How to Eat Healthy (And Still Keep Your Family Happy)

How to Eat Healthy (And Still Keep Your Family Happy)

Tell me if you can relate: You’re serious about being healthy, you’ve gotten rid of the processed food and stocked the fridge full of fresh produce, and you’ve just made a super nutritious meal for your family to enjoy together. Unfortunately, no one else is impressed. Your kids don’t want to eat veggies, your husband doesn’t want to try anything new, or maybe whomever you’re sharing a meal with just has really different tastes than you.

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Meal Prepping - Eat better, save time and spend less

Meal Prepping - Eat better, save time and spend less

While it's true that cooking can take more time and effort than eating out, the benefits of being in control of what goes in your body are really, really worth it. If you’re in the habit of eating a meal out or ordering takeout more than twice a week, I encourage you to commit to cooking more. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to take that much time. When you make your own food, you will consume less salt, less sugar, less additives, preservatives and dyes, and gain more nutrients, satisfaction, and connection to your food. You’ll most likely even save money, find more time in your day, and stay on track with your intended diet. It’s a win- win!

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Tacos - Not Just for Tuesdays Anymore

Tacos - Not Just for Tuesdays Anymore

Pretty much everyone I know is on board with eating tacos on Tuesdays, or any day of the week really.  Standard restaurant tacos can be full of poor quality meat, added salt and preservatives, and often lack any real nutrients your body is craving. I encourage you to get creative, skip the greasy taco stand, and make some of your own. 

Tacos are super easy to make.  Get some tortillas (corn or flour, depending on any food sensitivities) and choose your fillings.  And leftovers make a great bowl for lunch the next day served over salad greens.  Essentially, you can pick and choose a variety of ingredients from the following categories. Here are some examples:

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