With recent health challenges, I find myself at a crossroads to revamping how I keep my family healthy (and myself!). Every routine deserves a check in now and again, as we gain more knowledge and learn what works well, or does not. One of my friends reminded me – when we know better, we do better.
Although our cold prevention routine does work, it’s hard to fit into our budget, when I spend $50-70 each month on vitamins. Within our family, every kind is needed from women’s to men’s to kids. Add in additional supplements in winter, and it adds up fast. Here’s a few other ways I have come up with that help our health:
4 Thrifty Ways to Stay Healthy
- Get more vitamin D
Grab the dog, or a friend and get moving. A simple 10-20 minute walk around the block will give you the vitamin D you need, and boost your creative thought. I frequently strap on my iPhone and will make phone calls to catch up with friends and family as I go.
- If you’re drinking juice – choose 100% juice.
We stock up on case loads of 100% unsweetened, pure apple juice when it goes on sale for less than .85 cents a 1L container. When carrots are on sale, we’ll buy a big bag and juice them. Or pick off the fruit that’s on sale and make a smoothie! My kids are even into water with fruit infused in them overnight.
- A balanced diet makes a difference.
Lay off the fast food, and make homemade meals. I recently filled my freezer full of nutritious quick meals that I just have to throw in the crockpot or vegetables too. This made a big difference on how many meals per week we are ordering. It also boosts nutrition and helps you eat a better portion size. If you need ideas, grab a freezer meal book from the library, or check out Pinterest.
- Choose a better multivitamin.
I’m happy to tell you there’s an easier alternative – Canadian made, 50% less refined sugar than other gummies, and you only have to take it once a day. Enter honibe honey gummies™. As an individual affected with allergies, I have to tell you they are also free of gluten, dairy and artificial flavours or preservatives making them a safe choice. They haven’t upset my sensitive stomach. It has changed my vitamin caddy for the better. There are so fewer choices now – only one for adults, and one for kids.
The kids love these “owie yummies”. They both are quick to remind me when I have not given them theirs of the day. As a mom, I appreciate not having to remember what number I have already have given them. It’s simple. There’s just one.Buy any 2 bottles of the honibe honey gummies™ and receive a FREE bottle of the honibe honey gummies™ Fruit and Vegetable PLUS free shipping for the WHOLE order. That’s perfect to try out the kids & adult right now! When you’re checking out the website, with the kid in your lap, don’t forget to visit Bea Bee! We had an enjoyable morning learning about bees, colouring Queen Bea hats and buzzzzzing around.http://youtu.be/V8hC3oLdxoY Vitamin Angels – Read more about how honibe® gives back
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.