The new year always feels like a bright new beginning. It is the perfect opportunity to begin new projects and improve what we could have done better the previous year, and it’s no surprise that making better food choices is always at the top of people’s New Year’s resolutions list. Unfortunately, it’s also no surprise that this is the first resolution to be broken. But why break it on the first day of the year?
January 1st calls for a celebratory New Year’s breakfast that will welcome the next 12 months in a spirit of abundance. Despite what most people think, this can be done while keeping the promise of eating wholesome foods at the same time. Making pancakes and adding large amounts of fruit to them (instead of whipped cream, chocolate chips, and the like) is the perfect example. Make them with whole wheat instead of refined white flour, and coconut oil instead of butter, and you have an almost perfect way to start the year.