|This Tasty Package Showed Up on Our Front Step!|
My husband and I set out some goals for our family in 2013: one of which was eating better and staying more active. I did not think that this goal would be hard for my children, who already like engaging in active play, and savouring all kinds of nutritious foods. For me, this goal was not so much about the number on a scale, but about feeling more energetic and healthful everyday.
One of the first things we did as a family, was do a very nutritious shopping! A big focus for us was making our own foods, and not buying a lot of processed items. Our goal was not to be perfect, but to try to do better.
|We Stocked Our Fridge With Healthier Foods|
Winters are tough in Canada, but I remembered the adage "The family that plays together, stays together." So my family and I embarked on some fun winter activities together, such as sledding and taking walks on brisk days. Not only did we get our heart rates up for a sustained period of time, but we also had a great time as a family of 7.
I love being a member of the Kellogg's network! Right in time for our New Year's health resolutions, a massive Special K food package arrived on my family's front step! Not only was it swagworthy, but the items in the box were perfectly aligned with my family's health goals for the year. I had decided that for 2013, I would focus on portion control, cutting out excessive junk food, and would focus on "getting more bang for my buck" in terms of eating strategically, and getting more essential vitamins and minerals.
In terms of portion control, the Kellogg's Special K Crisps are only 100 calories per package of 2 crisps! Knowing that each package was only 100 calories made me feel good about treating my children on occasion. It is a very generous-sized snack, but very tasty too! My kids loved both the chocolate and strawberry Crisps.
It is no secret that I love Kellogg's Special K Red Berries cereal! My kids do too, and always remove the berries from the box! But with my new 2013 vision, I scrutinized the nutrition facts label: 150 calories per 3/4 cup (with 1/2 cup of skim milk), no trans fat, excellent source of iron, vitamin D (especially when milk is added), thiamine and manganese. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones & teeth; thiamine processes fats into energy for immediate use, and manganese plays an important role in building good bone structure and bone metabolism.
|Special K Red Berries Cereal:|
High in Vitamin D, Iron, Manganese & Thiamine
I do believe that Special K products fit well with my family's healthful eating goal for 2013. If you are also looking to eat well and get active this year, do check out My Special K plan. There is a daily tracker to help keep track of your progress and achieve your health goals.
Are you hoping to eat better and/on become more active this year? Please weigh in by leaving a comment below!