Like most people, I enjoy my food. Probably more than I should but that’s another story. I was talking to a friend recently and the conversation turned to food. He was describing a home made meal containing all fresh ingredients bought from the local Tesco supermarket.
Now fresh home cooked food is fabulous but how many people have got the time or the inclination to prepare fresh ingredients after a crappy day at the office. Most of us get home and hit the freezer for a microwave meal. The more decadent of you will be in the takeaway on the way home or even better, the pub! But honestly, do you have the time or motivation after being at work all day to start washing, peeling and chopping vegetable? No, neither do I.
So how are we going to get our five a day and a balanced diet providing all the goodness and nutrition we need to function at our best? I don’t think we are going to achieve it are we. How many obese adults and children do you see eating snacks and chips waddling down the high street in every town.Yes, too many. With just a little thought and effort things could be very different. Parents tend to let kids eat whatever they like to keep them quiet but is this the way to go. Lots of overweight quiet children, sat developing RSI in the bedroom in front of the computer or xbox.
If you want to look after the health and width of yourself and your children why not go the extra mile and make some good simple food with fresh meat and vegetables. Nothing too fancy, just simple soups, stews and the like. They don’t take too long to prepare and provide far better nutritional value than frozen meals or takeaways. Even a simple meal like baked beans on toast is better than snacks and TV dinners.
Think about the health of your children and try to implement a few small changes to ensure they get the nutrition and the health they deserve.