All of us need protein and the best place to get that protein is from an egg. There are so many things that can be done with an egg. It doesn’t require any expertise in the kitchen and creating healthy egg-based meals that your family will appreciate is simple.
Make the Time
People are getting lazy; the popularity of supermarkets and their processed food alternatives have reduced the number of people who buy fresh food and enjoy its preparation in the kitchen. We justify this by pointing to the hectic lifestyles that we lead. Everyone is in a rush and the number of times the family actually sits down together to eat has reduced.
Children are just as busy as the grownups and need delivering to sports or music practice, to their friend’s house or library. Parents are usually the designated driver and are also expected to feed their kids whenever they’re hungry. Is there any wonder that a packet from the freezer and the microwave is a popular choice?
Junk and Fizz
It is an unfortunate fact of the developed world that there is a tendency to consume too much fat in junk food and certainly take in too much sugar in everything from fizzy drinks, processed sauces and soups as well as sweets and snacks.If you read this and see yourself in the image it portrays, then you should consider a protein food diet that has a whole range of delicious foods with natural herbs and spices to provide all the flavours you need. If you currently buy canned soup, stop immediately, because it is inevitably full of sugar. Buy your own vegetables and make your own; you certainly won’t need to add any sugar.
A Big Breakfast
If you buy liquid egg whites for your cooking that is a good start because whites are full of protein. Eggs for breakfast are fine; it does not mean you need to have bacon, lashings of butter on white bread and sugar in your coffee. A lunchtime salad with hardboiled egg, perhaps some chicken breast and none of the dressing will keep everyone nourished until the evening.
If your children are active, they will get protein and hence plenty of stamina from their eggs. Forget the supposed energy drinks that major corporations market aggressively. There are natural things that will improve the health of your family but you will all need to buy into the idea.
You really ought not to miss anything unless you have a particularly sweet tooth. Perhaps your steak need not be quite as big and the homemade sauce you conjure up will have fewer calories, but no one should leave the table needing to grab a snack from the fridge. Don’t put anything in there in the early days of your changing the family’s diet and in time they won’t even look.