By preparing snacks for your day before leaving the house, you will be less likely to snack on foods that do not fall within the clean eating guidelines.
Preparation is key to a clean eating lifestyle.
- Here are is a list of healthy snacks to get you through the day:
- Organic mini carrots and hummus
- Organic applesauce cups, with or without cinnamon
- Nuts, mixed or your favorite variety
- Organic string cheese
- Organic fruit, ex: apples, bananas, grapes, oranges
- Hard boiled eggs (organic)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Homemade trail mix: nuts, seeds and dried fruits
- Homemade granola with nuts
- Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola
Sneak vegetables into your every day foods! Vegetables contain fiber and vitamins our bodies need to live. By all means, eat them raw as a snack, in salads and in smoothies. But we can cook with them too! Check out the article below entitled:How to get your children to eat more vegetables for ideas on sneaking them into the foods you prepare!
In addition, take a peek at this meatball vegetable soup recipe. It is super easy and cooks in the crockpot!
Meatball and Vegetable Soup Recipe
Add olive oil to a pan.
Add 3 pealed and thickly sliced garlic cloves (which I later removed before adding the meatballs to the oil and placed them directly into my soup pot)
1 pound of organic ground turkey, defrosted
Salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder
Combine ingredients together and form into small, 2-bite sized meatballs.
Place them in the pan with olive oil on medium heat.
Cook until browned and cooked through…about 3 minutes per side (depending how big the meatballs are).
1 large can (24 ounces) of stewed tomatoes (and crushed them up with my hands)
4 cups of organic vegetable stock
2 zucchini, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 large onion, cut into pieces
1 cup mini carrots, cut into pieces
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
Garlic from pan
Salt, pepper and onion powder, to taste
Parmesan cheese, optional to sprinkle over top
Add all ingredients into a large pot.
When the meatballs are done cooking, add them into the pot.
Allow soup to cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until vegetables are soft.
This recipe serves 4 people.
If you are going to opt for the crockpot version, simply add everything into the crockpot and set on low. Allow it to cook for 4 to 5 hours.
Need to get more veggies into your children? Check out this article: How to get children to eat more vegetables