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Two-Part Resolutions for Healthy Eating that Work

Last year, I made a New Year's resolution that I actually kept. My resolution worked for me because it combined an aspiration (why) with practical steps (how). The aspiration provided the inspiration and motivation and the practical steps let me actually do something about it.

My Resolution: Use Less Plastic

Why use less plastic

  • The chemicals that leach from plastic into food probably cause many health problems, including lower IQs, lower fertility and altered sexual development, and higher risk of cancer. Embryos and growing children are at the most risk, but the chemicals affect fish and wildlife exposed to polluted water.

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Goal: eat less plastic. Homey start: bread box and tea towels.

My bread looked so Martha Stewart today that I just had to share this picture with you. For several weeks now, I've been wrapping bread in tea towels instead of plastic bags salvaged from my mother's store-bought bread. The towels work as well as the plastic and are much more picturesque. (The wooden bread box is from Etsy, the recipe is my no-knead Good Whisk Bread.)

Why the change? Florence Williams' recent piece ...

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