Do your children turn their nose up at anything green? Or, maybe they'd rather live on a diet of chicken nuggets and pizza. As a mom of two, I get how challenging meal times can be. One of my daughters loves whatever protein I'm serving, while the other wishes I would let her have fruit for every meal. I realize, compared to lots of kids, you're saying, so what am I complaining about?
March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I know little kids are usually picky. I know they're not always going to look at broccoli like it's the enemy or that grilled chicken is "discusting." So, I'm going to keep introducing healthy foods to their plate and explaining how it's fuel for their very busy growing bodies. Check out the information on their web page about what a healthy meal looks like and how much exercise is ideal. If you're looking for healthy recipes the kids might actually eat, try some of these!
What's the worst that can happen, your kids might like brussel sprouts?