The New Year is HERE, which means millions of people around the world are making “resolutions” that focus on restriction and depletion, instead of gain.

Examples of depleting resolutions:
“I will lose 10 pounds”
“I will not eat food after dinner”
“I won’t have any refined sugar”
“I will cut my carb intake in half”
“I will adhere to my macro limits”

But, depleting resolutions do just that – they make us feel depleted and restricted, even if the goal in itself is supposed to positively impact your life and health.

What if, in 2020, we are kind to ourselves and frame our resolutions in a positive, nurturing way that ultimately serves us better?!!

I make New Year’s resolutions. They’re kind of like a dream board that just happen to fall at the beginning of the year. They help me tune into myself and my goals. But, I’m done with cutting myself down and depriving myself of ANYTHING. That’s what my 20’s were for…

I have several positive resolutions, now.

My first? NOURISH.
Each week I want to choose a nourishing ingredient (that I’ve maybe used before or perhaps not) to cook with. That’s it. It’s kind of simple but oftentimes, that’s better, no?

I’m getting a head start today by making a super-simple, but uber-delicious and NOURISHING veggie dish of roasted beets & sweet potato.

Root veggies like beets and sweet potatoes (and turnips, carrots, ginger, turmeric, rutabaga, onion, radish, celeriac, etc) are so warming and nutrient-dense. Perfect for a cold winter’s day.

Peel and dice veggies, toss in olive oil and sea salt and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. That’s it.

Happy NYE – cheers to nourishing resolutions.

– Jenn