It’s that time again. We’re halfway through January and we’re all thinking about what the year ahead holds for us, and how we can improve our lives in small but important ways. What’s the chat around your office these days? Is everyone talking about the ‘new you’?
At Quattro HQ we’re busy planning our own personal 2024 rejuvenation strategies, which mostly – of course – involve food. What’s the healthiest way to start the new year? And what are the eating habits we plan to change long-term?
We take our responsibility as one of the leading food producers and manufacturers in the UK very seriously. Regular readers of our blog will know that we manufacture delicious and diverse menu products for restaurants, food-service providers, wholesale and retail outlets. Feeding the nation means we focus on health, which is why we only use the freshest locally sourced ingredients to create healthy, wholesome and delicious cuisine for everyone.
So what’s the most popular New Year resolution in your office? Everyone dusting off the Peloton, pulling out the gym gear and adding plant-based burgers to the weekly shop? Our January team chats invariably involve comparing gym prices and commiserating over the effort required to leave home in the dark and rainy evenings to work up a sweat. We know staying fit and strong is important but it’s hard to leave the warm cosy sofa! Sooo hard.
We do enjoy discussing the new ways in which we’re planning to look at the foods we eat. We love a bit of culinary innovation and are always up for a kitchen challenge.
What does healthy January hold?
Let’s go for more home-cooked foods; let’s source more raw ingredients, and let’s shop for sustainable products. Some of us are even following the example of our revered leader Sam, and starting to plan our 2024 veggie patch!
As we consider our lifestyles and attempt to be mindful of what we eat, we think about the small changes which can make a huge difference.
Breakfast is a great place to start. Can we switch up our sugary cereal and buttery white toast to a seeded sourdough, granola and fresh fruit? Sure we can – sounds delicious. We know that carbs turn to sugar fast, then you ‘spike’ and then you ‘crash’ – and then you’re hungry again – so let’s reduce them if possible. A low-carb breakfast is tasty and will energise you for the whole morning.
Lunch and dinner the healthy way require a bit of planning. Head down to your local farmers market for fresh organic produce or if that’s not practical, supermarket labelling is pretty comprehensive these days and you should be able to find fresh, tasty, local and organic food. So now we’ve made our plans, let’s set our mindset to ‘positive’, make sure we’re ready to support each other and let’s raise a glass (of kale smoothie) to a healthy and happy 2024!