By Eliza Short, RD, Communications Coordinator for Jackson In Action
Year after year, many of us wait until January 1st to start making lifestyle changes. These changes may involve one’s character, food choices, physical activity habits, and more. While many of us may be successful in the beginning, the challenge comes with sustaining these changes long-term. Below are some ways to continue your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions!
- Make a small, and very specific monthly goal. Smaller goals are often more achievable and easier to sustain! You may revisit each goal until you feel confident that you can continue with the goal long-term.
- For example: In the month of January, I will eat one more vegetable serving each day instead of chips. In the month of February, I will exercise at least 150 minutes each week, and continue to eat one more vegetable serving each day.
- Write goals down. A visual reminder in a place you see daily (such as a mirror or fridge) can go a long way to keep you accountable!
- Tell a friend, or make changes with a friend. Success with lifestyle changes is often more attainable with a support system encouraging you along the way!
On Thursday, January 18th, from 11:30am-12:30pm, join Registered Dietitian Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, at Black River Memorial Hospital for a Harvest of the Month recipe demonstration featuring Rutabaga. Taste tests and recipes will be provided.
Featured Recipe: Roasted Ruta-Vegies
Makes 8 Servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 large potato, quartered
- 1 carrot, peeled, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
- 1 parsnip, peeled, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
- 1 small sweet potato, peeled, quartered
- 1 rutabaga, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 small onion, peeled, quartered
- 1 bell pepper, sliced (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix oil, syrup and garlic in small bowl.
- Place cut vegetables on a large rimmed baking sheet, pour oil mixture over vegetables, and toss to coat. Spread vegetables out in single layer.
- Roast until tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Transfer vegetables to platter. Drizzle vegetables with optional butter and serve immediately.
VIEW THE VIDEO at: https://www.brmh.net/recipes