Summertime Changes to Help Your Family Become Healthier


Summertime Changes to Help Your Family Become Healthier - Spring Vegetable & Chicken Casserole Recipe

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Casserole – Recipe

This summer, my family and I have made a pact. With a new season and a fresh schedule, we have decided to make this a summer of healthy changes. Some of those changes will include trying new foods, incorporating healthier foods, eating out less, making fitness a bigger priority and other things that will bring results of a happier and healthier us.

Summertime Changes to Help Your Family Become Healthier - Trying new foods!

I started by bookmarking all of my favorite health bloggers websites and signed up for their email newsletters. Then we put up a weekly menu board on our fridge. Each week, I plan our meals out and incorporate at least one new recipe from a health blog. Also, for two of the days, I plan meals that will make leftovers for the next night. By incorporating new recipes and meals with leftovers, I am avoiding the dinnertime “boredom” and solving the problem of being too tired to cook on gym nights. Win win!

Summertime Changes to Help Your Family Become Healthier - Products to keep your family taken care of this summer

As better health is the focus for my family this summer, we have also stocked up on several products that will help with oral care, injuries and outdoor fun.

It’s so easy to get caught up in sleeping in and an interrupted scheduled. The kid’s oral care is often the first to get neglected. No matter how many reminders I give them to brush, it’s often forgotten or done too quickly.

This is why I love LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE! Our family’s mouths are totally taken care of with one bottle. 

Walgreens can help you with your “totally taken care of” status too! With their wide range of wellness products, you can stock up for summer all in one spot.

How do you make sure that your family is totally taken care of?


I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.


13 thoughts on “Summertime Changes to Help Your Family Become Healthier

  • June 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm
    I make sure my family eats healthy snacks and drinks a lot of water. Sunscreen is so important. I always make sure we have some in the house. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm
    Listerine makes great products. I have been using the mouthwash for years. I love the great flavors to choose from. I make sure my kids brush their teeth properly and floss everyday. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm
    I love to cook for my family, knowing they are getting better meal than if we did take out. We also love to just hang out, which makes for a healthy and bonded family. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm
    Having health products on hand at all times is a must. I've cut out almost all sugary snacks including soft drinks too. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm
    I need to do the same thing. We have strayed way too muc. I need to get back to where we were with healthier choices. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm
    We have been staying fairly focused so far this year thankfully. I think its great you are getting the whole family healthy focused this summer! Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm
    Hydration is a big focus in our family. This day and age it can be so easy to reach for sugar and carbonated beverages that don't support hydration. We use all of these products in our home too! Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm
    Listerine FTW! I've been using it since I was a teenager. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm
    Listerine just makes sense you know? Especially with their extended product line. I love the recipe you featured as well. It looks so healthy for this time of year. Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 2:50 pm
    I think summer is the perfect time to start family health goals. Everyone is home without peer pressure at school. Have an awesome summer!! Reply
  • June 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm
    We need to start eating better. I think that is a good first step in the right direction. Reply

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