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Wellness Wednesday: creating healthy routines in the kitchen

Posted at 7:56 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 09:56:45-05

IDAHO — We're a few days into 2021, and if you're looking for a place to start with your health-related resolutions, we've got some tips.

Many New Year's resolutions revolve around getting into a healthier place, whether that includes moving more or hitting the gym, starting a diet, or just trying to eat healthier.

Molly Tevis, an in-store registered dietitian for Albertsons, says when you're setting those resolutions, don't think of it as a "new year, new me" approach.

"The new year can be a great catalyst to maybe jump start some new healthy lifestyle habits or reinvigorate the ones that maybe we didn't fulfill last year," says Tevis.

As you plan which resolution you'd like to try out this year, Tevis suggests starting with a smart goal.

"Smart goals help you kind of narrow down what you want to achieve so it's specific, it's measurable, it's achievable, it's realistic, and you set a kind of time frame to it. It's something that you know you can put down and achieve every day, every week, whatever that kind of time frame is."

If your goal is to add more veggies to your daily intake, Tevis says there are easy ways to do that and start getting excited to get into the kitchen more.

One way to start your day is with a Golden Mango Smoothie. That includes turmeric and ginger to add a healthy dose of antioxidants.

If you're thinking about lunch or dinner, Tevis suggests heading to the produce section and picking up cauliflower. You can warm up and fill up with a lighter version of a Creamy Cauliflower Soup and add vegetables to your day without even realizing it.

For more tips and kitchen inspiration, head into your local Albertsons or click here.