A family that PREPS together, stays together


On Sundays, we at Hansen House do our #mealprep!.

Being a busy family with one parent working full time, the other working part-time and running a business, and with a child who wakes up before 6am every morning, meal prep is a MUST. 

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If we didn’t Meal prep, we would be getting fast food, spending unnecessarily and filling our bodies with lord knows what. 

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We like to make healthy eating a family affair! Here are 5 tips to make it happen in yours:

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1. Go shopping as a family.

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Get your kids to go on a scavenger hunt and find certain items! Narra loves putting the items we find into the produce bags.

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2. Browse a cookbook with your spouse. 

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It’s a great bonding activity and you get to plan out which meals you’d like to eat together!

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3. If your child can print, have them write out the menu for the week on a chalkboard or white board.

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Give them things to look forward to during the week AND get some sneaky printing practice in. πŸ˜‰

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4. Give EVERYBODY a job when prepping meals.

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Everybody can do something! They just may need some support. Narra was ripping kale leaves off stems since she was 1! Hello much needed ripping skills for fine motor skills practice!

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5. Eat meals together at a table. No TV.

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This was a hard one for us. Eric and I USED to have meals in front of the TV before Narra was born. Now, we all sit at the table, eat and chat. It’s actually quite fun! It also teaches your children (and yourself) to be mindful of what you are eating. You get to slow down and savour the food instead of wolfing it down while you are distracted by a screen.

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And that’s it!!

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Do you have a healthy family eating tip you’d like to share? I’d love more ideas!! 

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