By Contributing Author: Sharon A. See
In my last article, I shared with you Three Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthier. This week I’d like to take it a bit further and give you a few more tips for healthy eating and share three simple and tasty recipes.
I picked these three recipes because they all share the qualities that make it easy for you and your family to eat healthily. They are simple, time-saving, nutritious, tasty, and provide for multiple meals. And, they don’t require exotic ingredients; in fact, you can find many of the ingredients right at the Monroe Farmers’ Market.
Time or lack of it can be one of the biggest obstacles to healthy eating. Make good use of your time and consider doubling up on these or other recipes to allow for leftovers and lunches. Each of these recipes will make great leftovers for another evening meal and are a healthy and money-saving option for lunches.
Keeping it simple is important, too. Elaborate and unique meals are a nice treat, but not practical for every day. Keep this in mind when you plan meals for you and your family. Otherwise, you’ll quickly become stressed and overwhelmed with meal preparation and find yourself turning to less healthy options.
And, what you eat matters too. Consider building each meal around a lean protein. Protein is an essential macronutrient that we all need. Healthy proteins will give you more energy, keep you fuller longer, and are essential to maintaining lean body mass. Without lean body mass or muscle, your metabolism will slow and you’ll struggle with weight. And kids really need good proteins sources to support healthy growth. The recipes I’ve chosen for you each contain a different source of lean protein.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and I’d love to hear back from you after you’ve tried them. And please feel free to share your simple, time saving and nutritious recipes with me too.
Click on the links below for each of these recipes.
About Sharon A. See
I hope you are enjoying my articles. If you’d like some customized strategies and support with healthy eating for you and your family, please reach out to me. I’m happy to help!
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Sharon A. See
Certified Holistic Health Coach
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The Monroe Farmers' Market is open June–October and offers fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods and hand-crafted specialty foods to Connecticut locals.