Thursday, March 31, 2011
• Apples help prevent damage to healthy cells because they’re high in antioxidants—particularly the skin of Red Delicious apples, so don’t peel them!
• And they’re high in soluble fiber, which helps regulate blood-sugar levels.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
1 Cup Cauliflower (25 calories)
• Cauliflower is another member of the important cruciferous family of veggies that may help our bodies fight off certain types of cancers.
• Cauliflower may help kids resist infections (it’s a good source of vitamin C).
• Avocados are the only vegetables that are loaded with monounsaturated fat, which helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood to keep kids heart-healthy.
• They’re also a super source of soluble fiber, which helps stabilize blood-sugar levels.
• And they’re full of vitamin E, which protects healthy cells and helps heal kids’ cuts and scrapes.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- Decrease the meat and increase the vegetables.
- Choose whole-grain versions of pasta and bread; substitute whole-wheat flour for bleached white flour when you bake.
- Serve imaginative whole-grain side dishes like bulgur or kasha instead of white rice or pasta.
Cook with less fat by using non-stick skillets.
Which vegetables do you buy? Decide which you think your child is most likely to eat. If he is very picky about green vegetables, I’d suggest starting with cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini, and yellow squash, because they’re easier to conceal.
Monday, March 28, 2011
are able to figure things out for themselves. And it’s not realistic to simply disregard their food aversions, either. Forcing your kids to eat foods they hate only reinforces their distaste. That’s where a little loving deception comes in handy. Deceptively Delicious enables parents to give kids what they want and what they need at the same time. It acknowledges your kids’ genuine dislikes without being confined by them. It empowers you to exert some legitimate control over what your children eat, without inviting the usual fights. And most important, it’s a way to give your kids a head start toward eating what’s good for them so that they’ll grow up and eat better food throughout their lives.