So many families have a goal to eat better foods and live a healthier lifestyle in 2013. Is your family one of them? If so, have you started moving toward this goal yet? Just because it’s the end of February doesn’t mean it’s too late to start.
How does your family make this goal a reality? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Organize and declutter your kitchen pantry. Keep all “like items” together. Take the initiative to learn about all the additives that are put into the foods you buy and that your are storing in your kitchen. Start with one cupboard, then move onto the next. Having an organized kitchen is essential in helping you create a meal plan so that it’s easier for you to be in the kitchen to cook and get those healthy meals on the table.
Step 2: Make a list of meals your family enjoys and cook them from scratch. You only need to have a few, no need to overwhelm yourself. Add in one or two extra meals as time goes on. The biggest stumbling block to family meal planning and cooking meals from scratch for many busy families is lack of organization for healthy eating.
Step 3: If you’re working outside of the home, take lunch as often as you can. Pack a school lunch for your kids. Always look at each meal as an opportunity to eat as healthy as you can. See my school lunch box ideas and lunch tips for inspiration.