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. 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.
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.
current weight: 126.0
Fitness Minutes: (900) Posts: 1 1/14/14 3:56 P
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!
current weight: 126.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,799) Posts: 366 7/28/13 9:57 A
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!
current weight: 184.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,799) Posts: 366 7/21/13 10:06 P
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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