Bring Nutrition to the Table

March is National Nutrition Month so we asked our LooHoo community how they bring nutrition into their home.

 

Almost everyone agrees: Fresh is best. Whether it’s a bowl of fruit or veggies at every meal, nutrition begins in the home and not by eating out.

 

While some support local growers at farmers markets, others grow their own produce (kids in tow!) or have joined a CSA—Community Supported Agriculture—for regular delivery of local seasonal produce.

 

Want to check out how others are making healthy food choices? Whip up a delicious smoothie, take a seat and read on.

 

Plan it Out

“Meal planning and lots of fresh veggies.”

- Ruth E.

 

“I work really hard to meal plan and buy groceries weekly according to what I am making. I also use/sell Wildtree products and do a freezer meal workshop every quarter to stock my freezer.”

- Allyson T.

 

Farm Fresh

“I try to shop local farm stands and farmers markets for fresh veggies and fruit. Garden goodies are the best.”

- Tameika J.

 

“Lot of fresh eggs from our chickens. We always have fresh veggies and fruit out for everyone to enjoy.”

- Penny G.

 

“I stick veggies in where I can, like zucchini in brownies and cake.”

- Ch Els Ea

 

“Lately we have been making smoothies full of fruit and spinach. Helps the husband and toddler get the much-needed fruit and veggies in.”

- Lindsey K.

 

Involve the Kids

“We let the kids help in meal planning and prep. They're more likely to try things they have a hand in.”

- Mary J.

 

“We grow fruits and veggies together. It makes the kids excited about them.”

- Joey C.

 

Local Support

“Our local grocery store has a nutritionist who uses social media to share healthier picks.”

- Tracy W.

 

“We subscribe to a CSA. One of the best health decisions we ever made.”

- Catherine B.

 

“We belong to a CSA that provides us with yummy local vegetables every week. Plus, we support local agriculture. A win-win!”

- Andrea H.

 

Make it at Home

“We use as few processed foods as possible.”

- Sarah C.

 

“I am making my own baby food for my son. I also started using essential oils and we have been eating more natural foods and salads.”

- Noelle M.

 

“When I bake, I replace a third to a half of the sugar with ground flaxseed.”

- Stacy R.

 

“I cook all of our meals from scratch and we have healthy snacks every day and at the ready. Meal prepping helps a lot. Pre-portioning fruit and veggie snacks makes it easy for my son to grab those instead of something else less healthy.”

- Amy P.

 

“I make most (if not all) of our meals homemade, usually from scratch so that we know exactly what's in our food. It's made a world of difference in how we think about food and on our taste buds.”

- Kristyn A.


14 Comments

Sherry
Sherry

April 12, 2016

I try so very hard to feed my children the best food items, we stay away from dyes, artificial flavoring, I try to incorporate as much organic and raw options as possible but sometimes they do get treats ;)

Jessica Jenkins
Jessica Jenkins

April 11, 2016

So glad yall had a wonderful and memorable easter. I can only imagine all the fun things you did.

melissa l
melissa l

April 11, 2016

I JUST LOVE THIS POST!!!!! I try to feed my whole family fresh & foods we grow; They are so much better for us!

Holly B
Holly B

April 11, 2016

Sounds amazing! My kids would love it. I hope we can take them for Easter one year too.

Carmon J
Carmon J

April 11, 2016

We love fresh fruits and veggies in our house, I love to take my 4 yr old with me and letting him pick out something new to try!

Jodi Armstrong
Jodi Armstrong

April 11, 2016

I agree so much with this article. we don’t eat out much and I am so glad that my daughter enjoys salads and homemade foods and see a restaurant as a special treat and not the norm.

Aurora PL
Aurora PL

April 11, 2016

As I’m on a diet as I’m trying to loose some weight I always plan ahead, try to buy to farmers markets and carry health snacks

Sharon B
Sharon B

April 11, 2016

I try to order from our weekly CSA often but it can be expensive. We also get vegetables that we don’t eat a lot so that’s a bummer. As for the White House, I didn’t know anyone could actually go to the egg roll. I never knew there was a lottery for it. Learn something new all of the time.

Kimberly B
Kimberly B

April 11, 2016

I did not know you could replace sugar with flaxseed. As a nursing momma, I’m trying to incorporate more things like flaxseed and omega 3s to give baby the best I can. I can’t wait to try this.

Paige
Paige

April 11, 2016

These are great tips, planning is the best one in my opinion!

Allea Ingram
Allea Ingram

April 11, 2016

Planning and prepping in advance has been the thing that has helped us not only eat healthier, but eat at home as a family more often. I also love getting local organic produce delivered to my house by a local company and visiting the farmers market as often as possible.

Anel
Anel

April 11, 2016

Wow! I didn’t know they had this! I’d love to make it up there for this next year! Looks like a great time!

Sarah
Sarah

April 11, 2016

This sounded like an amazing trip. I didn’t know about the White house easter egg thing.

Amber Delorme
Amber Delorme

April 11, 2016

I Love taking my 3 gals out to our local outdoor Farmer’s food Market, and they absolutely Love it, their is always tons of samples to be had before you decide to buy a few fruits & veggies, they sell eggs,cheese’s and assorted meat items..I Love that we’re so close to a Farmers market :-)

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