I would give up an arm if my daughter would eat better. She eats good quantities, but she has a very short list of things that she does eat. I eat so much more, her brother and daddy eat practically anything. We tried everything to make her try. I can accept that she does not like everything, I don't like everything, I think everybody has a few things that they do not like. But she has no idea what most things taste like.
I think my biggest problem are sodas - in particular Dr. Peppers. I've been cutting down but had been stuck at 1 1/2 a day. This week I decided to cut down to just ONE and I've been doing pretty good so far. And a plus side, when I'm thirsty, I go for the H2O because I want to save my DP for the 1 hour drive home.
Our biggest goal right now is to work more fruits and veggies into our daily meals! We made possible snack lists and included lots of fruits and veggies that she likes on the lists. I also found the suggestions from www.choosemyplate.gov on portion size and serving suggestions per day. Also for veggies, they list how many of which type of veggies (greens, red and orange, starchy, etc) a person should get per WEEK. So I made a cute little chart with check boxes based for her age (7 years old) - to help with meal planning and to help get a variety!
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So my son is in kindergarten and nutrition is the topic this week...
He had to write sentences of what he liked...
I like posto (pasta) I like orros (oreos) I like cereal (spelled right!) I like carrots (spelled right!)...and he better. The rotten kids steals my carrots every time I buy them. I don't even buy ranch dressing or veggie dips...I used to eat them when I worked night shift...it is an ongoing joke with my kids "don't eat my carrots!" They think it is sooooo funny!
Try to make this fun! You can guide your kiddos to healthy foods! You are the GATEKEEPER of what comes in the house!
*HUGE tip: Pack those lunches, freeze dishes ahead of time! HUGE $ SAVER....EATING OUT IS WAYYYYY TOO MUCH $$$$$!!!! and it is normally not healthy!!!! Show your kids you can do it!!!!!
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