Let’s talk meal plan and prep! Sunday is the day that I use to meal plan and prep, so I wanted to share my tips on meal planning and preparation. This is a very important part of eating healthy, especially for people who are on the go, working, or busy all day! It will help you stay on track and make healthy choices throughout your day.
It’s summer and we have a few vacations planned. We will be heading off on a family vacation this week and it is the first trip that we have taken since our 7 year old outgrew his milk allergy. This is a HUGE relief, but it also means that now we will be preparing less food at the hotel and eating at restaurants more often. The boys are excited about this, but I still want them to have some healthy snacks for the 3 hour road trip, the amusement parks, beach, zoo and parks. So here are a few of the travel snacks that I am taking along with us.
Hydration is so important, especially during the summer months when its hot and we are more active outside. Personally, I drink a lot of water! I mean ALOT! Plain water can get boring, so I like to infuse my water with fruits, vegetables and herbs. Infused water is a great replacement for soda, tea, juice, and sports drinks. Making your own infused water is very easy to do and the flavor combinations are endless!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many people will be going to a restaurant for a nice dinner. Will you be dining out on Valentine’s Day? It can be hard to eat healthy while still enjoying a meal at a restaurant. These are my 10 tips for making healthy food choices when dining out.
The holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving a few days away and Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, it is hard to stay on track with healthy eating. Temptations are everywhere! From the holiday parties, to the extra sweets that your co workers bring into the office, it becomes increasingly hard not to give into temptation! Well, I have some tips to help you stay on track, not feel restricted, and still enjoy the holidays without gaining the dreaded 3-4 pounds that the average American puts on during the holiday season!
Let’s talk about snacks! Snacks are an important part a child’s diet. Most children need two to three healthy snacks each day in addition to three meals. It is especially important for kids to have snacks throughout the day because their bodies are growing. Children require a sufficient amount of calories each day to allow them to build more tissue, and healthy snacks provide extra energy and essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel their developing bodies.
As a mom with two young children, I am constantly on the go and it is important to always have snacks with me. I have made the mistake of going out without my arsenal of snacks in my bag, and I won’t do that I again! It was meltdown city until I stopped at a local grocery store and bought snacks for the kids. Not only is it important for me to have snacks in my bag at all times, but it is important that they are healthy and do not require refrigeration. I wanted to share my 10 “grab and go” snacks with you! Here they are:
Halloween is quickly approaching! In past years it was easy for me to avoid having my favorite candy in the house because my oldest son had a milk allergy. He recently outgrew that allergy (hooray!!!!), but now he wants all of the yummy candy that he could never have! I can’t say no since he has heard “no!” for the past 6 years. Now the M&M’s, Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kats have invaded my house!
I am very health conscious and try to eat clean, but I know that I will be tempted by all of this Halloween candy. The benefits of clean eating and limiting the amount of sugar in your diet has been proven to give you more energy, help you lose weight, decrease triglycerides, improve immune system function, and decrease your Diabetes risk. With that being said, it is important to stay on track with your fitness and nutrition when all of the temptations are lurking!
I developed these 5 tips to help you (and me!!) stay on track with fitness and nutrition and help you survive Halloween! Here they are: Continue reading