When you’re busy with work, family, and life, making health a priority can sometimes seem impossible—too expensive, too time-consuming, too complicated. But in reality, every tiny step you take toward wellness makes a difference. That’s why mindbodygreen and Lorissa’s Kitchen are celebrating the #SmallWins that make healthy living attainable to anyone, anywhere. Here, lifestyle expert and mother of two Sophie Jaffe shares how involving kids in the kitchen empowers them to make healthier decisions.
We’d all like to believe that if you lead by example, your little ones will follow. But in reality, it’s not always easy. Although kids may be hungry enough for baby carrots and hummus, they happen to spot a friend licking the frosting off a doughnut. Suddenly that’s the only thing they want. And maybe you actually want a doughnut too.
Choosing the healthier meal or snack can be difficult (especially when that pastry or pizza is sitting within reach), but if you’re consistent and heartfelt about your food choices, the loves who surround you will follow your lead. Eating well raises high vibrations—it boosts your mood and makes you glow from within. But how do you get there in the midst of life’s demands?