Healthy Living with Katie Wells, The Wellness Mama – #231

Natural Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Families

Katie Wells is known as The Wellness Mama for good reason! She's a mom of 6, an award-winning blogger, and was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness. In today's podcast episode, Katie shares her personal story of how she turned to nutrition to find the solution to her own health struggles and along the way, created an amazing community with a wealth of information on natural living. Listen to find out Katie's top tips on how to help your kids eat healthy, plus strategies for feeding your family nutritious foods while still maintaining your budget. She’ll also share the simple things you can do to organize your life and get your kids more involved in household jobs. Katie’s a true inspiration, and she’s dedicated to helping you and your family live your very best life!

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Katie Wells’s free Magnesium Guide by going to

Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. Don’t do things for your kids that they can do themselves. Katie believes her job is not to raise kids, it’s to raise adults.

2. One way to eat healthy while on a budget is to incorporate seasonal foods into your menu. Katie has rotating seasonal meal plans and lists the ingredients she needs per person so she can easily increase the portions.

3. Parents are responsible for providing healthy food for their children, but they’re not responsible for forcing them to eat it. Modeling healthy choices for your kids and allowing them the ability to make decisions can a long way toward creating positive lifelong habits.

Episode Play-By-Play

[1:17] Katie’s career briefing

[3:18] How did Katie become The Wellness Mama?

[7:32] Katie’s top tips on how to get kids to eat healthy

[12:28] Strategies for feeding your family nutritious foods while still maintaining your budget.

[16:56] How Katie finds balance in her life

[20:33] Katie’s motto is structure equals freedom.

[23:00] The number one thing that makes a difference in Katie’s life is practicing gratitude.

[24:37] Get Katie’s free guide, Magnesium: The Master Mineral

[25:47] If you want to lose weight even faster, here’s the two-word secret: Extra Fiber!

[26:20] Listener’s’ question: I’m trying to eat healthy, but I’m on a budget. Help!

[28:08] Ways to save money include unprocessing your diet and eating local, seasonal food.

Mentioned in this episode:

JJV Extra Fiber

Butcher Box

Thrive Market

JJ Virgin Official Facebook page

JJ Virgin on Instagram

JJ Virgin on YouTube

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