Every Day Salads: Fruits and Veggies
Feeding a family healthy food day in and day out is no easy task. Preparing fruits and veggies… and then keeping them fresh… is annoyingly time-consuming, isn’t it?
Though I try hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle, some parts of my routine are negotiable. This means that I allow myself days off. Sometimes I sleep in instead of exercising. Sometimes I eat a cupcake. This flexability is good for my soul.
Besides our effort toward maintaining healthy bodies, my partner, Eric, and I prioritize our family’s mental health. Our mental health and providing our bodies (and my failing eyes) the proper nutrients are non-negotiables for us.
These things may seem like contradictions, but it's really pretty simple. Even if I eat a slice of pizza, I am still sure to eat healthy foods each day. For someone who has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, it’s imperative to take care of our bodies holistically.
Life gets busy
I’m a busy mom of two. We have four pets. I work three jobs. My boys are active in school and in sports. Then there’s homework, daily chores, and the seemingly constant meal prepping/breakfast slinging/snack packing/dinner cooking… We are busy!
Some days, I don't have time or energy for preparing healthy meals. But, since eating 'for my eyes' is a non-negotiable, I have a few tricks up my sleeve.
I block out ten minutes of my mornings (yes, all of my mornings) to prepare a fruit salad. I pick, peel, wash, and chop in season fruits every morning for my family. This may seem like an impossible task, but I promise it only takes 10 minutes. I recorded myself making one to show you how simple it can be.
An eye healthy start to the morning
How does your mental health relate to your physical health?