This topic was a bit difficult for me to write about. We’re pretty good on nutrition, but I’m not really the poster child for fitness. Both me and my husband work long hours, and Sid is…well like any hyper-energetic 3-year-old. So, nutrition and fitness can sometimes not be the most pressing priority in our household. I’m sure there are many parents (read as “perpetually busy and tired humans”) reading this, shaking their heads in agreement.
So, here’s the “scoop” on how we make it work in our household.
The salad is the easiest meal prep and if you can get a little creative, and plan “chopping duties” well, there are so many options. I’ve posted some links to my favorite salads at the end of the post. Here’s a picture of our weekly prep chart.
So that was my list. I don’t think there’s one perfect set of nutrition and daily fitness tips to follow. I’m sure you all have your own versions of child nutrition. Would love to hear from you on what works best for your family.
In full disclosure, there are days in our home when we just give up on everything and eat Maggi and chips. Oh well…. *shrug*
My favourite salads
If I had to use one word to describe myself, it would be “overwhelmed”. I’m overwhelmed with being a working mom, with the unconditional love I get from my sweet boy, and mostly with the support and partnership, I get from my amazing husband. Our loving nuclear family along with our pillars of support, call Bangalore home. We’re fumbling along the parenting journey, making a few mistakes, but mostly enjoying every moment with Sid. Our mantra – to laugh through the good and the not-so-good times.
With children out of school, physical distancing as the new norm, and children’s rights under threat, the new world order has “turned back the clock” on years of progress made on children’s well-being. However, it’s not all bad. As a human race, we’ve been built to adapt: we’ve seen a tipping point in technology-enabled education and the promise of a new education policy in our country.