You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.



Follow monthly plan to eat healthier

Looking for ways to get healthier this year? We offer month-by-month easy ideas that can help you and your family get into the habit.

February: Learn to make homemade stock and freeze the extra for future culinary exploits.

March: It’s the perfect season for nutrient-rich soups. Use the homemade broth you made in February.

April: Learn to cook dark leafy greens. Don’t be afraid to try selections such as Swiss chard, mustard greens and bok choy.

May: Incorporate protein into breakfast. Eggs are a good bet, as is a warm quinoa cereal.

June: Make this the month of the bean.

July: Every cell in your body needs water, so get the kids off juice and onto water. Start the transition slowly by watering down the juice.

August: Stockpile summer’s bounty of vegetables by learning the art of fermentation. Fermented foods add nutritional value to any meal.

September: Eat less sugar. It is time to get back to more healthful patterns. If a sweet treat is needed, try dark chocolate or fruit.

October: Integrate more whole grains into your diet. Start some days off with whole oats, experiment with quinoa, barley and millet salads for lunch or dinner.

November: Slow down, sit when you eat, chew thoroughly and really taste your meal. Make this a habit before the hectic holidays begin.

December: Give thanks. Studies show that people who show gratitude are healthier and happier.