Recommitment Instead of Resolution
It’s the new year. For many people, that means making a list of resolutions. You know, promises you make (and likely break) to live better in the new year.
I like to find another way to bring myself back to healthy habits after a season of overindulgence.
I recommit myself to the idea of living healthfully. What’s the difference? I think of recommitment as a mindset, where as resolutions are a list of activities.
I remember that I am happier when I am active. So, I will run with my friends, practice yoga, and dance with my kids.
I feel better when I eat whole foods with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables and whole grains. I will cook up soups and stews, mix up smoothies and drink more herbal tea.
Since I am focusing on my attitude rather than specific actions, success is well within reach. Isn’t the point of all those resolutions to be healthier anyway?
Eating more flavorful snacks will keep me happier and feeling good. This recipe for Lemon Artichoke Hummus is sure to brighten my day and enhance my healthier attitude.
How do you recommit yourself to healthy living in the new year?
Lemon Artichoke Hummus
Makes 2 cups
- 1 15-ounce can canellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
- 1 large garlic clove
- Zest and juice of 1 or 2 lemons (depending on preference)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Puree all ingredients together in food processor or blender.
Kim Lutz is a vegan mom to two boys, and lives with her rocker husband, dog and cat. She is the author of Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes and the gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan website, welcomingkitchen.com. Kim is the co-author with Megan Hart, MS, RD, LD, of two other cookbooks.