Healthier eating in 2022

Three ways to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy.

Sirinity Hubbard, Staffer

   As we ring in the new year, people try new things. They make resolutions and try their hardest to stick to them. Although it may be hard to stick to a new year’s resolution of eating healthy, with a few different options it could possibly be easier.


   To accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets, restaurants have started to bring in more veggies and other healthy options that avoid the use of meat. It’s common knowledge that you can keep meat in your diet and still be healthy, but eliminating meat on occasion could possibly help you hold to your resolution. Instead of ordering a beef hamburger when going out, ordering a veggie burger could be a better and healthier option. Places that offer veggie burgers are: Chapps Burgers, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Twisted Root Burger Co. and many other places.


   Another food to help you stick to your resolution is pizza. Yes, pizza. The thought of pizza being healthy might seem absurd, but pizza can be made healthful. Instead of getting a pizza full of meat, try getting a pizza with meat and veggies, just veggies, or even a vegan pizza. Doing that can increase your intake of all the nutrients meat and vegetables give rather than just meat. Places that provide such pizzas are: Mellow Mushroom (offers vegan pizza), Papa Johns, Dominoes, Pizza Hut, Marco’s Pizza (offers crustless pizzas and cauliflower crust) and really any pizza place.


   This one might be less of a shock, but another food to help stick to your resolution is anything at Chipotle or Subway. At Chipotle, you can get a complete veggie bowl or one with meat and veggies. They also offer sofritas which are braised tofu. You can make a lifestyle bowl, salad, quesadilla, taco, burrito bowl, and a burrito healthy or healthier. Subway, much like Chipotle, offers a variety of healthy options such as sandwiches, wraps, bowls, melts, and salads, all of which can be made healthy.


   Who would’ve thought things like burgers, pizza, Chipotle and Subway would help you keep to your new year’s resolution? Making little changes like inviting more vegetables into your life can make a big difference and benefit you greatly. Putting a twist on foods you regularly eat to make them healthier can also do the same.