Healthy Kids Snacks (and more advice to get your child to eat healthy)

Kids and Healthy Food

I’ve been reading a lot on forums about how to get kids to healthy food. It’s still something we struggle with, but I’ve noticed our struggle is different from a lot of other parents. We are not fighting against junk food.

A lot of parents write on forums saying their kids just eat junk food and carbs, and they can’t get them to eat fruits and vegetables. My kids eat a lot of carbs too but no junk food. Why? Because we don’t have any.

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It’s All Happening Here

I’ve not left you, blog readers. Very busy becoming a new distributor in Australia and launching one of our companies in the UK. Not much chance to take lovely pictures of food and post the details.

So I just thought I’d let you know where it’s all at. It’s still all happening on Pinterest. I still manage to find the time, ok, slack off to Pinterest for a few minutes a day and do some pinning. It is my refuge. It makes me eat healthier when I look at these pictures more often. So I usually escape, mentally escape that is, for a few minutes while the kids are eating breakfast or dinner (one laptop lives in the kitchen).

pinterest So if you are in need of some inspiration, I suggest you pop on over to http://www.pinterest.com/wwwellness/ and start your own pin board. Save what you find interesting and then make it!

My Day on A Plate: What Healthy AllStars Eat

Peppermint tea

I think I learn the most out of seeing what someone else does, rather than them telling me what I should do. I think it’s because I’m a hands on kind of person and doing sinks in better than reading.

I’ve gained a lot of insight from reading other healthy stars “My Day on a Plate” type articles, and I’m also very nosy so love to see how they work their day.

Anyhow, I figure someone should put them all in one place as they might be useful for other equally hands on people (and the nosy ones.)

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Tea Anyone?

Tea

Tea

I remember reading a quote somewhere that said something along the lines of having a routine will actually give you more free time to be spontaneous. As a mother I am constantly trying to go with some sort of routine as I now fully believe that statement.

So where does tea fit into all of that? Well, it seems the changes in my day and the shift from one routine to the next are marked with tea. And I like it like that.

My day starts with hot water and lemon – yes I realise what a giant cliche that is, but ever since I’ve been breastfeeding the second time around, I feel it really refreshing to have a giant cup of water and lemon, although I usually also have a glass of water whilst waiting for the kettle.

I make my lemon water with about 50% boiling water and the rest of the water from the cold filter.

After breakfast I might make a pot of tea, yes I said a pot. Seeing as I’m at home and tea tastes better from a pot I thought hell yeah. Also I figure there’s less environmental impact from the packaging of loose leaf tea vs tea bags. As I don’t really do dairy any more, it is soy with my tea.

Peppermint tea

Then I’ll usually have a cup of peppermint tea. And after lunch, more peppermint tea. Afternoon snack time, peppermint tea, although sometimes I might go crazy and have green tea.

Then, are you ready for the exciting part of my day? 5 o’clock green tea. My husband and I are in a routine where we finish the daytime with a cup of green tea. I like to think it’s flushing away the day and making room for the night. It’s also usually when I’m feeding the kids so having a large cup of green tea is often a little bit of bliss. Drink slowly and breath…

But, green tea is not the end of my tea drinking day. Before bed I also indulge in chamomile tea. Especially if I’ve had a drinkie-poos. There’s something magical about chamomile I wish I knew about in my twenties. It seems to really aid in overindulgence of booze and reduce the feeling of hangover the next day.

So, that’s my day according to tea.

p.s. The main photo at the top of the page should be titled “Who spilt the tea” as a little someone crawled their way onto the balcony and made a beeline for my Limoges. With the pretty pastels though, who can blame her?