“Good food is healthy food. Food is supposed to sustain you so you can live better, not so you can eat more. Some people eat to live, and some people live to eat.” Yolanda Adams
Opening a packet of biscuits or sticking a frozen pizza in the oven is a lot cheaper and quicker than baking some muffins or preparing a soup. So how will eating well create more time for you? The simple answer is it will improve your time. You will be more efficient, healthier and have more energy to do the things you need to do.
When I first began homeschooling it seemed curious to me how many homeschoolers were into a range of alternative diets from raw food to Paleo. However the desire of each family was always the same; they wanted to feed their family with the right food that was going to give them optimum health.
I don’t wish to lecture you on food philosophies but I would urge you to make eating well a part of your home strategy.
When you have fussy eaters and sugar lovers in the home the temptation is to feed rather than nourish. In our home we have made gradual food changes (and a few radical ones) that have meant we are now making better decisions when it comes to our food intake.
Soups, smoothies, fruit snacks and leftovers are quick to prepare and popular menu choices that help our family make good decisions during our homeschool day. The slow cooker and some forward menu planning will also take the stress out of what to eat for dinner. Online food shopping is a time saver if you find it hard to get to the grocery store.
Our food journey also provides homeschool lessons in food choices and opportunities for the children to prepare their own food in a healthy way. Farmers markets are a fun excursion for the kids.
And if you have the space and inclination growing some fruit and vegetables is a worthy natural science experiment.
Boost your energy with good food for you and your family.
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