Trying to make your kids eat right is not an easy task by any means. The thing is that so many of the favorite food of every child is exactly the stuff they should not be eating so much of. Everything that you buy at a fast food restaurant, everything that is packed with tons of sugar, everything that is greasy, fatty and sweet; they just love it. On the other hand, everything that is healthy for them, they hate and despise. Luckily, there are a few things that you might do that will help your kid change their eating habits or develop healthy ones from the get-go.
First of all, you need to ensure that you have a regular meal schedule, of meals that you prepare yourself at home. It may be difficult to find the time, but with the right preparation and with some extra effort, you can set up at least one meal every day that the family will eat together and that will be prepared entirely at home, from scratch, using healthy ingredients. This meal should also be a happy occasion, without any fighting or arguing at the table.
You should also let them get involved in preparing the foods and preparing their own meals and lunch boxes. Kids love to get involved and they are far more likely to tolerate something as disgusting as celery if they are the ones to choose it. You should talk to them and explain it to them why they are not taking a 900-pound bag of chips to school.
It is also important to put an effort in preparing the healthy meals for children and the family. There are so many parents who think that just because they are eating healthy, they cannot make the meal a feast and that they cannot make exquisite meals. Well, the thing is that you can. Healthy foods are actually extremely tasty and there are thousands of great dishes that you can prepare that will wow everyone who tries them, including you kids.
Fruit smoothies and freshly squeezed juice should always be around. These smoothies can easily contain tons of vegetables as well, as they get masked by the more delicious and tasty fruit. This will get rid of all the soda intake and also introduce tons of good stuff to your child’s diet.