I grew up in the 90’s. Although my mom always made a well-balanced dinner for our family every night, it was the era of packaged snacks and processed ingredients. I went to school with a peanut butter and fluff sandwich and a Ring Ding for dessert. When I was in college it was the era of “diet food” and 100 calorie snacks. Low fat and sugar-free meant it was “healthier,” and I totally bought into it.
I am so thankful for the current awareness and education surrounding true healthy eating. I am a believer of keeping things simple and eating whole, nutritious foods with as few processed ingredients as possible. Now that I am a mother, I feel it is my responsibility to have my son learn to love and appreciate healthy foods as well. Not to eat them “because he has to” or “because he won’t get dessert unless he does,” but to really want to eat them. Establishing healthy habits and lots of exposure from a young age can make a big difference! We are fortunate enough to have the Samung Family Hub as our refrigerator, and the incredible technology not only keeps me organized but makes the whole process of searching for healthy recipes, building a grocery list and cooking engaging for all of us. 🙂
With the Family Hub I can show Luca photos of healthy recipes on the screen, label foods and tell him all about them. He is young, but it’s never too early to start. As he grows older, he will be able to help me search for recipes using Tasty, AllRecipes or Pinterest, add the items that we don’t have to our grocery list (that syncs right to my phone!) and then come along with me while we shop. When it’s time to cook I can pull up the recipe on the Family Hub and have Bixby read the directions aloud while we do it together. The importance, whether you have the technology or not, is to really get your child involved in the process. 🙂