Slideshow: Serious Eats Chicago Guide to New Year's Food Resolutions

Go Gluten-Free
Go Gluten-Free
While some don't have a choice about whether to go gluten-free or not, it's fascinating to see how many options are out there. Rachel has covered a few of the many options on her gluten-free column.She also put together this guide of the spots that have unexpectedly great options.

Mushroooms and quinoa at Saigon Sisters [Photograph: Debbie Carlos]

Eat Less Meat and More Vegetables
Eat Less Meat and More Vegetables
This is one we can all work on, and it's not quite as hard as it might intially seem. Many of Chicago's best chefs love vegetables, and we've been covering some our favorites every week with the Vegetarian Option. That definitely includes the grilled chile de arbol-marinated tofu from Nana.

Grilled chile de arbol-marinated tofu [Photograph: Roger Kamholz]

Save Money
Save Money
Of course, cheap eats abound in Chicago, but that doesn't mean that they are all equal. In fact, most aren't even worth the small change dropped on them. But there are exceptions. We've put together guides to cheap eats we love in The Loop and River North, along some of the better options near the University of Chicago, DePaul, UIC, and Northwestern.

The Chicken Salad at Brett's Kitchen in River North counts as a good cheap eat. [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Eat More Fish
Eat More Fish
Since Chicago is far from an ocean, it might seem harder and more expensive to follow this one. One way around that is to try some fish from the Great Lakes. Also, though not precisely healthy, fried fish and fried fish tacos still count.

Fried Perch from Honey 1 BBQ [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Shop at a New Market
Shop at a New Market
One way to get out of an eating rut is to check out a different grocery store. We've already covered the incredible options at Joong Boo and Carniceria Jimenez, but this is one resolution we'll definitely be looking into more in 2013.

A whole bunch of nopales at Carniceria Jimenez [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Explore a Different Neighborhood
Explore a Different Neighborhood
We love exploring new neighborhoods, but we also recognize the need for a good tour guide. That's why we've been interviewing some of the best chefs in the city to see where they like to eat in their own neighborhoods, including our look at Jeff Mauro's Elmwood Park. We've also taken a look at a few particularly restaurant-worthy destinations, including Chinatown.

Alpine Food Shop in Elmwood Park [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]