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TOPIC:   Making Healthy Swaps for our kids 


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1/15/14 1:01 P

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I've been switching to as much whole and organics foods as possible. We eat whole wheat bread and pasta now and the kids don't notice a difference. emoticon emoticon
My husband and kids have a thing about hot dogs so they switch to turkey and they are not complaining as well.
We also make weekly trips to the farmers market. Seeing all the fresh produce while getting a nice walk is great. emoticon


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1/14/14 5:48 P

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I'm going to have to work up to it. I made a mostly fruit one and they could taste the small handful of mixed greens, 45g of carrot and two broccoli crowns. It had lots of fruit, too. I could smell and taste the broccoli, too, but got used to the taste. I don't want to force them. I have a Vitamix now, so I am really experimenting.

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1/14/14 3:56 P

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Got the family hooked on green smoothies. My daughter who won't eat anything green just loves the strawberry smoothies (with 2 cups of spinach) that she gets each morning.



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8/19/13 9:43 A

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I gave my kids regular special k today instead of buying with red berries, 6g of less sugar.




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8/5/13 1:48 P

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I splurged on mango and kiwi for the kids today instead of chips with lunch.




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7/30/13 7:52 A

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Uh, oh, we all had microwave popcorn last night, but instead I dessert we had fruit smoothies.




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7/29/13 4:49 P

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Today for lunch, I did dairy free at the request of the nutritionist at the chiropractor's office to see if it is causing my allergy issues (I doubt it, but I told her and my kids I would try.)

For them: One had a healthy mix of tuna salad with olive oil mayo and reduced fat triscuits with sliced apples on the side. The other had a bean dip taco salad made with vegetarian refried beans, drained and rinsed black beans, 2% cheese, Simply Light Kraft shredded cheese, a bit of cheese dip, torn up healthy salad mix and Multigrain Tostitos.

Instead of this lunch they might have chosen to eat out or had Jack's cheese pizza.

We usually have healthy lunches.

Last night instead of microwaved bag popcorn, I bought a bag of corn and a container from Target made for popping it in the microwave. YUM and fresh!

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7/28/13 9:57 A

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Today I mixed rice chex, corn chex, and honey nut chex to make a mix with less than five grams of sugar.




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7/27/13 6:51 P

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Made smoothies from plain yogurt, strawberries, and bananas for snack instead of cracker.




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7/25/13 7:15 A

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Okay...my DD misses her chips, but she isn't getting more than 10 in her lunch today....portion control is great when you pack lunch!




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7/23/13 8:18 A

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I didn't put any chips in my daughters lunch for art camp today. Let's see if she misses them! She has a turkey sandwich, grapes, an apple, and some wheat thins for the salt.




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7/22/13 6:06 P

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My youngest was in gymnastics fitness camp all day and my son shot hockey pucks. My nine year old did no physical activity, she was tired from art camp on 8-4, but she had carrots for lunch and a salad with dinner...little changes!




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7/21/13 10:06 P

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Trying to get my kids to eat healthier as well. Hard to change them all at once. I thought maybe we could list one healthy change we made for our kids each day...It could be swapping a healthy cereal or adding a healthy snack. Maybe list what your kids asked for and what you gave them instead and we can all get some ideas.

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