For kids, you don’t need to make huge changes in your or the family’s diet. Just make little changes in daily food. What is important is to be careful about minute things and beware about how the small things can make big differences in your child’s well being and health. Here a few tips for you to help you take care of the little things in everyday life of your little ones!
- Add beans to soup or offer as a side dish. Be creative with what you are offering to your child. If he doesn’t like salad, don’t make him eat the whole plate. Add vegetables to his favourite noodles when you serve him snack.
Eat good, but don’t restrict
Children and teens should NOT be placed on a weight reduction diet without the consultation of a health care provider. Yes, obesity in kids is dangerous but don’t make decisions only based on your observation. If you observe something wrong, talk to your kid’s paediatrician, tell him about the symptoms and seek professional advice.
Try a new grain
Experiment with brown rice, wild rice, barley, whole-wheat pasta,. Your kids will be excited to see new things to try, making them healthier, experimental in their choices and widening their taste buds. Also, this way they can have their favourite dishes without compromising on their health.
Instead of removing salt from your diet, add and experiment with herbs and seasonings. If you remove salt, you’re compromising on taste which is not easy for most people. This is why people are unable to stick to healthy diets. Instead, if you replace it with alternate herbs and seasonings, you’re only altering the taste and unknowingly giving a delicious taste your dishes!
Try these little changes and tell us if they worked for you!