Healthy Meals For Kids At Restaurants
It’s usually difficult to feed your kids healthy foods, especially if they love to eat out. Although it’s a challenge, it’s not impossible. All you have to do is be selective about the foods you give your child when you are at a restaurant. Some of the best foods to give your child include:
Grilled chicken and pasta
Grilled chicken and pasta are among the best dishes to give your child when visiting an Italian restaurant. The dish contains 350 calories, 6 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber. Although the food is not high in calories, the sodium content is too high (840 milligrams); Therefore, you should not give it to your child on a regular basis.
This is another great dish to give to your child. Although the deli sandwich looks very tempting, you should avoid it as it usually contains over 1,000 milligrams of sodium. Instead, go for PB&J sandwich, which has 410 calories, 18 grams of unsaturated fat, and 550 milligrams of sodium.
Grilled chicken platter
This contains 160 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 170 milligrams of sodium. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider Grilled Chicken Sandwich, which has 230 calories, 230 milligrams of sodium, and 5 grams of fat. To make the meal more enticing, consider adding sticks of celery (80 calories), steamed broccoli (30 calories), or pineapple (35 calories).
Fried fish contains 200 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 350 milligrams of sodium. If you don’t like grilled fish, consider grilled fish with garlic, which has 60 calories, 580 milligrams of sodium, and 1 gram of fat. Good side dishes for these foods include: fresh broccoli (45 calories), fruit (40 calories), or garden salad (90 calories).
These are some of the best foods you can give your child. As you have seen, most meals sold in restaurants are unhealthy; Therefore, you should only take them once in a while.
To make sure your child is healthy, it’s good to get them moving regularly. For best results, make sure the exercises are playful. For example, involve your child in hoop dancing, playground Olympics, and trampolining.
You should discourage your child from sitting on the bus and watching TV all day, otherwise he will become obese. If you don’t have time to coach your child, consider hiring a coach.
Thanks to Duncan Lancer