Eighty percent of people set their New Year’s resolution to lose weight and to eat healthier. However, many fail at that because they have trouble getting their family to follow along. When your family doesn’t support the new habit, it gets too hard to keep up with making two separate meals. Here are a few simple ways to help your family adjust to eating healthy dinners.
One of the first and easiest ways to help your family eat healthy is to not let them know. When someone hears that something is healthy, they automatically assume that it is nasty. That is not true many healthy foods are delicious. Kids love fruit and veggies they think of them as snacks and treats. Those are great healthy snacks. To make them even better buy organic when possible. Adding organic vegetables is a great way to get a more healthy dinners.
No eating out. You wouldn’t no believe how horrible fast food is for you. Not only fast food, but any eating out. There is nothing good about processed food with added fillers like MSG. Not only will not eating out help you eat healthier, but it will also help you save money. What can get much better than that?
When making a healthy dinner find a meat packed with protein. In addition to avoiding fatty meats also try to avoid the processed ones. When you can buy meats that are from grass fed farms, without added growth hormones. These are better for you and also tend to taste better. If you are adding pasta or bread to your healthy dinners, go for browns not white, such as whole wheat.
Larry McCleary of MeCleary Scientific once said “About eighty percent of the food on the shelves of supermarkets today didn’t exist 100 years ago.” So Another way to make sure you have a healthy dinner is to remove temptation. Don’t shop down the aisle at the store that might tempt you to buy something that isn’t good for you. Avoid the can good aisle and the sweets. Always buy fresh, that is the best. If you want a dessert for after dinner its doesn’t have to be processed. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a great example of a healthy after dinner dessert.
Its the little changes in your dinners that will help your family eat healthy dinners. Try a few of these little tips and you should start seeing a change.