When I was five, my dad tried to get me to eat a tomato by forcing it into my mouth. What I now refer to as “the incident” has made me refuse to eat tomatoes ever since. This year I’m trying to get over my fear/aversion/disgust of tomatoes by incorporating them (very slowly) into my diet. Looking back, I was probably being a bratty and uncooperative kid, but “the incident” still had a profound effect on the way I looked—and continue to look—at food (or at least tomatoes).
Do you have any horror stories about eating as a kid? Think about the environment around your dinner table and what can improve or be changed to drive positive changes in your family. Consider whether new rules or boundaries need to be reset. Consider new healthy recipes or food goals. Are your kids excited to adventure with new foods? If not, why not? Little changes in the way your family interacts around food can make BIG differences—such as your child not being afraid of tomatoes.
New Years is such an exciting time for us here at Mom Made because it gives us the extra motivation to make small changes that have huge positive impacts on our lives with our families. Now is the perfect time to consider what parts of your family mealtimes can be improved upon and get your crew on board. With that being said, throughout the month we’ll be posting healthy tips, recipes, and articles to give you inspiration.
What New Year’s resolutions have you made? This year, instead of resolving to lose 50 pounds in a week, give yourself a break and be realistic and inspired. If you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions, start small—but start now! What better time is there? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to tell us what your New Years resolutions are!
Happy New Years!
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