Skip to main content

Start The New Year Right By Helping Your Children Get Healthy


A child’s health should be any parent’s priority. With the new year coming up, it’s the perfect time to make a change. Why not set a resolution for someone else this year, and vow to make your children’s lives healthier? Every parent has the best intentions, but time constraints and practicality sometimes mean they don’t work out. How often have you opted for a frozen meal, instead of cooking fresh? Making the following changes will help towards a healthier lifestyle for your family.

REPLACE UNHEALTHY FOOD

A good starting step is to replace any of the unhealthy foods your children are so attached to. Do this item by item so that the change isn’t such a drastic one. For example, replace crisps with bags of dried fruit. Replace fizzy drinks or high sugar fruit juices with 0% trans fat natural coconut water. Your children will resent the changes at first. Wait until they’re used to one new food before introducing the next. If they don’t like one change, try another. If the don’t like coconut water, try squash instead. If they don’t like fruit, try them on baked crisps with less fat. The key is compromise. Eventually, they might start picking healthier options over the foods they know.

GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT HEALTHY FOOD

As well as introducing healthier snacks, you’ll need to present healthy meals. Cut out processed foods wherever possible and get to grips with recipes that cover their major food groups. Getting the kids excited about the new foods they’re trying will make your job a lot easier. Do this by allowing them to see you enjoying those foods. It can also help to make a game of trying new things. Why not do a blind taste test and see what they enjoy? Include foods they know, so they're not rejecting new foods just because they’re unfamiliar. Avoid healthy options you already know your children won’t enjoy. Children are unforgiving. Trying a new food they don’t enjoy can block them off from trying anything else. However you choose to make the introductions, keep things positive!

WALK INSTEAD OF DRIVING

A healthier lifestyle doesn’t just include the foods your children eat. It also involves the amount of fresh air and exercise they get. If you drive your kids to school in the mornings, why not start walking with them instead? This is an excellent way to get yourself out and about as well! Of course, if the school is too far away, this option won’t work. If the distance is walkable, though, you should all be walking it! Walking as a family is an excellent way to start they day, and is an exercise you can enjoy with your kids. Again, they may be against this idea. Make sure they have fun while walking. Playing games on your journey can help. Why not play eye-spy or another fun game as you walk. They’ll soon get used to the new routine, and might even start looking forward to it! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good.  Don’t knock the simplicity this dish is sweet and salty and savoury all in one. The best Bandera Bread you can make is at home in your own oven, it costs Pennie’s on the dollar making it a frugal craving fixer that anyone can create!   Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour 1 pinch of salt  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar and pinch of salt in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp

I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!