New Year's Food Resolutions

Reach your resolution goals--without leaving the kitchen! Start the new year out right with these tips and recipes sure to put you on the path to success.

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Melanie Acevedo

Resolution #1: I will eat a less-sugary breakfast.

Eat smart for the most important meal of your day! Sugary breakfasts cause you to crash later but mornings packed with protein and fiber leave you energized and full until lunchtime.

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Resolution #2: I will be more active.

Let nothing slow you down! These portable options will keep your energy up while you're on the go.

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Jonny Valian

Resolution #3: I will choose low-fat options.

Manage your fat intake with these health-conscious meals.

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Paula Hible

Resolution #4: I will opt for healthier snacks.

Don't let mindless munching get in the way of your health goals. Picking smarter snacks will give you the satisfaction you crave without the calorie overload.

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Resolution #5: I will ward off health risks.

Osteoporosis is a disease more prevalent in women than men, so do what you can now -- like getting adequate amounts of calcium in your diet -- to help avoid bone-related problems in your future.

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Frances Janisch

Resolution #6: I will be more conscious of portion sizes.

These portion-controlled recipes will help you cut calories.

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Peter Artido

Resolution #7: I will focus on heart health.

In an effort to maintain heart health, go vegetarian at least one day each week. Get started with these hearty, veg-friendly recipes.

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Yunhee Kim

Resolution #8: I will eat more veggies.

We all know vegetables are a staple in any healthy diet. Happily, they can also be delicious. Increase your intake by preparing colorful, appealing vegetable dishes.

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David Prince

Resolution #9: I will eat more fish.

Seafood is packed with health-boosting Omega-3s, which have been proven to reduce high blood pressure and lower the risk of heart attack. These simple recipes will help you incorporate fish into your diet.

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Mark Thomas

Resolution #10: I will eat more fruit.

Adding fruit to your diet is a naturally sweet way to get your fill of vitamins, increase your fiber intake, and keep you feeling full and satisfied.

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Alison Miksch

Resolution #11: I will opt for healthier desserts.

These guilt-free sweet treats are the perfect way to indulge with family and friends.

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Heather Weston

Resolution #12: I will eat seasonally whenever possible.

Get the best taste and the most nutrients out of your choices by eating what's in season. These recipes are just right for the winter months.

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Resolution #13: I will save time for fun.

Loosen up and play -- even if it's with your food! These colorful recipes bring fun to the kitchen and smiles to all.

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Kang Kim

Resolution #14: I will get my kids involved.

Enjoy time together as you get your kids engaged in meal prep. They'll be proud of their contributions and learn new skills at the same time -- plus, what busy chef couldn't use an extra set of hands?

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Peden and Munk

Resolution #15: I will cook more.

Better for your wallet and waistline, opt to cook at home instead of eating out. Consider these takes on take-out favorites for a healthier, more economical meal.

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Kang Kim

Resolution #16: I will eat fewer white starches.

White starchy foods like pasta and white bread can easily add pounds without contributing significant nutrition. Swap for fiber-rich whole grains and whole-wheat, which will keep you fuller longer.

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