If you read yesterday’s article on building a nutrient rich diet for your kids, you’re probably ready for some more ideas about giving your kids healthy food. So here they are:
Save the cooking water from vegetables for soup. With some seasoning, you have vegetable broth. Or use the broth in place of water for other recipes. The broth is full of the vitamins and minerals that leached out of the cooked vegetables.
To help cut down on sugar, add some water to your kids’ fruit juice. I hate to poo-poo juice because it has its benefits, and no kid wants water all the time. But it is loaded with sugar, so try cutting it a bit.
Try healthy snacks like this homemade dairy-free ice cream. Or put dates and walnuts in a food processor with a few sesame seeds. Form balls from the mixture and roll in shredded coconut. Delicious, sweet, and full of omega-3’s and fiber.
There are so many more ideas for adding an extra nutritional boost to meals, and I’ll post even more later. But for now, what are your favorite ways to get your kids more fruits and veggies? Leave a comment and let us all in on your secrets!