I have observed children lately (a little more interested now that I have my own) who will not eat any vegetables....I don't believe this. Proper nutrition starts with the parents at the dinner table. Many of you may not know how to eat healthy especially in a fast food Nation. Sometimes I wonder how we dont know this but if we have never studied or been interested in it then its hard to have that knowledge.
Here are some helpful tips to help your child eat healthy
1-You as the parent are the example to this young individual if you dont eat it why would they? We have to start them out right.
2-Have a sit down meal at least once a day if not more this will take longer to prepare but usually is healthier and establishes a routine for healthy eating instead of eating on the go.
3-Always feed your child breakfast to start their day out right...not sugar cereal. Something like scrambled eggs, wheat toast , berries and 100% juice. This will give their little bodies energy to run and jump all day long.
4-Limit the amounts of "treats" you allow your child to consume. After all it is a "treat" and should only be given as one not as a meal. You are doing your child a dis-service by allowing them to eat sweets all day long. I know from personal experience when you eliminate most sweets you feel more energetic.
5-Add vegetables whenever possible-if your making a spaghetti sauce add shredded carrots and zucchini. When making a morning smoothie add spinach and celery along with all the berries and yogurt...they wont even know.Be creative and give it a try.
6-Cook healthy meals-Do some research and find fun yummy recipes to try. Its so fun to taste new dishes and there are sooo many healthy great tasting recipes. You as the parent have to feed your child so why not feed them healthy stuff.
*Sometimes eating healthy can be overwhelming just like life but start simple and small. Change a few things in your life and continue to move forward everyday becoming more and more healthy!!! Stat now before your young one develops bad eating habits, it is way harder being an adult and trying to change the bad eating habits...as we all know!
Happy Healthy Eating!