Instead of dining out, eat in! Doing so will allow you to control portions and the ingredients that you and your family consume.
- Take the kids to the farmers market so they can learn more about certain foods and get inspired to open their mouths to them.
- Set aside time each week to turn the whole foods you buy into healthy stews, soups, and entrees that can be reheated and served during crunch time.
- Carry snacks — almonds, edamame, carrots, granola bars — in your bag so you won't have to resort to junk food when hunger strikes.
- Eat vegetables with every meal.
- Carry around a bottle of water to quench your thirst.