Foodie New Year “Cleanse"

Here’s a week’s worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners to jump start healthy habits in the new year.

If you want to give your eating habits a good kick in the pants, now’s a good time to begin. After a season of excess, it’s nice to start January on a healthy note. But if you expect that to mean pallid plates of baked chicken and steamed vegetables, you’ve come to the wrong place. Instead, we have a weekly plan that includes suggestions for healthy, flavorful meals you can cook each week.

We’re going to emphasize vegetables (half your plate should have veggies or some fruit), whole grains (oats, brown rice, millet, etc.) and a variety of lean proteins (fish twice a week, one vegetarian dinner a week). Also, you might want to consider limiting alcohol and caffeine, and drinking more water (64 ounces or more a day). Here’s a week’s worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners to get you started.

Breakfast
Berry-Oatmeal Bake (pictured above)
Lunch
Dinner
Lighter Shrimp Scampi (pictured above)

Kerri-Ann is a registered dietitian who writes on food and health trends. Find more of her work at kerriannjennings.com or follow her on Twitter @kerriannrd or Facebook.

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