“Kids who are fed healthy foods grow up loving healthy foods”
Kids loves junk foods. They enjoys eating it. We couldn’t control them. They refuse to eat healthy foods. So, letting them to eat anything, to have something in the stomach, says maximum parents. Do you agree with that?? But, I totally deny with this statement. Yes, I really do..
Let me explain why I am denying it. Kids are like a clay. We can mould them as we do. They can easily adopt the tastes how we feed them. It’s all about what we are preferring to feed them from the early stages of intaking foods. The truth is, we (parents) are the one who loves the junks most. Through us the kids get influenced to have junks. I hope most of us would agree with this!. 🤔
I am not asking you to go totally for organic, homemade foods for kids at all the time. I know it would be tough in today’s world to go like that. Especially when we are out. Restricting our kids during parties are highly difficult . Eating junks occasionally is okay, because of social environment. Here I need to make a clear point that junks as routine and junks as occasional is entirely different from each other. Junks in daily diet needs to be prohibited.
There are some kids who does not show interest in eating. For those kids parents needs to take extra efforts to feed them (but definitely feed them) by diverting them with toys or making a game out of food or even take them out of the balcony for giving them options to watch different things to feel like eating,. Be very very patient when you are in the game of feeding. Do not never ever leave the kids with empty stomach or giving some junk foods to munch on. If you do so the kids will take advantage of asking for the junk or unhealthy food at that right time. Always remember that kids are way smarter than the parents. But you must show your extraordinary skills to prove them wrong.
The reason we go for junk food easily is, it’s readymade, packed, needs no cooking, tastier with high sugar,oil, spices, preservatives (which is absolutely unhealthy). And many parents find it easier to carry the packed snacks while traveling. There are some options too you can introduce your kids to nutritious way of eating.
Dates and Banana:-
If your kids loves to eat sweeter. Carry some dates or banana. It gives instant energy and fills the stomach. If u fear of any accidental mess up, you can prepare an easy homemade cake using these two items. Carry the yummy yet nutritious cake to your kids. I am sure your kids will love it..
If your kids likes to munch on. Carry some mixed nuts with you. Some kids don’t like to eat raw nuts . For those, roast the mixed nuts in ghee for flavour and carry. If your kids loves spiciness, u can toss the nuts by adding some salt or spices, which is completely optional.
If your kids likes to drink juices. Instead of giving store-bought soft drinks. You can swap it by giving fresh juices, tender coconut, sugarcane juices or even buttermilk (it will suit this summer heavenly)
“If you want to make a change, start from yourself”.
Taking some effort for better change in your kids eating habit will result in good health.
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With this note I am signing off from this post, and expects yours valuable comments and tremendous support.