Thursday, May 28, 2009

Healthy Family Tip #1

I am starting a collection of easy things to do to keep your family healthy. Some of these ideas came from Zonya's cookbook, but they are things that we have implemented to keep our family healthy.

Here is Healthy Family Tip #1

Keep a tray of fresh veggies in your fridge.
- make it easy to get to; if it's hidden behind last week's casserole and the carton of eggs, no one will touch it, and the veggies will go bad.
- I try to replenish mine in the morning, and then again after lunch, if it needs it.
- put it out while you're getting lunch and dinner ready to encourage healthy munching - and really, who cares if your kids spoil their dinner by eating fresh veggies?!
- Some ideas of things to keep stocked on your tray - broccoli, carrot sticks, celery sticks, sugar snap peas, cherry/grape tomatoes, sliced bell peppers (of all colors), cauliflower, cucumber slices, etc. 
- If you're the type that is on-the-go (college kids, got a husband that works all day?, etc) make a sandwich baggie version of the veggie tray. When you slice up all the veggies, divvy them up into sandwich baggies. On the day you go grocery shopping, take a few minutes to slice up veggies for 3 or 4 days. Store them in a tupperware container (no lid) to keep them in place in your fridge. On your way out the door in the morning, grab a sandwich baggie full of veggies - think of it as your own portable vegatable garden!! You then have healthy snacking power all day long!

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