Friday, September 19, 2014

IOTUT Friday -- Some tips for converting your family to real food

It's Friday, which means it's time for me to suggest an alternative to the way we tend to do things. 

Today's is short and sweet (mostly because I have to leave soon to go teach my class at Carnegie Mellon for their Osher program!):

Based on the wonderful book, 100 Days of Real Food, which I reviewed yesterday on the blog, here are a few of Lisa Leake's tactics (in my own words) for convincing a reluctant spouse or other family member to make the switch to real food:
  • Don't tell them you're making the switch. Just feed them good food.
  • Buy some of the same foods (i.e. peanut butter, pasta, dairy products), but opt for the better versions.
  •  Slowly (did you get that... slowly) add more vegetables into the weekly menu. You want to win your family over to veggies? Skip the canned versions and get the fresh, non-GMO stuff. It's seriously much better.
  • Let them have the occasional junk food... it's not going to kill them.
  • Practice patience and gentle persistence.
If all else fails, use the age-old adage -- If you don't like what I'm serving, make your own dinner!

So, instead of harping and lecturing, just use the above tactics and you'll be feeding your family wholesome, healthy meals in no time!

Offering healthy alternatives,

Click here to read my review of 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake.

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