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Take a Bite: 2011 Resolutions

Updated 4:29 AM CST, Tue, Dec 28, 2010

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Resolution #1: Lose Weight

Solution: Slimware Plates ($36 set of 4) and Measure Up Bowls ($30 set of 2 sizes)
Rationale: You have to eat less to lose weight and now portioning is easier and more stylish than ever.

Resolution #2: Get Fit

Solution: Gaima Yoga Mat with Audio Speakers ($32)
Rationale: Research shows exercisers who listen to music can go longer than those who don't. So do your downward facing dog while getting down to your favorite tunes.

Solutions for Resolutions

Solutions for Resolutions

Solutions for Resolutions

Note: If you are not a yogi, consider giving it a try in the New Year since yoga helps control appetite, improves flexibility and posture and decreases risk of diseases such as heart disease. 

Resolution #3: Spend More Time With Family

Solution: Hot-air popcorn popper ($33)
Rationale: Start a weekly family movie night and serve popcorn (naturally a whole grain). Air-popped popcorn is less expensive than microwave popcorn and has no additives or preservatives.

Resolution #4: Save Money

Solution: Extra Life Produce Saver ($15) and Debbie Meyer Green Bags ($10)
Rationale: You lose money when you have to throw away rotten produce. These products extend the life of produce by absorbing the ethylene gas which causes spoilage.

Resolution #5: Cook Healthier

Solution: OXO Mandoline Slicer ($61, mandonlines range from $10-$100)
Rationale: Healthy cooking can take so much prep time, but this gadget helps you slice and dice in no time for fast salads and stir-fry dishes. Even make healthy baked chips & waffle fries!

First Published: Dec 27, 2010 1:45 AM CST

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