Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there. However you decide to spend the day, I hope it will be in good company and in a relaxed environment. Whatever you do and eat, enjoy your special day.
I am so pleased to be able to share with you 3 nutrition tips I learned from my own mother. My grand-mother was a wonderful cook and so is my mum. Since I moved country, my cooking is a little different from my mother but I have learned some great tips from her which I intend to pass on to my daughter.
1. Family first
When it comes to eating, company makes a big difference. Whatever your choice of food, eating in company makes the experience more enjoyable and rewarding. Children love to copy their parents. Therefore, by eating together not only you encourage good communication, you are also showing them how to enjoy food and each other’s company.
2. Everyone gets involved
I remember watching my mother prepare food in the kitchen. In fact this was a daily occurrence. Although she was a little protective of her kitchen, myself and my brothers were allowed to help out and watch her. How very inspiring to see simple yet really delicious dishes leave the kitchen to go on our dinner table!
3. A bit of everything is good for you
Coming from a nutritionist, this may surprise you a little but I really do believe it. Our bodies are designed to assimilate a very wide range of nutrients. By eating a varied diet, we are providing our body with the fuel it needs to work well. In France, a lunch will consist of several courses including cheese and a pudding on Sunday. As children, we learn that eating a bit of everything is tasty and enjoyable. A good relationship with food from an early age is an excellent foundation for a happy life.
Did you know that the human body is biologically designed to receive pleasure from food?
This Mother’s Day and every day of the year, why not make peace with food. Forget the good and the bad. There is a time and place for all foods. Enjoy the moment.
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