FIBER – Weight loss wonder!
It seems like we are always looking for that MAGIC BULLET when it comes to weight loss. A shake, pill or supplement that will painlessly melt the fat away. Newsflash – there is none… Fear not, the answer is simple and has been around forever: Consume real, whole food in quantities that fill you but do not stuff you.
Getting a healthy dinner on the table can be difficult when you have multiple kids with multiple schedules. Preparation is key! Having the ingredients in the house and getting as much prepared ahead of time can be lifesavers. Last week I experimented with this new casserole recipe and it was a hit.
There is no getting around it – kids LOVE to snack! As a mom of 4 boys, I frequently hear – “I’m starving!”, “What can I eat” or my favorite – “There is never any food in this house…” The fact of the matter is kids need to snack. When they are small and have little bellies, it is hard to eat enough at a meal to stay full until the next meal and as they grow, they continue to need to snack because they are growing at a rapid rate. The key is to snack correctly.
My family recently spent a week at my in-laws lake house in Vermont! Lots of sun, swimming, boating and fishing! FYI – Miss Daisy is only so/so when it comes to the water. Ventured out reluctantly when son # 4 coaxed her but she seemed much happier sitting on the beach or chasing bugs…
Although we had a home base and I was able to cook for the family, we still spent quite a bit of time in the car and someone was always STARVING…. Being prepared is key for both healthy eating and saving money!
Salads can be a great GO-TO meal on a hot summer night. A quick way to get dinner on the table without having to turn on the oven. The key is to make the salad a COMPLETE MEAL.
I made my monthly trek to Trader Joes this week to stock up on some essentials for my family. Now that the kids are home from school, I wanted to be sure I had plenty of grab and go healthy food/snacks for them.