Updated 4:29 AM CDT, Tue, Dec 28, 2010
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.
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 CDT