user search icon     shopping cart icon 0   email icon       email icon

Happy young asian family eating a healthy meal together at table.

5 Super Mom Tips for Supper Time

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   02/20/16

Cooking  Family  Nutrition  

"Mom, what's for supper? The dreaded question of the day, but don't worry- you can get out of the monotonous cycle of meal preparation with a little planning.

Happy young asian family eating a healthy meal together at table.

5 Super Mom Tips for Supper Time

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   02/20/16

Cooking  Family  Nutrition  

"Mom, what's for supper? The dreaded question of the day, but don't worry- you can get out of the monotonous cycle of meal preparation with a little planning.

If you are a parent, you have probably had many moments where you have dreaded that question. "Mom, what's for supper?" Thinking up something for 3 meals a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for 18 years per child???? Whew! Exhausting!

As I'm journeying on the road to better health, one thing that I've learned is that planning is key. If we don't plan ahead, it's easy to chose things that are simple and unhealthy (processed foods). I've come up with a few battle strategies to help combat this tendency in our family, and I thought I'd share them with you today:

#1 Plan Your Menu for the Week

Menu is Key. My grandma, whenever I talk with her, by phone or in person always asks in the course of our conversation in the morning, "What will you be making your family for dinner tonight?" I love that because this woman has some serious experience! She raised 5 boys on a shoestring budget, and still is a meticulous menu planner. She drilled into me the importance of planning ahead to succeed, so every Saturday or Sunday I plan the menu for the week.

#2 Grocery Shop for Success

Shop for success. Don't go to the grocery store hungry. Make a list. Send your spouse. (Ok I had to put this in because team work can make a big difference, plus they won't buy all the extra stuff you might have!) Stick to the outside of the store where the fresh foods are kept. Buy whole foods not processed. Here's an excellent healthy, whole foods grocery shopping list!

#3 Consider the Busy Days of the Week

Consider the busy days. We can't all make 4 course meals every night! So on those evenings where there's soccer, ballet, swimming, and ski club, make allowances! Maybe that can be your salad bar night. Buy lots of exciting things to go into your salad, and let the kids pick. If you want to "make" something, get some olive oil, specialty vinegar, and herbs and DIY your salad dressing. Or, if that's too complicated, don't go running to Lunchables! Try making a smoothie and some fresh popcorn- these are a great portable dinner that don't have gluten or preservatives!

#4 Prepare and Cook Ahead Where You Can

Cook ahead. I do my cooking/prepping for the week every Sunday evening. There are ways you can cook up your meat, slice your veggies, and prep for those packed lunches before hand. I find I almost always can cook meats or veggies for 2 meals at once doing it that way. It's much easier to not make the mess 7 times in a week that preparation takes for each meal.

#5 Soup is Always a Good Thing

Make a pot of soup! I know this might sound funny, but you can always count on some sort of home made soup in the fridge at our house. We keep soup in the fridge for those times when one kid has to be somewhere, and meal time is going to be messed up. If it's still around on Sunday, it's our after church meal, along with a salad and maybe even some biscuits if we're lucky!

Remember, just about anything you make at home, be it super simple or extravagant will be much fresher and healthier than processed foods or eating out. So try it, and see if your life and health improve! For more great tips on super food cooking and tips, keep watching for the rest of this blog series.



Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog
Author

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.


  • product discussion forum icon Discussion Forum
    Questions or Feedback?

    Ask questions. Share your thoughts.  Note that we cannot answer questions relating to specific medical conditions - please refer those to your qualified healthcare provider.

    Post a new Comment or Reply to an existing one. Help for using the Discussion Forum.

    Post Comment

    help icon Discussion Forum Help

    Comments are displayed in order of the last one posted so the most recent one is at the top and the oldest one at the bottom.

    Replies within a Comment are displayed in reverse order with the oldest one at the top and the most recent one at the bottom.

    Each post identifies comment posted by icon who made the post and the comment timestamp icon date and time the post was made.

    Mouse over the icons for tooltips that explain what they mean.

    audio file icon 

    If you see this icon you can attach an Audio file to your post.


    document file icon 

    If you see this icon you can attach a Document file to your post.


    image file icon 

    If you see this icon you can attach an Image file to your post.


    video file icon 

    If you see this icon you can attach a Video file to your post.

    You will see the ban post icon Ban icon (Report Post as SPAM) immediately following the Timestamp of the post. Click this icon if you feel strongly that the content posted is not appropriate and should be reviewed by the Forum Moderator. You will be provided with a confirmation dialog to be sure you wish to submit this post for review. If submitted, the Forum Moderator will be notified to review the post and will determine what type of action to take.

    Click exit icon in the upper right corner of this Help modal or anywhere on the web page outside of the modal to exit Help.

warning icon Session Expired from Inactivity


Do you want to?

You may also close your browser window/tab now to exit the website.


SupplementRelief.com
9618 Jefferson Highway, Suite D-191
Baton Rouge  LA  70809-9636
(888) 424-0032  | 
support@supplementrelief.com


* Disclaimer: This page is available exclusively for SupplementRelief.com clients. None of the information on this website is intended to replace your relationship with your healthcare provider(s). Nothing should be considered medical advice. The information, knowledge, and experience shared on this website are the opinions of SupplementRelief.com. This site and its content are intended to enhance your knowledge base as YOU MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE DECISIONS in partnership with your qualified health professional.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

* There is NO GUARANTEE OF SPECIFIC RESULTS for the products or services offered, and the RESULTS CAN VARY for each individual. Any results claimed by our customers are based on individual experiences that are unique and cannot be guaranteed.

FirstFitness Nutrition and NuMedica may be promoted and sold on the internet ONLY by Authorized Resellers who have been approved by and have registered their website domain with these companies. They strictly prohibit, and actively monitor, the UNAUTHORIZED SALE or RESALE of their products in ALL online public shopping portals including Amazon, eBay, and others and into other countries. All products purchased in SupplementRelief.com are for PERSONAL USE ONLY and CANNOT BE RESOLD to others. Please report violations of Reseller Policy directly to FirstFitness Nutrition at 800.621.4348 and to NuMedica at 800.869.8100.

The content and photographs on this website are copyrighted or Licensed Material and may not be downloaded for other than personal use. Republication, retransmission, reproduction, or any other use of the content or photographs is prohibited. ©2010-2024 SupplementRelief.com.

Are you sure you want to remove this item?