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How to Eat Right when You have Children in Sports

When you have children in sports, you are constantly on the go. You hardly have any time for much else because you’re always running from one practice or game to the next. There are a few things you can do to help with meals during these busy times of the year.

1. Going out to eat is one way, but it’s not healthy for your family and it usually costs more in the long run. While this is the most convenient thing to do, it’s not the best. So this option should be avoided if it’s at all possible.

2. Crockpot meals are one of the best things to do. You can plan to have them ready when you’re done with your running. There are so many, cookbook as well as boxed and sacked crockpot meals that only require a few ingredients. Most of these meals take 8-10 hours on low and 4-5 hours on high so they can be started in the morning before you leave for work or at lunch time so they’re done when your events are over or before they start.

3. Quick meals are another option. These would include tacos, hamburgers, and breakfast. There are so many more options out there that you may be amazed at the number of meals that take less than 15 minutes to prepare and cook.



4. Freezer cooking is another option to consider. When you do this option, you take a day or weekend and all you do is cook. Then you put everything in containers and place it in the freezer. You pull it in the morning and it’s defrosted and ready to go when you get home. It takes less time to warm up something then it does to cook it from scratch.

Even though all the running you do for your children while they are playing sports is what you enjoy doing, eating right is something you may not think about. When you plan ahead and use one or more of the options above, your meals will be better and easier to do each day.

While all four of these options are good, each one may have a problem that could arise, so you’ll need to take that into consideration when you plan for the meals. The worst thing you can do is continually go out or have food that’s not good for you. You’ll ultimately pay for it in the long wrong and that’s not what you want to do.

Corrie Petersen is a Work at Home Mom who is married and has two boys that are very athletic. She loves to help others in her business, but more importantly she loves traveling to her boys’ sporting events to be the biggest cheerleader they have. Click here to read what she’s up to with her family on her mommy blog.

Two Tips for Making Family Meal Happen Easier



We are all busy, but parents with children that are in extracurricular activities may be even busier than the people that don’t have that. We seem to be running all the time. If we’re not running one child to an event we’re running the other one.

My boys are very busy with sports and school functions. We barely have time to eat together as a family. So we must plan carefully so the family meals are able to happen. There are several ways to make this work, but you must have the right supplies and you must be willing to work to make it happen.

My two parenting tips for this work center around family meals.

1. Preparing your meals in advance

There are two ways to make this step happen. One thing you can do is plan your meals for the week. Sit down and decide what you’re going to have and then prepare a grocery list that contains everything you’ll need to make those meals. When you have everything you need you won’t have to make trips to the grocery store and you won’t have to order out.

The other option is to use freezer cooking. Freezer cooking gives you the ability to make meals quickly and easily. You take the time each weekend or one day a week and you cook everything you’ll need for your meals. Once that’s done everything goes in the freezer. Each day you pull the meals and you’re ready to eat in a short about of time. The Hillbilly Housewife offers a great ebook with all the information needed to start freezer cooking right away. Click here to purchase your copy through my affiliate link.

2. Crockpot Meals

If you’re not into freezer cooking another option is to use your crockpot. Most stores like Walmart and Target offer large crockpots that are big enough for a large meal for the entire family. You’ll find meals in a bag at your local grocery store as well. Usually these meals are ready to go so all you have to do is place the contents of the bag in your crockpot and possibly place water in the crockpot to go with it.

There are a number of Crockpot Cookbooks you can purchase that will give you all sorts of meals you can make. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, desserts, and just about anything else you can think of so they are very valuable when you want to use this option.

The Hillbilly Housewife offers a crockpot cookbook that makes these types of meals easy to do. She gives you everything except the food when it comes to this cookbook. Click here to get your copy of the Crockpot Cooking Made Simple ebook through my affiliate link.

Ok so now you have two suggestions to consider when you want to make sure you are able to have family meals each night. Both of these options work well, but you’ll need to decide which one will work best for you and then continue to use it regularly. Family meal time is very important and will help your kids to stay out of trouble. So make sure you do it regularly and often.

Corrie Petersen is a Work At Home Mom who is married and has two boys. She loves to help others in her business, but more importantly she loves spending time with her husband and sons. Click here to read what she is up to with her family by visiting her mommy blog.

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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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