Hey Mamma! How Can You Manage A Family, If You Aren't Taking Care of YOU!
By: Lisa Bruno, CO-FOUNDER | NUTRITIONIST
Our WiO mommas are the best! You bring your babes with you to Kids GAP, push yourselves in classes, and run your household. You are the Queen Bees. It is no small feat to juggle your kids’ academics, social calendar, family errands, and more. But the one thing that always falls to the wayside is YOU.
A team is only as strong as its leader, and as a parent or head of a household you are the team leader. The habits you exude in your home will resonate with your children whether they admit they are watching or not. Building healthy habits does not have to be complicated; it can start with the basics.
As a foods and nutrition expert, it is hard to not jump into the basics of my favorite topic. Eating.
Starting to build healthy habits around food for you and your family, will not only energize you for the day, but it can also ensure that your long term health will be boosted; this is especially important as we creep into the Winter season.
Creating a plan for yourself to follow is daunting, so I took some of the legwork out of it for you. Instead, I scoured the shelves at our local Hoboken grocery stores and pulled together a quick and simple balanced meal plan to get you started.
What you will find below will include a balance of complex carbohydrates, which your body needs to maintain energy and will also increase your fiber consumption, plus lean proteins and plant-based proteins to help you feel fuller for longer and build lean body mass, along with healthy fats. The goal is to eat these three main food groups at each meal, and at least two of the food groups during your two snacks throughout the day, while fueling your body consistently throughout the day.