SUNDAY SUPPER CAN BRING YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past few years, it’s the importance of togetherness. Families and friends have rediscovered the healing power of spending time together. During the height of the pandemic, many families found their social circles had diminished drastically. School was conducted at home, groceries were delivered to your door and many families enjoyed the simple, intimate pleasure of Sunday supper.
Any time a family eats together it’s a chance to talk, laugh and catch up on the day. In addition to having Sunday supper, many families use this day to prepare meals for the entire week. Whether preparing mustard glazed pork chops for Monday, tacos for Tuesday or spaghetti and meatballs for Saturday, cooking together can be a fun way to get the whole family involved. Passing down family recipes can build bonds and make memories at the same time.
One of our favorite recipes that the whole family can make is Italian Stuffed Pork Meatball Sandwiches. These delicious sandwiches are crowd-pleasers that are perfect for Sunday supper. If your family would rather enjoy a lazy Sunday without the need to prep a lot of ingredients, you could try Slow Cooked Black Bean Pork Chili. There are so many more recipes you and your family can try at Pork.org!
Now, when life is starting to return to “normal,” many families are continuing these traditions as a way to slow down, take a breath and enjoy the simple pleasures of Sunday supper.
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Build a healthy plate
We’ve all heard it, “You are what you eat.” What you choose to put on your plate can influence your health, for better or for worse. And it can seem daunting to think about maintaining good nutrition, not only for you, but for your whole family.
But building a healthy plate is easier than you think. Small changes can make a big difference. Eating low-fat meats and whole grains rather than refined ones is a simple change that can have a big difference. Eating more fruits and vegetables is easy as well as delicious. When you choose foods that are rich in nutrients, as well as keep an eye on portion sizes, you can reduce your risk of developing cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Next time you sit down to eat, try to:
- Make sure half your plate contains fruits and vegetables and vary them often.
- Choose whole grains.
- Consume proteins which are low in fat.
- Select milk, yogurt, and cheese which are low-fat or fat-free.
- Try to purchase spreads, oils, beverages and packaged foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar.
- Make sure grains and protein occupy only a quarter of your plate.
- Use fats, salt and sugar in very small quantities.
If you implement these small changes, you’ll be well on your way to maintaining good nutrition for your whole family!