March is National Nutrition Month®.
This speaks to my heart as a mom and wife. Two years ago, my husband was chosen to compete on Season 15 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and through this amazing opportunity, not only did he come in as the runner up of The Biggest Loser Season 15 (he’s a stud, y’all), but he lost over half of his body weight, came off eight prescription medications and changed our family’s legacy. (If you’re curious, scroll to David Brown to see his before and after photos here. He’s the hot one in the gray tank top.) I know, right??
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for X Your Size Foods, which has no affiliation with The Biggest Loser. All opinions are 100% our own and we stand by X Your Size Foods in all that we endorse.
As the primary meal planner and grocery shopper for our family, I can tell you that our pantry and refrigerator look a lot different today than they used to before The Biggest Loser. I have a family of five to cook for so it can be a challenge to keep things healthy yet tasty for those who sit at my dinner table most days, but this is how I make it happen in my home and tips to try:
1. Keep it fun and try new things. Smoothies have become a regular breakfast treat for our youngest, and she absolutely loves creating combos that often include frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, almond milk and even occasionally kale! She thinks it’s fun to fashion recipes and then put all the ingredients into the blender and mix it herself. My middle daughter and I realized we actually liked hummus and now we regularly turn to it for a dip with veggies. I’m so glad we got past our preconceptions and decided to give it a try. You might be surprised what you and your family will like but haven’t actually tried before.
2. Can’t go “all in”? Try combining a healthier option with an option that your family is used to. I don’t mind ground turkey, but my family would prefer ground beef, so in recipes that call for ground beef, I often substitute half of the ground beef with ground turkey. Other ingredients I have used this 50/50 ratio is by adding whole grain rice to quinoa. Because, let’s face it, sometimes quinoa is just weird by itself.
3. Keep the junk out. I’m not a dietitian, and you probably aren’t either, but we both know that cutting back on processed foods and filling our refrigerators with fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean proteins equals better choices for our families. And guess what? If your family is hungry, they will eat what’s available. Maybe their new sweet treat will become strawberries instead of a strawberry flavored pop tart.
4. Make it convenient. Want the healthy meals but don’t have the margin to add extra planning, prep, shopping, cooking and cleaning to your already full plate? That’s where XYourSizeFoods comes in. My family is proud to be apart of XYourSizeFoods, a local company that not only cooks fresh, healthy meals, but portions them into appropriate portion sizes AND delivers them to your door daily. I’m serious. XYourSizeFoods has helped their customers in the OKC metro save time and money while meeting their health goals at the same time. XYourSizeFoods can make it easy to fuel your own body well, drop a few pounds, or send your husband (and/or child) out the door with a fresh lunch, with no extra hassle to you.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for X Your Size Foods. However, all opinions are 100% our own and Oklahoma City Moms Blog stands by X Your Size Foods in all that we endorse.