Sunday, January 1, 2012
Happy 2012! Here’s wishing that you keep every New Year’s resolution you’ve made. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I love hearing and reading about those made by others. Like Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief of Bon Appetit magazine. Adam loves food but recognizes he needs to live a “little” bit healthier. He’s decided to continue enjoying the foods he loves on occasion, while concentrating on wise everyday diet choices. He says he’ll do the following:
1. Eat the refined white flour when he’s out and it’s something special, like a New York pizza, or when he wants an outstanding pasta dish at home. All other times, it’ll be multi-grains. No croissants or baguettes for breakfast or lunch, unless in Paris, of course.
2. Instead of starchy sides like mashed potatoes, Adam and his wife will continue using quinoa in a variety of ways.
3. Instead of mindlessly reaching for that evening cocktail/glass of wine, “think before I drink.” Do I really want/need alcohol right now?
4. Cut down on caffeine/coffee. Save it up for the visit to Italy.
5. No meat at lunch. Dinner beef/pork/chicken will be sourced from his butcher – heritage breed pork, air-chilled chicken, prime steak.
While obviously written from a yuppie standpoint, there are still some points that we could all benefit from heeding. I don’t drink, but I certainly can think twice before I reach for a cookie or slice of pie. Even if some of us can’t access specially sourced meats and poultry or exotic vacations, we can all make wiser everyday choices. After all, we will all eat something every day. Why not make it something healthier?