I also have a passion for photography, you can check me out at www.kareninphotography.com
Anyway, back to why I’m writing this post. I have two kids like I said, one really picky eater and one that will even eat dirt if I put it in a plate with ketchup. So, we have gotten creative around here to getting the kids to eat healthy and still love the last drop or crumb that is in their plate.
How much should your kid be eating?
It’s a tricky question. It depends on age, whether you its a girl or a boy, and how active they are.
Grains. What the heck are they?
bread, cooked cereal, like oatmeal, rice or pasta, cold cereal.
Try make at least half of your grain servings whole grains, like 100% whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal, whole grain spaghetti.
Vegetable servings are measured in cups.
* 4- to 8-year-olds need 1½ cups of veggies each day.
* 4- to 8-year-olds need 1–1½ cups of fruit each day.
Milk and Other Calcium-Rich Foods
Calcium builds strong bones to last a lifetime, so you need these foods in your diet.
* 4- to 8-year-olds need 2 cups of milk (or another calcium-rich food) each day.
You can also use yogurt, cheese, or calcium-fortified orange juice.
Meats, Beans, Fish, and Nuts
* 4- to 8-year-olds need 3–4 ounce equivalents each day.
Enough with the portions and servings.
Here are some fun ways to motivate your kids to actually eat what is in their plate.
If you have babies, you can really put this Vitamix to use. You can even find it at Costco.