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Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Make mornings a little bit easier by baking these mimi oatmeal bites ahead of time and throwing in the freezer!

The UnDiet Wean Green Experience & Giveaway!

Okay, so if you didn’t know this yet….chefs are to me what rock stars are to the majority of the population. Meghan Telpner is no exception, this rock star chef has followed up her first book, UnDiet, with a phenomenal cook book that helps you finesse your UnDiet menu! The UnDiet Cookbook truly is what the title promises. Amazing recipes that don’t require you to be on a ‘diet’. AANNNDDD they are gluten free. My heaven. Win a copy of The UnDiet Cookbook with a Wean Green Kitchen Set to store all of your new healthy recipes! a Rafflecopter giveaway A little bit about how awesome Meghan is: Toronto based author and nutritionist Meghan Telpner, brings her healthy and awesome life inspiration to fans across the globe. As founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and author of the bestselling UnDiet: Eat You Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook, she is fast creating a revolution in health and wellbeing. Inspiration is waiting at MeghanTelpner.com and follow her daily #UndietLife adventures @meghantelpner

Making Change

Are you ready to make a change in your families eating habits? Are your children resisting your efforts? Here are some steps I often suggest parents take when they are trying to change family eating habits: Take a look at your child’s current menu and pick out the healthiest foods they eat, incorporate these foods as much as possible in their meals. Begin to offer new foods with the favourite healthy foods. When you offer new foods, offer small portions…just a “taste” to begin, and expect your child to make faces, silly sounds, etc. as they make a drama out of tasting it. If they don’t want to try it, don’t force them. If they don’t like it, don’t worry. Just smile and say thanks for trying. And then…try again next week J Slowly reduce the “junk” foods you are bringing into the house, replacing them with healthy foods. If the “junk” foods are not in the house, they can’t eat it. Make the healthy alternatives easy to get so your child has options when hunger strikes. Get your children involved. I know your trip to the grocery store is much quicker without them, but involving them is important.  Let them help decide what is on the menu for dinner, let them help with meal preparation, and so on. Involving them in the process means they are more likely to enjoy eating it. These are just a few first steps to take when you are working to change family eating habits. Keep in mind changing habits is never easy. You have to keep trying. Know this when you start, set small steps for your family and change only a few things at a time. It is a process, a journey; it does not have to happen overnight. And remember your children are always watching…so make sure to set a good example. What steps have you taken to change your family’s eating habits?