With a growing brood demanding every free moment of your waking life, sneaking in time to whip up nutritious meals or go to the gym may seem like a luxury. That doesn't mean you can't be a healthy mom —
AFTER ALL, YOU NEED ALL THE ENERGY YOU CAN GET! LUCKILY, WE HAVE SOME SOLID ADVICE TO HELP YOU EAT WELL AND STAY IN SHAPE THIS MOTHER’S DAY, WITHOUT BUSTING THE BUDGET OR SLOGGING AWAY ON COMPLICATED MEAL PLANS.
• Snack smart
Keep healthy snacks in your bag or where you are busy around the house or office so you don’t get tempted to grab a greasy pie or other fast food when you have to eat on the move. Think nuts, dried fruit and crisp veggies that don’t spoil easily.
• Make exercise a family affair
Getting the kids involved in your exercise routine can be fun for them and rewarding for you. Leading gyms have child friendly facilities and some even have programmes for the kids. Best of all, if you are a Zurreal Platinum member, the whole family can earn up to R9 200 back in gym rewards every year, just by going to the gym regularly. Find out how here.
• Plan your meals
Susan might not like carrots and Davey may turn his nose up at sprouts, so skirting around their many likes and dislikes while still making sure their meals are nutritious might seem daunting. The key is to keep it simple, which saves you time and avoids the urge to just resort to take outs. Need advice? Use the Zurreal Ask the Professional blog to get tips from a trained dietician. Best of all, it’s free!
• Take a break
Make a commitment to spend a few hours on your own or with friends on a regular basis. Let dad take the kids to a movie or plan a sleepover at gran’s house to give you much needed “me-time”. Best of all, you can do it for even less with Zurreal’s many discount partners. Think spas, shopping, eating out and much more. Find out more here.