It’s kind of ironic that week #1 of the Take Back Dinnertime Challenge is about getting healthy. I have been trying to make an effort to eat better lately. There was a time when I really focused on eating healthy and staying fit, but in the last few years, I have really struggled with my weight. Part of the problem is my age. The older you get, the less calories you need. It’s obvious that I love food and it kills me that I can’t bake as often as I want. If I eat dessert regularly, I put on weight so easily.
Another problem I have is spending a lot of time at the computer and not getting enough exercise. Dave and I have taken walks around the neighborhood this summer when ever we can fit it in and I really love that time together. But I need to make more of an effort to get on the tread mill when I’m not able to walk outside.
Blogging about food can be a challenge. Sometimes I test out dessert recipes when I really don’t want to have it in my house. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve added guest posts to my blog. By having other people share their recipes here, it means less food for me to test out in my own kitchen.
Do you struggle with any of these issues?
Week 1: Getting Healthy
Are you trying to eat healthier meals? Looking for good-for-you recipes that still taste great or need advice about healthy ingredients or cooking strategies? This week, we’re focusing on smart ways to make dinnertime better for you and your family, from skipping takeout pizza one night to introducing quinoa into your diet. Don’t miss the daily tips on RealSimple.com!
Real Simple editor Kristin van Ogtrop has a dilemma—she wants her family to eat less meat. Watch Food Director Allie Lewis Clapp’s tips and solutions, from tasty recipe ideas to vegetarian sources of protein.
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Need help cooking healthy meals? Confused about good-for-you ingredients or looking for tasty but healthy recipes? Join the live Q&A session on Thursday, August 25 from 3-4 p.m. with Food Director Allie Lewis Clapp to ask your questions and get expert answers instantly.
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