Here’s a little insight into my 20s… I was a vegan. Yep, full-fledged – no leather shoes, no salmon-munching, 100% vegan. I was that way for just over two years and although I felt perfect for 60% of it, after time my health started to deteriorate and I came back to having meat in my diet. But, I still crave veggies A LOT. I put them on my brekkie plate, I munch on them for snacks and dinner is packed with them.
You’ll know by now I am not one to sugar coat how easy it is to get my babes to eat their meals. Most days are good, a few aren’t, but boy-oh-boy are things so much better. SO-MUCH-BETTER!
A little honesty here. I was that mumma that would rarely think about dinner before 5pm. I’d either madly dash to the supermarket with two cranky toddlers (we all know how that one ends), or better still, we’d go out for dinner.
Now I’m lucky, I live in inner-west of Sydney so I have some great restaurants at the end of my street. It sounds magical, but it’s dangerous. Just as dangerous as having an app, a phone or a takeaway menu within reach. It’s an easy money-guzzling trap to fall into, and for me, that easy route was something I did at least 2 nights a week for a LONG TIME.
As a health and nutrition coach for mummas, there’s a little question I get asked more than anything else… “But how do you actually do it? Like, get dinner on the table every night, that the kids will eat?”
Sure, we’ve got a tonne of recipes, often sitting in pretty cookbooks on our shelves, but it’s making those recipes happen that is the clincher.
Do you want 2017 to be the year you lose stress over dinner? The year you get organised and feed your family yummy, healthy meals? The one where your kids start eating all their dinner and you know exactly how to handle food battles? Well mumma, you’re in the right place!
I say jump in the kitchen, get the babes to roll their sleeves up and have a go at making these super simple and fun edible Christmas wreaths.