new year's resolutions for kidsWe are all guilty of making New Year’s resolutions and seldom seeing them to fruition. This year, make a resolution to keep your family healthy with these tips.

Add Veggies It can be difficult to find the time to prepare fresh vegetables during the week. Opt for frozen or low sodium canned vegetables on busy days to make healthy meals in a crunch.

Skip the Red Meat Enjoy the protein without the fat by swapping red meat for turkey or chicken. Beans, soy and nuts also make for healthy, protein packed meat alternatives.

Play with Food Make healthy eating fun by allowing children to play with their food. Use veggies and fruits to create faces or pictures and then chow down.

Be Healthy in Advance Rather than waiting until you are hungry to look for a snack, keep healthy prepared snacks on hand. Cut fruits and veggies and place them in plastic baggies for snacking on the go.

Drink Water Skip the sugar filled sodas and sports drinks. Drinking water is not only thirsty quenching, but filled with health benefits.

Eat Fruit for Dessert Dessert doesn’t have to come in the form of cakes and cookies. Trade in the baked goods for the natural sweetness of fresh fruit.

Get Active Jump rope, go for a walk, have a living room dance party… the possibilities to be active are endless. Exercise doesn’t have to be a burden or an activity reserved for the gym. Playing active games incorporate both fun and exercise.

Plan Family Outings Get off the couch and enjoy the great outdoors! Ice staking, hiking and trips to the park can get everyone’s blood pumping and leave smiles on each face.

Walk it Out Resolve to make after dinner walks a standard in your daily schedule.

Resolutions don’t have to be a drastic change in lifestyle. Implementing changes slowly, but surely will help you to stick to your goals and benefit from the long term results.