Eating healthy for our family

Marie - posted on 02/16/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




I'm so lost on what we can and shouldn't eat I want my family to eat healthy but where do I start.


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Ledia - posted on 02/16/2015




I agree with Jodi! Lots of fruits and veggies, limit carbohydrates, sugars, fats, and processed foods.

Almost any veggie can be roasted in the oven--brush with olive oil, add a dab of salt, some pepper, maybe some garlic or other spices, then bake at about 425F until they start to brown. Works great with cabbage, asparagus, brussles sprouts, squash, etc.

You don't really need meat, but if you like it, grill it so that it doesn't cook in all the fatty oils.

You also do not need bread. Replace the breads in your sandwiches with whole wheat tortillas, or even better, lettuce. Pizza can be made on tortillas too, but skip greasy meats like pepperoni. instead, choose spinach, olives, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, corn, etc.

Look on recipe sites for bean salads to get you proteins. There are some really fabulous ones out there!

Lastly, if it comes in a box or bag and requires nothing more than adding meat or heating on a skillet, skip it. those things are all just loaded with preservatives and crud. Cook from scratch!

Jodi - posted on 02/16/2015




Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and keep the sugars and white carbohydrates to a minimum. That's the best start. And water, drink lots of water.

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