But I saw that GOOD posted a few food resolutions by author Anna Brones recently and I had to take a peek. One really resonated with me.
4. Shop small, and often. This is something that I recommend in “The Culinary Cyclist,” not just because it makes transporting your groceries by bike (another great resolution!) more simple but also because it helps you eat better proportions and reduce your food waste.
I’ve never really spent a lot of time thinking about it, but cycling has certainly changed the way I eat. Since I can’t fit a lot on my bike (despite my kick butt basket), I usually pick up my dinner on the way home. I love the process – craving a certain ingredient, finding a good recipe, making a few stops at my favourite shops on the way home, and then it’s all downhill to my flat. I would say my diet has evolved to include more fresh foods, a great deal of veg, and the kind of meat that you feel good about buying. Plus, the better you eat – the faster you cycle. It just makes sense.
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So…let’s say I were to have a few New Year’s resolutions – I think I would follow Brones’ lead from her book The Culinary Cyclist.
The rules for living well, if you can call them that, are simple and a pleasure to follow. Eat local and mostly plants. Ride your bike, even on rainy days. Say yes to dinner invitations. Always bring your signature dessert. Invite people on picnics. Bike in the sunshine. Follow a morning ride with a strong French press.
I think I’m already pretty dang good at a few of these. Happy New Year folks!