Eating real food isn’t complicated at all. Keep it simple. You don’t have to be a culinary chef in the kitchen. You don’t have to buy everything fresh. Who told you that you had to put so much pressure on yourself for every meal to be 5 star quality?
I hear from busy Mom’s all the time that they can’t research another recipe and spend time and money on ingredients only to find their family won’t eat it. I understand. There is nothing more frustrating than planning a meal, buying the food, preparing it, dirtying dishes and then it’s not a hit with your toddlers and hubby. Been there girlfriend and I still find myself there from time to time now. But, using these tips, dinner is almost always a hit in our house.
Real Food can be simple. Don’t overcomplicate it. Just because your Mom hand made rolls and breads, doesn’t mean you have to (although I know these are fabulous).
Leftovers are key. Don’t like leftovers? Learn to Seriously though, if you don’t like leftovers try putting a twist on them. Adding some additional veggies some dump ranch LINK, an egg or two to it. Something to change it up if you can’t stomach leftovers. Try really hard to learn how to like them, because it’s a lot easier because then you don’t have to cook every meal, instead you can batch meals
Batching meals for the week ahead is essential. I like to take a look at our family calendar and see how many nights we will need quick on the go dinners. Then, I make sure I prep those ahead of time.
Protein is typically the hardest nutrient for us to get into our bodies and yet one of the most important. So, I always recommend when planning ahead of time to ensure you have enough protein cooked or prepared ahead of time for on the go or quick eating. Protein are your lean meats (I swear by buying meat only from here because of their sustainability and standards) http://fbuy.me/pYZR4
Nuts, etc that are so vital to supporting your body in muscle mass and keeping you feel full and satisfied.
Click here to get my list I’ve complied of each MacroNutrient. Pick one from each category for each meal you eat and watch as you feel more energized, fuller and less bloat. All because you’re fueling your body with real food that it needs!
Oh and you can be sure your kids and are getting filled up too with these proper nutrients it won’t have them asking for a snack 10 minutes after a meal….eeeep that used to drive me crazy!