Healthy Meals for Kids: Food for Thought is the latest book by Lisa R. Schwartz. Lisa explains how much more fun it is to cook healthy foods for kids and why they are a good choice for you, too.
Fruits And Vegetables
When I was in school, there were lots of programs and services to help us get enough fruit and vegetables into our children’s diets. There was also a lot of pressure to have lunch. You had to have the Lunchables and other junk food on hand so that you could make a healthy diet choice for your kids.
After school, kids usually decided what they wanted to eat, even if it was not on the menu for the day. For a few years, all they had to do was wait. In the time since those years, things have changed.
The school lunch programs have been phased out, but most of us who like to take kids out on a regular basis still need to prepare nutritious food for them. For me, this is an ongoing problem.
There is nothing wrong with preparing a healthy meal for kids. In fact, many times, when we all think of our kids’ well-being, this is what we remember first.
The problem comes with figuring out how to cook healthy meals for kids that they will actually like. We don’t want to be boring because that is just as bad as giving children the same meal over again. With Lisa’s book, the old “frozen meals” that have always been a part of childhood are no longer the best option.
Now, instead of buying frozen meals for your kids to eat, find ways to prepare meals for your children that are both healthy and appealing. That may mean choosing a variety of vegetables and fruits instead of just one or two of each. It may mean chopping up some fresh vegetables or making healthy snacks such as “popsicles” and fruit snacks. There are many options that will work for your family.
Healthy eating is one thing that parents can help their children. Whether the parents are involved in creating the meals or simply providing them with the means, the children are being better informed about their health. By eating the right foods, they are learning to be comfortable with themselves and others around them.
Choice Is Not Difficult
Making healthier choices for young children is never an easy job. If you try it yourself, you will be amazed at just how much of a difference it makes to the way that you think and act.
And, as parents, it is our job to go along with it and support our children when they are trying to get better. The reason that children do not like to eat freeze-dried or canned foods is that they are not accustomed to them. They tend to get sick and end up having to avoid those foods, which only delays the healing process.
It may also make it harder for your child to digest or have an easier time getting sick because they like eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Both of these things will make healthy eating success.
Healthy Meals for Kids: Food for Thought by Lisa R. Schwartz gives parents the tools they need to make healthy food choices for their children. It does not mean that you have to start eating foods like carrots and eggs, but it is a great place to start if you have questions or concerns.