New Year Food Resolutions

It’s 2017, a brand new year full of promise… and food! I mean, everyone’s sitting around talking about the gyms they’ll join. But have you ever pondered all the meals you’ll make in the next 365 days? Here’s what I’m going to try:

  1. Veggies in everything. The goal here is to get as many vegetables as I can into every meal, including snacks! Sometimes it’s my breakfast that suffers the most. I can manage the eggs. I definitely make room for the coffee. But I’m sometimes missing those pretty green colors from leafy vegetables. Not this year!
  2. Delicacies from other countries. I’m open to suggestions on this one. I’d love to try my hand at a dish that comes from another culture! I already know I need to create a mamey dessert thanks to my Cuban roots. (If you don’t know about the tropical fruit, mamey, here’s a great recipe for a cake!) But I don’t want to stop there. Do you have a dish from another country that you’ve made before or that you would like to make?
  3. Reasonable treats. I’ve never been a “just grab one cookie” kind of gal. But this year I’m going to explore making small treats to grab when necessary. Is necessary subjective? Would “I-just-spent-all-day-yelling-at-my-son-to-take-a-bath-and-he’s-still-upstairs-playing-with-his-Legos” be considered necessary? That’s a yes in my book.
  4. Create non-food related activities. How often do we eat when we’re bored, depressed, anxious, or in some sort of social situation that pressures us to eat? I submit that finding non-food-related activities for those times will help us listen to our body’s cues, and will help our children to listen to theirs.

So, Baby Bulleters, what are your food resolutions for 2017?

 

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About Maia Rodriguez

"Military Mom" Maia Rodriguez was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but that was about twenty homes ago. After graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theater, she traveled just about everywhere in the country, lived in a green turtle-like tent for 6 months, toured and slept in the back of her van and even worked in Japan for a year. Then she met her husband who tamed her (ha!) and they embarked together on the adventure of parenthood in southern California where she worked as a professional pirate. Now, two children later, the family currently resides in VIrginia, where she sings for the US Navy as a vocalist. When she’s not mothering, she’s writing music for "Evernight," singing and writing for the Baby Bullet Blog.

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