If you know me personally, you’d know that I am probably the farthest thing from daring when it comes to my food. My family members all make fun of me when we go out to eat and I opt for some version of chicken fingers (wrap, salad, or with fries) instead of choosing something new and different. That being said, I’ll be the first to admit that my eating habits are usually far from healthy. Five days a week, you can probably find me skipping meals and over-indulging in salty snacks or sweets at the end of a busy day.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Health and Wellness seminar hosted by one of my clients and it opened my eyes to the importance of choosing the right foods for your overall well-being. It’s easy to pass my picky eating habits along to our kids, especially since the simplest meals to prepare aren’t often the healthiest choices – and let’s face it, when it comes to meal prep, faster is better. But my job as a mother isn’t to give my kids quick fixes to their hunger. It’s to provide them with what they need to live a happy, healthy life.
In this new month, I’m challenging myself with a new goal: diversifying our menu with healthier meals. I did pretty well with my “Wireless Weekends” goal for October, and I’m hoping that I can successfully accomplish this new goal in the month of November!
I’ve made our meal plan with some simple favorites like these foil pack fajitas and this copycat Olive Garden soup but I’ve also penciled in some new items like stuffed peppers, roasted vegetables, and hearty pot roast. I spent $45 at our local produce store this week, and I’ve been pinning recipes like crazy lately!
Do you have any tried-and-true healthy recipes that are also toddler approved? Leave a comment or post a link to my Facebook page! I need all the help I can get!