Every Day Salads: Fruits and Veggies
Last updated: April 2022
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
Do you have eye healthy recipes you like to make for the holidays?