I’m not much on making New Year’s resolutions. I like to think of it more in terms of goal setting. It doesn’t feel as daunting to say “goal” as it does to say “resolution”. That probably tells you everything you need to know about me right there.
One of my goals this year is to eat more plants than animals. I think that’s a reasonable goal for me, and now that it’s on my official list I’ll be more mindful of it each day. Another goal on my New Year’s list is to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that my kids eat every day. We made some great progress with that last year, but now it’s time for them to add more variety to their choices. As typical kids, they stick with what they know – which is mostly fruits like bananas, grapes, and clementines. I still haven’t had much luck in getting them to eat vegetables. So that’s a big goal on my list this year.
One of the ways I plan on getting some of those nutrient-rich foods into their little bodies is by sheer sneakiness. If you’ve read this blog for very long you know that I’m a proponent of hiding good stuff in our everyday foods. A few weeks ago I was given a copy of a great cookbook that follows that same philosophy. It’s called the Speedy Sneaky Chef – Quick, Healthy Fixes for Your Family’s Favorite Foods, by Missy Chase Lapine. It’s full of fun recipes that I know my kids will love, like Mini Muffin Tin Meatballs, Banana Breakfast Dog, and No Bake Peanut Butter Bars. The chocolate fruit dip made from avocados is on my list to try this weekend. And Missy uses all natural ingredients in her recipes and cautions against using artificial colors – a woman after my own heart. I can’t wait to dig into the recipes and tips she has to offer.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS: “Jewels”. If you are the winner I’ve already sent an email to you, so please reply within 3 days so I can send your new cookbook to you! Thanks to everyone who entered! Look for more giveaways coming soon!
I love this book so much that I decided to give a copy away to one of you! All you need to do to enter is: 1. Leave a comment telling me one of your New Year’s “Goals”.
2. Like Our Family Eats on Facebook, then come back and leave a comment telling me that you did.
3. Tweet about the Giveaway, then leave a comment telling me that you did. (include @ourfamilyeats in your tweet)
4. Suggest the Our Family Eats Facebook page to friends, then come back here a tell me that you did.
Each of things will gain you one entry, up to a total of four entries per person.
This contest will end on Wednesday, January 11th at 9:00 PM EST. Winner will be announced Thursday, January 12th. If winner does not contact me within three days a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S residents only.
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