimidate me.
8. Don’t let food go bad in the fridge.
9. Eat when I’m really hungry, stop before I’m really full.
10. Learn how to bake really good, healthy bread from scratch.
I hope that this inspires you create your own list! Challenge yourself, even if it’s one little thing.
Sending love and light to each and every one of you. Thanks for continuing to visit My New Roots. Have a spectacular 2010!
p.s. – To answer one of the comments from the last post regarding whether or not I really indulge myself, the answer is a proud “hell yeah!” Of course I have been down the road of ‘extreme health’, limiting myself to basically plants and water, but I have found a delightful balance somewhere between the candy-obsessed, white bread lovin’ girl I used to be, and now, someone who just simply enjoys to eat healthy because it feels good. That being said, I feel so proud of myself that I have finally come to a place where I feel happy to indulge and to let the odd pastry cross my lips. Eating healthy is one thing, but it can often become an obsession, and you can never really find a limit. We forget that health also resides so much in the mind, and being content with the choices we make and relinquishing judgment is the most important thing.
And if you really want to know, my absolute undoing is freshly baked bread, straight from the oven, with butter. And I am so happy that you asked.