Guess what, friends. Adopting new habits is easiest when your whole household gets on board with it. It really is a team sport.
If you can get your partners, your kids, and even your parents involved – you’re likely to have a lot more long-term success when it comes to meeting your health and lifestyle goals.
So, let me lend a hand and offer a few tips to help your family adjust.
Now, nobody likes to be told what to eat … so here’s a big tip –
Start introducing new foods and making changes slowly.
And here are a few more suggestions to help get your family on board – in fact, they might not even notice the changes at first.
1. Serve a salad with every meal – This way, you’ll start getting your family to eat veggies. Maybe they won’t even notice it when you finally serve an entirely lectin-free veggie meal.
2. Sprinkle some goat cheese on the broccoli or cauliflower you serve – One of the secrets to getting your family to eat veggies, sadly, is to disguise it a little bit. Everyone loves cheese. So much so, they’ll eat whatever you put underneath it.
And if cheese isn’t working for you, try toasted pine nuts, a little balsamic vinegar, or a bit of diced prosciutto to spice up your veggies.
3. Use Cappello’s Fettuccine – You can transition to better eating by simply making smarter choices when you shop. For instance, let’s say your family is a pasta family. I get it. So, just buy the right kind of pasta. For my money, that’s Cappello’s.
Cappello’s is fresh, gluten-and-grain-free, and happens to be hand-crafted to get that right texture and taste of a perfect traditional pasta. The pasta is made mostly of almond flour and cage-free eggs and has a tasty, rich, buttery flavor. It’s a personal fave that I love serving with my basil pesto sauce for a perfectly satisfying meal.
4. Follow the recipes on my blog – Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’m going to … toot toot! The thing is, I’ve spent decades perfecting healthy, lectin-free recipes that taste great. A few of my faves are my Not Bad Pad Thai and my Nutty, Juicy Shroom Burger!
You’ll love these, and all of the delicious recipes I’ve got posted on my blog and YouTube channel. Give them a go – I’ve posted something for any meal you can think of … breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks – and, of course, dessert.
5. Try Quorn products – Quorn grounds is a mushroom-based product that, when grilled or sauteed, tastes like beef or turkey. I like to season it well and make Quorn tacos. In fact, I’ll just use a lettuce wrap instead of a taco shell. But, you can use Quorn grounds to replace ground beef in any kind of recipe. It holds onto seasonings well and has a really beefy texture.
Your Family Can Eat Healthier
So, those are just a few ideas to help you get your whole family on board when it comes to eating healthier. It’s different for everyone, of course, and you can’t always keep watch when your partner’s at work or your kids are at school. But, these tips are a good place to start.
And if you’re helping them eat healthier home, you’re helping yourself reach your wellness goals.
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