Meal planning is something that most of us do on a regular basis, but back-to-school meal planning is extra special. Why? Back-to-school resolutions! Okay, I know how ridiculous it sounds, but it’s true. Think about it, most of us try our best to start the school year off right with new, healthier routines. The top three back-to-school resolutions, in no particular order, often include being more active, less screen time, and eating healthier.
In an effort to reinforce the eating healthier back-to-school resolution, we parents do our research, come up with the best brain-stimulating breakfasts for our little Einsteins, triple check that all the food groups are present at lunch, and finish off their day with a well-balanced dinner.
However, we often forget one vital component of meal planning: that time when our guard is down, when we are distracted by children’s homework, after-school activities, and preparing dinner. That is when the saboteur sneaks in, undetected and ready to destroy the healthy eating habits we are trying so hard to implement. Who is this cruel saboteur? The afterschool snack!
Here are five simple tips to keep that saboteur at bay:
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