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Snack-Pack Attack

Wanna know how to make your fruit and vegetable life a little easier for you and your children?

The Snack Pack.

Veggie Snack Pack

My friend introduced me to this idea so don’t go congratulating me or nominating me for any awards.
I got my pack from The Container Store.
I fill it. My kids and I eat it. When it is empty, I refill it.
When my kids are “starving” an hour after they did not finish their dinner . . . they are always welcome to have Snack-Pack action.

You’d be surprised how much more willing and enthusiastic my kids are about eating from the Snack Pack simply because:
1. They have access it to it whenever they want. They feel independent and empowered.
2. It is in a special container. They like containers with compartments.
Kids eating veggies

And of course, Mom and Dad can eat from it too. If they like germs. You might just want to invest in two Snack Packs.
Wendy Hagen

Wendy Hagen, Author "Totally Desperate Mom: Keeping It Real In The Motherhood"

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Fit Chat interview with Lisa from Workout Mommy

On each Fit Chat with Annett Davis, Olympian & Pro Beach Volleyball Player, founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids Club Annett Davis chats with various moms, celebrities, & experts about family, fitness, and fun! This week’s Fit Chat interview is with Lisa from WorkoutMommy.com.  Lisa is a mom of 3 who has a blog to encourage and inspire moms through her journey to “never underestimate the power of a workout.”  In this podcast Lisa shares some creative ways for busy moms to workout, how she struggled to kick the soda habit, some of her favorite workout products, and more.

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Fit Meals Monday! What’s your plan? Check our ours!

Welcome to Fit Meals Monday!!!  I’m so excited for week 2!  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here to find out all you need to know about Fit Meals Monday.  I don’t know about you, but I get extremely busy, and when I don’t plan ahead I tend to feed my kids junk. Be it junk from a box, or junk from a fast food restaurant.  Or, we go to a nice restaurant and spend $40+ on an over-sized meal that we gobble up and our stomachs hurt afterward. When I do these things I feel just awful, so that is why I created Fit Meals Monday.

The idea is for our community of moms to share our meal plans with each other.  Why?  So that we can get some inspiration from each other, and some new ideas from one another. I know I get in a rut!  I’d LOVE to see what you gluten free moms are cooking, and what you vegan moms are making.  I’d love to see how fat loving, fried food liking, fast food going moms are changing their menus to provide “better” meals for their families!

Here’s my menu for the week.

With Halloween coming this week I had to make my meal plan SIMPLE!  I have 3 parties to make food or dessert for so I needed to make things that are fast and easy so I can have more energy this week.  A lot of these meals are crockpot simple or just thaw, heat and serve. Some of our meals are from my once a month cooking day.  This has really come in handy!  I am planning another OAMC day soon to get my freezer stocked for the busy holiday season!  More on that later!  If I share a recipe link with you know that I do modify most recipes to my family’s liking, and to be more healthy.

  • Meatless MondayRed Beans and Rice with cornbread and salad.  My family is from the south and we LOVE our Red Beans and Rice.  I have not found the “perfect” recipe so if you have a good one, please share!
  • Taco TuesdayLean Beef Tacos on lettuce “tortillas”.  The meat for this was extra meat from my Once A Month Cooking day last month.  Just thaw, heat and slap it on lettuce leaves.  Delicious!
  • Soup WednesdayMexican Chicken Tortilla Soup This is one of my favorite soups.  Its SOOOO fast and easy! Again, I had a bag of leftover meat from my once a month cooking day and I’m using that for the soup.
  • Raw ThursdayVeggie Burger on lettuce “bun”–  Last week my husband had to work late so he didn’t get to make our veggie burger. This Thursday he’s making them from scratch!  It’s a “raw recipe” from our “Daddy Does it Raw” series.
  • Fish FridayTilapia Corn Chowder.  I was supposed to make this last Friday, but our plans changed!  We had a birthday party to go to, so we all ate at the party instead!  I had free day!  Gotta love those!
  • Simple SaturdayFrench Dip Sandwiches and salad.  I made and froze this during my once a month cooking day.  All I will have to do is thaw and serve!
  • Halloween– Block Party potluck (I’m making my famous chili)

What’s Your Fit Meals Monday Plan?

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If you have a blog, to join in on the fun and share your menu just add your post by clicking on the blue frog that says add your link from your Fit Meals Monday post not to your home page at the end of this post.  If you don’t have a blog share your menu plan in the comment section below. (Check out last weeks if you don’t understand how this works.)  In order to get a ton of recipes for all of us to look at and enjoy, spread the word and tell your blogging and non-blogging mommy friends via facebook and twitter, and JOIN us every Monday!

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All Moms and Blogging Moms Link up Tomorrow For Fit Meals Monday!

Hi Fit Moms!  Who’s a ‘Fit Mom’ you say?  Anyone with a desire to get themselves and their family healthy for life (no matter your current size, your current state, your age, if you are a grandma or pregnant, it doesn’t matter).  Remember we are ALL works in progress.

I just wanted to quickly remind you to think about your meal plans for the week, because tomorrow we start our first Fit Meals Monday!  This is where you link up your blog to Fit Moms Fit Kids Club and tell us what your “healthy” meal plan is for the week for your family.  What if you want a burger on Tuesday?  OK.  What if you want to have cake on Sunday?  Sure, why not, I am.  I know if I plan I will make better choices overall and you will too.  If you don’t have a blog, no worries, just tell us your meal plan in the comment section tomorrow! You don’t have to tell us what you are planning for  breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you don’t want to.  Just dinner is fine, just breakfast if you like.  It’s up to you.  Does it have to be a Monday-Sunday meal plan?  No, you can make it Monday-Friday. Again, it’s up to you how much you want to share.  Can you add recipes?  SURE!  Do you have to add recipes?  Nope.  Do what you like!  It can be as simple or as elaborate as YOU like, it’s your blog.  We just want to see what your plan is so we can get ideas from each other. And, if you have a blog, it’s a great way for us to get to know YOU and your blog.   It’s also a great way to start a great healthy family revolution. You make your meal plan however you like, it’s up to you!  Just make sure to come back tomorrow and add your blog to our Mr. Linky or write in the comments section on Monday.

For more information, the cute optional banners for your blog, and the guidelines which we all need to abide by click here.

See you tomorrow! Oh, and TELL ALL of your bloggy moms and non-blog mommy friends via facebook and twitter!

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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