Health and fitness are definitely in right now. People are trying new workouts, changing up their lifestyles, and cooking up new foods like never before. For a family with children, exercising daily and staying away from things like pizza and carbs can be difficult. However, it’s still important to take healthy steps.
In the United States, the childhood obesity rate currently sits at 18.5% and grows every year. While keeping your child out of that statistic is important, it’s also important to make sure you aren’t depriving them of anything. They might go to school and see their friends eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or ice cream bars and suddenly feel alienated if they’re stuck eating carrots and celery. With changes to the way different foods are made, anyone can now have their cake and eat it too.
Killer Whey is just one of the many ice creams out there packed full of protein while lacking all of the sugar and fat that makes us gain weight. A pint of this frozen treat comes packed with 44 grams of protein and can even be ordered online! It can only be found in some Idaho grocery stores, but if you chose to order it online, you can have it shipped to you no matter where you live in the United States. All orders are shipped via two-day ground, so you’ll have your delicious and healthy treat into your family’s bellies in no time.
According to Idaho Statesman, the ice cream comes in four flavors including mint chip and peanut butter-chocolate, and the brand is now offering a line of keto ice creams as well. This option is very high in fat, low in carbs, and moderate in protein. Roughly 90% of households in the United States regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat, so having something like this healthier option can keep your family from falling off the wagon.
If your family isn’t too keen on the sweets but loves a good taco, there are some healthy options out there for this type of meal, too. In the U.S., there are about 47,000 Mexican restaurant locations. These restaurants serve their meals piled high in chili and tamales which may sound delicious, but aren’t always the best for you. KOB4 says you can make your own healthy version of tostadas that will keep your family healthy without depriving them of a delicious treat. Their recipe includes no-salt-added black beans, zucchini, bell peppers, and lime juice. All of these ingredients pave the way for a fit family.
Getting your children on board for a lifestyle of healthy eating that doesn't actually have to rob them of their favorite treats is key. Have them help you make family dinners so they can learn about what’s going into their food and how to make it. Belfast Telegraph suggests buying some cookbooks and allowing your child to pick out a few recipes for the week. Get them excited about cooking and show them that they don’t have to give up their tacos and ice cream just to stay healthy.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.