Getting kids to eat healthy food can be a chore, especially when they have a habit of eating the "tasty" unhealthy processed foods of choice, that are so quick and easy in our society! Our family has gone through this process. Over the next few weeks I will be posting a variety of tips for you to try with your kids to get them into eating healthier!
Tip #1: Get It Out of The House: If there are foods that make you cringe as your child puts it in their mouth or foods you just feel "guilty" about them eating, but don't know what to give them instead, I am here to help! If you would like alternatives to the snacks in your pantry comment below and I will give you ideas to try. Once you run out of that unhealthy item do not buy it again, but try a healthier alternative. If the unhealthy food is not in the house your child won't see it...out of sight, out of mind! Get the unhealthy stuff out slowly! One at a time. Give your children time to adjust, then pick another item to replace it with! Before you know it your snack pantry will be filled with healthy snacks and result in heathy happy children!
Example: My child loves to drink pop. An alternative would be Zevia, a naturally sweetened soda that comes in many different flavors!