Here we are on Day 3!
I am getting SO many fantastic comments and questions from challengers about foods, ingredients, labels, eating out, brand comparisons, sugar contents, etc, etc, etc……which is AMAZING!!! That tells me that everyone is working really hard and paying close attention to what is in the foods that they and their families are eating! I have also received a variety of clean recipes that look delicious; and I will be posting them on the Healthy Foods Column! All of these comments and questions have sparked numerous blog topics that I feel like I could write about for days! BUT, I will focus on one topic at a time.
A good amount of the questions I have received lately revolve around what to make for dinner and how to get your children to eat healthy foods. Throughout this 3 week challenge, I will share with you what our family eats for dinner. For example, last night we had pan-seared wild caught tilapia (cooked in coconut oil & seasoned w/salt, pepper, lime juice, ginger and curry powder), asparagus and quinoa. Simple, clean, healthy, easy and quick!
I will say that the only instance where my children eat separate meals than Jay and myself is if/when we are running out the door to a school or sporting event. Every night that we are home, we sit down together and eat the same meal. We have been doing this since the kids were still in diapers, but eating solid foods. My basic theory: they have to try whatever is on their plate. If they do not like it, they do not have to eat it. BUT, that is not to say that I am not giving it to them again the next time. Keep reintroducing healthy foods – over and over – our children aren’t going to starve and they may even learn to like those brussel sprouts!
Here is a previous blog post on family meal time and some general misconceptions. https://fitenvync.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/424/
So, how are you doing so far with this challenge? Don’t be shy – share with us! Sharing is support and support is a great thing!