We all start the year with the best of intentions, a renewed focus, energy and extensive list of New Year’s resolutions. Do you remember yours? How are they going six months in? University of Scranton research shows that just 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals*. Among the top five New Year’s resolutions each year, we commonly see

  • Live a healthier lifestyle
  • Lose weight
  • Enjoy life to the fullest
  • Save more, spend less
  • Spend more time with family and friends

For some, it might be smooth sailing and ticks of accomplishment, but we’re all human, so for those of you that have hit a bump in the road at the half way mark, or well and truly fell off the wagon, July provides a great time for re-evaluation. Continuing the mission for a fitter planet, and to help our tr1be live the healthiest lifestyle possible, we’ve come up with some healthy food recipes. Refer to these when your inner devil is perched on your shoulder, tempting you into junk food. They are healthy, delicious and quick to prepare. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for it!

Spiced granola: This can be made in bulk and stored in an airtight jar, customized to your taste and is extremely versatile. Try it sprinkled over salads, chia pudding or as granola bars for when you’re short on time.

Pumpkin spice smoothie: Great anytime of the day, especially on the go.

Spinach, zucchini and feta fritters: Make a wholesome lunch option and can be prepared the night before. Serve with a green salad to really boost your superfood intake.

Delicious Merrymaker bowl: A lunch or dinner option that covers all the food groups. A great option if you’re teaching late, and who doesn’t love avocado? Eat the rainbow!

Raw chocolate fudge: To satisfy the sweet tooth.

We hope you enjoy and even pass on these recipes from Les Mills, and that they help you see out your health resolutions till the end of the year (and beyond!) For goal setting inspiration, as 2017 edges closer, read 5 tips on how to get what you want.

 

  1. University of Scranton – Journal of Psychology

Originally published by Les Mills

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