November each year is ‘Good Nutrition Month’! It is a great month to bolster your own efforts to eat healthier, a great time to try out new nutritious recipes and to teach your kids about eating better.
Why not set a goal of eliminating one of your food addictions this month? Commit to looking up nutrition tips each week and trying out a new healthier dish that you can add to your regular meal plan. Use this month to educate your kids about eating right. Remind them about the My Food Pyramid and find something they are passionate about to motivate them to join in your Good Nutrition Month mission. Perhaps they want to be better at a sport, may be they want to fit in to some new clothes or even get stronger or just feel better. Help them look up the healthy foods that will help them reach
their goals or even try out recipes from different types of diets like vegan or
raw food diets.
For example –
if you like Milkshakes, why not subsitute with Smoothies containing fresh fruit,yogurt and almond milk.
Try subsituting low fat varieties of dairy products and if that doesn’t work, why not try 1/2 your regular choice and 1/2 a low/no fat choice.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: 1/2 low fat and 1/2 regular fat cheese in your next grilled cheese sandwich – your kids won’t know the difference. (Grate the cheeses together and mix before putting them on the bread.)
Add one more serving of vegetables to your dinner menu.
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