We recently turned to LA-based BCB MomIRL, Jessica Luengo, CEO of Naturally Clean Eats®️, and to our amazing Facebook community – YOU – real life moms, to round-up some quick tips, tricks and recipe ideas to help spark some kitchen creativity and instill a love of healthy eating in your kids from the beginning!
Jamie Collier I have tried not to hide vegetables in their food. I feel like it’s important that they understand at a young age the importance of a balanced diet. The earlier they can own their diet and make good choices the better. Also everything in moderation! So we don’t withhold sweets but teach them it’s about moderation. Also, we allow them to mix their foods as they want… don’t like your vegetable? Eat it with your chicken that has a sauce to make it taste better.
Nancy Hartman My kids all just eat what I eat. Started like that as babies 6-7 months and they all 3 eat most everything. Broccoli is a favorite ❤️ They are 4.5, 3 and 10 months. I try to not make a big deal about any specific food.
Tracy Vang I always put a fresh fruit or veggie on their plate and if we have a bad day we all get a smoothie for a healthy treat!
Ileana Pamela I always try to go by that my plate guide but sometimes it is so hard to get all down in each meal.
Alyssa Bania Smoothies or turkey meatballs (ground turkey, shredded veggies, oatmeal, bread crumbs, egg, spices) are always a hit here. I also made these recently and my son loved them! https://www.pookspantry.com/veggie-cakes/
Jamie Collier Carrots and hummus, green smoothies, banana muffins.
Laura Messner “Trees” aka broccoli with ranch.
Kayla Handlos My boys love their smoothies!
Aimee Tilson Elia Green smoothie is our go to (spinach, banana, coconut water, almond butter and cinnamon) ?
Eileen Marie We have an apple slicer/corer, so a quick, easy snack the whole fam enjoys is sliced apples with peanut or nut butter or sun-butter. ? ? ?
Vivian Schueller Apples with peanut butter or a spinach smoothie with frozen ripe bananas, cacao powder, nut butter, flax seeds and milk.
Do you want more tips to eat healthy with kids? Check out our webinar replay with BCB Resident Expert, Adita Lang: Super Powers of the Family Kitchen. This webinar shares information on how our kids meals and snacks impact brain development and growth, immune support, mental clarity, and focus.
Do you have any more tips, tricks or recipes to add to our feature? Comment below & let us know!
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