Eating healthy is a great way to reward your body, with nutrients required to stay healthy and happy. Of course, it is never easy to get started on a healthy track, but with the right information and encouragement, you will be well on your way to raising healthy children. Just remember, your children are watching and mimicking your behavior every step of the way, so if you are eating junk food, they will also want to eat junk food. Below, you will discover a few tips on how to choose healthy treats for children.
Dress Up The Food
Most children will immediately frown at a stalk of broccoli. They will either say that it looks like a tree branch or something that a dog would not eat. This is only natural, since most children are very picky eaters. The best way to encourage your children to eat green leafy vegetables is by dressing them up. You can dress the veggies up by adding a scoop of ranch dressing or low fat creamy cheese on the side of the plate. Children will be more adamant about eating vegetables, if they can place it into a delicious creamy dip, before putting it into their mouth.
Whole Grain Cereal
Whole grain cereals are filled with healthy nutrients that your children need on a daily basis. While most children will enjoy eating a bowl of cereal, they may very well refuse to eat whole grain cereal. Now, this does not necessarily mean that you should just give up and relent to their wishes, but only that you will need to get creative. You can place the cereal into a tin cupcake holder and add a few slices of fruit on the side. If you truly want to get creative, you can stick the fruit onto a toothpick.
Fruit is a delightful treat that is filled with antioxidants, which will fight off diseases and infections. It is crucial for your child to take in a specific amount of antioxidants on a daily basis. Fruit is the best source of antioxidants, but what to do if your children do not like to eat fruit. While it may be hard to believe that a child would not like to eat fruit, there is always a picky child in the crowd. Now, your job will be to encourage the child to consume the fruit no matter what. Instead of handing your child an apple or slice of cantaloupe, you should consider utilizing a cookie cutter to create unique shapes out of the fruit.
You will easily find cookie cutters of various shapes right in your grocery or retail store. The picky child will be thrilled with the star, heart and animal shaped fruit, so much so that they will pop it in their mouth right away.
It doesn’t take a professional chef or rocket scientist to create delicious all-natural organic beef jerky. In fact, all you need is a dehydrator and beef. Just read the instructional guide that comes with the dehydrator to create some of the most delicious, healthy treats that you children will gobble down in a minute.