How to Keep Your Family Healthy and happy as a family
The busier you are, the more incentive you have to make sure your family doesn’t fall prey to the chronic health, mood and energy problems that result from poor nutrition.The problem is, the more junk foods kids eat and are exposed to, the more they want. And the same goes for adults. That’s why creating an enjoyable healthy-food experience is so essential.
With a small investment of time and focus, you can create healthy meals quickly and conveniently.
Make healthy foods fun. Kids love playing with food, so let them. A few examples: Set them loose with a cookie-cutter and easy-to-cut produce such as melons or cucumbers. Or let them fashion veggie faces on individual pizzas – zucchini buzz cut, mushroom eyes, red-pepper lips and olive freckles.
Eating together as a family reaffirms connections and healthy choices, so try to make it happen as often as possible, even when the schedule is challenging. Regular family meals are linked with lower rates of substance abuse, obesity, eating disorders and emotional instability in kids.Experiment with vegetable proteins like Lentils and beans.
If you can afford organic fruit and vegetables then great, but if you can’t just make sure you peel or give them a really good wash. Another good trick to encourage children is smoothie making. You can make lovely berry smoothies with coconut water and then you can start to add some vegetables and they see that you can get some greens to make you strong but not compromise the taste.
Spend time together
Take responsibility for your own happiness.
Make good on your words.
Give what you want to get. Our needs change with time. If you’d like to feel understood, try being more understanding. If you want to feel more love, try giving more. It’s a simple program that really works.
Find a way to become and stay best friends. For some this sounds unromantic, but for those who live it, most say it’s the best part of their time together.