Getting your family on board with healthy changes can be a daunting task. Some of the tastiest foods we all love to eat are not necessarily the best for us. Clearly on some level we all understand that eating healthy is important for so many reason but it can be easier said or understood than done.
I would start by:
-getting rid of (donating or tossing out ) the foods in the house that are made with junk ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, bleached flour, hydrogenated oils, monosodium glutamate, processed foods, and genetically modified foods.
-start stocking up on organic foods. Keep healthy snacks around like almonds, organic peanut butter, organic yogurt, fruits, hummus, veggies, seeds.
-It’s all about switching out things that aren’t the best options for better options. Instead of ordering pizza and wings make your own. When you make home-made dinners you control the quality of the ingredients, the freshness and the taste.
-Start encouraging everyone to try new foods. You can put veggie purees into sauces. I like to add pesto to eggs or sandwichs as a quick way to add greens.
-Stress to your family that this isn’t just “a phase”, this is lifestyle change — and most importantly lead by example.
-Also you could go to our Facebook page, Healthy Homemakers and find some inspiration; we post our meals daily