Healthy Living: Setting goals

The Morning Show
CHAMPAIGN–
With every new year, come new goals– and some of those directly impact your diet.
 
So setting healthy goals for yourself can be crucial. Beth Peralta from the U of I Extension joins us for Healthy Living. 
 
Overnight Blueberry Oats
¼ cup steel cut oats
¼ cup quick oats
½ cup 1% milk
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
½ tsp. vanilla extract
 
  1. Put all ingredients in a reusable container (such as a mason jar or glass bowl with a lid) and mix together.
  2. Store in the refrigerator overnight for eating at breakfast the next day.
Southwestern Salad Mason Jar Lunches
Makes 4-5 lunches
 
Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef, lean
½ cup onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. dry oregano
½ tsp. cumin
1 cup canned kidney beans, drained
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 cup grape tomatoes
2-3 cups lettuce, shredded or broken into bite-sized pieces
½ cup cheddar cheese, low-fat, shredded
4 Tbsp. ranch dressing, low-fat
 
  1. Brown ground beef and onion together in a medium skillet, add chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
  2. Make a layered salad in a mason jar using this order.
    1. Bottom to Top: Ranch àTomatoes à Beans à Meat à Cheese à Lettuce
  3. Store mason jars in refrigerator.
  4. Bring an extra bowl, if desired, for eating at meal time.

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