10 Healthy Foods Your Kids Will Love
How To Feed Kids Healthy Food and Keep Them Healthy, Happy and Energetic!
People often ask how I get my kids to eat healthy. It did take a little trial and error on some foods but I do manage to get cruciferous vegetables, chia seeds and oats down my 3-year old’s throat (without force of course). It just takes a little creativity and love. If you don’t know exactly how to feed kids healthy food, this article may help.
First of all, even when we feed our children healthy foods, they still need to take a multivitamin daily to make sure they get ALL of the necessary nutrients every day. Anyone who doesn’t receive proper nutrition are at risk of illness and disease, no exceptions. I don’t recommend the synthetic multivitamins that you may find in stores because they aren’t derived from an actual food source. I give my kids the best source of daily nutrition – Kyäni Sunrise. It’s packed with over 20 superfoods that you simply cannot find in any single location and they love it!
Here are 10 of my son’s favorite foods and snacks that are healthy, delicious and keep him going strong. I do feed my kids animal products up to 3 times per week, but that’s the limit. I’m a firm believer in consuming very little meat and dairy, even if it’s antibiotic and hormone-free. Thanks to the documentary “What the Health“, I will never view animal products the same again.
AJ’s Top 10 “Yummy In My Tummy” List:
Sprouted Peanut Butter and Apple Toast
Take sprouted bread and lightly toast, spread on organic peanut or almond butter. Top with diced apples and sliced almonds. Optional: drizzle with pure, organic maple.
Apple Slices with Almond Butter to “Dip-it”
Slice an organic apple and serve with almond butter or peanut butter. This is perfect for snack time.
Spinach & Shrimp Wrap
Using a spinach wrap, fill with brown rice, shrimp (optional) and guacamole
Homemade Fruit/Veggie Popsicles or Juice
Take fruit, such as apples and place in high powered blender with filtered water and a natural sweetener (organic maple or stevia) and blend to a very thin consistency. Drink as juice or freeze into popsicles.
Kale and Mushroom Omelette
Using eggs or egg whites, add sauteed kale (sauteed in liquid aminos), sauteed mushrooms, and also any other veggies like tomatoes (ok, I know that’s actually a fruit).
Fried Apples and Waffles
Peel and slice an apple. Simmer in mixture of filtered water, coconut palm sugar, dairy-free butter and cinnamon (optional). (This can also be done with peaches and nutmeg instead of cinnamon.) Use as topping on waffles or steel-cut oats. To make organic waffle mix, click here.
Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich
There aren’t too many things more convenient than a good ole sandwich. Use sprouted bread and spread with peanut or almond butter and local, raw honey. (Can substitute the honey with pure maple).
Please understand that organic spaghetti sauce is hard to come by, but I managed to find this gem at Cox Farms Market along with the organic brown rice spaghetti noodles. Add anything else you’d like such as mushrooms, onion, etc. Surprisingly, my 3-year old enjoys it (even without cheese).
Organic Potato Wedges with Honey Mustard
We limit starchy potatoes to maybe once every week or two. You can use any type of potato but we use organic russet potatoes. Toss with a little extra virgin olive oil, season with salt-free seasonings, then cook until tender. Serve with homemade honey mustard (mix melted dairy-free butter, organic dijon mustard and honey).
Organic spinach or whole grain wrap with scrambled eggs (or egg whites), sauteed kale (sautee in liquid aminos), diced tomatoes and guacamole.
Do you know of any nutrient-rich, animal product and sugar-free recipes that your children love? If so, please share below.