02 Oct Tip #3 How to Get Kids Loving Healthy Food
Tip #3: Do NOT keep any unhealthy food in the house
I can’t stress this one enough. Maintaining the will power to chose wisely is hard enough. Don’t make it harder by having easy access to a pantry full of junk. If it’s not in the house, it’s much easier to release the cravings.
Kids are bombarded all day by unhealthy advertisements and junk food at school. Make your home a healthy food only environment. Replace all the chips, cookies and sodas with fun fruits like grapes, strawberries or blueberries. Or you can make crudité out of carrots and red peppers. The trick is cutting it all up. Putting fruit on the counter doesn’t always mean they’ll get eaten. However, if you slice some peaches and lay them out, kids will surely snack on them.
Make sure you are buying local, organic, and seasonal produce. This makes a huge difference in vitamin and mineral quantities and ensures limited pesticides. The difference in price is well worth the health benefits!
Keep learning… for tip #4 click here!
Lots of love,
Mrs. Fruit Eating Diabetic
Please add your comments and questions below!