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Getting Kids Inspired to Eat Healthy

4 little humans once upon a time under 6 years and I am wondering how they all belong to me? How did this happen and is their a manual for them each? Fast forward 8 years and things are going okay. Better than okay, they survived hahaha and are fit and healthy which is one of the greatest blessings of all time. 

Food has played a vital role in my health in return teaching our children that eating healthy gives you more of an opportunity to have a healthy body. So here are some of my tips on how my kids live a 80/20 healthy lifestyle;

Getting Kids Inspired to Eat Healthy

Always make it fun and have them experiment and explore with flavours, textures, quantities and smell. Let them choose the ingredients when you go shopping.

We sometimes have colour-themed foods where we grab red cherries, tomatoes, red apples, capsicums, strawberries and dress in that colour and talk about the nutritional value of each foods and create a dish with each ingredient.

We also have our “around the world” family nights where we pick a country and same thing applies above, we dress in that culture, history facts, learn a few of their key words, cook their cuisine.

What role does meal planning have? 

Always make it fun and have them experiment and explore with flavours, textures, quantities and smell. Let them choose the ingredients when you go shopping.

We sometimes have colour-themed foods where we grab red cherries, tomatoes, red apples, capsicums, strawberries and dress in that colour and talk about the nutritional value of each foods and create a dish with each ingredient.

We also have our “around the world” family nights where we pick a country and same thing applies above, we dress in that culture, history facts, learn a few of their key words, cook their cuisine.

What role does meal planning have?

Meal prep is paramount. I always have washed and pre-prepped foods in our ‘snacks on the go’ drawer in the fridge or pantry shelf.

Family members choose their preferred dinners for the week, for example Noah loves spaghetti Bolognese, Oscar loves taco night, Mietta loves vegetable stir-fries, Zali loves pumpkin soup, and Adrian loves my new Vegan Sheppard Pie.

How do you manage to maintain a fitness regime?

Wake up half an hour before the kids! Do a quick time save 20 minute workout, or run, yoga, Tabata session or kick start your 10,000 steps.

Make time with your partner to cover you and vice versa when you need your fitness or time out sessions. Workout with your friends at the park during your coffee catch ups or at lunchtime with your work colleagues.

Meal prep is paramount. I always have washed and pre-prepped foods in our ‘snacks on the go’ drawer in the fridge or pantry shelf.

Family members choose their preferred dinners for the week, for example Noah loves spaghetti Bolognese, Oscar loves taco night, Mietta loves vegetable stir-fries, Zali loves pumpkin soup, and Adrian loves my new Vegan Sheppard Pie.

How do you manage to maintain a fitness regime?

Wake up half an hour before the kids! Do a quick time save 20 minute workout, or run, yoga, Tabata session or kick start your 10,000 steps.

Make time with your partner to cover you and vice versa when you need your fitness or time out sessions. Workout with your friends at the park during your coffee catch ups or at lunchtime with your work colleagues.

Interview with my Voome Time Saver Program https://www.voome.com.au/blog/family-nutrition-under-control/

Check out these delicious Apple Oat Slices 

See you over on our Dani & Co. Facebook group page where we chat more about family and fussy little eaters.

xxDani

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