Resolution Watch '09

Seven days into '09 feels like a good time for a check in...

ARE RESOLUTIONS BEING KEPT?

We took a quick poll around the office...

Alexis (runs FineLiving.com) -- resolution:

Less take-out, more big-batch, healthy cooking on the weekends. Update: So far, so good. Alexis whipped up Giada De Laurentiis' tasty lentil soup and has been enjoying all week.

Danielle (FN's interactive marketing guru) -- resolution:

Fewer processed frozen meals and more packed lunches. Update: Has fallen off the wagon twice this week with her frozen faves -- but hey, there was a sale. To boost the healthy factor, Danielle makes her own side salads.

Mark (FN Dish contributor) -- resolution:

Bank more green with bag lunches versus pricey pre-made sandwiches. Sense a theme here? Update: Three for three this week -- two hand-rolled turkey wraps and one amazing pot of chili (inspired by some great tips and enhanced with his secret weapon -- chocolate!).

Emily ( FoodNetworkStore.com) -- resolution:

Less coffee! Loves the taste, hates the jitters. Update: Tea and tea only for over a week! She attributes her mighty resolve to the Mighty Leaf variety pack.

Rachael (FN Dish producer) -- resolution:

Joint plan with her boyfriend to give up beer FOR THE YEAR. Update: So far, so good! However, wine is still fair game and Rachael just enjoyed a great sparkling Bonarda from Italy.

How are YOU doing? Hanging tough? Need moral support?

We want to hear your secrets to success (or your downfall)...

And, if you do need encouragement, try the healthy eating tips and recipes on our new blog, Healthy Eats.

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