The Cram Family: Going Strong!

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With Dad home this week, the Cram family was able to focus, as a team, on their fitness goals. Mom said the kids did a great job trying to increase their activity – and, even more importantly, they had fun doing it! They motivated one another to keep moving throughout the week.

As far as nutrition, our “team” dietitian, Kelsey Knasel, with Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, found out the family is having success in preparing breakfast, as well – which, you’ll remember, was also one of their wellness goals. The Crams shared that they’re putting eggs into muffin tins and popping them in the oven before Mom gets in the shower. By the time everyone is dressed and ready to go, hot eggs are ready to serve!

Because time is going to be even more precious, with the start of spring sports for all of the children, Kelsey shared this EASY recipe for a healthy, quick dinner:

Yummy Turkey Bowls

Brown ground turkey breast until cooked thoroughly. Add chopped onions, cilantro and garlic as desired. Season with enchilada or taco sauce. Add any kind of leafy green that you have available (kale, spinach, romaine, etc.) Serve in a flour tortilla bowl (big hit with kids!)

Looking for more healthy recipes the family will love?

Download Carolinas HealthCare System’s free recipe book “Food for Thought” for great, family-friendly meal ideas.

Dr. Tara Branton is a physician at Weddington Family Medicine, part of Carolinas HealthCare System. Kasey Knasel is a registered dietitian with Carolinas HealthCare System.