With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. Each calendar reset stirs in us the desire to make big changes, adjust our priorities, and set goals for the next 12 months.
Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and eat healthier, spend more time with loved ones and eat out less.
However, sticking with those plans is the hard part. In fact, research shows many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions just one month in. That’s right – by February 1st most people abandon their efforts to make a change.
Sticking with your plans is much easier if you’re a member of Pit Boss Nation. We’ve got everything you need to be intentional with your time in 2022 and stay on track. We’re here to help you tackle those resolutions in the upcoming year.
Eat Healthier/Lose Weight
So, you’ve decided to change up your eating habits to get healthier and lose weight. But where to start?
Making a lifestyle change can be intimidating, especially if you’re starting from scratch. However, we’ve got some recipes to help you out.
Pit Boss Nation, let’s fire up the grill and get started.
You could try this grilled shrimp recipe for a quick weeknight dinner or serve up these mahi mahi tacos for a lighter twist on a tasty favorite.
Proper planning can play a big role in staying on track, so try to map out your meals for the week and set aside some time over the weekend to meal prep. This whole smoked chicken and these stuffed bell peppers are great for meal prepping.
Spend More Time with Loved Ones
If your goal is to spend more time with loved ones in the upcoming year, then what better way to do that than to gather around the grill. You could make nightly dinners as a family a priority, or plan to gather as a family for a weekly activity.
One idea is to take our shortbread cookies recipe with mint glaze and spend the evening decorating the cookies with your own designs.
Some fun, family-friendly dinner recipes include our loaded chicken nachos. Create these cheesy nachos with yummy grilled chicken on your Pit Boss grill and make them customizable with a toppings bar. Another idea is to skip the delivery for pizza night and craft your own at home for a fun night everyone will enjoy.
Spending more time with those you love while you cook has never been easier thanks to our Legacy WiFi and Bluetooth Controller. This upgrades most Pit Boss grills to allow users to control their grill through the SmokeIT app.
Soak up some time outdoors with family and friends, sitting around the fire pit. This fire pit transforms outdoor spaces into cozy and inviting areas for good times and conversation. There’s no bad seat thanks to its virtually smokeless performance, so bring everyone together for warm memories to last a lifetime.
Cook At Home More
We can also help you avoid takeout and reach your goal of preparing more meals at home in 2022. You could be tempted to fire up those food delivery apps instead of the grill on busy weeknights, but these recipes give you restaurant quality meals right in your backyard. All it takes is a little bit of planning.
Let’s start with a game plan. First, get your menu set for the week and make a list of all the ingredients necessary for those meals. This way, you’ll already have everything you need, which makes it easier to avoid the drive-through.
We suggest beefing up your menu with some of your favorite takeout items to curb cravings. Typically order wings over the weekend? Try making these instead. Craving Korean BBQ? Try this. These recipes for fajitas and hibachi chicken are also great additions.
Or if you’re feeling fancy or it’s date night, you don’t have to give up your goals. You could serve up these steaks or grilled lobster tails and stay in.