We all have the best intentions to get healthy, wholesome food into our kids (and ourselves) every day.
And when it comes to the movie of healthy living, we know the main cast.
Whole, real foods, fresh air, exercise, rest and play…they make a star studded lineup, for sure.
But, sometimes the very best films happen because of an amazing supporting cast that can act as a safety net for
the lulls in the film and make the main characters even more robust.
It has been helpful for me to have a supporting cast of ways of 5 quick things I can do for myself and my children
every day to be sure we are staying healthy through the ebbs and flows of our days.
1. Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplement. I use Carlson Labs or Nordic Naturals. My kids love the chewables
with natural strawberry flavor.
2. Whole Foods Supplement or Whole Foods Vitamin. I take New Chapter Organics Whole Food
Multivitamin and love it.
3. Raw Fruits and Veggies. When in doubt at least get some of these superstars in. A quick green smoothie,
cut up veggie and fruit plate can be a nutritional day saver.
4. Probiotics. We need a healthy gut. Not only for our digestion and nutrient uptake, but for our immunity
too. I try and get some probiotic food in myself and children daily (like plain yogurt with live cultures, or cultured
vegetables) but will also bolster our diet with probiotic supplements as well.
5. Water. It’s amazing how highly correlated a crappy food day is with my low water intake. When I notice
we’re in a food rut, I start getting the water in, myself and my children. Kids can get dehydrated easily and need
to be in the habit of drinking water throughout the day too!
Click here if you’d like to download a pdf of this “Hi 5″- it can be a nice reminder posted on the
inside of the kitchen cabinet or refrigerator.
And here’s is an article on a simple way to get your kid’s buy in on eating healthy, balanced meals.
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What’s your safety net for less than stellar nutrition days?
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