Tuesday, 11 June 2019

5 Super Healthy Foods And How To Get Your Kids Eat Them

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Getting the best foods for your kids can be very challenging atimes as you listen to different claims from different people and you believe all, keeping you confused.

Imagine a doctor telling me milk is very important for my child and another trying to make me believe that there is no food as dangerous to my kids as milk.

Thus could cause serious confusion and problems with child feeding and to check this, I compiled a list of the best foods (and vegetables) your children should taste before they become adults.

This list was compiled in no particular order and is a result of serious research and questioning. I hope you enjoy reading this short but enjoyable article and I hope you'll learn alot from it.

1. Healthy Foods For Kids.

As we all know, kids are very reluctant when it comes to food. They never want to eat no matter how healthy the food seem to be.

If you happen to have this same problem with your kids, the below list is a compilation of ideal foods that your kids will actually love. But if they still won't get to eat the foods, then I recommend you to scroll down to section 2 to learn great tips that can make your young kids love anything you place on the table. The list starts below.

  • Beans.

Beans?

I understand this may be your child's worst food (or even yours) but the best of it is that your kids must get accustomed to it.

Beans is a great source of nutrients packed with proteins and fiber. Fiber is very important to the body as it is a nutrient which stimulates the bowel lines for easy and healthy digestion.

According to the recommended daily nutrients, kids around 4 to 8 need around twenty-five grams of fibre a day. A normal serving of beans will produce around 5, and it is one of the greateast fibre producers.

Furthermore, beans fills up and you feel you don't need much food after eating beans anymore. This is due to the fact that fibre don't digest easily, so you get all those benefits long all day!


  • Eggs.


Eggs. Eggs is not what many people will want to agree on it's healthiness. But actually, eggs are confirmed to be a very good snack and will serve as heathy food for kids.
Whole eggs are considered to be better snacks for your kids than most readily available and accessible snacks like pastries, cakes or donuts.
Eggs are very nutritional and one large egg could contain invaluable nutrients such as proteins, omega-3 fatty acids which can be useful for brain development. Vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, choline, and also does the tremendous job of increasing HDL (the advantageous cholesterol).

Eggs is also known to be presentable in a ton of ways. It may be boiled, scrambled,, fried (not recommended though), or made as another whole food like egg salads, casseroles, etc.
However, doctors are strongly against giving eggs to a baby under 12 months.

  • Vegetables.



Although vegetables are the most nutritious foods out there, kids and most adults don't usually like to eat too much vegetables, the importance of vegetables can't be over emphasized.

While its goodness is in it's colors, veggies are available in a wide range of colours, and each colour class has it's own significant importance.

Green vegetables which include spinach, lettuce and kale are high in vitamin K and can be classed as the most nutritious vegetable colour available. Other vegetables like pepper and carrots which fall into the red and orange colours of vegetables are high in varieties of vitamins.

Due to the importance of vegetables, it should be the most available food in the house. Kids should also be encouraged to eat these foods as it is very important for them.


  • Milk.

Milk, which is contains calcium and vitamins D helps to build strong bones as a result of the calcium content. Milk is very high in many nutrients like vitamin B12, proteins and potassium.

Milk is especially useful for growing kids and it will be very good to know that;
Milk is the healthiest drink, apart from water for your kids.

Choosing healthy milk for your children is an art. It involves the scientific study of the available milk and choose plain milk with little added sugar (so that your kids will even taste it).

However, doctors recommend never giving cow milk to an under 1-year old. Cow milk alternatives for babies includes;

  • Soy milk.
  • Tree nut milk.
  • Cashew milk.
  • Oat milk.
  • Hemp milk.

  • Whole Grains.

Whole grains, likewise beans are a clever source of fiber. Fiber, as we already stated makes excretion easier and and keeps the kids full and regular.

Serving enough whole grains with the kids daily food will move them closer to their recommended 25 grams per day.

When trying to get whole grains for your kids, try to look for 100% whole grain concentrates. Examples of whole grains that foods that could be easily made or gotten include whole wheat, pasta, brown, rice, brown breads and whole wheat tortillas.

Also whole grains can be gotten as artificial supplements from many companies that deal in the sale of healthcare products. (I'm not a promoter).

  • Yogurt.


Yogurt is a delicious beverage, snack or dessert that is especially perfect for breakfast.

Yogurt is also healthy and filling and contains many nutrients which include proteins and vitamin D which many kids lack in their diet. It is also a good source of probiotics, a healthy bacteria.

Choosing the perfect yogurt becomes a puzzle when you see a variety of highly advertised yogurts in the shop. When you're choosing yogurt, choose plain greek yogurt with 0 added sugars.

Taking this kind of beverage will make your kids happy, contented and healthy throughout the day!


Hooray!!!

Now we know the best foods to give to our kids. We take money to buy these things. We take it to them. They refused to touch it let alone eat. We become sad and discouraged.

Hey wait!
It's not time you be like that mama, below is a list of amazing tricks we can employ to actually make them eat these foods, read on.

How To Get Your Kids Eat Whatever You Want.


This can involve some tricks and techniques because of some very stubborn reluctant kids who wouldn't see what you cooked.

To make your kids eat whatever you want, follow these steps.

  1. Make  The Foods Yourself: This could involve planting at that empty backyard space or gettin a little space of land around.
  2. Carry Them Along: Planting it yourself? 50% strategy. Make sure they actually are involved in the planting. Let them water it, weed it and harvest it. Verily, they'd jump to taste what they did.
  3. Invite Them To Cook: Did you hear me week when I said they love what they make? Yes! They tend to love foods they're part of the cooking. So try taking them to the kitchen, it'll help.
  4. Let Them Shop With You: This is also a part of the cooking process. To make them feel they actually contributed, you can elate them at the table. This eat, they get overwhelmed and excited to eat their own food.
  5. Make It Ready At All Times: Making these foods readily available may increase the rate at which they eat them. Coming from a football pitch sweaty and hungry. He takes water, he'd eat anything he sees. If vegetables was the first thing he could grab, that's gone and if it's a burger, he eats it.
  6. Make It Attractive: They want foodAtt to be attractive. Attractive attracts people. Mix colours of vegetables and fruits and see magic it will do. Also you can try mixing up the rejected food with something like their best food, etc.
  7. Try Again! The ultimate code. You've been trying these for your little boy or girl and you're not seeing results yet. Cool down and try again. Do you know?
While trying a new food, a child will have to try up to ten to twenty times before liking it.


I wish you and your kids goodluck.
Thanks for reading.
  

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