I want to be a better educator to my family on why we eat the way we do. I don't just want to deny their little pleads for candy, I want them to understand where their food comes from and what foods can do to our bodies. Teaching my family to make educated decisions as they grow up is very important to me. I am not always going to be around to give the the green or red light on what they put in their mouths. They need to learn to read labels, understand fair trade and sustainability. I don't plan on giving them a sermon before each meal, but gosh dan it kids are smart and have the right to know!
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As a family. We try to do one long weekend walk/hike with the kids. We do really great spring-fall, however once the winter arrives we really become shut ins. I want to keep the energy going all year round. We are looking forward to creating a workout space in the new house and I would love to see family workouts happen in there at least once a week.
Try Something New.
Explore new foods. My kids are as picky as they get some days. I am looking forward to testing out something new on a weekly basis. Letting the kids pick out new fruits and vegetables regularly.
I am looking forward to having a new kitchen and am really looking forward to having the kids become more involved in the cooking process. They love helping out and I need to let my OCD go a little and let them join in the fun. I want them to be confident in the kitchen and excited to cook new recipes and master old ones.
I hate breakfast! Kinda ironic since I won a huge breakfast giveaway last year at Shift Con! I not only hate eating breakfast, I loathe cooking breakfast. I am challenging myself to get busier in the kitchen first thing in the morning. It doesn't have to be difficult, just something to get away from the typical cereal every single morning. My kids inhale quiche, so I really don't have a excuse as it is the easiest breakfast meal. Abbie shared a great quiche last month. She was able to pack it full of healthy foods and even gave it a Greek yogurt boost with Stonyfield.
What are you looking to change or improve on to make 2015 a healthy new year?
This post was written in partnership with Stonyfield as a member of their ambassador program. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.