I will be the first one to tell you, it’s a struggle everyday in the Luke household to eat vegetables! I have one little boy that is a very picky eater, you know what I’m talking about, right moms?! Every meal he asks for pizza or macaroni and cheese. So how do you incorporate those healthy foods for you little ones, and maybe even your husband (ahem, Kevin) into your meal plans?
One thing that helps is meal prepping on Sunday nights. I grill/roast/steam vegetables that I know everyone will eat, then keep them in the fridge for an easy re-heat during the week. Our favorite vegetables are sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, and zucchini. The kids will eat these because they like the soft texture when they are cooked, also, letting them dip the vegetable in a sauce makes it more fun for them.
For fruits, we keep on hand plenty of fresh berries and melons. Why berries and melons? Berries are high in antioxidants and are lower in carbohydrates versus a banana or apple. And where do I start on melons, they are just the best! Once again, melons are a low carbohydrate fruit. They also aid digestion, have a good amount of fiber, are high in vitamins, and kids love to eat them. It doesn't matter if it watermelon, cantalope or honeydew, they are all great for you.
The goal is to get in 3-5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Trust me, I know this is not always the case, but don’t give up! A healthy lifestyle is always a work in progress, and believe me, I’m a work in progress too!