Kids of all ages can help and learn in the kitchen - the smallest kids can tear lettuce for salads, wash vegetables, or stir things in bowls. Talk about what you're doing - kids love to talk about the kinds of food they like best, and what they are most looking forward to enjoying in a meal.
Cooking together is a great way to spend time with your family, but TALKING about what you're doing is an even better way to teach your kids to appreciate healthful, yummy foods in a low-pressure, fun way. Kids are more likely to eat what they've had a hand in preparing!
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It is very easy when you have kids to have reasons to not work out. I have learned this the hard way and it was not fun. I have learned that you cannot let you talk yourself out of exercise! I would always say "oh I am not gonna walk today I played with the kids for 2 hours" but playing with the kids involved sitting on the floor with barbies. so needless to say I didnt walk much at all. I had to learn to not talk myself into it cause that sounds pathetic but to not let ME talk myself out311
of it. It was hard and took a long time to master but I went from walking around my house to walking a mile 4-5 times a week. Yes sometimes you dont want to but do not sabotage yourself. in the end it only hurts you!
My kids have their own cuboard in the kitchen where they keep sugary snacks,its so easy not to eat anything from there when your an adult isnt it? We all ate sugary snacks when we were kids didnt we?Now most of us realize we cant be slim and healthy if we eat sugary proccessed snacks, leave that to the children.
Find yourself going to town on the kids' unhealthy snacks?
Really, it may sound simplistic, but try not buying them. Try finding alternative snacks for the kids, like celery and peanut butter, and present it like a new, cool thing your are making them because so-and-so's moms said her kids love them. You might be able to talk them into liking it.
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