Eat Healthy Tips

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7 easy ways to eat more veggies:

  1. Start your day with a vegetable and fruit smoothly.  Commit for 21 days until it becomes a habit.
  2. Prep your veggies on the weekend so you can grab them and go for a quick snack.
  3. Puree veggies so you can add them to almost anything.  Ex: peppers in spaghetti sauce, carrots in home-made muffins and sweet-potatoe smoothies (my kids favorite smoothie).
  4. Offer veggies at every meal to your kids (makes it easier when they are prepped and ready to go).
  5. Have your kids help you pick out veggies at the market and prepare them with you.  If they have ownership in the preparation process they will be more likely to eat them.
  6. Offer dips with cut up veggies to liven them up.
  7. Try different and new veggies to shake up your taste buds.

Random, but helpful tips:

  1. Don’t keep candy, chips or anything that tempts you in the house.  If it is not there to eat than you won’t eat it.
  2. If you are having a craving buy a small portion of your snack food so you don’t deprive yourself, but also so you don’t over indulge.
  3. Stop picking at the kid’s leftovers (my personal bad habit)!
  4. Get rid of everything “bad” in your fridge.  Click here for more tips.
  5. Still treat yourself now and again and remember moderation is the key.
  6. Reduce sugar.  Helpful tips here.

 

My daily vegetable challenge:  More Veggies In Every Meal.  I want to teach my 3 children (ages 5, 4 and 2) healthy eating habits.  My plan each day is to get at least a side of veggies in every meal they eat plus extra in their main meal (inspired from Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious Cookbook).

I have great intentions this weekend of freezing a bunch of puree veggies so that I don’t have to fall back on a jar of expensive baby food for extra veggies, but for this super quick extra veggie sauce I put pasta sauce, a jar of baby squash and a whole pepper into the blender and then added this sauce to the ground beef.  DONE and the kids have an extra serving of veggies in their SLOPPY JOE’S.

Added Veggies to Sloppy Joes

More Veggies to Sloppy Joes

Comments

  1. Becky Laga says:

    It’s a great way to add veggies to everyone’s diet!

  2. You work hard for your family, juggling all you do. In case this is useful, most veg and fruits don’t mix well in the gut:

    http://myholistictable.wordpress.com/how-to-eat-other-how-tos/
    (my other blog)

    Lettuce and celery are the exceptions.

    Happy blogging,
    HW

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