The hardest thing out of all the weight loss preparations for me personally is meal times. Not the actual getting out there and doing exercise but being able to plan meals for all 5 of us that is suitable and not too filling.
Both hubby and I are trying to be good but this means that a minimum of four out of seven nights a week either he or I want a light dinner due to football or running.
When Alfie was born 7 years ago we decided that our family would always having our evening meals together, no matter what. We are lucky in the fact that hubby`s work hours allow us to do this as he is always home for 5.30 pm at the latest. Because of this I am finding it hard to eat healthily and keep the boys satisfied. I am used to making huge and carbohydrate loaded family meals like spaghetti bolognase, lasagne, shepherd pies, fish pies, roast dinners, home made meat pies, pasta bakes etc but when hubby or I am going to be doing exercise only a few hours later its not practical to make these.
I love the way when we sit together we chat about our day; finding out what the boys have learnt about at school that day and what they have done with their friends. I think it makes a family unit closer and the boys definitely seem to be better eaters compared to some of their friends who dont sit down at a table to eat.
All the boys have sat at the table as soon as they could sit up in their high chairs so sitting at the table is normal for us.
I can`t eat food too late as feel really sick so I have to eat when the kids do; I would happily eat salad or jacket potatoes every day but they boys want variety and filling up so no moaning at 6.30 pm just before bed "Mum...I`m hungry!!!"
|My favourite, but not healthy dinner...Pasta bolognase bake|
How do you find recipes that are healthy and family friendly??
What`s your favourite family dinner??
If you have any recipes for exercise friendly dinners please share them with me below, I need help!!! xxxx