If you gave in to your child’s request for fast food instead of healthy food, then think again. Regardless of the stress you face, be it at home or in the office, it is a sin to simply give in to the child’s demands. The child cannot think properly, but you as a parent have a responsibility to ensure that they get the nutrition they need, that they cultivate healthy eating habits, so that they grow up strong and healthy. Most fast foods, despite being labeled “the most nutritious protein food,” are more often made up of more than 50% non-nutrients such as preservatives, stabilizers, sodium, sugars, synthetics, and fat. Protein, the most important food for healthy growth, accounts for less than 10%. With a whining 3-year-old by your side, it’s understandable to just give in and have some rest, but it’s bad for your child’s health. If you’re having trouble dealing with it, here are some tips.
Get your child involved in preparing family meals from an early age. Show them what to cook, teach them what healthy food is, explain why they are healthy, and most importantly, make the food look and taste good. Create as many healthy foods as possible in many variations so that your child gets used to a healthy diet at an early age. Let your kids make their own snacks; That way, they are more likely to eat what they prepared. Make your marketing and food outings interesting and fun. Bring your kids with you. This is an area where you can educate them about the value of healthy food. It will also make them feel proud that they are allowed to participate in the purchase.
Kids love finger food snacks, especially chicken. No, don’t run to the nearest fast food place. Make your own, they’re easy. Simply cut the chicken breast into “finger” size and bake or grill it. Definitely avoid frying. Top it off with some healthy and delicious yogurt dressings. Serve a variety of food and a spectrum of colors to make the food you serve attractive and delicious. There are times when you need to eat out and when that happens ask for grilled food instead of fried food.
Fruits and vegetables are healthy foods
As an adult, you need to set good examples. Children imitate their parents, so as a responsible parent, avoid snacking on salty chips or processed foods too often. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products, they make delicious snacks and meals. So make it a habit to eat fruit, salad, and juices instead of reaching for the bag of chips. fruits can be sliced; Cut carrots and celery into sticks and serve with a bowl of yoghurt dip, low-fat sour cream with honey and apple sauce. Kids just love anything that comes with a bowl of dip.
Remember that the owner of the hand that feeds them makes children what they are. So start now and start feeding your kids healthy foods.
Thanks to Moh Eng Bee