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Healthy Meal Kit Delivery Services for Busy Families

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

If you’re like most parents with a busy family, you probably save your last bit of energy each day for the kids’ activities and trying to come up with a healthy dinner. You may be growing tired of the daily 5 o’clock dilemma, “What’s for dinner?” Maybe you’ve even considered trying one of the healthy meal kit delivery services for busy families like yours. After working a full day the last thing you probably want is to come home without a plan for dinner, and then choose between A. cooking an entire meal from scratch which is extremely time-consuming or B. opting for unhealthy drive thru food or takeout, again. If we lived in the perfect world, you’d always have …

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Skip the Lines: How to Buy Healthy Groceries Online Without Ever Leaving Home

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

When you’re trying to provide healthy, home-cooked meals for your family you may feel like you’re in a vicious cycle of back to back trips to the grocery store. Add to that time spent making shopping lists, planning out meals for the family, prepping, cooking, washing dishes (or loading and unloading the dishwasher) and cleaning up and you wonder how you ever have time for anything outside of the kitchen!  It’s no secret that nowadays there are many ways to get healthy foods without ever stepping foot inside a store, and one of these “shortcuts” is to buy healthy groceries online! Feeding the family and grocery shopping are chores that simply cannot be avoided.  If you have a busy family – and …

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Batch-cooking For Smaller Families: Avoid Waste, Save Time and Spend Less Money at the Grocery Store

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

From just about every angle, batch cooking just makes a lot of sense for large families. But you may believe batch-cooking for smaller families is an oxymoron. By now you realize that I love the concept and practice of batch cooking. Batch-cooking allows you to have better control of what you feed your family, prepare healthy foods in advance to avoid eating out when life gets busier than usual, and save time and money at the grocery store. This is something that I often recommend to friends, family, and clients and it’s something that I try to do regularly to feed my own family healthy meals. When you think about these benefits – saving time in the kitchen, spending less money …

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Creating Healthy, Budget-friendly Meals for the Whole Family

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

How’s your family’s eating plan? Healthy? Not so healthy? Are you like most moms I know who want to feed the family healthy meals but feel like it’s just so complicated and time-consuming? (oh – and not to mention expensive?) Does planning healthy, budget-friendly meals for the whole family seem out of reach sometimes? You’re probably already aware of how detrimental a poor diet can be to your family’s overall health and looking for ways to make healthy eating a part of your regular family routine. But you simply don’t know how to get started (and stay consistent). Well, eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard at all. It can be as easy and simple as including more real foods …

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Develop Healthy Eating Habits for Life

In Family, Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Eating well is one of those things that’s sometimes easier said than done. We all have a busy schedule; there’s no shortage of work at the office. And juggling school, family or other activities can sometime feel just exhausting. You want to encourage your kids to develop healthy eating habits despite being a busy family. But as we and our kids go through our busy days, healthy eating priorities may get lost in the mix of daily demands. After all, there’s easy-access convenience foods lurking on virtually every corner.  When you’re a busy parent with an active family it may seem like a major challenge to get dinner on the table every night. And sometimes it’s just not the healthiest option but at …

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How to Get Omega-3 Foods Into Your Healthful Diet

In Food, Healthy Eating, Slideshows by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Omega-3 foods can be a big part of your healthful diet because this type of fat has multiple health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce internal inflammation that is an important component of type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer. They also plays a key role in maintaining active, healthy brain function. But knowing how to add omega-3 foods to your diet may still seem confusing.   Some Omega-3 foods are better than others. You can add omega-3 foods to your diet through obvious sources like fatty fish. But all sources of omega-3 foods are not created equal so knowing the types and sources of omega-3 foods is important for building a healthy …

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Slideshow: 12 Ways to Make Healthy Eating a Habit That Sticks

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Developing healthy habits is sometimes easier said than done. If you’re trying to eat healthy, this can feel like a never-ending roller-coaster of ups and downs. We all know how much of an insurmountable task healthy eating can appear to be at times. And too few Americans are getting the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. But eating healthy is a great investment in both short-term and long-term health outcomes.  Developing good habits when it comes to food choices doesn’t have to feel like something that’s out of your reach. Shifting the way you approach food could be as easy as taking a few small steps, consistently of course. And we’ve rounded up some tips that …

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Guide to Buying Local, Seasonal Produce

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Keeping your diet full of fruits and vegetables is a key ingredient to maintaining a healthy eating plan.  Your goal should be to incorporate an abundance of fruits and vegetables in your everyday meals.  But how? For many people (especially kids) the thought of eating 5-6 servings of fruit and vegetables every day is not desirable. Here’s a trick.  An easy way to achieve this is to mix things up and fill half  your plate with a variety of produce at every meal. When you buy local, seasonal produce you’re making this possible and getting a great variety and the best quality ingredients for your family’s meals. Reasons to Buy Local, Seasonal Produce Fresh is Best! Opt to buy local, seasonal produce …

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5 Simple Tips to Plan Healthy Family Meals

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Do you still believe that eating healthy is costly and complicated? In reality, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to plan healthy meals for the family. If you’re cooking at home, it takes just as much (or little) time to make a healthy or unhealthy version of the same dish.  You just need to make wiser choices with your ingredients and choose healthier cooking methods. Consider these things first: the amount of food, time to prepare, difficulty of the recipe, and the nutritional value of the foods you’re bringing home from the grocery store. If you’re not an “expert” chef, start out with recipes that are fairly simple and don’t take much time to prepare. …

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Make the Easy Switch to a Healthy Eating Plan for the Whole Family

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Most would agree that healthy eating is a vital part of a well-balanced lifestyle. A smart eating plan fuels your body and provides a foundation to live your life to it’s full potential.  And if you’re a busy parent who’s growing a family, the good news is that starting a healthy eating plan for the whole family can be simple.  Eating healthy doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable, overly complex process. When done mindfully, making small shifts in your approach to healthy eating can make a huge impact. With these minor, long-lasting changes you can start experiencing the health and vitality you crave. Develop a Healthy Eating Plan for the Whole Family Balance Is The Key Do a quick web …