Making it fun!

When you have kids you have to find ways to make food and excercise fun.  Since my kids only know clean food and active lifestyles I find it hard when showing clients how to retrain their families.

I have a client with a four year old who is very picky and lives off junk food.  The junk food is literally rotting her teeth.  So I sat down with the mom and daughter and tried to get an idea of what they enjoy eating. I devised a plan and created meal ideas.  I explained that if the mom and daughter planned meals in advance and cooked together it would be fun.

Ultimately I went back and we had paleo breakfast together.  The four year old wanted bacon and eggs so we had bacon and egg muffin cups with canteloupe.  Yum.. They were served with two muffins for eyes and canteloupe for a mouth.  Fun!

What is your favorite healthy kid meal?

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Paleo is fun!

When I started eatig Paleo I was nervous about not being able to have fun with my food.  I have found the best way to have fun is shop local.  Buy im season food and go from their.  Ask your kids to pick out fun colors of produce and create great meals with a variety of color. 

With all our mixed peppers and fresh tomatoes me and the kids mixed up some yummy paleo jambalaya.

Easy Crock pot Jambalaya
3 free range chicken breast
1 cup free range chicken broth
3 fresh tomatoes
One can tomato paste
3 fresh bell peppers any color
2 onions
1 jalepeno
Sprinkle of oregano
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper

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Balance is Key

Do you ever find that your diet goals are unrealistic?

Many people find themselves falling off track because they are unable to find a balance with their food habits and their lifestyle. If your goals are weightloss, I suggest setting small goals and create a plan to adjust your lifestyle.  I changed my own life years back by finding balance and finding an understanding on where I wanted to be lomg term.  Find friends or coworkers to help you have balance and make nutrition fun.

Paleo Taco Soup
Organic Beef Broth
One jalepeno
Two onions diced
One pound organic free range ground beef
3 italian squash
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Sprinkle of oregano
Sprinkle of cumin
Slow cook in crockpot all day
Serve with sliced avocado and green onion