Many find it a difficult task to get their kids to eat healthy. Most kids prefer a diet of fruit roll-ups and ice cream, however, it is important to get your kids eating healthy at a young age. Whole grains are very important for your kids to consume. Starting off the day with a bowl of Cheerios is a great way to get started on the recommended six ounces of whole grain your child should consume. If he has a big enough eater, they can get all six ounces at breakfast! Also important is the consumption of calcium. Foods that are rich in calcium build strong bones and may ultimately prevent osteoporosis.
When preparing Food or snacks for your kids, it is often important to prepare meals fast and easy to make. It is also important that these snacks are low in sugar and fat, as well as high in fiber and nurtrients. It can be a challenge if your kids are used to eating candy and hot dogs all the time, so you may need to get creative.
Healthy Recipes For Kids
One option is to turn chicken nuggets into a healthy snack.
To do this you need to skinless, boneless chicken breasts, non-fat buttermilk, flour, corn flakes, salt, and pepper. Fill a bowl with flour seasoned with salt and pepper, one with buttermilk, and one with crushed corn flakes. Cut the chicken breasts into squares. Dip the chicken breast squares into the flour. Shake all the excess flour and dip the chicken in buttermilk. Next, coat the chicken with crushed up corn flakes. Get as much as you can to stick. Finally, put the "chicken nuggets" on a cookie sheet covered with foil. Back for 14-16 minutes at 375 degrees. You can make extra if you want, because it's still good the next day. Also, children may be included in the preparation, if you do not mind the mess.
Soursop fruit Instead of giving your kid ice cream for dessert, replace it with a smoothie with fruit. You can make a banana smoothie in a matter of minutes. All you need is a frozen banana, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1/4 cup of blueberries. If you have bananas that are going bad, put it in the freezer and save them for this occasion. One you get all the ingredients, combine them in a blender, and blend them until smooth. That was not so hard, was it?
It can be a difficult transition when getting your kids to give sweets. You may be surprised by the healthy snacks your child will enjoy. It is important to keep trying new things until you find a variety of healthy foods that your child enjoys. Sure, every child deserves the occasional treat of pizza or ice cream, but try it just that, an occasion.