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fatima says ...
This year, I want to try to make as much of my food from scratch as possible. Bread, yogurt, butter - I want to give it a try. I also want to really get into cooking a variety of vegetables. I tend to not be very adventurous with vegetables and stick with ones I know I like, but I'd like to try cooking new vegetables as well. I want to keep my cooking simple and bring out fresh and true flavors in my food.
01/30/2011 5:00:18 PM CST
dan says ...
I received my motivation and inspiration from whole foods. I plan on eating less salt, fat, sugar and processed foods.
01/30/2011 5:02:50 PM CST
Jeannine Rogers says ...
We all should eat more organic fruit and vegetables for a healthy new year,plus we have added some vitamins from Whole Foods.
01/30/2011 5:10:00 PM CST
Jan C. says ...
We will be working towards eating 90% organic produce and increasing raw foods in our diets by 33%. We already eat some organic meat and do home cooking with wholesome, high fiber meals. When my college daughter took the test http://www.myfootprint.org/ our family used 4.5 earths, still working on our choices this year to live lightly and make better food choices.
01/30/2011 5:17:18 PM CST
Alexandra says ...
We feed our son exclusively organic and try to eat as many organic fruits and veggies as we can.
01/30/2011 5:19:41 PM CST
Donna Minkoff says ...
I'm going to really cook more, not just put together proteins, veggies and fruits. And, as much as possible - everything will be fresh. I want more whole grains like farro and whole grain pastas; salads that incorporate roast veggies; homemade soups; yogurts sweetened only with beet juice; beans cooked new and different ways; spices and herbes used in enticing recipes; and, as much as organic as possible. This will be the year I simplify and become kitchen creative at the same time.
01/30/2011 5:21:50 PM CST
Marie says ...
I am in my mid 50's and have been an anorexic for more than 30 years. I live an active lifestyle and recently decided that if I want to continue doing the things I love, I must begin healthy eating, to nourish both mind and body. I do not want to exist on supplements alone and am embracing the "idea" of new foods. Being a vegetarian makes it a little more challenging, but I hope to up to the challenge :)
01/30/2011 5:25:41 PM CST
scott says ...
I am slowly switching all of my pantry/staples over from traditional to organic/natural versions!
01/30/2011 5:32:31 PM CST
Amanda says ...
My goal is to eat real foods... try to buy as little processed as possible. Beans, lentils, fruits, veggies, grains, eggs, etc and to make healthy nutritious and DELICIOUS meals. I need to get creative and inspired for this one!
01/30/2011 5:37:24 PM CST
Peter Vey says ...
I plan on cutting down on eating more organic and local foods, to support my local farmers. I also want to focus on eating more fresh foods instead of canned.
01/30/2011 5:39:19 PM CST
carol m says ...
I am trying to eat less processed foods and trying to eat more organic products. I get inspiration from friends, magazines and websites. I am also trying to drink more water and take necessary supplements.
01/30/2011 5:49:25 PM CST
Sarah V says ...
Becoming a Massage therapist has given me a new perspective on food and exercise. It has also helped me fall deeper in love with myself and appreciate what life has to offer. The challenge I face now is clearing out my cabinets of the things that are holding me back from my ideal diet. Growing up in a family with a Betty Crocker Mom who served us high fat and high sugar foods taught me many bad eating habits. Now in my 30s I have a terrible addiction to sugar that has been a hard habit to brake. October through February is the worst with Holiday cookies, pies, and candy treats. I’m determined to change all of that in 2011 by starting fresh and organic.
01/30/2011 5:56:37 PM CST
Bernadine Oakes says ...
Well we just started to shop at Whole Foods about 3 months ago. We need to be on a gluten free diets and your store has everything we need. Our favorite is the gluten free pizza. Every 2 weeks we go in and order a pizza and pick it up after our shopping is done. We have found everything we need in your store and I wish they would build a store in Sparks, Nevada. But we will continue to get our gluten free products there. We have to get healthy and we our on our ways thanks to your store. Dave & Bernadine
01/30/2011 5:59:00 PM CST
MelissaO says ...
I prep all my food for the next day at home...and rather than eat packaged oatmeal with peanutbutter for breakfast, I switched to rolled oats. wolverina401 at gmail dot com
01/30/2011 6:02:04 PM CST
Megan J. says ...
I am going to try to eat more vegetables and continue cutting sugar and gluten out of my diet (due to dietary allergies). I am also going to try to drink more water. I get inspiration from friends and family and email newsletters who recommend good, easy, cheap recipes that include vegetables.
01/30/2011 6:16:46 PM CST
April says ...
I eat pretty healthily these days but the doctor says I'm not getting enough iron so I've determined to find yummy foods to add to my current diet to sneak in that finicky iron.
01/30/2011 6:28:28 PM CST
Sheila says ...
Eat real food--not processed with additives. Kale is Kale -- Blueberries are blueberries. Who knows what sausage is? Drink more water. No pop or other sugar drinks. Go organic. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Switch to whole grains. Loads of legumes. No artificial anything--especially sweeteners and creamers. Take time to prepare and pray.
01/30/2011 6:29:16 PM CST
mbashaw says ...
I adore the idea of eating a wholesome, healthy diet. It's delicious and I feel great when my diet is good. But I'm still tempted by unhealthy options. Everyday is a challenge, and when I have a healthy eating day I feel good physically and emotionally!
01/30/2011 6:37:57 PM CST
kittycardero says ...
I am eating at home more. I find that i eat healthier food and not as much of it because everything has to be cooked and it takes more time than just going out and grabbing something.
01/30/2011 7:20:02 PM CST
Donna B. says ...
I've eliminated carbonated drinks, processed foods and fast foods as well as most sugar (although I still splurge every now and then on some chocolate - I'm human after all!!). I'm watching portion sizes, cooking methods (no more frying!) and making sure I have at least 1 fruit/veg at every meal. No more skipping meals, either! I also drink at least 64oz of water a day. Unfortunately my motivation is my health, which has declined over the last couple of years. I'm committed to losing this excess weight!
01/30/2011 7:21:32 PM CST
Sarah G says ...
Many times I'm so tired at the end of the day that I don't want to cook a nutritious home made meal. I'm trying to be better about getting up a little earlier to throw a simple, yet healthy dinner into the crockpot in the mornings. That way, there is no temptation to grab takeout at dinner time!
01/30/2011 7:22:02 PM CST
Nancy says ...
I think that we already eat healthy foods: some organic, non-processed, lots of greens and veggies. However, I am planning on eating a greater variety of vegetables, less carbohydrates, more organic and a greater variety of grains. I would like to be more adventurous with grains. I would also like my family to eat more vegetarian meals. I am inspired by my friends who buy a lot of their vegetables at the farmer's market and magazines that emphasize organic and natural foods and products.
01/30/2011 7:28:43 PM CST
Chris Ann says ...
No more white sugar replace with honey and stevia
01/30/2011 7:33:28 PM CST
Rebecca L says ...
My goal for my family in 2011 is to eat less processed food and more fruits and vegetables. At the end of the year, my husband and I took a trip and when we looked at the picture we were shocked at how much weight we have gained. So weight loss is our motivation.
01/30/2011 7:38:48 PM CST
Mel W says ...
I am trying to eat only whole grains this year!
01/30/2011 7:45:54 PM CST

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