We're not ones for New Year's resolutions, but enough already with the overeating and overspending. Hit Mici's for lunch, but skip the downtown shop's bubbling pizzas and hearty pastas and opt for the verdura panino: fresh mozzarella, provolone, spinach, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, pesto, and aïoli. Choose crusty ciabatta or whole wheat (our favorite), and order half ($4) or whole ($6.50). Half of this generous sandwich will carry you to dinner, while a whole serves as two meals in one.
Mici 1531 Stout St., 303-629-6424, www.miciitalian.com