For many, a new year represents a clean slate and an opportunity to shift our focus to eating more mindfully and frugally. Here we explore some recipes that may help you stick to your goals in 2024!
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December is a month of indulgence. Making merry usually includes consuming sugary treats and alcoholic beverages, and spending a bit more money than we’re accustomed to.
So when the new year rolls around we find ourselves with an opportunity to hit the reset button, focus on what we’re putting into our bodies, and what we’re taking out of our wallets.
Recipes for the new year
Planning is an important part of reaching any goal, so thinking about some of the recipes you’ll make in the next few weeks can help you stay on track.
Soups and chilis are great for this time because they’re easy to make, can be made in bulk, and taste great when left over.
Frittatas paired with a salad are also a budget-friendly and healthy meal. Try incorporating a different frittata into your weekly rotation!
Seafood also comes in handy when wanting to eat a bit lighter and ingredients like cod, salmon, and shrimp are all easy to prepare and for the most part can be ready in about 30 minutes.
Eating lentils on New Year’s Day
I’d be remiss not to mention lentils when discussing the new year. Italians and Italian-Americans along with other nationalities believe eating lentils on the first day of the new year (some even start at midnight) can bring wealth and prosperity in the coming year.
Both are budget-friendly and so easy to make!
- Pasta e Piselli Recipe
- Tuscan White Bean Soup Recipe
- Pasta Fagioli Recipe
- Spicy Sausage and Potato Kale Soup Recipe
- Beef Barley SoupRecipe
- Classic Chili Recipe
- White Chicken Chili Recipe
- Salmon Oreganta Recipe
- Cod Piccata Recipe
- Potato Frittata Recipe
- Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe
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