healthy diet

Tips for getting kids to eat healthy

With all of the junk foods out there today, getting kids to eat healthy can be a trick. In fact, many kids associate the term “healthy food” with something yucky. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t change your kids’ minds about healthy foods and get them to enjoy eating healthy. Below are some tips to help you out.

Hide the vegetables. For young children who adamantly refuse to eat veggies, hide them! Here’s how:

Add pureed winter squash, carrots or sweet potatoes into cheese sauce.

Benefits of breastfeeding

While the fetus is developing, it gets all its needed nutrients from the mother through the umbilical cord. This includes compounds that help the baby's immune system to protect it from harm. But even after birth the baby's immune system is still not fully mature. Fortunately, nature has cleverly developed a solution. The added help it needs it gets in part from colostrum and milk via breastfeeding.

Juicing for kids

In an ideal world, our children would never be exposed to any sugary “fruit drinks” or packaged juices. But if yours have already developed a taste for sweet drinks, the easiest way to get them to begin drinking raw, fresh homemade juice is to include fruit in the juice.

What they will drink, what’s good for them

Although raw fruit juice contains higher sugar levels than vegetable juice does, your children will be much better off with these juices than with commercial juices. If you make your kids’ juices with organic fruits, that is better for them still.

Healthy eating for kids

Healthy eating means different things to different people. At Kids Recipes, we believe the best diet is the one that includes a little of everything, but just in the right amounts. Excluding or not having enough of certain types of food may lead to problems for growing children. Having too much may lead to health problems in later life. It is easy to have too much fat, too much sugar, or too much salt. Happily, some small changes can make a big difference.