As the weather starts to warm up outside, now is the perfect time to start introducing healthy habits to your kids. Not only is it important to focus on their physical health by getting them outside to play, it’s just as important to work on the inside as well. Thanks to DocuSol® Kids for sponsoring this post.
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Make it fun
You may think this is cheesy, but yes name the foods. I know, I know, you may be thinking “there is no way that I am naming foods.” But we were all kids once right? And funny sounding things always made us bust out in controllable giggles. Incredible Hulk sounds sooo much cooler than just plain old broccoli anyway. So have a little fun and name some foods.
It’s also fun to pair the kids’ favorite fruits and veggies with items such as yogurt or even cottage cheese. It’s super easy to incorporate as a fun mid-morning or afternoon snack. This can also make the transition to healthy eating easier.
If your kids see you are enjoying healthy eating, more than likely they will enjoy it as well. Little eyes are always watching and mimicking what we are doing, so as with everything else, it’s important that we model good behavior for them on all fronts.
Let Them Be Involved
We know that kids can get a little crazy with asking for everything in the grocery store, but if you are picking out toddler snacks or baby snacks to take with you on the go, such as fruit, nuts, sandwiches, then why not let them help you decide what to get?
This is another great way of teaching them to make wise choices. Let them pick out their favorite fruits, or if they enjoy sandwiches, the type of sandwich they would like.
Do your kids love French fries? Why not make sweet potato fries. We absolutely love our spiralizer because of all the cool foods that I can create. From butternut Squash spaghetti to smoothies to chips, it’s the perfect accessory for us to get creative and make sure that the kids can have the foods they want but with the veggies that they need.
Stick with it
Change doesn’t happen overnight, but it will happen as long as you stick with it. I know how easy it is to want to give up, especially when you don’t want to hear the endless whining at the dinner table. But keep it up and you will start to see results.
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Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.