Healthy food ideas for your children

A healthy food guides to care for a young children. Healthy eating, foods are essential for your children. Healthy food will help kids grow healthy and strong. It can also help prevent kids from becoming overweights. It can help to fight sickness. Healthy eating means that children have less chance of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancers.

Healthy food ideas for your children
Healthy Foods
Healthy eating, foods are essential for your children. Healthy food will help kids grow healthy and strong. It can also help prevent kids from becoming overweights. It can help to fight sickness. Healthy eating means that children have less chance of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancers.


After 12 Months, kids can eat that healthy food, made for other family members and kids should eat healthy foods everyday with family.


What are everyday healthy eating foods?

To stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight, kids need to be physically active and eat the right amount of nutrient every day.

List of some Everyday Food for Kids Include:

  • fruits such as Apple, Mango, Banana, strawberry, Cherries etc
  • Plenty of vegetables such as beans, lentils, celery, broccoli and cucumbers etc
  • Dairy Products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese, which have most reduced fat for kids over 2 years.
  • Lean meats such as fish, chicken, poultry, eggs etc.


Some foods to limit for kids

Not, All the foods that kids are eating are healthy foods. Children should limit their intake of foods that contain high fats, added sugar and added salt. They can lead to tooth decay and weight gain and leave less room for the healthier foods in the body.


Children are hard to convince, in that case you can tell your kids that they can only have a small portion of the discretionary foods (lollies, chocolate etc.) as part of a balance diet. You should try to limit your kids on discretionary foods because the children can become overweight or developing diseases when they grow older.

unhealthy foods for kidsYou need to encourage children to drink water more than 1L a day.


List of foods that kid shouldn't eat on regular basis

  1. chocolate, lollies, biscuits and chips 
  2. soft drinks, cordial and other sweets drinks
  3. cakes, ice cream and desserts
  4. commercial burgers, pizza 
  5. fried foods such as chicken and hot chips 
  6. pastries, pies and sausage rolls 
  7. cream and butter 
  8. crisps and other fatty and/ or salty snacks


Tips to encourage kids to healthy foods

Diet and nutrition help kids to live a healthy life and avoid diseases. Being a parents, it's hard to encourage kids to eat healthy foods. But Anyway, I am going to list the few tips to how you can help your kids eat healthy foods.

List of tips to help kids to enjoy eating healthy foods

  1. Talk to your children about the difference between healthy foods and junk foods.
  2. Make your meal time family time without ant screens
  3. Never use food rewards or punish/shout a child.
  4. Encourage to eat a healthy breakfast
  5. Give kids water with meals and snacks
  6. Try different recipes every weeks
  7. don’t keep junk food in the house
  8. keep bowl of fruits handy for a snack
  9. don’t let your kid to drink sweets drinks ( such as soft drinks, cordials).
  10. Take you kid to shopping and let them choose the fruits and healthy foods.
  11. Encourage kid to have a plenty of clean water every day.

MEALTIMES


According to the Better Health "Meal times with kids can be very stressful", especially after a day at work or a day caring for them. Lets me not talk about how hard is going to be at dinner time to get settled with kids in dinner table.

Anyway,

It is easy to prepare healthy foods for kids. Kids have very small stomach, they just need small meals and healthy snacks. Kids required 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks a day.

Let talk about what are the healthy foods that kids can eat in breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Good Breakfast Foods:


Good Breakfast Foods
Breakfast is really important for everybody, but especially for kids. Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day. Breakfast gives kids energy for the day. Missing breakfast may affect your child's concentration or can start unhealthy eating habits. To ensure your kids are receiving the benefits of breakfast, choose a healthy breakfast meal which in high in fibre, low GI and proteins.


List of Healthy Breakfast Foods:


  1. Wholegrain breads
  2. Healthy breakfast cereals (wheat biscuits and porridge)
  3. Fruits, milk, and Yoghurt
  4. Baked beans on wholegrain toast
  5. Toast with cheese and tomatoes
  6. Scrambled eggs

Ideas for Lunch


Lunch is the most important meal of the day. Kids are very energetic and they love to run all day at home or even at school if they are going. Kid gets hungry faster than the parent. Lunch gives them power for remaining of the day.

List of Healthy Lunch Ideas:


    Healthy Lunch Ideas: Mix Vegetables
  1. Stuffed Moroccan pitta
  2. Soup and bread rolls
  3. fresh fruits
  4. boiled eggs
  5. wholemeal sandwiches
  6. fruits and cheese or yoghurt
  7. chicken with cheese and grated carrot
  8. lean cold meat with lettuce, tomato mashed banana, tuna and corn
  9. chicken, carrot and avocado rolls
  10. Tuna rice salad
  11. Green bean and penne salad
  12. Ideas for lunch box for kids
  13. Sandwiches
  14. muffins
  15. Fresh Fruits and yoghurt
  16. Lunch box rice noodle salad
  17. Healthy yoghurt and muffins

Healthy Dinner Ideas

Dinner is another important meal for the kids and everybody. Kids love eating foods all the time. Making healthy foods for dinner will keep you and your kids healthy.


Quick Healthy Dinner ideas
At Dinner time you and your kids need to eat low-fat foods because in the evening we tend to rest and food tends not to break down at night.


Quick and healthy dinner ideas


  1. soup- chicken, peas, ham, pumpkin, lentils and bird eye beans
  2. scrambled, boiled or omelettes eggs
  3. Baked potatoes with tune
  4. low-fat Rice
  5. vegetables - broccoli, Zucchini, spinach
  6. fish
  7. beans and nuts
  8. salads
  9. No Added salt baked beans


At last, Healthy eating food is significantly important for kids and everybody. Eating healthy foods will make you healthy and diseases free. Children tend to eat a lot of sweets, please keep them away from the anything that are added sugar, such as chocolate, lollies etc. Eating healthy food will help your kids to grow healthier and stronger.

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