I am a big fan of new year's resolutions. I feel like the new year is a wonderful opportunity to start fresh, however, I try not to set unrealistic expectations or resolutions for myself, only to perhaps not meet them and end up feeling disappointed in myself. Instead, I like to set little goals for myself at the beginning of the year. Since I have a blog this January, you all get to experience the fun journey where I take you through and explain each one of my goals for 2013. Ready?

My number one goal in 2013 is to eat healthier. Now, this probably isn't what you think. I do not eat fast food (in the words of Taylor Swift, "like ever") and I like healthy things like vegetables, quinoa and tofu. What I mean by eat healthier is eat well-balanced, regular meals. I often start my day off with a bowl of oatmeal or quinoa only to bring a granola bar and a banana for lunch. This leaves me feeling tired, grumpy, and well, starving come 5:00.

I am also embarrassed to say that I only know how to cook a handful of things, some of which are baked potatoes, scrambled eggs, and baked chicken. I am certain I could figure it out if I tried however, I went from living off of lean cuisines in college (gross) to moving home with my Dad who cooks dinner multiple times a week. I will hopefully be moving into a little one bedroom apartment in downtown Annapolis in the next few weeks (!!) so in an attempt to live off of something more than scrambled eggs and baked potatoes, I have included learning how to cook healthy meals in my "eat healthier" goal. 

That being said, I have found a handful of items that will help me eat healthier in 2013 and will help you if you would like to eat healthier as well! Here they are:
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1. Vert VRT350 Juicer // 2. Zoku Quick Pop Maker // 3. Blender Bottle Two Pack // 4. Herb Savor // 5. Taylor Stainless Food Scale // 6. Chef'n Juicer Citrus Juicer and Reamer // 7. Deni 9.5 Quart Programmable Food Steamer // 8. Joseph Joseph Steamer Basket // 9. Chrome Brita Pitcher // 10. Cuisinart CSB-76 Immersion Hand Blender // 11. Martha Stewart Collection Salad To Go Storage Container // 12. yonanas // 13. Crock-Pot Programmable 6 Quart Slow Cooker // 14. Cuisinart Food Chopper // 15. Martha Stewart Collection Two-Section Lunch Cube // 16. Misto Oil Mister // 17. Takeya Iced Tea Maker, Flash Chill Tea Maker and Chilling Pitcher

I've also included a few apps I think are helpful:

Fooducate: Grades your groceries, explains what's inside each product, & offers healthier alternatives
HarvestMark Food Traceability: Trace fresh food back to the farm to learn where, when, & how it was grown
Whole Foods Market Recipes: Search Whole Foods Market Recipes featuring natural & organic foods
Cooking Light Recipes: Features more than 300 Cooking Light Recipes
HealthyOut: Finds dishes at local restaurants that match your diet and nutrition preferences

xo-K