New South Wales
When it comes to healthy eating, kids need guidance from the adults around them. Here are three easy ways to give your child a chance to try and enjoy fresh, nutritious foods, from Karina Savage.
This afternoon we have yet another kids party. It’s wonderful because we all get to connect – the kids love catching up and so do us mums …especially when there are bubbles involved! But how do we navigate yet another afternoon of “party food”, when the kids have already had a weekend full of parties, not to mention the “treat” with grandma and the marshmallow from the lovely lady at the coffee shop (whilst you were getting your much-needed coffee!!)
Here are 3 tips to get more plant foods into them (and nourish their gut health!):
Example: Make a colourful chopped salad (capsicum, cucumber, avocado, olives ec) put it in a bowl with yummy dressing on it (Extra virgin olive oil and a nice vinegar) then play the game of lucky dip (my kids love it)
How to play: the bowl of salad is placed in front of the child, the child then covers their eyes with one hand whilst the other hand holding the fork dips into the salad to see what comes out on their fork – lucky dip!! Then it’s the next child/persons turn etc.
Think about other fun games that you can play whilst enjoying your food together (and I’m not talking about spaghetti fights across the table!)
Remember: Celebrate the small wins! Every small win, is a win for their immune system, and they all add up.