"At the end of ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food...In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all of the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom."
Daniel 1:15 & 20
According to the health guru and well-known business woman Patricia Bragg, "you are what you eat, breathe, think, say and do." I agree with her and I try to practice what I teach my family and my clients. I am also constantly looking for new ideas on how to do things better.
I know it's sometimes tough to get your children, grandchildren (or sometimes even your husband) to eat healthy but it's so important that you encourage them to do so. One way is to prepare a menu that has some fun in it! In chapter one of my book, Healthy Family, Happy Life: What Healthy Families Learn From Healhty Moms I talk about how important it is to serve a raw fruit or a vegetable at every meal. Take a look at the following photos and you will see how easy it is to prepare something "ordinary" with a fun new twist!
|What child (or adult) wouldn't want to eat veggies out of these? Or use french fry containers.|
|Make sure your bananas are not too ripe or they will have too much sugar. Kiwis and tangerines are considered low-sugar fruits|
|These little darlings are my favorite! This would make a great desert. Grapes are low-sugar fruits and bananas are loaded with potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and water balance.|
Stay tuned for my new blog series where I encourage you to live a strong and a healthy life. I will be adding little tips which tie into my new book. We will continue to look at the whole person, body, mind, and soul.
*Do you need some mid-month encouragement? Join me for The Call on the 15th of every month at 6pm Pacific time. All you need is a phone and to dial 530-881-1300 and key-in 642848# Remember 6pm Pacific on the 15th of each and every month.