Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! On this week’s podcast, I invite you to join me for a year of healthy celebrations. I have chosen five celebration themes to kick off 2020 and carry us through the year together, so tune in to hear all about them.
Instead of focusing on small, individual resolutions (they’re hard to stick to), join me this year on the blog and podcast as we celebrate (1) my BIG birthday, (2) a new way of shopping, cooking, and eating for a healthier planet, (3) simple, fast and nourishing recipes for you and your family, (4) insights into specific foods that bolster good health, including prebiotics for gut health, bright-colored berries for brain health, seafood for heart health, etc, and (5) advocating for a more just and sustainable food system.
On the show, I also have a brand new recipe for Easy Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup that’s simple, scrumptious and sustainable.
“One of my resolutions this year is to compost organic material from my kitchen.”
– Liz Weiss, MS, RDN
- Five themes to celebrate this year:
- My BIG birthday in August: I have cool trips planned in my quest to travel more including Prague, Budapest, Croatia, Greece, and a cruise with my husband.
- A healthy planet: For the next 12 months, I’ll be changing the way I shop for food, cook meals, and repurpose (or compost) leftovers, all with the goal of lowering my kitchen carbon footprint. And we’ll do this together! Once a month, I’ll share a small action that you and your family can take to reduce food waste and your personal use of precious natural resources. My action for January is composting, and I’ll be writing up a new blog post next week to explain how the kitchen scraps and uneaten leftovers that I used to toss in the trash are now being composted and turned into soil.
- Simple, fast, and healthy dinner recipes: This is the #1 request I get from you guys, and I have some great shows planned to bring you easy recipes for your family.
- Today’s recipe is for Easy Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup, which uses split red lentils, extra virgin olive oil, diced onion, mushrooms, minced garlic, celery seed, vegetable broth, shredded carrots, bite-sized cauliflower florets, and fresh thyme.
- The benefits of eating specific foods for health: Throughout the year, I’ll be bringing you podcast episodes on eating for brain health, gut health, heart health, and more.
- The power of advocacy: Don’t get mad, get busy! If you’re not happy with the foods offered in your child’s school cafeteria or the snacks fellow parents bring to your child’s weekend soccer game or the children’s menu at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, advocate for positive change. Throughout the year, I’ll feature tips for being a food advocate.
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