(NC) Resolving to eat healthier is one of the most common goals people make each year but despite this, many have already given up on healthy eating and exercise by mid-January.
To help stay on track in 2020, follow these tips for feeding a family:
1) One meal: sliced and diced for different tastes. Make one customizable meal for various tastes and preferences in the family. For example, taco night is customizable and means kids can load up their tacos with as many or as little toppings as they want. To enjoy taco night, but also stay true to healthier choices, consider a taco salad. Skip the shell, opt for ground turkey or lean ground beef, use lettuce as a base, and load up on veggies.
2) Kid-approved weekly meal plan. Make weekly meal planning a family affair by allowing your kids to help build the menu for the week. Remind them that fruits and vegetables need to be included in each meal. This will help them feel ownership and teach them healthy habits.
3) Avoid recipe rut: healthy inspiration from wellness apps. The WW app (formerly Weight Watchers) and ww.com/ca have thousands of healthy family-friendly recipes like the one below.
Smokey Mini-Meat Loaves
Prep time: 25 minutes