We all know that we have tremendous influence on other people and their lives, and when we get healthier, other people want to be healthy too. It’s like a very healthy food flu, only the side-effects are feeling fantastic, feeling full on healthy choices and having a ton of energy and nice skin. And if you didn’t know, well, then, you have tremendous influence on all the people in your life. Whether you know it or not. Surprise!
This week’s Monday Project is to try a new fruit or a new veggie or a new food, recipe or a new anything, and try to incorporate it into your family’s life. My parents have gotten me addicted to Sandwich Thins and I’ve gotten them addicted to Skinny Cow ice cream (in a health-addiction sort of way of course.) Over the weekend, my husband told me he doesn’t think he could eat regular spaghetti because he’s so used to the whole wheat kind (which is HUGE! Because I remember a time when he would tell me he hated whole wheat pasta!)
I’ve really worked to give my fridge and pantry a makeover over the past couple of years and now my family is so used to certain things that they now no longer know what they’re missing! But there are still a lot of things (like avocado, flax seed, crock pot oatmeal) that I’ve been wanting to try and add into my children’s lives too as a staple. So, this is the perfect week to do that.
I’ve heard of some people trying Chia, for instance, if you want to go that route. Or almond butter instead of peanut butter. Even just switching to whole wheat pasta or brown rices for a week instead of the whites. Trying a recipe with whole wheat flour in it, or switching to skim milk. Trying a new fruit (kiwi, starfruit or mangoes or something really fun and exotic) with the family. Making your own fruit leathers or baby food (I did this! If anyone is interested!), or making fruit kabobs and having fun with fruit or veggies in a fun project sort of way… There are a million and one things to do, the possibilities are endless! So let’s pick something and make it fun, m’kay? And you can take pictures of how you incorporated it or used it, share the recipes or the projects with each other and the masterpieces! Come back here on Friday and link up your post.
If you have any ideas, please comment below or if you’re looking for advice on something new that you wanna try, head over to the ‘Hood where I’ve set up a discussion about it in the Nutrition and Diet section!
Good luck! I’m looking forward to this week!! Have fun!
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