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.
“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.
“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.