Healthy Meals are very important to look in to. Getting children to eat healthy meals in this generation seems impossible. Especially when there is a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King at every corner. Being a single mother you already have enough on your plate to also have to worry about your child’s unhealthy eating habits, that’s an aspect you want to not have to worry about. Now, healthy meals doesn’t always mean nasty. You can create make healthy meals that your children will gladly eat without you have to go through all the hassle of trying to make them eat it. Children can be very picky eater so you want to make sure what you make them will please them. Here are a few meal suggestions that are healthy:
For breakfast: When you give your children cereal, make sure that it is whole grain, such as cheerios and wheat thins. Don’t feed your children other cereals that contain very little nutrients but are filled with sugar. Furthermore, when getting pancakes and waffles, make sure you get whole grain mix or frozen packaged. Getting whole grain doesn’t change the taste that much but the changes the nutrients aspect of it dramatically. Also, to make sure they receive nutrients from different parts of the food pyramid, add orange juice/milk or fresh cut apples to it.
For Lunch: You have more options when it comes to lunch, you can go simple and make chicken nuggets, with carrots and ranch, with maybe an apple juice. This brings in nutrients of all sorts. You can also make them a turkey sandwich with wheat bread. Make sure to add lots of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and other vegetables. Do not add to much mayonnaise or mustard, try to keep it as natural as possible, it’s least fattening.
For Dinner: At night always go for something light, not to heavy. You could do whole-grain pasta though add a lot of vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and green pepper. You can also do mashed potatoes, with steamed vegetables with soy sauce and chicken with a salad light dressing. It all comes down to how much time you have to make a proper healthy meal, some parents tend not to have time and throw together anything they can get their hands on.
Throughout the day you want to make sure that your child is snacking on healthy means. That doesn’t mean they can’t have ice cream, cookies, or any other snack along those line, just make sure they are in proportions. Give two cookies (usually a serving size) but also give a bowl of mixed fruits alongside it. Eating healthy isn’t a difficult thing as long as you dress if up for your child, don’t simply place food in front of him/her and say “eat” make it exciting for the as well, that may mean decorating the food a little, putting making smiling face out of their vegetables, little things that will make eating healthy a bit more appealing.