Thanksgiving is time to be grateful and spend time with our loved ones, however the festivities tend to add a few extra pounds to our waistline. To help avoid tipping the scale this holiday season, follow these healthy Thanksgiving tips:
Taking the time to get organized and plan healthy lunches for your kids not only ensures they have something nutritious to fill their little tummies – research shows that children’s attention span, concentration and memory are all impacted by the daily nutrition they receive, which makes packing a healthy lunch all the more important.
Yet, if your house is anything like ours trying to come up with a variety of nutritious lunch options that the kids enjoy can be a real challenge.
The good news is packing a wholesome lunch doesn’t have to be difficult. All it takes is a little preparation and some great ideas to build your healthy lunchbox repertoire. Read on for a list of some healthy family-friendly lunch recipes and snack inspiration.
I have been trying some recipes from one my my favorite cooking blogs: Berry Nourished. For those of you not familiar with this blog, Carolyn Berry is a local Registered Dietitian. Her articles have been featured in the Vancouver Gastropost, and Huffington Post BC. Carolyn has talked about healthy snacking on CBC News, and teaches a cooking workshop at Thompson Community Center, called Wealth of Healthy Cooking. Adrian and I had the pleasure of attending one of these workshops in February.
I met Carolyn teaching spin class….and like many people in my life 😉 ( how I met Adrian) a friendship blossomed. I highly recommend checking out her blog, and giving some of her recipes a try. Below are a couple I recently tried with success.