New Year’s Resolutions for the Kitchen

01 Jan New Year’s Resolutions for the Kitchen

woman cooking in kitchenThis New Year’s, make a kitchen resolution that will not only change your life, but your family member’s lives as well.   Make a kitchen resolution.  Resolve to change something about the way you eat, cook, or even use your kitchen.  Below are five kitchen resolutions that you can make this year to revolutionize the way that you interact with your kitchen.  If you don’t pick one of our suggestions, we’d love to hear what you resolved to do instead!

Stock Healthy Snacks

Decide that you will stock your pantry with healthy snacks this new year.  Fill your pantry and fridge with fruits, vegetables, nuts, yogurt, vegetables, etc. instead of sodas, cookies, chips, and candy.  This resolution also can help you with other resolutions such as the resolution to lose weight.

Cook More Often

How often do you go out to eat?  Once a week?  Twice a week?  Four times a week?  Whatever your number is, resolve to make it lower, and cook more often.  Home cooked meals are healthier and often more delicious than fast food.  If you plan ahead, you can easily cook homemade meals with minimal time.  Cut vegetables in batches, make a meal list every week, and hold yourself accountable to make more meals at home.  

Use Your Cookbook

Many of us have cookbooks that sit on the shelf that we never use.  Start browsing through your cookbook to learn new recipes.  As you thumb through the cookbook, put a sticky tab or fold down the corner of recipes that you’d like to try.  Then, make sure that you have all of the ingredients and tackle it! If you feel like the whole cookbook calls for things that you don’t have, invest in a family-friendly cookbook that will help you prepare meals for the whole family.  

Take a Cooking Class

Resolve to take a cooking class this year.  Being in a class with a cooking master will give you hands on experience and guidance from someone who knows what they are doing.  The small class sizes will allow you to ask plenty of questions while you learn.  Make sure that you apply your learning at home after the class.  

Organize Your Kitchen

Make a New Year’s Resolution to make your kitchen clean, organized, and clutter free.  You can either purchase new cabinets that have the space and capacity to fit your dishes and appliances, or you can use what you have. If you have too many dishes, get rid of some of them.  Organize your cookware based on use and category.  Keep your counters clean by putting your appliances away after use.

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