I was going to title this post…
“How to Make Healthy Resolutions Fun, Flavorful, and Achievable.”
But I just couldn’t. I couldn’t bring myself to focus on resolutions. Why? Because I’m the worst at making resolutions, yet alone keep them.
I think this quote from my favorite wise woman sums it up for me.
We compare, we assume, we assess, we measure and most times walk away shaking our head at how woefully short our “me” falls compared to everyone else. How dangerous it is to hold up the intimate knowledge of our imperfections against the outside packaging of others.
If I make a resolution, I beat myself up or compare myself to others if I don’t keep them. Which defeats the whole purpose. I learned that the hard way, years ago!
So instead, I focus on INTENTIONS. To me, intentions give me a DAILY purpose, not a deadline.
So let’s talk healthy. I know, it’s a common word so often misused. Wouldn’t you agree? What’s healthy to you, might not be healthy to me, and vice versa. But either way, HEALTHY should be defined as daily principles that make you feel your best; physcially and mentally.
Simple. Achievable. Purposeful.
Healthy Food Intentions Ideas
- Add more color to your meals.
- Try out a new vegetable/fruit/herb weekly
- Adding in more VARIETY of good fats to your diet.
I think that’s a good start. And you know what? All these things can make your HEALTHY quite FLAVORFUL.
For exmaple. here’s a simple yet flavorful recipe that adds in a variety of good fats (avocado and salmon) more use of vegetables, and well.. it’s FUN! Try it out for your next Taco tuesday!
P.S check out Sizzlefish for more fish recipes!
Avocado Salmon Taco Boats
Recipe from Lindsay at Cotter Crunch
- Organic GMO free Corn tortilla cups (you can use taco shells too)
- 1 cup cooked salmon (chopped). I like to use leftover sizzlefish salmon.
- steamed green beans
- greens or spinach (slightly steamed)
- avocado slices
- Creamy dill or cilantro yogurt dressing.
- ground pepper
- Optional : curry powder
- Heat your tortilla cups in microwave or in oven for just a few seconds until warm and toasted. Fill each cup (boat) with your greens and then add your salmon and avocado slices on top. Drizzle with dressing and add fresh ground pepper and curry powder (if desired).
- Note -> or you can bake tortillas in muffin pan to form cups!
- Super easy leftover lunch or light meal!
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Okay, so we’ve got a simple yet healthy “intention” with food and diet. But what about fitness?
Again, this is where it can be easy to compare. You see countless pictures on social media of people hammering it out at the gym for hours, training for marathons, fitness competitions, etc. And if you are like me, you’re married to a man who spends hours a day training. It’s easy to feel, well… like a slacker.
Ouch. That’s a whole lotta wrong intentions right there. Let’s shift away from comparing other’s goals and make ours more realistic and FUN.
Healthy Fitness Intentions Ideas
- Sign up for a few FUN 5k runs with your friends.
- Recruite friends or family to take your favorite fitness class with you once a week.
- Just move more! That’s why i love the Garmin vivofit. It reminds me to get in my steps, easy!
Be a cheerleader to others goals and they will cheer you on right back!
Are you ditching resolutions this year? What are your Healthy “Intentions”?