Creating a Nourishing Family: A Guide to Sustainable Health

Published on 3 November 2023 at 06:00

As a health-conscious Mama, you understand the importance of nourishing your family with wholesome food choices. However, bringing proper nourishment to the whole family can sometimes be challenging. In this blog, we will explore common troubles faced in this journey and discuss effective strategies to make the transition to sustainable health easier. Additionally, I'll introduce you to the best choice for your family's nutritional needs. So grab your cup of positivity and read on my friend.


First and foremost we need to identify common troubles because we can't know where we are going if you don't know where we are.

Identifying Common Troubles:

a. Time Constraints: Busy schedules often make it difficult to prepare nutritious meals. Definitely raising my hand here, time is a fickle thing and from my experience I will say that a good offense is a good defense. Finding quick and easy recipes can alleviate this issue. I absolutely love Pinterest for this reason, its been a huge life saver. I simply created a board for quick and easy recipes and will reference that when I trying to set the week up for success. I may not be able to meal prep the whole week every single week but if I can just get a menu together for the week that is truly half the battle.  

b. Picky Eaters: Encouraging children to try new foods can be a struggle. I have a three year old and I hear "I don't like it" before she has even tried it, I completely understand the struggle. Introducing variety through creative meal planning and being the example to eating them and involving them in the cooking process can make a BIG difference. Another pro-tip that my husband and I do, is make sure that we do not sway her one way or another on foods, we simply ask her to try it and of course every child is unique but I'll say that does seem to help.

c. Limited Access to Fresh Produce: Living in areas with limited access to fresh produce can hinder efforts towards a nourishing lifestyle, I am in the midwest so fresh produce is hard to come by. Exploring local farmer's markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA), or even growing your own produce can help overcome this challenge.

Next, Strategies for a Smooth Transition:

a. Meal Planning: Devote time each week to plan meals and create a shopping list. Again, going back to simply just having the menu ready & products purchased. This will ensure you have all the necessary ingredients and minimize the reliance on unhealthy convenience foods.

b. Batch Cooking: If you do have the extra time, I highly recommend preparing larger quantities of meals and freezing individual portions can save time during busy days.

c. Sneak in Nutrients: Enhance the nutritional value of meals by incorporating hidden vegetables, such as adding pureed vegetables to sauces or blending them into smoothies. My favorite is adding spinach to smoothies because you can't even taste it a little bit.

d. Involve the Whole Family: Encourage your family members to participate in meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. Try having your husband and each child select a meal they would like for the week. This promotes a sense of ownership and increases the likelihood of everyone enjoying the meals.

3. The Best Choice for Nourishing Your Family:

When it comes to choosing the best option for your family's nutritional needs, look no further than the comprehensive services I provide. With my expertise as a life & wellness coach, I offer guidance, delicious and nutritious recipes, and practical tips tailored to your family's unique requirements. Through my blog, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge, helping you navigate the path towards sustainable health effortlessly.


To wrap this all up:

Bringing proper nourishment to the whole family may present its challenges, but with the right strategies and guidance, it can be an enjoyable and rewarding journey. By implementing meal planning, involving the whole family, and embracing creative ways to incorporate healthy ingredients, you can make the transition to sustainable health easier. Remember, with my expertise as a Life Coach & Yogi, you have all the resources you need to nourish your family and create a healthier, happier lifestyle.


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Remember, every small step towards sustainable health makes a significant impact on the well-being of your family. Together, let's create a nourishing and sustainable future for generations to come.

Love & light to you, Mama, Namaste'

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