Interview With Camila Alves McConaughey About Making Healthier Choices at Home
Find out what she and husband Matthew McConaughey love to cook together!
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What are some ways parents can use food to connect with their kids?
I love to cook with my kids and have been doing so for as long as I can remember! It is very important I believe to start involving them with "real foods" instead of just doing the cooking with them when it is cookies or cupcakes.... Get the kids involved and show them that cooking can be fun and creative. It's great to see what they come up when they start putting ingredients together. My oldest’s first love was grilled avocados!
Why should parents choose organic foods?
I don't think growing bodies should be exposed to toxic pesticides, added hormones, and antibiotics. There are so many unknowns when raising our kids, and if we can take steps to protect them then I think we should each do what we can.
How do you manage "me time" with three kids at home?
I am still trying to manage! If you have a secret I will take any recommendations you have! One thing I have learned is that I used to think that "me time" would require taking a vacation. The reality is that even if I take just couple hours once a week of doing something that is meaningful and replenishing, it makes a huge difference!
Do you and Matthew McConaughey have a favorite meal you like to cook together?
We usually split the cooking duties...but we always have fun creating something together when we do pizza competition parties with friends and family! We have been winners a few times in a row!
Tell us about the #LoveUnprocessed movement.
As parents, we’re constantly getting messages that we’re doing it wrong. We guilt ourselves for everything—whether it’s store-bought foods or screen time or having too many activities or not enough. What we really need is to let childhood be simple, and unprocessed. So we’re out to encourage and celebrate those unforced, natural moments with our kids and create a community of parents who value clean food, natural nourishment, and getting a little more time back to enjoy your family. Let us at Yummy Spoonfuls do the hard work for you!
Main image: Camila Alves McConaughey of Yummy Spoonfuls
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