Wanted to let you know that I’ve been busy making some much needed updates to my Resources page! In particular check out the Eating Well section where you will find printable guides to help you and your family make healthy eating choices!
I added the very successful MINDFULLY FIT HOLIDAY HEALTH CHALLENGE from December 2015! You now have access to the whole challenge. Let me know what you think!
I will keep you updated as I spruce up Resources with tools that will help you live a long an healthy life!
Since I am trying to get my kids to make their own lunches, I thought why not try breakfast too! Here is another handy chart you can post on the fridge to help your kids make their own breakfast. Have them use this as a guideline and challenge them to try new foods so that they don’t get bored of eating the same thing for breakfast everyday.
How To Make Your Breakfast
When your kids start their day off with a healthy breakfast they get the energy they need to focus in school and participate in physical activity! According to KidsHealth.org, skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired, fidgety, or irritable. Kids need to refuel their bodies after not eating anything for 8 to 12 hours while they were sleeping.
Try to have your kids (and yourself) consume a balanced breakfast that includes some carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Carbs are the main source of immediate energy for the body. While protein tends to kick in after the carbs are used up. Fiber helps provide a feeling of fullness, and combined with plenty of water, helps move food through your digestive system, preventing constipation.
Healthy eating is a way of life…
It’s that time of year again (Halloween) when all the candy and not so healthy treats are in abundance, oooooh scary! I thought it might be nice to share some fun healthy alternatives for all those school parties! My favorite is the carrot fingers!
Halloween Sweet Potato Fries
Mummy Mini Pizzas
Carrot Fingers in Hummus
No recipe needed, all you’ll need is stick pretzels, string cheese, and uncut chives to create these yummy sweepers.
Banana Ghosts and Cutie Pumpkins
Again no recipe needed – For the ghost all you need is bananas and chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. For the pumpkins cuties and celery for the stems.
Here is a short and to the point post for you:
I can’t make it to the gym, I can’t go for a walk, I can’t give up soda, I can’t give up my Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino (590 Calories) from Starbucks, I can’t find the time to make healthy lunches – enough!
Turn your CANT’S INTO CANS!
You can’t fix your health until…
Hi Everyone! I wanted to share this handy little infographic I put together for my kids to use to help guide them in packing their own lunches. Having one in 6th and one in 4th this year I felt it was time that they starting making their own lunches. What’s great about this is it saves me time and I’ve found that when they pack their lunch they eat their lunch, hooray! This is also helpful for us parents and non-parents to use!
If you have thought about eating clean you might want to check out this infographic from Franchesca.net. It shows you how you can clean up your diet in 5 weeks!
Here is a really nice infographic on the benefits of herbs. It works as a companion to my post on Cooking With Fresh Herbs. Check it out…
On my mission to create a healthy kitchen I am creating a healthy pantry. A pantry stocked with staples that are both delicious and healthful. Here are two lists that I use as a guide when re-stocking my pantry. While I don’t use everything thing from these lists I do pick and choose items that work for me. Hope you find them helpful!
Here are links to my other Creating a Healthy Kitchen posts.
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: HEALTHY FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS & KITCHEN TOOLS
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: SHELF LIFE OF FOOD – INFOGRAPHIC
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: FOOD SAFETY IN YOUR KITCHEN
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: KITCHEN-VOLUME-CONVERSION-AID
What healthy pantry items do you use?