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Healthy eating is essential for children because it assists them grow and develop properly, ensures their bodies are capable to deal with various illnesses, and allows their brains to function normally. However, despite parents and kids realize that junk food isn’t healthy such food products are widely preferred and consumed by children.

A common excuse of parents to allow their kids eat unhealthy food is that it is really challenging to find a nutritious substitute and to make the children like it. Hence we presupposed it will be of great assistance to offer some practical tips provided by nutritionists that will show you how to successfully encourage your kids to consume healthy food.

 

Encouraging Your Kids to Eat Healthy Food

Encouraging Your Kids to Eat Healthy Food

The initial step is to never skip family meals. Prepare food, serve it and gather all family members together. Doing this regularly, your children will get accustomed to expect home-made meals every day and to consume nutritious food. This routine also improves the communication and the family bonds. Also, ensure your kids have breakfast every day as it has been scientifically proven breakfast promotes good health.

We know cooking consumes a lot of time and it is also unimaginable to incorporate in your busy lifestyle, but try to regularly offer homemade meals. Food we cook by ourselves at home is unequivocally healthier and tastes much better. You can carefully select the ingredients you use, so you can reduce the usage of potentially dangerous products.

healthy snacks

healthy snacks

 

As children really like being involved in the cooking process, allow them to help you with the shopping and preparation of food. Ask them what they prefer eating and don’t neglect their opinion. Bring out the benefits of healthy food and make it clear why it is so importunate to follow a good dietary plan. This will provoke their interest and will stimulate them to develop eating habits.

People often say that food determines who we are. We understand it is challenging to teach your kids to eat healthy food but you need to start developing eating habits, so that the children gradually realize the importance of proper dietary and become more selective about the food they consume.

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White fish salad

White fish salad

White fish salad

This is an easy and quick salad recipe, you can substitute the white fish with any fish that you have around, of course the taste will also change a bit. [click to continue…]

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Waffle recipe

waffle recipe

waffle recipe

This recipe I have got from my mom and it makes absolutely fantastic waffles. [click to continue…]

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Fårikål – lamb stew

Fårikol Norwegian lamb and cabbage stew

Fårikol Norwegian lamb and cabbage stew

This is a very traditional Norwegian recipe. The Norwegians are usually making it in the autumn and it is prepared by the worst peaces of lamb meat, the once with a lot of bones and fat. I usually choose random peaces meat with as little fat as possible and the meal comes very nice.

Fårikol Norwegian lamb and cabbage stew

Fårikol Norwegian lamb and cabbage stew

You need only
Around 1,5 kg or 3 lbs lamb just random peaces
1 kg or 2 lbs cabbage
Salt
Black pepper

Wash the meat and put a layer of the fattiest peaces at the bottom of a big pot. The next layer should be of big peaces cabbage, sprinkle a bit of salt and black pepper, than layer again meat and on the top finish with cabbage sprinkled with black pepper and salt. Than you need to add around 1.5 cups water. Put the lid on, put to boil and than turn the head low, it has to simmer for around 2.5 to 3 hours. As many of the traditional Norwegian food recipes this one has pretty strong smell while prepared, as creators of the meal Norwegians have also found the solution. When leave the meal to simmer just go out for a walk and come back in about 2.5 to 3 hours. The ready meal will be waiting for you. Tradition calls to be served with boiled potatoes. The recipe is very easy to

Fårikol Norwegian lamb and cabbage stew

Fårikol Norwegian lamb and cabbage stew

make, you will spend no longer than 20 minutes in the kitchen, but it takes around 3 hours until the meal is ready. Very important – do not stir, and another important thing, the meal actually tastes better a day or two later. So do not be scared of the big amount, just spare part of it for the next days.

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Lentil soup recipe

Lentil soup recipe

Lentil soup recipe

This is a very easy to make lentil soup recipe. It is very quick, it has a very nice mild taste and is usually kids’ favorite. I would also call it a very traditional recipe as my mom used to make it for me when I was a child and my child is now always happy to have the same soup. [click to continue…]

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Crab stick salad recipe

crab stick salad recipe

crab stick salad recipe

This is one of the easiest recipes I know. Even a child can do it without much help. You need equal amounts of unfrozen crabsticks and maize corn from a can. Cut the crabsticks finely, mix and add a bit of grinded apple and mayonnaise and mix well. [click to continue…]

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Apple pie recipe

apple pie recipe

apple pie recipe

Ingredients
Around 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Cinnamon [click to continue…]

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Avocado salad

avocado salad

avocado salad

This dish can be served as a salad, dip or a side dish. It is very quick to make and very healthy.

The ingredients are easy to find.

2 ripe avocadoes
Salt
Olive oil [click to continue…]

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Mashed potatoes recipe

mashed potatoes recipe

mashed potatoes recipe

To make tasty mashed potatoes recipe you need the following ingredients:

6 big yellow potatoes
2 tbsp butter
8 tbsp lukewarm cream
Salt

For this mashed potatoes recipe you need to choose good big yellow potatoes like Yukon Gold or Yellow Finn. [click to continue…]

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Ratatouille recipe

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

12 large garlic cloves on tiny slices
1 cup fresh basil leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
3 big eggplants cut into rings
Salt to taste
3 large onions sliced on rings
3 red bell peppers cut into rings
3 medium zucchini sliced on rings
Freshly grounded black pepper
Parsley
4 large tomatoes [click to continue…]

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