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As parents we are all bombarded by the media’s frenzied broadcast blitz of daily food-related news reports and research studies urging us to feed our kids nutritious foods and lots of finger pointing about all the things we’re doing wrong!
I think I’m in the majority of moms who try to balance my kids’ nutrition concerns, with my lack of time! I’m the first to admit that there have been weeks where I’ve fed my kids pizza at least two nights in a row, because it was convenient, and definitely easier than prepping a salad, steaming broccoli and grilling salmon. However, I’m constantly trying to find ways to provide my kids with nutritious alternatives to their fast-food favorites. But I’ll be honest- my 16 year old daughter- even as a wee lil babe would eat ANYTHING I put near her lips- regardless of the color or texture. She was and is an adventurous foodie, unfortunately my son will have NONE of it. He likes what he likes, and if forced to eat something that his palette does not agree with- he’ll show me and gag to the point of vomiting it all over the place. And really at the end of that sequence- who wins?
So I’ve had to get creative and use bribery as my first line of defense. Sure he eats macaroni and cheese like it’s the last meal I’ll ever feed him, so I always use whole wheat pasta and try to blend veggies into the cheese sauce (sometimes he can sniff them out and sometimes I get away with it). I steam broccoli every night and three out of five times if I catch him in a food friendly mood I can get a few spears down his gullet. I also hide Vitamin D pills in his cereal milk and tell him he cannot have those Twizzlers he so yearns for unless he has a fruit first (and nine out of ten times he’ll eat the fruit first!)
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So of course I am always on the hunt for new ways to get my kid to eat healthy which is one of the reasons I really liked the idea of trying A Modern Mediterranean Diet, Backed by Science and Created by Pangea Nutrition, which is Now Available as Meal Kit Delivery via Amazon Fresh! Check out my videos and all the deets on how you can win a FREE week’s trial!
Video Number one: Our Pangea Nutrition Delivery
So just what is this INCREDIBLE NEW DIET?!
Health-minded consumers can now enjoy the benefits of the Modern Mediterranean Diet, developed by Pangea Nutrition, a Boston-based meal kit delivery service. Pangea is Co-Founded by global obesity, diabetes and metabolism pioneer and Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Christos Mantzoros, and start-up entrepreneur, Dr. Jason Paruthi.
Dr. Mantzoros, a Greek-American born in Nafplion, Greece, has performed award-winning research for treatments of obesity and other metabolic diseases. His research has appeared in more than 800 publications and has been presented in more than 500 lectures around the world.
Drs. Mantzoros and Paruthi have applied their combined decades of science-based research to create easy, delicious and healthy recipes in meal plan delivery kits that reflect Pangea Nutrition’s modern take on the classic Mediterranean diet.
The Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition consists of the dietary patterns and lifestyle elements traditionally followed by people in the Mediterranean region through the 1960s. Studies have shown that these people lived longer and healthier lives than the average American. Recent studies have now linked the Mediterranean diet to numerous health benefits, including weight management and prevention of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. Pangea’s team reviewed the published research and adapted it to bring the Mediterranean diet to the U.S., making the Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition the only available evidence- and clinical-studies-based diet designed by doctors.
Dr. Paruthi expects the science-based meal plan to give confidence to doctors and other medical professionals seeking an educational and evidence-based healthy eating and lifestyle meal plan delivery service to recommend to their patients.
“We believe the Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition will prove to be an excellent choice for many people,” said Dr. Mantzoros. “It is a unique healthy eating plan because it is anchored in decades of scientific research and rooted in the lifestyle of people who inhabit countries along the Mediterranean Sea and who often live healthier and longer lives — more than most people on earth –frequently beyond 100-years old.”
Video number two -Preparing our Salmon and Veggie Medley with the Ingredients delivered by Pangea Nutrition
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition, delivered weekly by Amazon Fresh, includes three lunches, three dinners, plus snacks for two people each week. It requires just three nights of cooking and includes conveniently-scheduled doorstep delivery of fresh ingredients and authentic recipes from Greece, Italy and Spain, as well as countries and cultures from other parts of the world. Consumers can choose their plan and delivery schedule, follow fun and easy recipes and enjoy delicious healthy meals with more flexibility. The program even costs less than many consumers spend on take out or delivery each week. You can Sign up for the Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition at www.pangeanutrition.com and use my code ModMed17 through the end of October.
And the best part? We are giving one lucky reader ( who is able to get AMAZON FRESH DELIVERY) a week’s trial of this amazing service delivered to their home! For a chance to win you must FOLLOW The Staten Island Family on Facebook and leave a comment that you did so. For another entry you MUST subscribe to our The Staten Island Family newsletter here can Follow MelissaSChapman on Instagramand leave a comment here that you did so! For Another entry you must follow MelissaSChapman on Pinterest and leave a comment here that you did so. For another entry you can subscribe to our YOU TUBE CHANNEL and leave a comment here that you did so. For another chance to win you must follow @melissaSChapman on Twitter, TWEET this giveaway and leave a comment here that you did so. And for another Entry you can followMelissa Chapman on Google + and leave a comment here that you did so! GOOD LUCK giveaway ends July 30th!