I have a number of mom clients, who say they eat junk food because I have to buy it for the kids. Really your kids have that much control of what you buy and how you eat. Well times have certainly changed since I was a kid. Our after school snacks weren’t sugar filled. My diabetic grandmother took care of us after school, so sugary treated weren’t an option. I didn’t realize that yogurt was a health food until the 8th grade, I thought everyone ate it. How naive was I that I also thought raisins, I mean actual non-coated raisins were candy.
Let’s stop using our kids as the excuse to buy/eat junk food. Here are some options that your kids and you may like.
- Fresh/Frozen (no sugar added) fruits – berries, bananas, oranges, pineapple, melons or apples
- Fresh veggies (hold the ranch dipping sauce) (need a dipping sauce try hummus) – celery, baby carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, mushroom or jicama
- Dried fruit/veggies –raisins, prunes, dates, figs, berries, green beans, carrots, parsnips
- Nuts – pistachios, almonds, walnuts
Have other suggestions; just leave them in the comments below.
Nice information, very useful. Thank you for sharing 🙂
As a purely carido machine, yes its fine. Don’t let her use muscle-building machines until she gets older, though.A more fun way of having her get fit, however, might be to get her in sports or running. Plan healthy meals for the family to improve the results. Kids her age typically don’t need that much “forced” exercise.Maybe four or three times a week, thirty minutes tops.