Today is apparently New Year’s Day according to the Orthodox calendar – so if you need another chance to start your resolutions, or you just can’t believe that the first month of the year is nearly half over, or if like me you still have about half of your holiday cards left to mail – well, good news! Today (or yesterday if you’re reading this on the 15th) was New Year’s Day.
I’ve been doing some re-invigorated clean eating so far in 2013 – to counter the holiday cheese, chocolate and wine festival. So less alcohol, less chocolate, less cheese and more veggies, fruits, beans, and other yumminess. I made a couple of delicious roasted vegetable lunches – one of the perks of working from home! But they reheat nicely too, so you can roast ahead of time if you need to take your lunch to work.
I just set the oven to 400, cut up veggies and toss them on a cookie sheet, spray them with olive oil spray and sprinkle on a little salt and pepper, and roast them until they’re tender and maybe sometimes a little crispy, and often a bit caramelized. Yum!
Here’s the “orange lunch” – sweet potatoes, shallots and carrots…
And the red and white lunch – cauliflower, shallots and beets.
I picked up a bunch of deliciousness at the farmers’ market – including strawberries in January – a definite perk of living in New Orleans! That’s fresh fish in the ziplocs.I’m not just eating fruits and roasted veggies for lunch – I’m also including eggs, yummy salads, nuts and sauteed greens. Like these beet greens! I love beet greens!
How about you? Do you crave fruits and veggies in the New Year after all the cookies and candies of the holidays? Oh, and on another New Year’s note, do you have a word or phrase for the year? You can find out mine here.