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Fall Ball is Gearing Up: 3 Tips to Prevent Eating Out

By Virginia Laird

Although it may be the beginning of school, for many it is also the start of fall ball. This means countless hours spent at practices and games. Health and wellness experts remind parents that during this time it may be overwhelmingly tempting to make these busy nights a fast food night. Others may choose to carry snacks of convenience rather than reaching for something healthy. However, this is not the healthiest choice. These same professionals have put together a list of tips to help families keep snacks and dinners healthy while living life in the fast lane, including:

  • Invest in a crockpot
  • Make meal planning a weekly event
  • Invest in healthy snacks

Invest in a Crockpot

A crockpot can be your best friend when living a busy life. Investing in this cooking device can help save you some sanity while you tackle the duties of playing taxi to your children. Planning meals that can be made in the crockpot can help you ensure the whole family has the time necessary to eat healthy. For ideas on what to cook in your crockpot, consider checking out a couple of online sources, including Betty Crocker and Mr. Food.

Make Meal Planning a Weekly Event

Although meal planning can be a pain in the side, it is necessary when trying to stay healthy. Shopping for groceries without a plan can lead to buying things that sound good, but may have little to no nutritional value. Keep in mind as you plan your meals how many nights may need to have quick meals. Health and wellness experts advise that eating out can be convenient, but will cost more than planning ahead. This choice will also provide a meal that is generally higher in fat and sodium. Start planning your meals for the next week right away.

Invest in Healthy Snacks

Having quick, healthy snacks on hand can help prevent the drive-thru craving for all things junk. Health and wellness professionals advise that healthy snacks should be low in fat. Some of the ideas suggested by these professionals include:

  • An apple and nutella
  • Carrots and hummus
  • Celery and peanut butter

Staying busy can be fun for the entire family. Begin right away keeping your ball players healthy. Hope you and your family enjoy the season that lies ahead!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Southlake, Tex.

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