Meal time can be frustrating when you’re offering your children healthy options but they just aren’t into them. Below are some tips that might help get them started on healthy eating habits:
Dips - let your kids use dips (peanut butter, ketchup, salsa, yogurt) if it gets them to eat fruits and veggies
Smoothies - You can add all kinds of fruit and vegetables into a smoothie without it affecting the taste. Spinach and avocado are good additions that won’t change the flavor much. Bananas and peanut butter flavors come across strong and can help if your kids like them already.
You Crave What You Eat - Remember that over time, your body craves more of what you eat so the effort of sneaking fruits and vegetables into your kids food will pay off eventually.
Three Tries - Make it known that your kids can refuse a food but only after they’ve taken three bites.
Make it a game - Have a blind taste test where kids describe what they’re tasting. They’ll get to try new things and you can try again on things they’ve refused before.
Fun shapes - cut fruits and veggies into fun shapes to make things more interesting
Amanda is a mother of three (10, 7, and 5) and has been married for 14 years. My weight loss journey started July 17, 2008, one day after my daughter's first birthday. Tipping the scales at 235 pounds at 5'3, being an over weight, over tired, out of shape role model no longer appealed to me and I knew it was time for a change. Three pregnancies later, I had lost a total of 105 pounds. I had run 2 marathons and dozens of half marathons. Something was missing. I was thin, but I wasn't fit. I wasn't healthy. I could feel it in my insides. I was 136 pounds and a size 8. Something didn't add up. I got my certification in personal training, nutrition, weight management, and dove into supplementation and whole foods. 90 days later, I gained 10 pounds and lost two pants sizes (8 to a 4).
Continuing on this path, all of my clients wanted to know how I was doing it. I always dreamed of creating a business that truly added value to people and improved their health. My husband, Grant, and I decided it was time to take that leap.
December 9, 2016, Simply Prepped Meals was born. Based around the mission of providing whole food based nutrition to people's doorsteps, we set out to create a new idea that fast food didn't have to be expensive or bad for you. Six months later, we built our permanent location in Cynthiana, IN. Then, January 2, 2018, we entered into a partnership with the YMCA of Southern Indiana to continue spreading the word of meal prep and eating with purpose.
Amanda coaches individually as well as continues to drive their business. Any questions about personal coaching can be directed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org