A Fresh start to a New Year and New You with Farm Boy
If you read my post on Daily Tips to looking and feeling great for 2017, then you know my focus for this year is getting myself back on track to a healthier lifestyle. 2016 brought in a pretty rough year for me in terms of my health which I am still in battle with on a daily basis. Plus seeing loved ones pass away from health issues as well, I promised myself that this year I would make a better effort into focusing on myself and the food choices and consumption. I’ll be honest the Christmas holidays and the couple of months leading up to them, I just about drank and ate every not so great foods and drinks in sight. Bad idea for me because due to my careless eating, it has wreaked havoc on my stomach. Now that I am at the end of January my stomach still hasn’t gone back to a somewhat normal being.
With that being said January is the start of a new year, a time where you can make a fresh start on goals you want to accomplish. For the whole month of January I have made a huge improvement in the way that I eat. I was able to get a fresh start to the New year a new me all from the help of Farm Boy. Farm Boy is a local grocery store where I live that sells primarily fresh produce, baked goods, organic foods, dairy, deli, meat, fish and some prepared products including their private label line. I had the opportunity to work with Farm Boy to see first hand just how incredible they are. For the month of January I focused my family and I eating habits on the fresh produce, hot meals made from wholesome ingredients and snacks for the nights where we wanted a treat.
What I love most about my experience at Farm Boy is the fresh produce and the Hot Bar options, which are all supplied locally. Let me be honest most days I don’t feel like cooking; and instead of going through the McDonalds drive through or ordering a pizza, Farm boy has so many options of meals you can choose from one of my family’s faves is the Bowtie Pasta its filling, healthy and it tastes great.
For meals where I know I have to eat but don’t really care too the fruit selection at Farm Boy is amazing. I recently became addicted to having berry bowls and they taste great. Which brings me to another bonus, since the fruits are local they don’t get rotten as quickly as most fruits that I have purchased at other grocery stores. The freshness is just simply amazing, it makes me wonder what took me so long to shop at Farm boy.
If I could recommend 2 items you need in your home that I adore from Farm Boy they would have to be the Potato and Leek Soup and the Lemon Garlic with Honey Vinaigrette. The soups are so delicious there they can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days and all you have to do is throw it in a bowl and warm it in the Microwave. So for those nights when I just don’t have the energy to cook I know the rest of the family can still enjoy a meal that is filling and healthy. The dressing is multi purpose, you can toss it on a salad or marinate your meats with it. One of my family’s favourite treats to eat is Popcorn, the Farm boy private line has popcorn that we have fallen completely in love with. It never lasts more than 10 minutes in my house. Its made with non GMO vegetable oil, Gluten free light and airy.
For the month of January I have truly discovered that you can have a fresh start in eating healthy and still enjoy treats that are great tasting too. Farm Boy has alot of other foods that my family and I plan to enjoy from the stone oven pizzas to the artisan cheeses and meats. Not forgetting to mention if you are looking for a place where the wonderful staff and their smiles that greet you as soon as you walk in Farm Boy is the place you need to be.
Now that January has come to an end what have you done to create a fresh start for yourself? Let me know in the comments below.
*compensation was provided for the products in this post all thoughts and opinions are based on my experience