Are you wanting to feed your child fewer processed foods but don’t know where to begin?
Here are a few tips to get started (notice the focus on whole ingredients):
Select your own whole grain crackers, deli meat, and cheese
(Upgrade: choose uncured deli meat)
Boxed mac and cheese
Boil noodles (macaroni or penne type), add butter and real shredded cheese
(Upgrade: choose whole grain pasta)
Meal helpers (e.g. Hamburger Helper, etc.)
Use the mac and cheese recipe provided above and add browned lean beef.
(Upgrade: use organic grass-fed beef)
Pizza (delivery or frozen)
Make your own pizza as a healthier option. Brown lean meat and drain out the grease.
Having trouble getting your child to eat the veggies? Chop them real fine in a food processor or completely puree them into the pizza sauce.
(Upgrade: use whole grain crust.)
(Fun swap: use a cauliflower crust. These are now available in the frozen foods section.)
Remember, a diet can always be improved upon. These are a few tips to begin moving away from common processed foods.
Helpful tip: Present veggies before giving your child what he or she considers “the good stuff”. Stand calmly but firmly on having your child eat a few bites or pieces of veggies before giving the rest of the meal.
Would you like to learn more?
For more information and/or to book an appointment go to our website at https://www.authentichealth78.com/nutrition-counseling
Book a “30 minute Nutrition Consult” appointment with me if you would like more general nutrition tips.
Book a “Nutrition Counseling 1st Appointment” with me for more in-depth nutrition counseling which includes personalized meal planning and much more.