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How to Make Summer Healthy Eating Habits On the Go Inexpensive and Easy

How to Make Summer Healthy Eating Habits On the Go Easy and Inexpensive for Your Entire Family

For many of us, winter can be a time in which healthy eating habits are put on the back burner. Now that warmer weather has arrived, and summer break is fast approaching, there’s no better time that now to make some changes and spring into a healthier lifestyle.


From creating well balanced meals and smart snacking, to making sure you’re getting enough exercise making small changes can help us gain a little more control of healthy eating habits.


Summer means time more family time for vacations, road trips, and fun outings. With so much to see and do, how can families make sure they’re sticking to healthy eating habits at home and on the go?


Below are some quick tips to get started:


  • Healthy Choices – Making healthy meal choices can be easy whether cooking at home or eating. Choose restaurants that serve well balanced whole foods on their menus.


  • Smart Snacking Solutions – Always have a variety of snacks on hand including nuts, sliced fruit and individually wrapped bites that you can stick in your bag and carry on the go

How to Make Summer Healthy Eating Habits Easy and Inexpensive for Your Entire Family

  • Seasonal = Flavorful – Eating seasonal is the only way to go. Fruits, vegetables and herbs taste their best when eaten at the peak of ripeness. They are more satisfying and therefore you eat a more moderate portion. Forget asparagus in February and watermelon in December- follow the seasons to eat smarter and better!


  • Keep It Moving – Regardless if how busy you are, try to incorporate some exercise into your daily routine – whether it’s an exercise app, a new work out video or simply walking around the block, it’s important to stay active.


Lifestyle expert Brooke Parkhurst joined me to share more tips to help you and your family commit to a healthier routine during summer break and beyond. Whether you are trying to get back on track after falling off the new year resolution wagon, eat a more balanced diet, or increase your exercise routine, Brooke has advice on how to achieve your goals!

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Brooke is a writer, cook, culinary instructor and mother. She is the author of, Belle in the Big Apple (Scribner 08’), a novel about a small a small town Southern girl who moves to New York City in search of a career— and a good meal. It was this love for (or obsession with?!) great food and beautiful cookbooks that led Brooke to co-author, with James, Just Married & Cooking (Scribner 11’) and The Flavor Matrix (HMH 18’).Through her series of Couples Cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education, Brooke developed into a culinary and entertaining expert with appearances on and writing gigs for: NBC Today Show; The Dr Oz Show, CBS New YorkFox & riendsPeople.comRedbook.com and WomensDay.com. Brooke also penned the online food column, Full Plate (think Carrie Bradshaw-cum-June Cleaver), for the New York Daily News and hosted the ABC digital food series, Eat & Greet. She also served as the lifestyle/cooking correspondent for Conde Nast’s debut web network.

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