Making Diets Convenient for Busy Moms

convenient diets for busy momsIf there is one major problem with the way the modern family eats it is the fact that thanks to our crazy need to earn enough money to keep a family with a roof over its head and food on the table, moms have to go out to work as well as dads. This means that instead of having time during the day to cook home cooked meals for the family as in generations past, moms have to juggle their own jobs with looking after a family and one of the first casualties of this way of life are the home cooked meals.

Instead, moms have little choice other than to grab frozen ready meals from the store and heat them in the microwave to feed their families. This article takes a look at this phenomenon and how this strategy can be turned around to make convenience become more healthy than it currently is.

Healthy Labels

While these meals are often labeled as healthy and are highly convenient, they are often a lot less healthy than you would be led to believe, often containing high levels of unhealthy trans fats, salt, sugar and of course excess calories! So what is the solution to this problem that is contributing to the continual rise in the nation's obesity statistics.

One possible solution is in making diets convenient (see: www.ccwsd.org/making-diets-convenient/) This is done by providing all the food the family needs in the same handy format as the supermarket meals, except they are low in calories and high in healthy nutritional value. This is not always so easy, but there are several options available depending upon the family budget.

Supermarket Meals

It is possible to find supermarket meals that are low calorie and labeled as containing less in the way of additives, salt and sugars, while also being free of trans fats. It just means taking the time to read the labels on the packaging. But that takes us back to the same problem in that busy moms just don't have the time to loiter in supermarkets and food stores reading every label on every packet of food they pick up!

A better solution would be to make use of one of the diet food delivery programs that can be gotten with discounts, such as Nutrisystem. In this case, the cost of the food is not so great that a family could all do the diet at a comparable or even cheaper cost than eating food store meals and takeaway pizza!

Taking this option would certainly be healthier for them and provide more in the way of valuable nutrition as well as a more sensible way of eating. Something worth considering, we think!