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Denise says ...
My family eats too much processed and fast foods. I would love to come up with a nutritious dinner plans that the whole family would eat.
01/03/2011 9:13:58 AM CST
Kimberly Deuster says ...
We are cutting our sugar intake and exercising. The exercising won't be that hard - but the sugar intake - we typically drink an entire pitcher of sweet tea a day!
01/03/2011 9:31:36 AM CST
Stacey G says ...
I already eat a largely organic, plant-based diet, but I know there is always room for improvement. I'm going to try harder to eat more produce that is local and in season, and am curious to try out more raw food recipes. With a new grain mill on its way to me, I am also going to experiment with grinding a variety of grains. Should be a fun 2011!
01/03/2011 9:33:06 AM CST
Alecia Burleson says ...
I love food and to cook! My plan for 2011 is creating healthy, and fun meals on a budget.
01/03/2011 9:33:20 AM CST
Emily Corral says ...
I resolved to drink more water, and to eat healthy! I downloaded some neat apps on my iphone to help me achieve my goals. I would love to win this challenge because I am a college student and I have a refrigerator and a microwave in my room. Finding recipes without using an oven/stove etc. is difficult! I LOVE WHOLE FOODS! :D
01/03/2011 9:48:23 AM CST
Ruth says ...
Eat way less processed food. After reading the Perfect 10 diet book my whole approach to eating has changed - now the challange of 2011 is to win my husband over to this approach to eating!
01/03/2011 9:51:09 AM CST
Shelby Weikel says ...
My Husband last year cut out soda and salt and had sinificant weight loss after a month, he has started working out now it is my turn we do need some help on healthy snacks, lo cal desserts and side dishes to go with meats. We have made quite a few changes and do grill meat for healthy dinners and lunches, but we get burned out for lack of alternatives to sald as a side
01/03/2011 10:02:20 AM CST
Carolyn says ...
The new year doesn't really hold any dietary changes for our family's diet. We already eat vegetarian and gluten free. We avoid processed foods. As a homemaker I spend a LOT of time in the kitchen. Making everything from scratch can be time consuming, but I always feel better knowing exactly what my little ones are eating.
01/03/2011 10:03:29 AM CST
Cindy Patterson says ...
We are trying to completely change the way we eat since my husband was just diagnosed with colon cancer. We are trying to incorporate more grains and organic fruits and veggies. I need help on what baking products (flour, oils, sweetners) are ok to use and what items I should have stocked in my pantry.
01/03/2011 10:30:55 AM CST
Pam Schwallier says ...
My husband and I woke up with a start January 1. When did we get so old? We have decided that 2011 is the year that we will be able to get rid of our high blood pressure and cholesterol pills. We went to a Lions game on January 2, and stopped by Whole Foods in West Bloomfield to pick up some pre and post-game snacks. Instead, we came out with wholesome salad bar and deli items that satisfied us without adding salt, sugar and fats. We can duplicate your dishes and eat healthy without sacrificing flavor or having salads for every meal.
01/03/2011 10:37:43 AM CST
Matt Ranlett says ...
Reduce carbohydrate intake by limiting grains and sugars while ramping WAY up consumption of colorful veggies like spinach, kale, and peppers.
01/03/2011 10:41:13 AM CST
Deborah Sommers says ...
I am interested in the healthy pantry makeover because my doctor has strongly urged me to start eating healthier to control weight and blood pressure and risks of heart disease. He has suggested a diet similar to the Mediterranean Diet, and having reviewed you web site, Whole Foods healthy eating plan seems to be right in line with his suggestions of eating more plant-based foods. Since this is all very new to me, having had a diet laden with high-fat and fast foods, having a healthy pantry makeover would give me a better shot at success in this new, healthier way of eating.
01/03/2011 10:44:48 AM CST
Amie says ...
We try to live with the 90% rule - around 90% of what we eat is pure, healthy food and around 10% can be "treats." This works great for us - we get all the nutrition we need through lots of healthy fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts, and also we can enjoy a little special food when we want it. You could go crazy without that 10%!
01/03/2011 10:47:10 AM CST
Kristie says ...
