Only 91% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions, no matter what they are. With such a high failure rate, it’s easy to get discouraged, at least if you go into your resolution without a plan. Fortunately, if your resolution or just your intention is to eat healthier in the new year, you have plenty of ways to keep yourself on track. Here’s how to enjoy a healthier diet in 2023—without giving up the flavors that you enjoy.
The unadventurous eater typically loves sugary, dry cereal and a PB&J on white bread—it’s all too common. But by adding whole grains to your diet, you can still eat familiar foods while also getting the vitamins and nutrition that you need.
Whole grains contain not only fiber necessary for good digestion, but also more nutrients that make you fuller for longer—aiding in weight loss along the way. Consider whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, brown rice, or quinoa in your dishes.
If you look at the label of many foods, you might be shocked by how much sugar is in them. Processed foods contain an inordinate amount of sugar that’s unhealthy no matter how you look at it.
By limiting your sugar intake, you immediately start eating healthier and stave off some of the illnesses that afflict many Americans and people around the globe. Lowering your sugar intake effectively reduces your chances of Type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, while also reducing tooth decay and cavities.
Eating out is certainly a way to get some great-tasting grub while supporting local businesses. However, there’s a reason you don’t see the nutritional facts—you’d be shocked by the number of calories and amount of fat you ingest.
While you can still go out on occasion, you should focus on cooking at home. Cooking skills are life skills—putting more money in your pocket while giving you full control of calories and nutrition. Plus, it’s a free or low-cost way to enrich yourself as a person.
Everyone has their favorite fruits, vegetables, and dishes—it’s human nature. However, adding more produce to your diet always reaps benefits by adding nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.
However, you shouldn’t let your taste for a single type of produce overwhelm your entire eating experience. Choosing different types of fruits or vegetables gives your body a wider variety of nutrients while also expanding your flavor palette. And with a little splash of color, all of your dishes look even more impressive when you serve them to friends or family.
Our team at DLJ Produce is focused solely on fresh produce. We provide local grocers throughout the country with the finest fresh fruits and vegetables to bring to their customers. It’s no surprise we’re always asking you to shop local and stick to one of nature’s best nutrition, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Local produce isn’t necessarily healthier, but the freshness and improved taste will make healthy eating that much easier. Fresh and local produce has enhanced flavors and more nutritional value. When added to your favorite dishes, these fruits and vegetables can help you stay on track to a healthier 2023.
Plus, you can stick to another New Year’s resolution that many people have—buying local and supporting small businesses.
At DLJ Produce we promise to continue chasing the harvest to bring the finest and freshest produce nationwide, 365 days a year.