Preparing healthy meals has never really been a problem, the challenge is always on how to get kids to willingly eat these meals and appreciate the value of eating healthy. This is a challenge that many parents go to on a daily basis and has become some sort of a routine. Well, we have some good news for you parents. There are healthy foods that your kids will actually enjoy.
Here is a list of 4 healthy foods that your kids will definitely enjoy.
Incorporate flaxseed in pastries
Flaxseed is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that has been proven to enhance brain development in children. Research indicates that flaxseed is absorbed into the body faster when it’s ground therefore you can opt to sprinkle some on your kids cereal during breakfast, or even add it to the flour when preparing pastries that your kids enjoy to snack on such as cake, waffles, bread, muffin or pancake.
Incorporate sweet potatoes in meals
The beauty about sweet potatoes is that they are highly nutritious, naturally sweet, yet very inexpensive. You can experiment with preparing it in different ways such as baking them and topping with other flavors such as cinnamon, yogurt or any other, you can also boil and mash it, and serve with some meat and stew, and many more, the options are limitless. Just ensure to keep it exciting for the kids.
Incorporate hummus in your meals
Many don’t know that hummus is made from beans so be sure to keep this secret. Hummus is a very healthy dip that kids actually enjoy and is rich in various nutrients such as fiber, protein and complex carbs. In addition to other ingredients such as olive oil which is very healthy, hummus is a very healthy food for kids and the fun part is that they will eat it willingly. Incorporate it in their meals such as sandwiches, wraps and as a dip for their chips.
You can’t go wrong with salmon
Salmon is very rich in high-quality protein as well as Omega-3 fatty acids which are very essential for the growth and development of children. The beauty about salmon is that there are very many creative ways you can prepare it and make it interesting for kids such as baking or grilling, and its natural flavor means you don’t have to worry about seasoning. There are very many simple recipes available that you can experiment with.
Be sure to try these simple yet healthy meals that we guarantee you your kids will enjoy and will keep demanding that you prepare.