7 Ways I Got 5 Kids To Make Better Food Choices
We are constantly bombarded with food choices, and if you’re like me, every day is a struggle to eat healthy and keep the scale from reflecting occasional slip-ups. For the most part I would say I’m a very healthy eater. I limit bread & sugar, and I almost never eat fried or fast food. I snack on nuts and berries, and drink water all day long (after my morning coffee, of course). But I have to admit that I’m not as careful when it comes to my family meal planning. I feel guilty loading up on produce for me and then buying chicken nuggets for the kids. I vow to do better! Will you join me?
We are a blended family with five kids ranging from the ages of 18 to 7. Not only do I battle normal kid pickiness, we have the added struggle of bad habits that are allowed at the other parents’ homes. When the kids descend on my kitchen for a snack attack it looks like termites have taken over! So how on earth do I teach healthy eating habits to such a wide variety of personalities and palettes?! Here are a few of the guidelines I live by.