Meal time can be disastrous for busy and working families. Have the whole family get involved in meal planning, prep, and shopping. I wish I had these tips when my daughter was young and would only eat foods that were white. Instead of freaking out, I could have encouraged her to join me.
Forgive yourself for grabbing fast food occasionally. It happens.
Avoid packaged foods and sugar as much as possible. Make small changes where you can.
Provide ready to pack snacks like nuts and nut butters, fruit and cut vegetables, sugar-free protein and veggie bars.
One night a week, cook or do lunch prep together. Let kids be responsible for planning or making one meal a week. Let them pack their own lunches.
Have a theme night once a month. Have breakfast for dinner. Eat dessert first as a monthly treat. I still do these things with my girls even know they are out of the house.
Do I do all of these things well? Of course not. It’s the commitment of love you make to your family every day that counts the most! Take on one thing from the list this month and work together to make it happen. Let me know how it goes.
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