3 TIPS for Healthier Eating
Here are some tips that I have implemented over the years! Let me know what tips you have for eating healthy in your home!
Add instead of Eliminate
o This is a super trick. No one likes things taken away from them so don’t make it a BIG DEAL. Simply start to add:
- a bowl of fruit at breakfast to munch on before cereal or toast
- mix sweetened cheerios with plain, then transition to plain cereal, then to organic
- leave out a vegetable tray before dinner or when they get home from school to snack on
- add water to meal times and remove the juice/pop
- make homemade cookies and muffins
- change the flour to spelt etc. Slowly trade out the white for a higher quality flour. Add ground flax seeds. I have done this so slowly that they never even noticed all the changes. Now that they are getting older we discuss what goes into our homemade goodies and it’s a great time to teach them.
If it’s not in the house, no one can eat it!
o If you simply leave the “nasties” in the grocery store there is no temptation at home. We eat 80% of our meals at home or packed in coolers on the GO so I have the choice of what they are EXPOSED to. Then if we are out at a restaurant or someone’s home, there is the flexibility to eat what we like and not fret about it.
o 17,000 new food products are introduced each year WOW! You will have to exercise will power and judgment and leave it at the store
Realize that there will be a learning curve
o Don’t change everything at once. We do have the habit of wanting to make sweeping changes and then they fall by the wayside. This is definitely a journey. Start with what you WILL do, maybe it’s:
- Drinking more water
- Adding an extra serving of vegetables to your dinner plate
- Baking instead of buying store bought baked items
- Replacing the sweetened yogurt for plain and adding your own ingredients
- Trying one new food a month
- Reading labels and being conscious of what is actually in the food
- Switching to organic vegetables and fruits over conventional ones
- Switching to grass fed meat instead of corn fed meat
This excerpt is from Healthy Snacks for Kids book written by Tanya Morrison. Be the first 5 people to email me to receive your complimentary copy.
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness field for over two decades & has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of Busy Mama Programs such as the Busy Mama Reboot, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, Busy Mama Detox & more. As a Juice Plus+ mum of 2 healthy kids, she is passionate about teaching others the POWER of whole food nutrition in the role of disease prevention. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.