I love to find new recipes and am working very hard on finding recipes that my family will enjoy as well. Working with Hormel Family I have learned of five different ways to challenge myself in the kitchen in a way that will help us eat healthier and with different kinds of meals. I really am not a fan of resolutions even though this year, I decided that I’m going to lose 25 pounds. I know I can do it, it just takes time.
Did you know that 45% of Americans make resolutions each year which is one reason why I don’t like them. ……but only 8% actually achieve them? This year, instead of making resolutions, try setting realistic goals. Joan Hanson, Hormel Foods Test Kitchen Director has provided the top five tips to help you get started with reaching your mealtime goals this year:
2. Put ‘family dinner’ on the schedule at least three times a week and commit to those days as a way to connect with your spouse and children.
3. Incorporate at least three food groups into each meal, such as meat, dairy, and a vegetable
4. Get the whole family involved – whether it’s cooking or cleaning, making it a team effort will ease stress and make it fun!
5. Try to meal plan at least one week each month – it means fewer trips to the grocery store (and less impulse spending) and no uncertainty about what’s for dinner.