Clean Eating For Busy Families
Clean eating for busy families sounds like an impossible task right? Busy Moms (and Dads) often find it harder to eat healthy and even harder to eat clean.
If you’re trying to focus on clean eating for your family, then these tips might help you stay on track with your clean eating plan, even if you’re running around here and there to school, ball practices, and other events and activities.
It can be stressful trying to plan those healthy meals every night, but you’ll feel so good knowing you are giving your family the best. Don’t let your clean eating fall by the wayside because you’re “too busy” or because your children have a lot of activities. This is important enough that you want to invest the time. You need to do it and do it right.
Tips For Clean Eating For Busy Families:
With just a few tips you and your family can begin (or keep up) your clean eating routine.
Plan Your Meals in Advance
You can create a calendar and also be sure you have all the ingredients on hand already. This eliminates the worry over what to make or not having anything to make.
Prepare meals on the weekend or less busy days whenever possible. Sometimes you can meal prep on the weekends, and this makes it so much easier during the busy week to get your healthy meals in.
Make healthy freezer meals your family can heat-and-go with. It’s the convenience of processed foods without all the crap that’s not good for you.
Buy in Bulk
Don’t wait for the inevitable ‘Moooooom I am hungry’ call to realize there isn’t anything healthy to choose. Instead, keep lots of fresh foods, snacks, and ingredients on hand. When they are there, and people are hungry, they will snack healthy.
Get The Whole Family Involved
How can your family members help you? If everyone is doing their part, you get it done faster which is a win-win for busy families.
Teach your family members to cook and prepare clean meals themselves. If you’re the only one who can cook clean meals, what happens when you get sick, or go out of town, or get busy one night?
Make Your Families Health a Priority
Easier said than done – I know. It’s so very easy to get bogged down with life and make excuses when you lead a busy life. But, unless you start putting your family’s (and your) health first, you’ll regret it.
Free up time where you can (like wake up an hour earlier) to meditate or exercise before the kids wake up. Then, by the time they are awake, you’ll feel ready to tackle the day.
As you will see, most of these tips don’t differ a lot from tips for any busy family to eat better. When you cook your meals, you have control of what goes into it. This is always a better option that running through that drive-thru on a busy evening or calling for pizza because you’re just too tired to cook.
Remember not to stress if you don’t eat clean 100% of the time.
There’s a 5:2 rule that you can start with as a busy family. Eat clean five days of the week, and you can “cheat” a little on the other two days.
So if you’re having an especially busy day, or things just aren’t going according to plan, make it one of your two days. It’s not the end of the world. Don’t stress!
Clean Eating For Busy Families Book
If these tips have you feeling inspired to get your family’s clean eating program off the ground, then Michelle Dudash who is an award-winning registered dietitian, Cordon Bleu-certified chef, clean eating expert, healthy recipe columnist for The Arizona Republic and television personality has a fabulous book!.
Her recipes have appeared in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living and Better Homes and Gardens and have also been served at A-list celebrity events. She is frequently quoted in publications such as USAToday.com, Prevention, MSN.com, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, and Women’s World and has appeared nationally on FOX and Friends, Better, and Radio Disney.
Michelle has cooked at a Mobil Five Star restaurant and was a private chef serving guests including English royalty. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. degree in dietetics, and a few years later she earned her toque from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her 3-year-old daughter and husband.
The book is has streamlined weekly grocery lists, that are simple-yet-delicious recipes, and practical tips for healthy family eating, you will find it a cinch to trade in that uninspired takeout for wholesome meals that don’t just put the tummies to ease, but the mind as well.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
About the Clean Eating For Families Book
- It’s Quick: From easy sautés and casseroles, to slow cooker meals, to pan-less grilling, all the recipes you’ll find inside list both mode and length of cooking time, so there’s no time wasted trying to figure out a time plan or what works best for your schedule. Plus, most recipes can be prepared in thirty minutes or less!
- It’s Clean: The ever-growing “clean food” movement, which focuses on a healthy, whole foods-based approach to eating, lies at the foundation of this book, so you can be sure you’re feeding your family the very best. From wholesome ingredient lists to a nutritional analysis on every recipe, you can feel confident that every meal you prepare is both nutrient-rich and calorie-conscious.
- It’s Green: Featuring eco-friendly tips, along with information on how to go green while shopping and cooking, you’ll find it a cinch to keep your family and the planet happy. You’ll also find the peak season noted on every recipe, as well as substitutions for ingredients that are out of season, so you can adapt according to what works best for you.
And most importantly…it’s delicious! From Orange Peel Beef & Broccoli Stir-fry with Brown Rice to Cajun-Crusted Tilapia Tacos with Pico de Gallo to Blueberry Whole-Grain Slump CLEAN EATING FOR BUSY FAMILIES will enable families to enjoy night after night of delicious home cooking without any of the hassles!BUY THE BOOK