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Back in the Saddle

It's a new year and we are firing the blog back up again!  Over the past months we've continued on our healthy eating quest and Christian's BMI continues to improve. It is not always easy though!  Staying on top of the game takes a lot of discipline, planning and creativity

We have fallen back into the breakfast cereal routine.  Between me having strep throat in Nov/Dec, the flu this month and then just simply being out of the routine... it's been hard to find energy in the morning to pull together a healthy breakfast.  No more excuses though!  Christian's acid reflux has been giving him issues again so it's time to get back in the saddle again.  Our Dietician, Leah, suggested we try fruit smoothies for breakfast.  So that's just what we are going to do.  We bought some frozen strawberries and raspberries and are all ready to go!

Lunches have gotten a little boring lately too.  They have gotten plain and very predictable with sandwiches being the main attraction paired with yogurt and a fruit.  Sure, it's still balanced, but just not appealing to Christian anymore.  Now, partial lunches are returning home at the end of the school day, especially grapes, apples and baby carrots.  A little chat with Christian revealed that he'd rather his apples cut into slices and also its tough because the other kids have "better" things in their lunchboxes like pudding and fruit roll-ups.  Christian understands that he cannot eat these things because of his acid reflux, but he is still just a kid and it's tough sometimes.  Right now, he is sitting in at his computer researching some recipe ideas that we can try out.  :)

We have also been trying to be more active.  Christian and I have started back up ice skating on Fridays.  Its free for an hour after school and a great fun!  We've all also got out sliding and plan to trying snowshoeing as well.  

I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things with blog entries.  In a way, keeping a food blog had kept me more focused and I hope that it helps again.  

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