Healthy Meals = Healthier Relationships

Healthy meals when eaten regularly at home with family has proven that children do better in every way, they get better grades in school, have healthier relationships and they stay out of trouble.

Stats Are In

Regular family meals have proven that if you have a set breakfast and dinner schedule kids are…

  • 66 percent less likely to smoke marijuana
  • 42 percent less likely to drink
  • 50 percent less likely to smoke

Family gathering meal times protect girls from bulimia, anorexia and diet pills. Healthy meals with the family also will guard and reduce the incidence of childhood obesity.

Tradition Has Dwindled In The Modern Age

It’s a sad state of affairs that in this modern age our traditions of eating local, organic food, grass fed, real, whole food is all but disappeared. Now what we have are fast food restaurants, junk food and frozen food. Long gone are the traditions of what Mom and Grandma used to make, that tradition and knowledge is lost.

Just imagine being able to bring back the healthy traditions that used to be abundant back in the 1950’s… we could all enjoy these traditions once again and it all starts with a family schedule on meal times.

How To Start A Tradition

So how do we start this new tradition of bringing back the 1950’s? Listed below are five steps in getting the ball rolling for your family’s new and exciting tradition… Bringin’ Back The 50’s.

  1. Conquer the kitchen: Read food labels and throw away foods that have high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated fats, sugar and fat listed as the first or second ingredient on the label. Replace those foods with whole, fresh, local foods when possible. Visit your local farmers markets for the best deals on items for your healthy meals.
  2. Mealtime appointments: Have a set breakfast and dinner time, during this time the following things are not allowed… phone calls, texting, or television. During this time everyone will eat the same prepared meal and afterwards everyone will help clean up together.
  3. Mealtime sanctity: This special time is meant to sit down and enjoy each other’s company it is a time for nourishment, catching up and communicating with what is going on in each other’s lives.
  4. School of cooking and shopping: This can be a fun bonding experience when done as a family. It’s a way to learn about each other and grow closer by knowing the likes and dislikes of everyone. This doesn’t have to take a lot of time, you can keep meals quick and simple letting each member of the family have their say in formulating a plan.
  5. Plant a garden: Let each family member have their own little area of the garden planting their favorite food. The fresh food out of your garden is the tastiest, most nutritious, environmentally friendly, local food you can get.

So why not join in and start a new healthy family tradition. Common sense and research leads us to the conclusion of if we want healthy bodies and a happy home life we must partake and put in the right raw materials in our hungry bellies. Our diet must include real, whole, local, fresh, unprocessed, chemically free, hormone and antibiotic free food.

In our quest for healthy meals we will banish foreign materials such as trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, or processed food. By doing this as a family we will become closer as a family unit.

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