Hope you've enjoyed a fantastic weekend! I'm so blessed to live right next door to a park so the girls and I enjoyed a healthy picnic on Saturday and cooked a large roast together on Sunday, there's nothing like fresh air, good food and great company :)
Mother = Doctor, nurse, friend, psychologist, teacher, cook, cleaner, taxi-driver, list-maker and super-hero. There is no doubt that moms are very busy people! Being a new mom can also be quite an interesting journey, this is the time when you learn which foods are good for your child and which aren't so good. I remember the first time I gave Akira coke and red viennas, the results were highly interesting and quite scary all at the same time, especially when she started climbing the walls and hanging from the curtain railings - all I remember saying to myself was "OH MY GIDDY AUNT!!"
Next is packing them a really good lunch box for school. Red food colourants, artificial flavourants, preservatives and high sugar products are NOT what you want to give them, unless you'd like a letter from one very hysterical teacher. Rather opt for healthier options like carrot and celery sticks, savoury or bran muffins (this helps with digestion too), slices of fruit and cheese, rice crackers with cottage cheese and chunks of pineapple, re-introduce the choline with deviled eggs and a handful of nuts, grapes and tuna sandwiches. Tuna is full of brain food :)
Healthy eating starts with YOU moms and dads so make sure your children get a balanced diet and you'll see how they flourish and grow.
Eat an apple today :)
Chef Shants xxxxx