Are you finding eating healthy difficult after starting a family? As a Mom, you go to great lengths to make sure your kids eat well. But when it comes to your own eating habits, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy eating patterns.
Healthy eating for moms can seem overwhelming, but we’ve made it easy. And part of that is learning to eat healthy in the face of your new demanding time commitments. Here are some tips on healthy eating for mothers.
Start by cooking at home more often, and you’ll be amazed at how much money you save. Not to mention how much less junk food. Make a plan for meals that will fit into your daily schedule. And when you’re done with that, get moving! Cooking at home is a great way to save money, increase nutrition, and make your family feel happy. It’s sure to change how you feel about meal preparation and give you more time to focus on the fun things.
A healthy breakfast can help you lose weight and lead to a feeling of fullness. Eggs, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt are healthy options. If you do not have time in the morning, prepare something the day before. For example, prepare some salad in a jar for lunch or dinner. Also, it is important to drink at least 6 glasses of water every day.
As a mother, who is busy with family and work, it's hard to find the time to prepare healthy meals. With all the running around, it's tough to cook wholesome meals and be a healthy role model for your kids. So you do the convenient thing and get fast foods instead of taking time to plan and cook healthy meals. Avoid doing this. Instead, opt for meal prep that you can easily grab from your fridge and microwave to eat.
Now that you have a growing family, don’t sabotage your diet, by cooking in large quantities. If by chance you’re actually a bit short and someone is still hungry, keep extras on hand that will fill the gap like garlic bread to go with spaghetti, veggies, and dip, or a bowl of fruit. Try to balance your personal meal choices and portion with your family meals.
Lots of women feel guilty throwing out leftovers. This can be an attitude inherited from their own budget-conscious mothers. Eating that last scoop of food from your toddler's plate, so they don't go to waste ends up as extra dead weight on you. You are not saving anything except space in the compost pile.
Don’t rely on fast food. Avoid snack foods like pastries, cookies, and candy, chocolate, and potato chips. Extra calories from snacks will cause weight gain. You deserve to live a healthy lifestyle and take care of your health.
The trick to knowing what to eat as a mom is to eat well consistently. These habitual changes while raising a family will keep you healthy and energized throughout your day.