Quick Bites from Pender

New Years Resolution #1 – Eat Breakfast Everyday

In Island Life on January 1, 2010 at 5:02 am

homemade-granola-in-bowl

Whether you admit it or not, everyone makes some sort of New Year’s resolution — it may be a quiet, unspoken promise to be more kind to yourself, or, in an effort to make yourself more accountable, you may choose to declare your intention to the world to finally stop smoking — once and for all.

Most resolutions fail fall by the wayside as the “new start” feeling of the new year fades by mid-January.

I thought it would be fun to focus on a few food oriented resolutions for the WHOLE month of January, exploring new recipes and information to keep motivated on the path to permanent change.  (Ideally — reading it back to myself, I realize that it sounds a little altruistic — but throw me a bone here, I’m looking for a theme to kick off the new year…)

In keeping with my “moderation rules” approach to life, I’ve skipped over the more challenging resolves, like “Eat Healthier/Lose Weight” and “Spend Less on Take Out,” for a nice, easy start:  Eat Breakfast Everyday.

Bacon and eggs are good as a weekend thing, but not exactly heart-healthy everyday.  Store bought cereal?  Yummy, but expensive.  I am also increasingly resistant to any grocery store product that contains more than 5 ingredients.  It’s a flexible guideline, but the more I learn about mass-produced food, the more weary I become.  Besides, I make everything else…

Try my best-ever granola recipe.  I’d love to know what you think, and what resolutions you are making for the next year, decade, and beyond.

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