Ok, so you are trying to adhere to a healthier lifestyle…eating more veggies, choosing smaller portion sizes, cooking and eating at home instead of grabbing the to-go dinners…and it seems as though all your efforts are being thrown to the curb by your little ones, right? Do not fret because we all get there at one point or another; it’s all a part of motherhood. But, does it have to be? No. Having a picky eater at home is less of a stressor than think. Keep reading to find out more.
It has been said by many experts (including myself) to offer a variety of colors, tastes, textures, etc…as well as, being sure to offer the particular foods often enough to intially make the food something that is recognized, as opposed to being foreign. Then you offer the food often enough to finally see your child give it a try.
As a mother of two, and aspiring-soon-to-be RD, I am consistently looking for new ideas regarding how I too, can get my children to at least try new foods. Here are a few resources I have found while on my hunt:
A fun blog where you will not only find some great ideas regarding getting your kids to eat more fruits and veggies, but these two ladies are health educators. One is a registered dietitian, for which of course I am partial to that. Here is a video that I especially love: Super Healthy Kids
I just love Nemours so I had to include a link from thier kids health site. Here is a great article about some pointers regarding kids and food. One of my favorite aspects they touch on: start young. Nemours: Kids Health
As a new dietitian I have just found the wonderful world of Twitter. Amongst this platform are many resources I would not have thought to search for. Here is one such dietitian and her take on getting our kiddos to eat more veggies. FEED
And lets not forget about one of my favorites. My kids and I like to make a “raw” meal. On those nights I know hubby will be working late, and if it’s not a school night, I make dinner fun by putting on thier favorite movie. We eat a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits, hummus, yogurt…let me make this easy, read about this here. Fit & Fabulous Mommas
I know there are sooo many more fabulous moms, educators, and dietitians who have great ways to get our kiddos to eat the healthy stuff–and love it! But, it is Sunday morning, and my two are tugging at my shirt to get out for our morning bike and run.
What’s your favorite resource for healthy eating? Tell me so I can include it next time.