If you want your kids to eat well then you may be tempted to eliminate junk food while sneaking
vegetables into their diet. Although changes like this aren’t necessarily bad to make, you have to
remember that they are just not sustainable for the family. That being said, there are numerous ways to
work around this, if you know what steps you need to take.
Serve Lunch for Breakfast
Leftover chicken and rice for breakfast isn’t a bad thing, neither is having pancakes for dinner. As long
as they had a balanced meal the night before, there is nothing wrong with you serving it again. If your
kids absolutely love pizza then you can actually serve them this for breakfast. Simply get a pitta, and fill
it with some tomato sauce, cheese, ham and pineapple. You can also make fruity pizzas by getting a
toasted muffin and adding some cream cheese, sliced banana and grapes. Little things like this are ideal
if you want to help your child to eat as much fruit as possible and you would be surprised at how much
it could help them to expand their horizons when it comes to healthy eating.
Say Yes to Junk Food
You don’t have to say no to junk food. A lot of parents feel as though they have failed when their kids
eat junk food but the harsh reality is that chocolate is tasty and chips are great in a sandwich. As an
adult, you cannot eat well all the time and you can’t expect your kids to either. If you want to work
around this then make sure that you are always offering healthy choices but do not beat yourself up if
they indulge from time to time. If you want to ease your conscience about this then one thing you can
do is offer treats that have a high nutritional value. It could be that you give them chocolate milk as an
example. This way, they are still getting a lot of calcium but you don’t have to worry about their sugar
intake as much. Making sure that your kids have some good snacks is also a good way for you to curb
unhealthy eating so be mindful of that if you can. You can find some great baby snacks online if you
need some ideas.
Get the Kids Involved
If your kids can help to make it then they will be much more likely to eat it. If you want to encourage
healthy eating then simply work with them and make sure that you show them how exciting cooking
can be. Fajitas that they can build themselves are great and so are salad bars. Pizza and fruit parfaits
are great for dessert too so make sure that you look into doing this for them. Simple changes like this
can help you to get your kids involved and you would be surprised at how much it could help them to be
excited about whatever it is you are trying to do with them.