This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Oroweat Organic Bread
In my 10 years as a parent, one of the greatest struggles I have had has been how to encourage healthier eating for kids. They hit a phase where they want only the same things and mealtimes can turn into stressful times.
My husband and I work hard to model a healthier lifestyle full of exercise and nutritious eating habits. Now more than ever maintaining healthier habits feels even more important. If there is one thing I have learned it’s been the earlier we start to encourage these habits the easier they will be to maintain for our family.
As a “seasoned parent”, I want to share with you 5 simple tips I have used to encourage healthier eating for my kids.
1.Encourage Your Kids To Help Cook
Involving your kids in the cooking process is a simple and almost foolproof way for them to try new and healthy foods. There is a sure connection between their little hands being involved in the process and their will to try what they helped make.
My favorite part of Lia helping in the kitchen is the bond we have created because of it. We throw on our aprons and some fun music and make a full event out of creating delicious and nutritious meals and snacks together.
2.Purchase Plant-Based Foods They Love
When what you have in your pantry is nutritious, there is almost no other alternative. One of our favorite and must-have items is Oroweat Organic White Made with Whole Wheat Bread for Kids White Bread made with Whole Wheat featuring Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.Oroweat Organic White Made with Whole Wheat Bread is plant-based, USDA Organic, NON-GMO Project Verified, and full of great vitamins such as Vitamin A/D/E!
For my parents with picky eaters, this bread is calling your name! You don’t sacrifice taste or texture while providing great nutrition for your kids. Not to mention, having images of Disney’s Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse is sure to encourage them to try it with these iconic characters on their packaging.
Oroweat Organic White Made with Whole Wheat Bread bread is baked using renewable wind energy and using USDA Organic ingredients that promote bio-diversity and make the soil richer.
3.Make Food Fun
The power of making food fun is underestimated. Bring out fun cutters to turn a simple snack or lunch into their favorite character. This is also a great opportunity to add bright colored fruits and veggies to your creation.
We love turning meals like this simple peanut butter & strawberry sandwich into a Mickey Mouse sandwich! Lia loves to choose her designs. A simple but great tip to encourage healthier eating for kids.
This is your chance to try different spins on familiar foods. We love switching up our sandwiches to include new ingredients. You can find great recipes from Oroweat HERE!
Encouraging healthier eating for kids doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Maybe today you try Oroweat Organic White Made with Whole Wheat Bread as avocado toast, maybe a sandwich, maybe you top it with some fruit and honey for a healthy but sweet taste your kids will love!
5.Don’t Give Up
Continue to add healthier foods to your menu. Even if your kids don’t try it or love it the first time, keep offering it. Helping nutritious foods become familiar is a key step to encouraging healthier eating for kids!