Making the switch to a real food diet can prove to be challenging enough for grown adults. An even bigger challenge can be introducing real foods into your children’s diets, especially if they have been bred on junk in the past. But these simple tips for helping your kids eat healthy will pave the way for success in this endeavor. What would you add to this list? Any success (or failure!) stories?
“As parents we know it’s important for our kids to eat healthy, but it often feels like a never ending battle.
Many times I work hard on cooking a healthy meal for my family only to hear, “Gross, what is that?” or “Yuck! I hate vegetables.”
Every week I plan healthy meals and encourage my family to eat healthy, but it’s not always easy. Through trial and error, I’ve found a few things that have helped my family transition to healthier eating habits.
5 Easy Tips
1) Get your kids involved.
Kids are more open to trying new foods if they are involved in the planning and preparation. When I make a menu plan, I ask my kids for recommendations and I often take them to the grocery store with me. One of their favorite things to do is pick something out of the produce section. I encourage them to try something new each time. I’ve found when they pick something, they are more likely to eat it. My kids also love to help me cook. It’s a lot harder to say you don’t like something when you’ve had a hand in preparing it.”