It’s the new year and now that it’s January 2 and you’re (hopefully!) no longer hungover, it’s time to get down to those resolutions. We’re betting that if you overindulged a bit over the past few weeks (and really, who didn’t?), one of your biggest priorities for 2008 is to eat healthier foods. If you (like us) are still feeling the financial burn of holiday shopping, these healthier foods might have to come from your very own kitchen. Never fear! We’re here with a full day of easy and delicious meals that will make you feel totally virtuous.
Breakfast: We’re absolutely addicted to these blueberry and banana muffins. The ripe bananas make them incredibly moist and the two fruits combine for an excellent flavor. They’re so good, in fact, that we must warn you: they aren’t actually healthy if you eat the whole batch in one sitting.
Lunch: We have such good intentions about eating salads for lunch but when it comes right down to eat, roughage is never what we want at noon. Enter endive. It’s tasty and it’s just about the easiest thing in the world to prepare. This orange and endive salad has way more flavor than that boring green salad you thought you had to eat for lunch if you wanted to be healthy.
Dinner: In the winter, we need a hot, hearty dinner. Nothing else will suffice. We’re in love with this eggplant cannelloni recipe (although we usually omit the orange juice). The eggplant is so filling that we promise you won’t miss the pasta, and that’s coming from someone who eats pasta at least once a day. It’s just that awesome.
[Photo: Beginner Triathlete]