Being a parent can be challenging when it comes to eating well.
1. If you are hungry, eat when and what your child eats.
It makes sense. When you take the time to prepare food for your child there is not usually a good reason why you can not sit down and eat with them. It is often the best thing you can do, as it nourishes you as well, and your child learns from you by observing and talking with you. It also gives you a chance to take a break!
2. Drink water when your child drinks.Mirror your child with drinking water. Also, I know this is not about eating, however, put sun-cream on when you put sun-cream on your child. Clean your teeth when they do.
Batch tasking helps you to get things done and know where you are all up to in the routine, which makes you more efficient from not double handling the processes.
3. When preparing snacks, prepare enough food for you to eat too.
The last thing you often feel like doing when you are ‘hangry’ is to eat anything in sight. You know you usually don’t feel very satisfied or comfortable after the ‘hangry’ binge because you end up eating too much of something you did not actually feel like.
4. Be organised.
Plan ahead. It is so much easier to plan ahead if you have all your meals for the week planned with the ingredients available (or at least a list of what you need to pick up and when).
It is so much easier to plan ahead if you have all your meals for the week planned with the ingredients available (or at least a list of what you need to source and when).