Does your child only eat macaroni and cheese or peanut butter and jelly? You are not alone. The struggle is real. But eating a nutritious meal doesn’t have to be a battle. After all, your child needs proper nutrition to help them grow and feel their best, especially during the school-year. Here are a few ways to introduce healthy options that your child will think are delicious:
One way to sneak in veggies is to create veggie-based sauces. Blending veggies to a smaller size and developing a different texture could do the trick. Add them to soups, pasta and pizza sauces to provide a comfortable and familiar taste and texture, but also essential nutrients. A way to sneak in fruit is to make smoothies or home-made popsicles. Your kiddo might feel like they are getting dessert. Try adding cinnamon, raw cocoa, coconut oil, almond milk, low-fat yogurt or Love Grown cereal as a decorative topping for a smoothie or a dipper for a popsicle.
There are several ways to make desserts more nutritious that your child will love. Try using quinoa flour, coconut sugar, various nuts and seeds like flax and chia seeds, fruit, applesauce and organic soy-free chocolate chips as replacements. Pinterest is another perfect place to discover some healthy hacks.
Here’s our delicious secret: Try a cereal made with beans. Sounds interesting, right?!? Love Grown cereals are made with a blend of navy, lentil and garbanzo beans adding a boost of protein, fiber, no artificial colors and are gluten-free. They are also amazingly delicious. Your child can choose from a variety of fun flavors and you may even get a smile and hug at breakfast time – and that is the part we just love!