I’m super lucky that my twins are far from picky eaters, but they are still toddlers and therefore have opinions- strong ones, so I’m always trying to get creative to make food healthy and fun. I recently read an article on CNN.com titled, “10 Nutrition Powerhouses for Kids”. You should too! I found it so interesting- it listed 10 fabulous powerhouse foods and explained WHY they were so good for our kids and ways to get them into our kids’ diets. Great ideas!
Here are some things I’ve tried lately spice up our meals:
-use cookie cutters to make the girls sandwiches into fun shapes. (Or LunchPunch sandwich cutters are fabulous- there are animal shapes and even shapes like puzzle pieces!) They LOVE it.
- My girls love to dip! Anything into anything, basically. veggies in hummus, fruit in yogurt, toast in peanut butter, chicken in ketchup. If they can dip it, they will eat it!
-And for a fun summer treat, I’ve been making popsicles! I got popsicle molds for $1 at Michaels (also seen them at Target and Walmart), and used sugar free, fat free Jello pudding (after following directions on the box) and popped them into the freezer. Easy and delicious! Another idea- blend fruit and milk, pour in, and freeze.
What are YOUR healthy and fun food ideas/tips??