Healthy Eating For Mums, Made Easy
Let’s face it - healthy eating isn’t easy. Combining a hectic everyday routine, staying balanced and raising children is exhausting and our health often gets left behind. It’s easy to slip into snacking habits and reach for a takeaway when life gets overwhelming - we’re only human, after all! However, little changes to your habits can have a huge impact on you and your family’s life. And since life is all about balance, you can live healthy and still find room for your favourite takeaway now and then.
Set realistic goals
Change doesn’t happen overnight. We’ve all been that person who starts a new habit only to be disheartened when we’re not seeing results straight away. Just stick with it and trust the process - it’s worth it. Perhaps start by switching sweet treats for healthier snacks (more on that later) or going plant-based for one meal a week. The hardest part is starting but after making that first step, the second one is always easier.
Add more fruit and veg
Yes, it’s a cliche but it’s a cliche for a reason. Fruit and veg are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre which are essential to the body’s health. Who would have thought it? Try replacing that afternoon biscuit with a banana. Or slip more veg into your chilli (a great way to get the kids to eat more veg too, by the way).
Reduce your sugar intake
We’re sure you and the kids just love a sweet treat. However, cutting your sugar intake helps your energy levels and is beneficial to your whole body, from the heart to the liver. Why not satisfy your snack cravings with healthier snacks like our Kale & Spirulina Bhajis or Seeded Omega and Millet Crackers? They’re the perfect alternative to a sugary bite. That way, you can save the gooey brownies and chewy cookies as a real treat. Now we’re hungry!
Don’t skip breakfast
You’ve heard it before and you’re about to hear it again - breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Eating a full first meal will fill you and the kids up with energy, setting yourselves up right to help conquer a day at work, school or doing daily errands. Plus it helps to reduce your appetite throughout the day so snacking and pangs of hunger are far less likely.
Get ahead on meal planning
When you hear ‘meal prep’ you’re probably thinking of bland, boring chicken and rice. But meal planning? Now that’s exciting. Knowing what’s for dinner each day is the perfect way to ensure the family is eating a balanced diet whilst making dinner time more varied. But it’s also a huge stress reliever and a great money saver. That’s a triple win!
Subscribe to a meal service
We’ve all been there - it’s a Thursday night and you’ve just realised you have nothing for dinner. Bid adieu to those worries by signing up to a meal delivery service so you always have meals at your fingertips. Having delicious dinners ready to go in the fridge can make those nights when you have no energy to cook the best nights of the week.
Whether it’s a Katsu Curry or Harissa Chickpea Stew, Foodhak can help bring delicious meals to your table in a flash. There’s no better way to keep you relaxed and the kids satisfied. All you have to do is pour, heat and eat!