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Food: 6 Quick Tips for a Healthy Life

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Living a healthy lifestyle can be difficult in our busy life. It’s so much easier to make a boxed dinner and grab a movie rental for the kids verses making a full meal and planning an outing to the swimming pool. Though it is tough, small day-to-day changes can make a big difference in your health and your happiness as they are directly related.

At a recent MomItForward Twitter #gno party, sponsored by Hormel Foods, Tweeters gave their quick and easy tips for living healthy.

How to Eat Healthy in a Busy World

  • Look at Nutrition Labels. Look for things with “less salt, less fat, and no chemicals,” said @thetravelmom. @fowler121600 suggested “100% pure,” and @o0FemmeFatale0o suggested “natural or organic ingredients.”

  • Shop on the outside rows of the store, a tip from @luckyphillydad.
  • Consider making a reward system for nutritious habits. @mellanhead gives a treat if they eat well all week. @mummadear said, “Let kids pick a weekend outing to the pool or the park. Encourage activity and incorporating nutritious foods!”
  • Make a menu for the week. Doing this will save time deciding what to eat and shopping for ingredients. “Be sure you have all the nutritious ingredients for those meals! Then stick to it.” said @PeriodPanteez.
  • Make freezer meals for fast nutritious dinners. “Cook from scratch one day and freeze for later!” said @BudgetGourmetM.
  • Get outdoors and encourage exercise in your daily activities. Suggestions included water balloon fights and a quick game of volleyball from @fowler121600 and tennis and cleaning from @n210ss. “We went camping in our backyard a few weeks ago! Camping is hilarious with a 5 and 2.5 year old.” said @etsystalkers.

How do you encourage your kids {and yourself} to eat healthy foods?

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