How do you incorporate healthy food into your kids' diet? Do you struggle? Do you have one that eats all healthy stuff and another that is not so easy to impress? (I do!).
Here are some simple tips that I have found to work really well with my two. Please add your own tips in the comments.
1. Introduce at least 10 times before becoming discouraged and/or removing from rotation.
2. Encourage only one bite of new food at each introduction/meal.
3. Prepare the food in different ways. For example, peas. Cook peas in olive oil and sea salt, add peas to mash potatoes, add peas to a delicious soup, etc.
4. Praise the child for being brave and trying new and unfamiliar foods.
5. Let the child help you cook/prepare the food.
I forgot to eat breakfast as I was having SO much fun fine tuning the details of my upcoming 30 day detox! I was so happy that when the hunger hit, there was a convenient and healthful lunch ready for me in the fridge- salad!
Did you know that you can pre-prep salad, cover it with a wet paper towel and plastic wrap (or airtight lid) and it will keep fresh for a few days? How fabulous is that?!
This discovery has been monumental in helping me (and hence the family) eat way more fresh, organic salads. Try adding this one simple thing in this week and eat a few more side salads and see how you feel!
Small steps for BIG changes. 💪
I also highly suggest reading up on Parivrtta Trikonasana for the finishing touch.) 🙌
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Have you heard of matcha tea? It's a green tea that is said to have three times the antioxidants of regular green tea. Good stuff, eh? It also helps to support memory, boost metabolism (winning!) and increase immunity.
I want to introduce you to a delicious way to prepare matcha tea. I discovered this recipe a few years ago and have reintroduced it into my routine recently as I've gone off coffee as part of an elimination diet.
What is One Simple Thing? It is just a quick message made up of small explanations, lessons or fact nuggets for you to incorporate into your life, share with others or even store away for a later date. My mission is to inspire people to live their healthiest and most naturally biased life. This is another way to do that because we all know that knowledge is power.
Green peas are sooo 2017! Did you know that they ...
Are a legume? (Same as beans, lentils, etc.)
Are a fantastic source of plant-based protein? (+/- 8 grams/cup)
Have phytonutrients for anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits?
Are high in fiber, which aids digestion, weight loss and regulates blood sugar.
Obviously, you want to get these guys on your winning team!
Below is a quick and easy recipe for peas (pictured).
What is primary food and are you getting enough of it? Could lack of primary food potentially inhibit your progress toward fitness, health or lifestyle goals?
As a current student of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s (“IIN”) Holistic Health Coaching Program, “primary food" was part of the foundation program. The philosophy of primary food theory resonated with me and caused me to take a closer took at my so-called “healthy lifestyle” and consider what was missing.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines lifestyle as “a particular way of living”. A Google image search of the word brought up multiple images of outdoor exercise, adventure, family, meditation and nature, which is exactly what I picture when I hear the word. I used to place all the responsibility of a healthy lifestyle on what food I ate but now I realize how I was wrong. A healthy lifestyle goes beyond the plate.
Primary food is a term that was created by the founder of IIN, Joseph Rosenthal, 30 years ago. Primary fo...