My guest for Episode 020 of the Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons show is Laurie McBride.
Parents who are working on getting their kids to eat healthier, you will really want to listen to this interview.
Don’t miss the summary of (5) mantras for you to incorporate into your daily life that will provide you with greater health and happiness. I’ve also included a link to a free slow cooker booklet that will get you started on some easy, budget friendly meals.
Here are the mantras from the show that you can incorporate into your daily life to be healthier and happier:
Mantra #1: Eat whole foods from Mother Earth– especially veggies! (Check out the book, Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow if you want to get your kids excited about eating colorful fruits and veggies).
Mantra #2: Follow MyPlate (or Harvard's Healthy Plate)– a huge improvement over the food pyramid!
Mantra #3: Get tools to overcome the 3 obstacles to eating on a budget (time, money, know how). The free slow cooker recipe booklet is a great place to start!
Mantra #4: Eat according to the 5-2-1-0 plan.
Mantra #5: Put an egg in soda to provide incentive for kids to cut down/eliminate sugary drinks. Here is helpful blog post about you might want to re-think your drink.
Here are a couple photos from the YEAH program class I attended when participants received free Hamilton Beach slow cookers. Love the smiles and enthusiasm for healthy cooking!
About Laurie: Laurie grew up in Boise, ID and graduated with a degree in dietetics from the University of Idaho in 2013. After graduation and passing my Registered Dietitian exam, she moved to Hailey to join St. Luke’s Wood River as a dietitian.
Since starting her career she has been able to gain valuable experience in weight management and completed her Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management in March 2015. Laurie appreciates being able to work with individuals of all ages and helping them gain a healthy lifestyle that is enjoyable.