When managing the nutrition needs of your family, start by paying attention to yourself. You need to be well nourished so you can have the energy to enjoy your family. Commit to nourishing yourself better. Have a look at Health Canada's website www.hc-sc.gc.ca and you will find Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. What one improvement can you make to meet these recommendations?
An improvement that will benefit you and your family is adding fibre to meals and snacks. Besides its health benefits, there's the fun of the crunch and the satisfying chewiness. Sprinkle yummy Craisins® Sweetened Dried Cranberries on your cold cereal and slivered almonds and toasted sesame seeds on your porridge. Add ground flaxseeds to your cookie recipes, sunflower seeds to your muffins and satiny wheat germ to your meat loaf.
So, as you nourish your family with well selected food, also make food fun and meals meaningful — to strengthen your family ties.