With Christmas behind us, there is likely also something else behind us… a few unwanted pounds! For me it’s always been about portion control. Not starving myself or depriving myself, as a matter of fact, just the opposite. I’m a bit of a chocolate lover and I don’t go without it for more than a day or two.
Nutrition is an important topic for all moms and is something that I have been passionate about ever since my own college days spent taking food and nutrition courses. Who knew that nutrition would continue to be the focus of my efforts though? You see, as a mom, I am always looking for ways to make good nutrition a priority in our day-to-day family life and it continues to be a topic that is near and dear to my heart.
After a long day at school, kids need to refuel their bodies whether it's for sports practice, homework or just playtime. Knowing the right type of snacks to fuel your child with is important. For me, with my three kids having different dietary needs, do three different sports, and have three different personalities, I need to make balanced snacking fun for them - even on the go.
I lead a very active life and I have a constant battle with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). If I don’t keep healthy snacks tucked in my purse or gym bag, I know that I will start to feel run down, sluggish and shaky. A constant stream of smaller meals and healthy snacks offers a lot of power to help me be my best as a mom and keep up with all the things I have to do each and every day.
I’m a busy mom of three, constantly running around from soccer practice to ballet class and then racing home to get homework done and dinner on the table. Every day, around 3 p.m., I hit a wall and my sweet tooth really kicks in. I just have to indulge in a little chocolate and then get back to the evening routine.