Welcome to week three of the Looney Tunes Eating Right Kids Program! The first week I shared my personal challenges getting my toddler to eat healthy, and last week I gave you tips on teaching your kids to make eating healthy a habit.
Does the term “healthy” inspire looks of horror or dread in your child’s face? It shouldn’t! Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean boring, tasteless, and inedible. You don’t even have to be a creative person (though it helps if you try sometimes) – just keep things simple! A couple of definitions of healthy I like:
Healthy: 1. Having good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease.
2. Enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit.
So eating healthy is all about being healthy. Some of our favorite simple healthy snacks are:
- Fruits (apple slices, bananas, etc)
- Celery sticks filled with peanut butter
- Trail mix
- Snack-size apple sauce
- Snack-size yogurts
- Mini muffins (blueberry, etc)
- Cheese and crackers
The way to ensure that your child is eating healthy when you aren’t with him or her is to feed them a good, protein- and fiber-rich meal before sending them off to school or wherever, and provide them with healthy snacks like the above. Then they won’t be so tempted to eat junk food later.
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How do you ensure that your child eats healthy at school, daycare, or whenever you’re not with him or her?
What are some of your kids’ favorite snacks?
And don’t forget to head over to MomLogic for sample lunch menus, recipes, and tips from nutrition expert Haylie Pomroy! Haylie will be answering reader questions about nutrition and kids on September 14, so if you have any questions for her send them to eatingright (at) wb.com.
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And next week there will be a gift basket giveaway here, so stay tuned!
Disclosure: No products were provided to me in exchange for posting about the Looney Tunes Eating Right program, but I will be compensated by Warner Bros. for this series.