As a mother I'm always thinking about what I feed my kids and I think we eat a pretty healthy diet. At least we try! Yes, there is the occasional pizza and yes, there are cookies but I think we can all find a balance in what we can give them.
I don't believe in radical or extreme limitations. I believe we should eat a little bit of everything and always have in mind to have different ingredients and meals throughout the week. Also talking to our own kids about nutrition is a precious tool; they become interested in knowing the facts about food and it may also boost they're self awareness.
Here are some tools that might help to get kids into healthy eating!
1. Reduce temptation!
If you're going to continue to have the usual unhealthy snacks around and at sight they will sure want them! There is no polite way to say this:
KEEP TEMPTATIONS AWAY!
If they tend to load up on chips try to find healthier options. There are brands with low sodium content, no preservatives, no GMO's and we all know those are the best. In time, and with my reviews section, I will show you some of those brands and I'll try to have a board of healthy snacks posted really soon.
If its cookies they prefer try to find some healthy recipes online and bake your won. There are a ton of ideas out there, look up Pinterest and you'll be entertained for hours!
2. Color, color, color!