Food for Kids

Eight Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Stephanie Holleman

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Eight Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies Getting kids to eat their veggies can be a challenge. Use the following tips to encourage your children to eat more vegetables. Before you know it, they’ll be choosing these healthy foods on their own! Hide it! Hide vegetables easily in smoothies, popsicles, pancake mix, muffins, and soups. Model it! Let children see you eating veggies and enjoying them. Keep it Positive! Don’t force children to eat veggies and never use ‘sweets’ as a reward. Time it Right! Serve a plate of fresh veggies and dip before dinner when they are...


Healthy Kids’ Lunch Ideas

Stephanie Holleman

Healthy Kids’ Lunch Ideas     As a parent, coming up with healthy kids’ lunches demands some creativity.  Here are some ideas for building a repertoire of healthy kids’ lunches to choose from on a regular basis: Juice boxes with 100% juice, such as Minute Maid 100% Juice Turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on a whole wheat bun Peanut butter (with no added sugar) and jam (home-made) sandwich Grilled chicken sandwich A boiled free-range egg Fresh fruit and peanut butter dip Raw veggies and hummus dip Pretzels Fruit leather Tuna sandwich Home-made veggie soup Whole wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese Trail...


Grandma’s Granola

Stephanie Holleman

Grandma’s Granola Prep Time: 10 mins.        Cook Time: 30 minutes. Ingredients: 2 ½ cups rolled oats 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup chopped almonds ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup sesame seeds ½ cup wheat germ ½ cup honey ¼ cup cooking oil ½ cup dried apricots ½ cup raisins 1 cup oat bran Directions: In a large bowl combine first six ingredients. Combine honey and oil and beat together. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture and spread into a 13” x 9” oiled pan. Bake at 300 degrees until medium to dark in color. Stir every...


Worst Foods for Kids to Eat

Stephanie Holleman

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Worst Foods for Kids to Eat  Surprisingly, some common kids’ foods like hot dogs, packaged lunches, juice, frozen pizza, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and breakfast cereal are not beneficial to children’s diets. Many of these children’s foods are processed, refined, have artificial preservatives, and artificial colors and sweeteners which can have negative effects for your child. Read more at: <a href=“ http://www.livestrong.com/article/70149-top-worst-foods-kids-eat/”>Top Worst Foods Kids Eat</a>