5 Ways We Promote a Well-Rounded Diet
Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
As the primary caregiver in my home, I find it very stressful at times to make sure everyone is eating right, including myself. We’ve made some changes in my home to promote a well-rounded diet that I wanted to share with you.
- I no longer buy treats in bulk, I try to buy smaller portions. I also keep treats in a high shelf, because out of sight means out of mind.
- I don’t like to have the kids drink their daily calories. We drink ice water, milk, and if we have juice I buy 100% fruit juice and water it down.
- I serve a lot of fruits and veggies at dinner. Often, the kids are hungry as dinner is cooking so I serve “appetizers” as they call it. Usually sliced up cucumbers or carrot sticks and a small dollop of ranch dressing. With dinner, I serve their favorite veggies. I’ve found that getting the kids involved in the cooking has helped them get over their pickiness since they have a vested interest in what they’ve made.
- I am trying to be a better example myself!
- I’ve stopped banning our favorite treats! Yes, that sounds hypocritical of what I just said. But, I’ve found when I go on tirades when I ban everything and anything in our home it is counterproductive. We just limit the number of our favorite treats each day. Some of my kids (and my) favorite ice cream treats that are a part of a well-rounded diet are Breyers Natural Vanilla, Talenti Gelato, Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert, Klondike and Good Humor products, all made with the finest ingredients.
For some families, promoting a well-rounded diet can seem impossible, especially when you are worried about where your next meal is going to come from.
How you can help
ShopRite and Unilever partnered together to help combat diet-related health issues amongst our communities. Areas that currently do not have much access to fresh produce and healthy food options are known as “food swamps” are surrounded by fast food restaurants and “bodegas”. ShopRite and Unilever have come together to promote healthy eating and provide fresh produce for these communities with the Seed What’s Happening program.
Through the Seed What’s Happening program, ShopRite and Unilever are also providing access to education about healthy eating and sponsoring the Bay View Houses Farm in Canarsie, Brooklyn to support that community. The farm is a 2-acre green space that will supply the produce the community asked for, for free!
When you shop at ShopRite be sure to pick up produce and Unilever products like Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, and Country Crock, so you can make your favorite healthy recipes! Share your recipes online using the hashtag #SeedWhatsHappening. Be on the lookout for cooking demos that may happen at your local ShopRite store as well!
Find out more information about the Seed What’s Happening program and take the quiz HERE for your chance to win a ShopRite gift Card!
⦁ The first prize winners (1 each month until August) will each win a $250 ShopRite gift card
⦁ The grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the program and will win a $3,000 ShopRite gift card (which could be used for a whole year of ShopRite produce)
Be sure to share your quiz results with #SeedWhatsHappening!