Ever since my husband and I watched the movie "Food, Inc." we've been continually challenged by the way our eating and shopping habits affect those we share this beautiful creation with. For about a year we've tried to minimize the amount of meat we eat as well as buying higher quality, humanely cared for meat. We are currently learning about the health benefits (as well as earth benefits) or organic, local produce and have attempted to buy local, organic when possible and visit farmers markets, Whole Foods, etc. instead of traditional grocery stores. We've been able to accomplish this on our tight budget by eating much simpler meals then in the past and making most things from scratch instead of buying processed products. Now I need to start making frozen dinners ahead of time for those nights when I am just too tired to cook!
01/03/2011 10:50:17 AM CST
kfidd says ...
i have done a good job of limiting my (and my daughter's) intake of animal proteins and processed foods, but i really want to do a better job of buying organic when it comes to fruit, veggies and what little meat we do eat.
01/03/2011 10:51:24 AM CST
Jesika says ...
I've started us on a veggie heavy diet. Lots of bok choy and broccoli, with peppers, salads, and chicken for variety. We're also committed to salmon at least twice a week. So far so good :)
01/03/2011 11:49:38 AM CST
Laura Schofield says ...
Last year I made a switch to eating whole grain foods and good fats like nuts and avocados. This year I'm taking things a step further with more of a focus on organic foods and a return to vegetarianism.
01/03/2011 11:53:58 AM CST
JessicaO says ...
I would like to eat at home more often than eat out. It's just my husband and I at home, and more often than not we either eat a frozen dinner, or go to a restaurant. I'd really like to learn how to plan meals for 2, and how to make time to do it so that we can eat before 8:30pm!
01/03/2011 11:57:23 AM CST
Tammy says ...
In 2011 I am taking a new look at my killer condiments. Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, Mayonaise....all the ones me and my family love. I am learning what subsitition ideas are out there. One of them, Cream Cheese, lead me to the Whole Foods Site. I was looking for Kefir yogart and chia seed, and well needless to say I found them on the Whole Foods site here (with coupons!!). Manovering around the website, I found some great articals, and recipies, and well this blog. Win a pantry makeover!!! Well count me in!!
01/03/2011 12:01:55 PM CST
Christl says ...
Yes, my New Year's resolution is to try and eat better, organics are good and hormones, additives and antibiotics are bad. I am trying to filter out what I have in my pantry and am only purchasing fresh and healthier foods. I love the grass fed beef from my Whole Foods store in Chattanooga (GreenLife)... what a wonderful opportunity to have my pantry updated to keep me on track!! My husband even likes the fact that I am cooking our food instead of bringing it home in a bag or a box!!
01/03/2011 12:04:57 PM CST
Vanessa says ...
2011 is the year for eating more raw foods in our house, introducing new recipes and superfoods, as well as continuing with buying organic and shunning processed foods as much as possible. Thanks for the opportunity!
01/03/2011 12:44:02 PM CST
Freda says ...
My healthy eating changes for 2011 are to look for humane certified/animal welfare approved eggs,cheese & other dairy-based products and start using agave syrup or raw sugar when needed in foods.
01/03/2011 12:46:36 PM CST
Jessica says ...
I'd like to give my boyfriend a pantry makeover. I'm mostly a vegetarian/clean eater and he's a meat and potatoes/processed foods guy. If we're going to try and live together this year, we both need to learn how to stock a pantry that satisfies both of us.
01/03/2011 12:56:30 PM CST
Randee says ...
After having 2 babies and reading up on the importance of breastfeeding, I realized that I not only need to make sure my toddler eats well, but also myself. I have bought a food dehydrator and a bread maker to make more homemade snacks to steer clear of preservatives. It is a big task to gain the knowledge of how to make all kinds of healthy things and how to avoid unhealthy ones when shopping at regular super markets. I recently discovered whole foods is about an hour a way and make a monthly trip to stock up on the good stuff!
01/03/2011 1:12:02 PM CST
Megan Chamberlin says ...
I have recently discovered a new favorite channel on TV, Planet Green. After watching a few programs, crying a bit (since I'm a huge animal lover) and realizing how much is put in our food that we are not aware of, I have decided to try to become a vegetarian. I'm also trying to convince my meat loving family (who also are animal lovers) that eating organic and free range is beneficial not just for humans but the animals and environment as well. Would love to get more knowledge of eating as healthy as possible for myself as well as my family.
01/03/2011 1:14:19 PM CST

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