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It can be hard getting your family to switch from the pizza, fast food, and ice cream on a regular basis but, you don’t have to entirely give up those things to live a healthy lifestyle. Instead, you can make healthier and similar home cooked meals just by adjusting a few ingredients. Just by switching out granulated sugar for 100% organic honey, you are already off to a great start.

 

Choosing organic is making a healthier choice.

You don’t want all those chemicals in your foods, do you? Choosing to buy organic whole foods means benefiting from more nutrients, avoiding hormones and antibiotics, reducing pollution, and supporting farming directly. And if you are worried about GMOs then just make sure you are buying certified organic and there is nothing to worry about. Certified organic= Non GMO!

 

Good/Better/Best
Let’s say you’re preparing dinner and want to sauté some organic veggies. What will you cook them in? A bad choice would be lard, a good choice would be butter, a better choice would be extra virgin olive oil, and the best choice would be organic coconut oil (or Purium’s Tropic Oil).

 

Recipe ideas
Now that you understand how easy it can be to change a few things in your diet without giving up all the foods you love, it’ll be fun, right? Let’s start you off with a few recipes:

 

Pizza
What you’ll need:
* Head organic cauliflower, chopped
* 2 large cage-free eggs
*1/2 cup shredded organic mozzarella cheese
*2 tablespoons freshly grated organic parmesan cheese
*1 tablespoon organic Italian seasoning
*Pink Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

What to do:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
To make the cauliflower crust, steam cauliflower then add to a food processor and pulse until finely ground, yielding about 2-3 cups.
Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain cauliflower completely, removing as much water as possible.
Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Spread cauliflower mixture into a 15- by 10-inch rectangle onto the prepared (greased with coconut oil) baking sheet. Add organic sauce and cheese then bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.

Chips
What you’ll need:
Organic kale

What to do:
Preheat oven to 375. Toss pieces of kale in coconut oil.
Lay kale on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and season with sea salt
Bake for 10-12 minutes checking occasionally so they don’t burn

 

Spaghetti
What you’ll need:
Organic zucchini
Organic pasta sauce

What to do:
Use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles and cook in boiling water just as you would regular noodles.
Remove when soft and add sauce

 

Ice cream

What you’ll need:
Organic bananas
MVP Kids chocolate powder

What to do:
Cut banana into little pieces and freeze
Put frozen banana in a food processor until smooth and creamy
Add 1 scoop MVP Kids

If consistency is too thick, add a little organic almond milk. Freeze or enjoy right away.

Now you see how easy it is to eat healthy and the whole family can still enjoy the food you’re eating!

HOW TO GET MORE VEGGIES INTO YOUR KIDS

Since kids are master imitators, its important as parents to set the example. Instead of cooking multiple meals, cook one and enjoy it together.

SETTING EXAMPLES FOR KIDS

Parents: You are the biggest influencers in your child’s life. You are who they look up to the most, who cooks them meals, reads to them, and spends the most time with them.

TRADITIONAL RECIPE MAKEOVERS

It can be hard getting your family to switch from the pizza, fast food, and ice cream on a regular basis but, you don’t have to entirely give up those things to live a healthy lifestyle.

CONVERSATION STARTERS FOR KIDS

You’ve decided that it’s time to make a change. You and your family need to start eating healthier, cutting back on the sweets and fast food and reaching for the organic fruits and veggies. You, as the parent, have had time to think about this and mentally prepare yourself but your kids haven’t. How do you get them on board?

GOOD FATS

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