We all want to see our kids eating healthy foods. Processed foods just do not give the vitamins and nutrients developing bodies need to produce energy. A rapidly growing body often does better with numerous small meals throughout the day than three squares daily, so encouraging healthy snacking can benefit your shild’s growth and development.
Serve Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Avoid foods grown using chemical fertilizers or pesticides. A child’s developing body is at greater risk of the ill-effects of chemicals and unnatural ingredients.
The Less Processing the Better
The more processing a food product undergoes, the less vitamins and nutrients it offers. Try keeping an ongoing supply of fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables on hand to satisfy your kid’s snack cravings. Read more
We’ve all experienced it, whether first-hand or vicariously through someone else. The lone parent grocery shopping with their kids. A sedate scenario at first glance, erupting into chaos that could only be explained by Dante. And degree of misery is in direct relation to the parent-to-child ratio.
I mean no offense to those with busy schedules. I understand the toll today’s world puts on families, but I simply don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to make a nice meal for their family and to sit down and eat together. I’m at Giant (my local mega chain market), in a lengthy checkout line with my two bottles of $4.59 wine, (relax it’s for cooking) when I can’t help but notice the grocery cart in line ahead of me packed full to the gills. An attractive woman is pushing it along with her three “plump” boys, I’m guessing ages ranging from 7 -13. At first glance, it’s easy to assess that the cart contains nothing found in nature. Read more
It happens often these days; Dad preparing food as the at-home father while Mom turns the corporate world on its ear. For some this can be daunting.
Thankfully, some straightforward Daddy-Meal Tips for Beginners exist.
Recalling my own father’s shepherd’s pie — which seemed to incorporate BBQ potato chips on more than one occasion — or the frightening tomato-soup-instead-of-pasta-sauce idea I’ve encountered at other people’s houses, I know some meals can make even the sturdiest belly a little wobbly.
I mean that in a good way. Sort of.
On the plus side, I pick up a few “tricks of the trade” — whoops, that almost made parenting sound like prostitution.
On the down side, I have to sit through a lot of non-male conversation about post pregnancy body woes. Read more