Top 5 Tips for Making Your New Year’s Resolution Last

This time of year, everyone is thinking about the changes they want to make in the year ahead. I for one think that every day is an opportunity for change. In this moment, you can make a different choice. However, I completely understand the allure that a new year brings and the feeling we all get of having a fresh start. I also know that many resolutions don’t last past January. With that in mind, these are my Top 5 Tips for keeping your resolution and achieving the success you deserve.

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Recipe: Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve posted on here. Sorry for the delay. The end of the semester was pretty rough for me, but, now that it’s over and grades are in, I have lots of time to rest, relax, workout, and, most importantly, cook!

Now, let’s get to the good part: the food. This recipe is one of my favorites, especially when it’s cold out. Chili can be a nutrient packed meal or a diet destroyer depending on how you make it. An emphasis on meat (usually grain-fed beef), too few vegetables, and loads of heavy toppings like sour cream and cheese can really throw off your healthy lifestyle, not to mention your digestion (you know what I’m talking about). In this recipe, beans and whole grains take a starring role along with some veggies, flavorful spices, and creamy avocado. I’ve adapted it from the original recipe to use dried beans instead of canned. The result is a less processed and lower sodium chili as well as fewer dollars spent at the cash register.

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