A child’s health is naturally a major concern to all parents; it is our job to create a healthy atmosphere for our children to grow up as healthy, happy individuals. Proper nutrition plays a large part in creating healthy happy children.
Trying to entice our children with healthful food choices can be a tricky affair today due to likes/dislikes, food allergies, intolerances and nutritional deficiencies, add to this the bombardment of unhealthy foods that are available and the heavy marketing our children are surrounded by it can be a challenging task, but the old saying “we are what we eat” still rings true today and proof can be seen in a lot of Australian homes and families.
With good food ideas we can nourish our children now so they experience healthy childhoods, leading them into healthy adult lifestyles.
Porridge with honey or maple syrup
Fruit salad with yogurt & 2 tsp of LSA*
Strawberry smoothie with flaxseed oil (1 tbs)
Rice flakes with psyllium chopped banana & warm milk
Carrot and apple juice, hard boiled egg.
Boiled egg with whole wheat toast soldiers Yum!
Whole wheat toast with avocado and Vegemite
Try using free range eggs and organic cereals and fruits when possible.
Get the kids in the kitchen they love being hands on and are more likely to enjoy their food if they enjoyed preparing it.
Vegetable sticks with dip and crackers (Vege sticks ideas carrots, celery, beans, snow peas, broccoli and cauliflower florets, cucumber, capsicum etc)
Hummus on rice crackers
Rice crackers with peanut butter / ABC spread
Cut up fruit or dried fruit trail mix
Yogurt with LSA canned apricots
Healthy baked slice with dates and whole meal flour
Salmon or tuna on toast
Salmon or tuna patties with salad or veggies
Fried rice (using brown rice low salt tamari and veggies)
ABC spread on whole meal roll
Salad rolls or sandwiches with eggs, cheese, meats (ps: presentation is the key display brightly)
Thick vegetable soups or chicken noodle soups with healthy breads
Minestrone soup with beans and pasta
Spaghetti bolognaise with garlic and rice pasta
Pumpkin soup with grated carrot and ginger Soy nuggets or fish with home made oven baked chips or wedges and salad Fish burgers using home made salmon patties
Lasagne with lots of garlic, onions, spinach, mushrooms and rice pasta
Apple crumble – (go light on the sugar ) with yoghurt
Rice pudding with brown rice and apple juice concentrate instead of sugar
Fruit salad or stewed fruit/yogurt
Stewed fruit /LSA and yoghurt
Chocolate dipped frozen bananas and strawberries
Make homemade icy cream sticks in moulds using yoghurt and yummy fruits such as berries and passion fruit guaranteed the whole family will love
Carob coated muesli slices
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