She’s a miracle really – often she cooks, cleans, is the family chauffeur, counsellor, tutor and nurse not to mention any work she does outside the home, so this Mother’s Day why not pay tribute to your Mum in a healthy way.
According to best-selling low-fat cookbook author Annette Sym, looking after your Mum is something we should do more than one day a year.
“We should be doing things to make our Mum’s feel vibrant, fantastic and full of the energy they need to be so amazing and whether it’s once a year or more often, we should be encouraging Mums to look after themselves!,” the low-fat cooking queen said.
So as a Mum of three and grandmother of one, Annette has put her experience to the test and come up with a list of her top five ways to make Mum feel special:
- Give her breakfast in bed
- Ban her from the kitchen for 24 hours
- Give her a card or a present that you have made or created
- Write her a poem or letter on why you love her so much
- Vouchers for spoiling mum such as facial, massage, pedicure.
“In today’s world many mothers are guilty of neglecting their health in the busy day-to-day struggle to get everything done. Food can uplift us and give us the energy to maintain our strength throughout the day but it needs to be healthy food so the effect is long-lasting,” she said.
Annette said that maintaining a balance in the food we eat was essential. The Symply Too Good To be True cookbooks provide the answers to weight loss, with recipes that help everyone to adopt a healthy lifestyle that they can maintain easily and have sold more than 3 million copies.
And for the fans who have been screaming out for more, this winter Annette will be launching Symply Too Good To Be True Book 6, which is “two books in one” with over 100 ways to all new tasty, healthy, low-fat cooking as well as the 28 Day Weightloss Masterclass, with a bonus audio/video CD including motivational messages, weightloss diary charts and a Shopping List.
“Cooking the Symply Too Good To Be True way means you don’t have to miss out on your traditional favourites. My new cookbook has many delicious treats that means you can indulge yourself with a guilt-free conscience,” Annette said.
All Annette’s cookbooks SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (when it is released) are full of recipes that use ingredients that help to reduce anxiety, stress and low-energy. Foods such as fish, wholegrain rice, pasta and cereal rich in fibre, oranges, green tea, almonds and a variety of fruit and vegetables help to maintain energy and stress levels.
“These are foods that are perfect for busy Mums or anyone else who has to stay on top of their game,” Annette said.
“However when people are stressed these are unfortunately not the foods we usually reach for – instead it is the foods that contain high amounts of sugar and saturated fats; such as caffeine and processed food that give a sense of contentment initially, but after a few hours leave us feeling tired, stressed and irritable,” she said.
“So this Mother’s Day give something to your Mum that will benefit her health and boost her confidence. Take the time and demonstrate to her that you care, by making a nutritious meal that tastes great.”
All Annette’s cookbooks SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, her CD-ROM MENU PLANNER and GET MOTIVATED & LOSE WEIGHT DOUBLE AUDIO CD are sold in all good newsagencies or visit Annette’s website www.symplytoogood.com.au.