This may seem almost impossible. Eating healthy when the kids are home from school and you have limited time to eat healthy yourself! There are ways around it, you just have to find them! Here are some tips on how to eat healthy with the kids are home:
This one may seem strange. You don’t usually think about eating until you get hungry right?
The best way to avoid eating unhealthy is to plan your meals for the next few days. Set out what you are going to eat and follow that. Writing it down is just as important, as it reminds you daily of what your end-goals are!
Pre-prepare your meals! Once you have planned out your food, pre prepare your food. Cook or prepare a few days’ worth of meals as this helps you avoid the excuse of ‘I’m too tired to cook’.
- Eat meals together
Eating meals such as dinner at home with the kids is another fantastic way to eat healthy. Cook a big healthy meal for the whole family and be healthy together! On the plus side if you have extra it can be used for lunch the next day!
- Make meals fun
If you don’t like eating the same meals every day and think that eating healthy is ‘boring’, then you need to change the way you view food! There are many fantastic websites that provide healthy recipes and give different ideas for meals, to make them different and fun for everyone!
- Avoid preservatives and chemicals
These days preservatives and chemicals can be seen across the shopping centre. The best way to avoid these is to stick to whole foods. Fresh meat, vegetables and fruits are the best option. With packaged foods, it’s simple. Read the nutrition label and read the ingredients. These ingredients will either list a whole bunch or chemicals or all the natural ingredients included!