Healthy ideas, healthy food, healthy living, healthy decisions and a healthy family are the outcome of a happy and healthy home. For all these reasons, your home can be the best place to plan for healthier family meal ideas. You can sit down together in your weekend and plan healthy meals for the week ahead. Involving your family in such activities will give room for healthy discussions and especially kids would love to be a part of it. There is no need to spend more money in preparing a healthy and nutritious diet; instead all it requires is a systematic planning that could save you immense time and money.
1. Make your breakfast as nutritious as possible: Many of us skip breakfast either to start early to office or to work on our diet. We should understand one fact that skipping breakfast has the tendency to increase your weight subtly instead of reducing it. To give a good start to your day, do remember that a healthy, nutritious and a wholesome breakfast is a must. This also aids in preventing you from stuffing yourself or counting upon unhealthy snacks in the later part of the day. You can plan for healthy breakfast like whole-grain bread with sliced bananas and peanut butter, Egg sandwich with highly nutritious vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes etc. Oatmeal, whole-grain waffles or cereal with any kind of berries or other fruits like apples or bananas and low-fat milk, Fat-free yogurt with low-fat granola or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk and strawberries. Such similar items can serve as your best breakfast items that are healthful and can give all that you need for that particular day. Do add fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables or fresh juices in your breakfast to make it a complete one.
2. A power-packed lunch: Lunch is a wonderful part that gives enormous time for you to relish, rejoice and digest your food. Let it be power-packed to energize you and augment your break in the middle of the day with all the vital things it can. Make your lunch little spicy, heavy and nutritious as well. You can plan for your lunch with roast chicken wraps with tomatoes, onions and lettuce, rice with turkey curry, sweet corn soup with rice noodles and garlic prawns, dinner roll with pumpkin soup and pepper and much more. Everything sounds yummy right! Yes you can also make them as colorful as possible.
3. Let your dinner be light and luscious: It is always good to avoid hot and spicy items for your dinner. A light and luscious dinner contributes to your health and fitness in plenty of ways. Dinner is also special in another way as it gives time for your family to eat, share and spread the happiness of the entire day. So eat slowly and take time to listen to your kids and teach them eating etiquettes. Your dinner can be like chicken sandwich with whole-wheat bread and plain yogurt, whole-wheat noodles with fresh vegetables, fried rice with grilled salmon and many such dishes.
Generally concentrate on the serving size and try to avoid sugary drinks, sodium based and oily food items. Try to drink adequate amount of water and healthier drinks like fresh fruit juice or low-fat milk. Always try to eat together as a family and explore the real joy of being together and eating healthier. Also remember to stick to the meal ideas planned for the week to lead an organized life.